Love Behind Bars: Celebs Whose Partners Went to Jail

These partners are the definition of ride-or-die.

She Doesn?t Let Others Define Her - Folks have had plenty to say about her longtime relationship with Chris Brown. Recently silencing her critics on IG, she explained, ?Your words do not define who I am. I'm happy with myself...Flaws...wrong choices...mistakes and all and that's all that matters.?   (Photo: Karrueche Tran via Instagram)

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Karrueche Tran  - Love is a beautiful thing, but when jail is brought into the equation, things may — or may not — change. Some celebrities are known for getting into it with the authorities, adding a strain to their relationships. From Breezy and Karrueche to Whitney and Bobby, here's a list of some famous couples whose illegal troubles made or broke their relationshipsChris Brown may say "these h**s ain't loyal," but it's hard to understand what he's talking about. The singer had one of the most loyal chicks in the game in Karrueche Tran. Not only did the petite model-designer take Breezy back after his ill-fated dalliance with Rihanna, she also stuck by him during his months-long jail sentence. Maybe it would've been nice if he wrote a ballad of appreciation to his chick, but it seems like it's too late since the on-again-off-again couple officially called it qui...

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Phaedra Parks  - Long-distance relationships are normal in the world of celebrities, but when one half of a couple is in jail, that can mean two sentences for one crime. It remains to be seen if Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks will stand by her man, Apollo Nida, who has been sentenced to eight years for fraud and identity theft. Let's see what happens once he's home free. (Photo: Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

Whitney Houston  - Considering all the drama this couple endured, Bobby Brown's 65-day jail sentence in 2000 seemed like no big deal. But, like a true dedicated wife, Houston waited for Brown outside Florida's North Broward County jail complex, where he served his time, to be the first one to greet him upon his release. (Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) 

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Whitney Houston  - Considering all the drama this couple endured, Bobby Brown's 65-day jail sentence in 2000 seemed like no big deal. But, like a true dedicated wife, Houston waited for Brown outside Florida's North Broward County jail complex, where he served his time, to be the first one to greet him upon his release. (Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) 

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Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle  - T.I.'s pint-size wife is the definition of ride-or-die. Not only did Tiny stand by her man during his year-long incarceration in 2011, she also single-handedly raised their collective five kids while he was in the slammer. Tiny also, um, serviced her man during a visitation and ultimately got him into trouble with his C.O. Still, we bet Tip would argue that it was worth it. (Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Moet)

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Shanell  - When Lil' Wayne served an eight-month jail sentence in 2010, he had one very regular visitor — Young Money up-and-comer Shanell. The singer was dating Weezy at the time, though their relationship ended shortly after his release.  (Photo: Johnny Louis/wenn)

Aisha Atkins  - Ja Rule's wife of 14 years stayed with her man throughout his two-year sentence for tax evasion and criminal possession of a gun only to have their marriage tested afterward by rumors that Ja was leaving her for his male prison cell mate. Thankfully, the rumors turned out to be a hoax and the couple proved it by posting a series of lovey-dovey Instagram images.  (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Aisha Atkins  - Ja Rule's wife of 14 years stayed with her man throughout his two-year sentence for tax evasion and criminal possession of a gun only to have their marriage tested afterward by rumors that Ja was leaving her for his male prison cell mate. Thankfully, the rumors turned out to be a hoax and the couple proved it by posting a series of lovey-dovey Instagram images.  (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Nikki Park  - Wesley Snipes's wife since 2003, painter Nikki Park held down the fort while her husband served out his three-year sentence for tax evasion starting in 2010. Park even wrote an impassioned six-page letter to their friends and family, saying that Snipes's sentence was influenced by the media and that he had been "wronged in a way I only thought happened in the movies."  (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Joel Madden  - She may have only served 82 minutes of a 30-day sentence for drunk driving, but celeb-utante Nicole Richie had to have been scared doing time. Thankfully, her then-boyfriend (now husband) Joel Madden was waiting for her when she got out.   (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for LACMA)

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Shante Broadus  - Snoop Dogg's wife, commonly known as Boss Lady, proved her loyalty to Snoop early in their relationship, before he became famous, by standing by him during his many jail stints. Snoop got to return the favor in 2008, when Shante was jailed following a DUI investigation. You know what they say, the couple that does time together... 

A New Life - When Mandela went free after 27 years, he walked hand-in-hand with his wife Winnie out of a prison on the South African mainland, and raised his right fist in triumph. In his autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom," he would write: "As I finally walked through those gates ... I felt ? even at the age of seventy-one ? that my life was beginning anew."(Photo: AP Photo/Greg English, File)

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Winnie Mandela  - Of course, the most famous instance of a spouse staying true during a partner's jail sentence is Winnie Mandela. The civil rights activist handled all of Nelson Mandela's affairs, fought for his release and gave hope to his followers during his 27 years in prison. Sadly, their marriage didn't last long after his release. The couple of 38 years divorced in 1996, six years after he became a free man.  (Photo: AP Photo/Greg English, File)