While we’re still processing the sad news of Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa’s breakup, another beloved celebrity couple has called it quits. Yes, the chocolate goddess herself, Ryan Destiny, and her handsome now-former boyfriend, Keith Powers are no longer together. The surprising news recently hit the internet and fans are having a hard time coping.
Not Ryan Destiny & Keith Powers!! 💔 pic.twitter.com/YHbS1ZBQvx— Morgan Murrell (@RespectThe__GAP) January 18, 2022
keith powers and ryan destiny broke up!?!!?! pic.twitter.com/hp47IVggKD— ⚔️ (@xbxresh) January 18, 2022
This Ryan Destiny & Keith Powers breakup is actually very personal to me ! pic.twitter.com/cFUYoNU0KS— The Damson Idris Fanpage . (@dmsnidris) January 18, 2022
Keith, 29, and Ryan, 27 were together for four years after meeting at a Teen Vogue party in 2015 and according to People, they will remain friends. "They're taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends."
This may explain why they both still have photos of each other on their social media pages.
While we are stunned over their breakup, let’s reflect on some loving quotes the former couple said about each other and their relationship.
On Falling In Love with One Another
“I realized I was in love when I knew my life would be extremely affected in a negative way if Ryan wasn’t in it. Loving someone is a very natural feeling that just happens. You can’t just wake up and SAY I love this person, you FEEL it. You realize like wow, this person is a piece of me and regardless you don’t ever want that person out of your life. I also felt myself growing as a person when Ryan came into my life, especially mentally. And I realized that I’m ready to deal with anything I have to deal with alongside Ryan. Once I felt that I knew.” - Keith Powers, We the Urban
On How They Navigated Their Relationship
“Me and Keith have a really good balance. We don’t try to oversaturate or put ourselves out there too much because we’re still very much private people. We just like to share our love with people sometimes and a cool picture that we took of each other so it’s nothing crazy serious that we think about.” - Ryan Destiny, Madame Noire
On Being an Example of Black Love
“...Black love gives us hope. When you see black love flourish, it’s POWERFUL. It’s important we show our youth how powerful it is as well. I think our relationship shows people that it's possible even in this type of industry. I think we exemplify good young black love.” - Keith, We the Urban
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