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.
Fred & Elizabeth, Sanford & Son
I know. I know. Elizabeth was dead but you can't negate that Fred's love for her alone was epic and makes them a "heaven sent" couple. He was always ready to meet his maker if it meant he got to be with dear old 'Lizabeth again. Fred didn't date much until his long term girlfriend and fiance Donna came into the picture and I like to think that had a lot to do with him taking the time to heal from the loss of his great love.
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