Love Behind Bars: Celebs Whose Partners Went to Jail

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  • Ja Rule
  • Nikki Park, Wesley Snipse
  • Nicole Richie, Joel Madden
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela
  • Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown
  • Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida
  • Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown
  • T.I., Tiny
  • Lil Wayne

Winnie Mandela

Of course, the most famous instance of a spouse staying true during a partner's jail sentence is Winnie Mandela. The civil rights activist handled all of Nelson Mandela's affairs, fought for his release and gave hope to his followers during his 27 years in prison. Sadly, their marriage didn't last long after his release. The couple of 38 years divorced in 1996, six years after he became a free man. The now 78-year-old divorced the late world leader in 1996, after 38 years of marriage.

(Photo: AP Photo/Greg English, File)

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