From Sultry Dates to Anniversaries: Here Are The Best Black Love Stories Of 2023

BY Dora Abena Dzaka December 25, 2023 7:46 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @Lebron James

Black love stories have always been the pinnacle of authentic romance, whether they are found in films, TV series, novels, or real-life narratives.

2023 was a rollercoaster year in the love and romance department as celebrity couples experienced many ups and downs, including breakups, reconciliations, and final separations that ended in divorce.

Even though lots of couples failed to remain together this year, a few managed to endure hardships and the test of time.

Nelly and Ashanti’s rekindled romance demonstrated the success of “spinning the block,” while Will and Jada Smith’s story emphasized the value of sticking together and the sanctity of marriage despite negative public perceptions.

A few well-known stars, including Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Da Brat, expanded their families through parenthood. Most importantly, even though no relationship is flawless, the couples below inspire us to think that anything is possible and that true love still exists.

LeBron and Savannah James

For a variety of reasons, this black love is still in the MVP class. Since they are a close-knit group with a solid foundation, you rarely hear anything negative about their James crew. At his happiest moments, LeBron also makes it a point to thank his devoted and encouraging wife. With a net worth of $850 million, LeBron is vying for the title of billionaire, but Forbes says he isn’t quite there yet. But with all of his various business endeavors, he and his longtime partner, Savannah, are set for life.

Yo Gotti and Angela Simmons

Witnessing a manifestation come to pass fills us with joy. Yo Gotti started dating Angela Simmons earlier this year, and the two have been enjoying each other’s company ever since. From extravagant birthday celebrations to foreign travel, these two seem to be having a great time together.

Nelly and Ashanti

If “spinning the block” is any indication, the Y2K artistes are back together this year, which means our prayers from the early 2000s have been answered. The couple hasn’t confirmed the rumors that they are expecting their first child together, but for now, they are choosing to savor each other’s company at birthday celebrations, vacations, and public appearances.

Ciara and Russell Wilson

Despite being married in 2016, this black love story still feels new, most likely because of how much time they spend together. The good news is that they recently welcomed a little girl named Amora Princess into their family. Celebrity Net Worth reports that this stunning Black Power couple’s combined business endeavors have brought them a combined net worth of $155 million.

Will and Jada Smith

This black love story is one for the books. While Jada was on her “Worthy” book tour, the couple, who had been married for decades, didn’t think twice about talking back to each other and their complex marriage. There are many reasons why Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are the ideal couple. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that the multifaceted husband of the actress-turned-host has a net worth of $400 million.