Celeb Marriage Scene: Jada Dedicates New Song To Will, Holly Robinson Peete Renews Vows With Rodney

BY: - 17 Feb '12 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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Jada Pinkett-Smith wished hubby Will Smith a happy Valentine’s Day by devoting her new song, Burn, to him. Along with the song, which Jada released on her Facebook page, she posted a note to her husband of 14 years which ended with the phrase: “We were born to be loved and to love…fiercely. Will, I love you. Happy Valentine’s Day. This is for you.” No telling whether Jada’s words of endearment will do anything to finally put those divorce rumors to rest. {Huffington Post}

Despite being an Oscar award-winning actor, Denzel Washington says his four children aren’t overly impressed by his accomplishments. The actor says that his children express feeling the pressure to achieve more from one another, his oldest is son is a pro-football player and oldest daughter a Yale graduate, than they do from dear-old dad and that the family lives a normal life. “I’m not legendary in my house,” he says. “I still put the trash out.” {AZ Central}

Actress Holly Robinson Peete and husband former NFL player Rodney Peete celebrated 17 years of marriage by renewing their vows February on February 13. The couple’s four children were also a part of the ceremony which took place on top of the Empire State Building. This is the second time Holly and Rodney have renewed their vows, they also had a renewal ceremony on their 10th anniversary. {Black Celeb Kids}

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker spilled the secrets to their happy marriage to Essence magazine. The couple has been married for seven years and has two children. Kodjoe said that for men, the secret to keeping your wife happy is to be more present. “When the wife walks in, it should be an event. You have to look up, you have to close the computer, and you have to say, hey baby, wow!” Parker cosigned his sentiments saying: “When he does it, I feel like a million bucks,” she says. “Then I’m nice all day. That’s when the food comes. I’m roasting chicken with rosemary and lavender, and everything.” {Essence}

After hosting the Academy Awards in 2005, Chris Rock is finally once again being invited back as a presenter. Chris left a few guests feeling salty during his previous Oscar-hosting gig when he joked that Hollywood only really had a handful of true movie stars and that “The rest are just popular people,” singling out actors Tobey Maguire and Jude Law. Actor Sean Penn scolded the comedian during his speech at the end of that show. The Academy Awards airs on Sunday, February 26. {The Wrap}

Singer Amerie turned heads with her new short “˜do at the Grammy awards Sunday. She’s calling her new style bixie (a cross between a bowl and a pixie cut) and told Rap-up.com that she went for the change because “I just wanted to go short and my personality loves extremes, so I went uber short.” Amerie married longtime boyfriend Lenny Nicholson last summer. {Rap-Up}

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Celeb Marriage Scene: Beyonce And Jay-Z Enjoy Post-Baby Date Night; Mariah Carey Creates Video Tribute To Whitney Houston

BY: - 24 Feb '12 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out to their first Knicks/Nets game post-baby. The two seemed to be having a fun time courtside watching basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. {The Stir}

Mariah Carey paid tribute to her friend, the late Whitney Houston, by putting together a video of clips of the two singers together. Set to Whitney and Mariah’s hit 90s duet “When You Believe” the video shows clips from the When You Believe music video as well as photos and video clips of the two hanging out, doing interviews and performing together. MiMi posted the video on her YouTube channel. {Heat World}

Actor Courtney B. Vance took his 6-year-old twins, son Slater and daughter Bronwyn, to the Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday. Courtney, who is set to join the cast of the television show “Revenge,” and wife Angela Bassett have been married since 1997. {Black Celeb Kids}

Actress Nicole Ari Parker is promoting a new way for black women to get fit while keeping our hair cute. Nicole introduced her new Save Your Do GymWrap at the Bronner Brothers hair show last weekend. The actress, who is transitioning from a relaxer to natural hair, said she came up with the idea after struggling to find ways to keep her hair manageable after a workout. Touted as a way to make it easier for black women to maintain a healthy lifestyle without using hair styling as an excuse, 10 percent of the proceeds from the wraps support Nicole and husband Boris Kodjoe’s Sophie’s Voice Foundation.{S2S Magazine}

Actress Tia Mowry said her 8-month-old son Cree helped her pick out the gorgeous green gown she wore at the NAACP Image Awards. Tia told MyStyle: “When I put the dress on, my son smiled and I laughed! So, I said this has to be the one!” {MyStyle}

Comedian Mike Epps took home an NAACP Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the movie “Jumping the Broom.” {Da Laughing Barrel}

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