As we are all getting ready to celebrate romance on Valentine’s Day, the talk on everyone’s lips is love and relationships, and here at we are all about celebrations so what else to do but celebrate our favourite celebrity couples? Only the other day we shared with you our favourite couples in the Nigerian entertainment world. And today we cast our net wider to bring you our top 10 celebrity couples.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Who else on the top but the King and Queen. While the couple have always kept a low profile when it comes to their relationship and tied the knot quietly in 2008, with Beyonce stating that not publicly discussing their relationship has helped them, the couple have been more open about their relationship, especially since the birth of their daughter Blue Ivy on 7 January 2012. And they have always been fully supportive of one another’s career, proving they are partners in both business and love.
In 2002, Jay-Z and Beyoncé collaborated for the song “‘03 Bonnie & Clyde”. Jay-Z also appeared on Beyoncé’s hit single “Crazy in Love” and as well as “That’s How You Like It” from her debut Dangerously in Love. On her second album, B’Day, he made appearances on the 2006 hits, “Déjà Vu” and “Upgrade U.” In the video for the latter song, she comically imitates his appearance.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were listed as the most powerful couple for TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2006, and if you needed further proof that, despite the rumours of marital troubles, Bey & Jay are going strong, all you need is the sizzling lyrics of “Drunk in Love” and their steamy performance at the Grammys.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Before Beyonce and Jay Z, there was Jada and Will. Married in 1997 and still going strong, despite numerous rumours of an open relationship and marriage trouble. “Will Smith and I can both do whatever we want because we trust each other to do so,” Jada Pinkett Smith recently said of her relationship with her husband. “This does not mean we have an open relationship. It means we have a grown one.”
With kids Jaden and Willow already having made their debut in the entertainment industry, the foursome are well on their way to becoming one of the top celebrity families in the world.
Miguel and Nazanin Mandi
Model, actress and singer (Miguel confirmed in 2013 he was producing her debut album, Nazanin Mandi is a fully established beauty in her own right, but R&B crooner Miguel has kept her under wraps for so long that, when they began getting spotted on red carpets, the talk of the tinsel town was, “Who is Miguel’s girlfriend?”
Possibly one of the hottest couples on our list, Miguel and Nazanin did not hesitate to “unleash the sexy” back in 2012 on the set of Miguel’s shoot with Unleash’d magazine with a set of sexy images.
The couple have been dating since 2005 and with matching “infinity” tattoos, we think it is only a matter of time before they take the next step.
For plenty of aw-inducing moments, check out Nazanin Mandi’s Instagram.
A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman
Could you get more of a “fashion killa” couple than rapper A$AP Rocky and girlfriend top model Chanel Iman. While their budding romance may still be fresh compared to some of the heavyweights on this list, in terms of fashion credentials, they may soon give others a run for their money with A$AP appearing in the DKNY Spring/Summer 2014 campaign and Chanel, well, being, Chanel.
The couple have been spotted on several red carpets and fashion shows and in 2013 made the headlines when Chanel Iman stepped in between her boyfriend and a security to break up a potential scuffle at the MTV Video Music Awards. If that’s not love, we don’t know what is?
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
Another couple who boasts as much swap as A$AP and Chanel are Wiz Khalifa and wife Amber Rose. The couple began dating early 2011 and got engaged on 1 March 2012. By May 2012, things were so serious that during his UK tour, Wiz went on record on Kojo & Max’s Choice Breakfast saying, “She’s definitely the last girl I’m going to be with.”
On the October 2012 cover of XXL Magazine, Wiz and Amber posed together, Amber showing off her baby bump, and the couple talked openly about their relationship. tying Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on 21 February 2013 and the couple tied the knot on 8 July 2013.
Despite jibes from model Amber Rose’ds ex Kanye, Wiz continued to stand by his wife throughout their relationship and has always been very vocal about their love. Speaking to FAB in 2011, the Taylor Gang leader said, “Me and Amber are a normal couple and I want to keep the normalcy, so if they ask me about her and she is there, of course I will talk about her.”
Amber Rose recently took to Instagram to share some adorable videos of the 12-month-old cutie that is Sebastion. How cute is he?
Ciara and Future
So much has happened in the last 12 months that it is hard to believe songstress Ciara and rapper husband-to-be Future reportedly first got together only a year ago in early 2013. Later on Future was the one to confirm in an interview that they were in fact a couple. Since then not only have they gone public appearing on numerous red carpets hand in hand, but they have also announced their engagement in October 2013 and more recently in January 2014 Ciara’s pregnancy with her first and Future’s fourth child.
On January 14, 2014 during an interview with US daytime program The View, Ciara announced she and Future are expecting their first baby together by proudly displaying her baby bump, later sharing an image from the set on her Instagram too.
