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This docuseries puts a positive spin on African-American relationships by taking a close look at some of the most successful pairings among high-profile black couples. The series aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on OWN
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
August 29, 2017
Documentary & Biography
Cast: D.L. Hughley, Ladonna Hughley, Devale Ellis, Khadeen Ellis
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Black Love Full Episode Guide

  • Grant had an ankle injury and missed four seasons. Tamia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Jamie was airlifted to the hospital and told that he was paralyzed, and should expect to regain only 30% mobility in his legs. Wynette was diagnosed with a rare Auto Immune Disease that affects mobility and flexibility. Styles P and Adjua expereinced tragedy, their daughter committed suicide.

  • Couples share the unexpected, hard-earned and sometimes decades-long journey back to the altar. Featured couples include Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker; Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson.

  • DL and LaDonna Hughley pregnant soon after wedding, had three kids total back-to-back. Shaun and Rai started daydreaming about one day getting married and having babies. They got pregnant by accident, and everything changed. The moment Tamia and Grant were alone at home with their first baby was terrifying. Neither really knew what they were doing, and hoped the other one would figure it all out.

  • DL Hughley admits that he has done many things in his marriage that make him unworthy of his wife, LaDonna. Todd feels that society has taught men that women don't ever cheat; But when his wife, Alicia cheated, they want to keep it secret. Bart's cheating came as a shock to his wife, Danesha. Julie's husband, Mark, a minister, but she believed the cheating husband was more of a myth than reality.

  • Sterling K. Brown was stunned when Ryan Michelle Bathe ditched him after things finally started to heat up. DeWanda Wise wrote down a list of qualities in her partner and her husband, Alano Miller, checked off every box. Tony Ingram knew early into dating that he wanted to marry Brittany. Grant Hill knew Tamia was the one when she surprised him by cooking him the most delicious French toast.

  • Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe met as undergrad theater majors at Stanford. Khadeen and Devale Ellis were teenagers when they first met. Tammy Franklin met her husband Kirk Franklin young at an amusement park. Tamia and Grant Hill remember the details of their first meeting quite differently. Grant recalls being approached at an NBA event by world-renown singer, Anita Baker.

  • The Season 2 premiere focuses on the start of relationships. Guests include actor Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bath; gospel singer Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy; and actors Alano Miller and Dewanda Wise.

  • Viola Davis says many people pass up the long haul and choose the young and vibrant things over the natural changes that come with time; couples offer advice for people at the beginning of their journey to lifelong love.

  • Seven couples share the darkest times in their relationships; from one tragic event that changed everything, to working together through years of turmoil, they discuss how they managed to stay together.

  • Couples share stories that open viewers' eyes to the reality of sharing a life with someone and the early hurdles that could have ended their relationships; couples detail how they worked together to overcome trying situations.

  • Newlywed filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver interview married couples to explore what makes a marriage work. More than a dozen couples (including Viola Davis & Julius Tennon) describe how they went from being strangers to beloved life partners.

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