Black Love: How These Iconic Couples Met

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  • 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
  • Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s love sparked when she auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1995. She didn’t get the part on air, but in real-life the two became a pair. The couple married on Dec. 31, 1997, in a secret ceremony at Baltimore’s Cloisters Mansion.

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