#BaeGoals: 9 Super Woke Celebrity Couples We Love

#BaeGoals: 9 Super Woke Celebrity Couples We Love

These stars are bonded by their activism.

Published September 12, 2017

Back in the biblical days, being equally yoked — or, having similar beliefs — was key to having a successful relationship. In today’s political climate, it’s all about being equally woke.

Sharing similar stances on issues that affect society as a whole and using your various platforms to raise highlight to your plight often separates the woke from those who aren’t.

Luckily for these celebs, they’ve found a better half that’s equally about the awareness. From newbies like Common and Angela Rye to vets like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, check out these ultra-woke celeb couples:

  1. Barack and Michelle Obama

    Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama are the epitome of collective wokeness. Former POTUS brought the nation to tears as he discussed things like the senseless murder of Trayvon Martin, while his wife, former FLOTUS advocated for the education of young girls and fought to tackle childhood obesity with her Let’s Move initiative.

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Comander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn-in for his second term of office earlier in the day.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  2. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith’s 2015 boycott of the Academy Awards helped spawn the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite denouncing the award show’s failure to nominate a single Black actor for two consecutive years. Jada Pinkett Smith, a proud Black Lives Matter supporter, teamed up with her husband to donate $150,000 for Louis Farrakhan’s 2015 Justice or Else march.

    NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28:  Jada Pinkett-Smith (L) and Will Smith pose backstage at "Black Girls Rock!" BET Special at NJPAC Â  Prudential Hall on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
    (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
  3. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

    Beyoncé created a firestorm of controversy surrounding her Black Panther inspired “Formation” performance at the 2016 Superbowl. Jay-Z has been known to spite rhymes calling out racial injustices, and most recently, he showed love to the LGBTQ community on his new track, “Smile.” The Carters have quietly given large donations to help cover bail expenses for protesters arrested at Black Lives Matter rallies.

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
  4. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

    John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen have been known to share their political views online and lend their assistance to those fighting in the streets. From being Chrissy Teigen being blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter for speaking out against his political views to John Legend winning an Oscar for his timely and uplifting single, “Glory” it’s clear that this couple wears “woke” as a badge of honor.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18:  Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend A+E Networks "Shining A Light" concert at The Shrine Auditorium on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for A+E Networks)
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for A+E Networks)
  5. Solange and Alan Ferguson

    Whether she’s tackling it in her music or raising awareness online, Solange Knowles keeps the conversation of self empowerment and Black love going. Her husband, video director Alan Ferguson lends his support to the movement by spearheading equally powerful visuals.

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Solange Knowles and husband Alan Ferguson attend the "You've Got To Be Seen Green!" Party hosted by Solange Knowles at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on September 15, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
  6. Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab

    Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest in tribute to the victims of police brutality led to him unofficially being blackballed in the NFL. His girlfriend, radio personality Nessa Diab took her boyfriend’s plight on air promoting his Know Your Rights campaign.

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Colin Kaepernick and Nessa attend 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
  7. Cory Booker and Cleo Wade

    New Jersey senator Cory Booker has made racial injustice a large part of his platform. His leading lady, poet Cleo Wade is a board member of the National Black Theatre and a proud supporter of women’s rights.

    BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: US Senator Cory Booker and poet Cleo Wade attends the Refinery29 Third Annual 29Rooms: Turn It Into Art event on September 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Refinery29)
    (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Refinery29)
  8. George and Amal Clooney

    This union is the fusion of an A-list actor concerned with civil issues and an equally talented international and civil rights attorney. Most recently, George and Amal Clooney donated $1 million to fight the “bigotry and hate” spewed during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
  9. Angela Rye and Common

    Common and Angela Rye deliver equal woke servings. Rye is a political news correspondent that gained notoriety for slaying and silencing rightwing conservatives, while Common has been very vocal things like mass incarceration and police brutality.

Written by Jasmine Washington

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