Black Love: How These Iconic Couples Met

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  • 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?
  • Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike Lee couldn’t help but do the right thing and marry Tonya Lewis Lee on Oct. 2, 1993. Tonya met Spike at a dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus. Tonya said Spike came with a date, but after they crossed paths he introduced himself to her anyway. The rest is history.

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