Ride Or Die! Celebrity Women Who Stayed By Their Men Over The Years was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Tia Mowry & Cory Hardict
Tia has famously stood by her man while he wasn’t working and was at one point the breadwinner of the family.
2. Ray and Janay Rice
After the former NFL pro was seen by millions punching and then dragging his then fiance out an elevator, a year later Janay married him.
3. Yandy Smith and Mendeecees
Yandy Smith garnered a lot of criticism when she stayed with her fiance and son of her young son, when he went to jail for drug charges. Of course all the drama was captured for the Love & Hip Hop New York cameras. Of course.
4. Denzel and Pauletta Patton
KUDOS PAULETTA! While there hasn’t been any real life scandal that we know about, anyone that can stay married 31 years in Hollywood deserves a mention.
5. TI and Tiny
Drug charges. Prison time. A fight with a boxing champion, Instagram beef. BUT the two are still together and were spotted hugged up at the 2014 BET Awards
6. Ice T and Coco
**Honorable Mention** In this case Ice T has held Coco down over the years, especially after rumors and pictures of Coco hugged up with another man surfaced.
7. Eniko and Kevin Hart
The two have been together for five years, however Eniko has come under fire for allegedly ruining Kevin’s marriage with his now ex-wife, Torrei. She’s been attacked in the media by Torrei, yet continues to hold Kevin and his two kids down.
8. Timbaland and Monique
Timbaland and Monique married in 2008. Five years later she filed for divorce and requested alimony for their daughter Reign. After a very public beef, the two ended up staying together.
9. Tamar and Vince
Tamar and Vince have been together for eight years and married for five. Most recently there were rumors that Vince was having an affair, something they adamantly denied.
10. Kanye and Kim Kardashian West
**Honorable Mention** In this case, it was Kanye that “made it through NBA, NFL” and finally landed his dream girl.
11. Cassie and Diddy
If we had to guess we’d say Cassie and Diddy have been an item for over five years. She’s stuck around through several baby mama’s and now wears a ring on her left ring finger…gifted by her man.
12. Emily B and Fabolous
Since day one of Love & Hip Hop New York we saw Emily B, the mother of rapper Fabolous’ son begging to get him to act right. A few years later it looks like she got her wish.
13. Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones
After years of waiting on a proposal, Chrissy decided to propose to Jim on their hit show Love & Hip Hop New York. That’s a different kind of loyal there.
14. Jay Z and Beyonce
Rumors of cheating, controlling her career and side babies, not to mention the elevator fiasco, Beyonce hasn’t proven that she’ll always be Mrs. Carter.
15. Oprah and Stedman
**Honorable Mention** I know what you’re thinking, who’d leave that kind of money? But still, it takes a special man to be known as Mr. Oprah Winfrey and not want to walk away.
16. Carmelo and Lala Anthony
The two have been together for over 10 years. Although they had a son first, Melo stepped up to the plate and married his longtime girlfriend in 2010.
17. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Rumors of cheating and an open marriage have swirled around these two for years, but they’ve proven that all you need is love to survive.
18. Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union
After years of dealing with the drama of Dwayne’s ex-wife Siovaughn and most recently a new baby that was conceived while she and her baller boo were on a break, Gabrielle has held down her man and is now engaged.
19. Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
After an alleged rape charge in Colorado and a very public almost divorce, Vanessa has been married to Kobe for 13 years.
20. Bill and Hillary Clinton
21. Ludacris & Eudoxie
Earlier this year it was revealed that the Atlanta rapper had a baby during he and girlfriend Eudoxie’s relationship. He claims they were on a break when the baby was conceived.