Ebony Magazine has revealed the three couples who will cover their February 2014 annual ‘Black Love’ edition. The three are David and Tamela Mann, Lala and Carmelo Anthony and Mariah Carey and her hubby Nick Cannon. Although all three always exhibit the ultimate love story, my favorite is David and Tamela Mann. They’ve been married 25 years, they’ve struggled together and now they’re getting money together…and lots of it!
I’ve interviewed them several times at the Trumpet Awards, Dove Awards and most recently at the 2013 BET Awards. They’re always laughing together, kissing each other, supporting each other and caring for one another…even on the red carpet. When I asked them what’s their secret, in union they replied, “Friendship.” They have a God-filled genuine love that we all want after 25 years of marriage.
[quote]”Stay in love because when you’re in love, it covers a multitude of fault. Our relationship wasn’t based on good sex or having a lot of money. It was based on just straight friendship. That’s what has kept us.” – David Mann[/quote]
[quote]“I pray and ask God to keep my heart and my eyes burning only for David Mann. I speak his name in my prayers, because I want the desire to stay, so when he touches me, I get chills.” – Tamela Mann[/quote]
Ebony Magazine’s Black Love issue will be on stands January 7th!