Love and Hip-Hop

Originally Posted April 26th 2011

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of media frenzy surrounding the up and coming marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton. From celebrity invites to designer wedding gowns, the royal event of the year has seen every single detail under major scrutiny and speculation. Even Nicki Minaj has booked a hotel room in Westminster Abbey in order to immerse herself in the excitement and get a glimpse of British history in the making. So we’ve decided to forget about the royals and take a look at some of the Hip-Hop worlds most famous and beloved couples that have enjoyed years of complete marital bliss…

Jada Pinkett and Will Smith

The talented pioneers in black entertainment first met each other when Jada auditioned for a cameo on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After two years of dating Will proposed in November 1997, and they set a date just 4 weeks later. Held at the Cloisters Mansion in Baltimore, the New Years Eve wedding was unforgettable and timeless, with Jada wearing a Badgley Mischka floor length gown. Almost 14 years later the inspiring couple still enjoy a warm and loving marriage and welcomed Jaden into the world in 1998 and beautiful daughter Willow in the autumn of 2000. Possibly one of Hollywood’s most genuine partnerships, they admit they are still madly in love. Aww!

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

After a whirlwind romance that lasted just six weeks, the phenomenal sensation that is Mariah Carey secretly married Nick Cannon! On the 30th of April 2008 the loved up couple and around 25 guests gathered on the patio of Mariah’s beautiful mansion in the Bahamas, to witness a touching sunset ceremony. While the world scratched its head and wondered if this was a cunning media ploy, the pair announced that they knew all along that they would become man and wife, with Mariah even getting Mrs.Cannon permanently inked on her lower back. Cannon also sports a huge tattoo that spans the width of his back with the ingenious inscription ‘Mariah’. Whatever people thought about the fairytale union, the couple are still very much each others ‘soulmates’ and have two gorgeous babies to share their love with. So it seems that after years of searching, Mariah’s hero finally came along.

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z

Probably one of the most secretive couples in the world, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s wedding was never going to have an in-depth pictorial in OK magazine. Notoriously evasive and private, the April 4th 2008 wedding ceremony and all its proceedings continues to be one of the most mysterious events in Hollywood. What did she wear, where was it held, who attended? These are the questions that will probably never become public knowledge, but it has been speculated that the couple (who have been dating since 2002) chose a New York venue for the ceremony then enjoyed a lavish party at Jay’s Tribeca penthouse apartment. While all the details are shrouded in a cloak of silence, we commend them for clawing some of their private life back from the media. Not very exciting, but very romantic all the same. They welcomed their baby daughter, Blue Ivy into the world this february, and thus the worlds luckiest girl was born. Imagine christmas at the Carters!

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

The gorgeous partnership of Robin and Paula proves that some teen romances can last a lifetime. They are the ultimate high school sweethearts that tied the knot after sharing the sweetest love for over 17 years!! Although they’re undeniably madly in love, Paula admits that in the beginning she was nervous of being open about their inter-racial relationship as she worried about how her family would react to her white partner. Proving that race is irrelevant in love, the pair made it official on June 11th 2005, and became Mr and Mrs Thicke. Regularly working together on Music videos and album artwork, the pair enjoyed the ultimate collaboration when they welcomed their adorable son, Julian into the world. Born on the 7th April 2010, their son is a testament to a love that can survive all kinds of hostility.

Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys

The random pairing of Swizz and Alicia became official on the beautiful French island of Corsica on July 31st 2010. With the ceremony conducted while Alicia was heavily pregnant, it could have been seen as a hurried shot gun wedding, to legitimize their unborn baby. Whatever their reasons, the stunning photos show Alicia looking elegant and sophisticated in a beautiful Grecian Vera Wang gown, beaming with happiness. Swizz (aka Kasseem Dean) bought his two children from his previous marriage to the ceremony to unite his two families. Alicia gave birth to son, Egypt just three months after the wedding to complete her new family.

And we know they’re not HIP HOP but I like the pictures, look at them looking all cute and stuff.


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