First comes love, then comes the 15-carat diamond engagement ring, then comes Ciara with a little baby carriage…
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
Think whirlwind romance, think online dating, Big Sean and fiancee Naya Rivera come to mind. Engaged in October 2013, the couple first met over Twitter before they went public in April 2013.
In a 2013 interview with Complex Magazine, Big Sean said, “We didn’t really talk about what’s the right time, wrong time, or going public. I really liked her and she really liked me, and we were dating. We didn’t want to date anybody else. We would go to concerts. It was that 42 premiere where we went public, but I just kind of feel like we both wanted to just go see the movie and we were like, ‘Alright, let’s go see it.’ We didn’t think about what it was going to be like or anything. We just knew that we were happy.”
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Almost a decade of commitment in the world of entertainment is so rare it sounds almost a lifetime, especially if the people concerned are high-school lovers turned entertainment power couple. Robin Thicke began dating actress Paula Patton at the age of 16.The couple were married in 2005, and have a son, Julian Fuego Thicke, born on 6 April 2010.
Robin’s one lucky guy. Not only is his wife sexy but she is liberal enough to suggest the nudity in the now infamous “Blurred Lines” video and cool enough not to mind her hubby grinding against Miley Cyrus in that MTV performance. But if this 2011 Essence interview and Robin’s promise of double digit orgasms is anything to go by, we’d say Paula is a very very lucky lady too.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
How can we list our top celebrity couples as not give KimYe a mention. While vanity might be the one trait they have in common, life is not coordinated outfits, Fashion Weeks and red carpet for the rapper and stylist turned reality star. The couple (Or shall we take a leaf out of the Kardashian clan and say, “kouple”?) welcomed their baby daughter North West on 15 June 2013.
The couple who got together in April 2012 graced the cover of L’Officiel Hommes in February 2013 with intimate black and white images and since then the two have not shied away from public attention including an on-screen proposal.
“She gave me family. She gave me a support system,” Kanye saidin a 2013 interview with the BBC Radio 1. “She gave me everything” while on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Kim gushed “I’ve known him—we met, maybe almost a decade ago. We’ve been friends for like six or seven years. So it’s very comforting to have someone that knows everything about you, that respects you, understands [and] has gone through the similar things.”
Despite talks of Kanye playing dressing up with Kim so she “would not embarrass him” to him wanting to control every element of the wedding, the couple are still going strong.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Another power couple who’ve lasted the distance is songbirds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon also grace the February 2014 cover of Ebony Magazine. Despite an earlier first marriage with American music executive Tommy Mottola which ran its course after five years, Mariah went on to give wedded life another go when she tied the knot with Nick Cannon on 30 April 2008. Their twins Monroe and Moroccan arrived in April 2011.
Throughout Nick’s battle first with mild kidney failure followed by blood clots in his lungs and diagnosis of lupus nephritis, Mariah stayed true to her “in sickness and in health” vows and stood by her man.
In 2013, the couple lived out a fairy-tale “Fantasy” wedding at the Disneyland Resort where they marked their fifth wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows and celebrated their twins’ second birthday.
In a recent interview, Cannon revealed the secret of their five-year-long marriage as, “Sex, and lots of it.” Now we know!
Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks
Ah young love! It seems it took Jason and Jordin a while to hook up. When he was single, she was with a boyfriend and when she was single he was taken. However, unable to get her out of his mind, Jason called quits on his then relationship to give it a shot with Jordin.
The couple were first spottetd together in September 2011, and Derulo confirmed that they were a couple in January 2012.
In January 2013, the Sparkle actress told Glamour magazine, “Marriage doesn’t scare us, but we’re not in a rush either” while Jason said, “It’ll happen when the time is right,” to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. Derulo went one step further and put his feelings for Sparks into words with the song “Marry Me” the video for which stars his leading lady in real life. So it may just be any day now we hear the news of another celebrity couple making it official with a diamond ring.
Barack and Michelle Obama
Perhaps they fall more into the category of “celebrated” than “celebrity but who can forget POTUS and FLOTUS, Barack and Michelle Obama.They met on the quiet corridors of corporate law when a young Barack was assigned to Michelle as a summer associate to mentor. And the rest, as they say, is history.
“He sounded too good to be true,” she told David Mendell, author of Obama: From Promise to Power “I had dated a lot of brothers who had this kind of reputation coming in, so I figured he was one of these smooth brothers who could talk straight and impress people. So we had lunch, and he had this bad sport jacket and a cigarette dangling from his mouth, and I thought: ‘Oh, here you go. Here’s this good-looking, smooth-talking guy. I’ve been down this road before.’ ”
Quarter of a century, two children and almost two terms at the White House the couple is still going strong and are set to become possibly the most romantic President and First Lady.