15 Black Couples on TV Who Showed Us What True Love Is

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While many television series  focus on dysfunctional families and relationships, often portraying couples, especially minorities, in a negative light, sometimes we get to watch TV couples who stick together through thick and thin. Over the past few decades, there have been several black TV couples who have served as excellent role models.


Black love, no matter how sweet it is, remains sorely underrepresented in Hollywood, so when it's done right, we definitely sit up and take notice. Who can forget the special lovin' between George and "Weezie" Jefferson or the way Whitley and Dwayne proved opposites attract on A Different World? And we'll never get enough of watching Bernie 'Mac' and Wanda love each other well while raising those kids together on The Bernie Mac Show. And, of course, right now, we consider Randall and Beth Pearson from This Is Us to be one of the ultimate couplings of all time.  

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Here are 15 black couples on television who served as excellent examples of what it means to love, honor and cherish, and we'll never forget them. 

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