EBONY Celebrates Black Love in A New 3 Cover Issue
EBONY magazine debuted their 3 covers displaying Black love for their February 2013 issue. Check out reality TV’s favorite hip hop couple, TV’s new leading lady and her movie studio executive/preacher hubby, and the mega-church leader/film producer with his First Lady on the faces of the latest issue. According to EBONY, the decision to highlight the three diverse couples on three separate covers came about because “these cover couples embody all the essential ingredients for Black Love.”
Rapper Clifford “T.I” Harris never gave up hope of romancing his future wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle in the early days of their relationship, and continued to pursue the former Xscape singer even after she stood him up back in 2001. The singer/songwriter admits she wasn’t immediately smitten by T.I, and it was only when she agreed to attend one of his early concerts that she finally fell for the rapper. Since then it’s been history. The power couple went on to start a family and have been married for two and a half years, knowing each other over ten years.
Surviving time apart- due to a jail sentence and both of their career endeavors- the power couple could definitely offer valuable advice. “Once I made my mind up that I was going to be committed to this relationship, I started being married then and there.… Since I’ve been married, it’s the same relationship, we’re the same people. We treat each other the same way, and we’re just as happy now as we were before.”
Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin, newlyweds among the three couples, are now one of the hottest couples in Hollywood. The two love birds got married 7 months ago in a private, surprise ceremony. Although they’re living on different coasts while Meagan shoots her new NBC show Deception and DeVon stays busy as a Seventh-day Adventist preacher and Hollywood producer, they are still very happily married.
Meagan told the magazine: “One of the reasons I think God put us together is that we see the world very much alike, and where we see it differently, we complement each other.” And on how they make it work: “What do I do for him that’s romantic? I try to surprise him whenever he comes to town. I wear nice things…Wink!” She shows just a sneak peak on Ebony‘s cover hugged up in hubby DeVon Franklin‘s lap in a sheer black Avelon pullover and a peek-a-boo Kiki de Montparnasse bodysuit.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House mega-church in Dallas, Texas, and wife Serita Jakes will be one of three couples showcasing black love on EBONY‘s multiple covers. For one of the three diverse EBONY magazine covers, Mr. and Mrs. Jakes share how God united them in love. The couple shared the most important aspects on maintaining a marriage including respect, privacy, and hard work. They’ve been married the longest of the three, so of course have some sound advice.
“Marriage requires work and expecting the unexpected. Don’t let other people design a marriage you can’t live with,” Jakes told EBONY. “Keep other people out your business. Every marriage is different.”
Each couple’s cover along with their advice and insight concerning love and marriage can be viewed in EBONY magazine on Jan 4. Inside include Hollywood’s 10 Hottest Couples, guaranteed to be steamy!