Black Love: How These Iconic Couples Met

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  • Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
  • Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
  • Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Grant Hill and Tamia Hill
  • Eric Holder and Sharone Malone
  • Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
  • Beyoncé and Jay Z
  • Dennis Rodman and … Dennis Rodman?

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis had been married 56 years, before Davis passed away in 2005 at 87. The inseparable Hollywood couple became friends while performing in the Broadway drama Jeb in 1946. Years later, Davis proposed to Dee via telegram, and the couple married on Dec. 9, 1948. 

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