The 10 Reasons Why Boris Kodjoe is a Real Husband

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3. He Was Engaged to Sanaa Lathan...

...and lost her to Taye Diggs in the movie Brown Sugar. In an ironic twist, his character is a professional basketball player (which makes for a hilarious YouTube mashup with Love & Basketball) and the character who Taye Diggs breaks up with is played by Nicole Ari Parker, who Kodjoe would later marry in real life. 

Kodjoe's second turn on the big screen reunited him with his Love and Basketball co-star Lathan, in a similar but much bigger part. As Lathan's sweet-but-clueless basketball player fiance, Boris got a lot more screen time (lucky for us!) and also enough exposure to land him a spot on People's 50 Most Beautiful list that year. 

(Photo: Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures)