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5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

- Divorce rates are exploding all across the globe and black marriages have been struck hard

- Despite the worrying marriage statistics that plagues black couples these few examples should be proof that black love has nothing to prove when it comes to longevity

- This list of marathon marriages include actresses and actors, musicians and just plain folk who learned the secret to a long lasting marriage

Relationship goals! 5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

Although statistics claim that African Americans are less likely to get married and about 70% of black women’s first marriages will end in divorce these 5 marriages will prove all the statistics wrong.

The love and commitment of these couples are real proof that Black Love can endure the test of time.

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1. First on the list is American screenwriter, director and actor Ossie Davies and his wife of 56 years Ruby Dee, an actress, poet and black activist. The couple got divorced in 2005 after first getting married in 1948.

Relationship goals! 5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher

2. The Guiness World Record for the longest marriage goes to Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher who got married way back on May 13 1924. Herbert passed away in 2011 meaning the couple had been married for 87 years.

Relationship goals! 5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

Duranord and Jeanne Veillard

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3. A couple from Haiti, Duranord and Jeanne Veillard, have lived a sum total of 213 years together. The couple got married in 1932 and they recently celebrated their 82 years of living together.

Relationship goals! 5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

Chuck Berry and Themetta "Toddy" Suggs

4. Legendary guitar virtuoso Chuck Berry married his wife Themetta "Toddy" Suggs in October 28 1948 when he was still far from the musical juggernaut he is recognized as today. 90 year old Chuck Berry’s next album will be dedicated to his wife of 58 years.

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Relationship goals! 5 couples who proved that LOVE can last FOREVER (photos)

Moses and Evelyn Smallwood

5. Moses and Evelyn Smallwood, a couple from New York that had just recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

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