Valentine’s Day is just weeks aways and EBONY magazine is helping us get into the spirit the three covers showcasing the beauty of Black love. Celebrity power couples LaLa and Carmelo Anthony, David and Tamela Mann and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon each have their own February 2014 cover, and we must say they look good!
Along with posing for their sexy photo shoots, the cover couples shared how they knew their spouses were “the one” and what they do keep their romance alive.
“It was early on when I found out how spiritual she was, and we had conversations about kids and how to live life. For her to share these values, it instantly let me know this is the person I’ve always wanted.” –Nick Cannon
“Having babies definitely strengthened our bond because all the love that you have for each other is manifested into these two incredible beings.” –Mariah Carey
“There were people coming in and out of my life, and I didn’t really know whom to trust. She was one of the people who stood by my side through thick and thick. Even to this day, she’s always right there.” –Carmelo Anthony
“…We knew no matter what, we wanted each other. We needed [to be] in each other’s life, and that’s what’s been able to sustain this relationship all those years.” –La La Anthony
“Stay in love because when you’re in love, it covers a multitude of fault. Our relationship wasn’t based on good sex or having a lot of money. It was based on just straight friendship. That’s what has kept us.” –David Mann
“I pray and ask God to keep my heart and my eyes burning only for David Mann. I speak his name in my prayers, because I want the desire to stay, so when he touches me, I get chills.” –Tamela Mann
Other couples the made the mag’s ‘Black Love’ issue include Lebron and Savannah James, Ciara and Future, and Steve and Majorie Harvey.
Check out the issues on newsstands now, and while you’re at it, be on the look out for LaLa’s new relationship book, Love’s Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex and Happiness, which hits national retailers in February.
See the Mann’s red-hot cover below.