Black love looks good on all of us. We wear it well, our many variations of brown and black skin welcomes the glow. The sad reality is that we don't see it as often as we'd like to in our day-to-day lives, and we certainly don't get enough of the good stuff represented in the media -- especially in the age of reality TV where the limits of black love are tested for a little more airtime.
However, that's not to say there are absolutely no representations of black love in the media and when they're good, they're great. "Great" meaning we find ourselves transferring our own hopes, wishes, and dreams onto these characters. You know in that way some of us feel so closely invested in Ghost and Tasha's marriage that we hate Angie and thus remind Lela Loren of it every chance we get? But in a less stressful way than that. I have no clue what that means about us and the way many of us become attached to fictional couples on TV, but I like to think it's because we believe some elements of these relationships are admirable and thus attainable.
Because I'm not just talking about any couples, here are 10 black married couples on TV that make us love love even more.
George & Weezy, The Jeffersons
These two went from being the neighbors of Archie and Edith Bunker on All in the Family in a decent neighborhood to "moving on up ... to a deluxe apartment in the sky." Regardless of their address though, George and Weezy, remained the same people they've always been. With love, Weezy wasn't tolerating the shenanigans that George was constantly partaking in and especially not at her expense on the rare occasion that her thought he was running things.
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