To usher in Valentine’s Day, EBONY magazine choose three Black power couples to cover their February 2014 issue. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, Carmelo and La La Anthony and David and Tamela Mann are gracing our covers and share their personal loves stories. Here’s a sneak peek at what @mariahcarey and @nickcannon and the other couples had to say about love and marriage in our February issue.


Nick Cannon On Knowing That Mariah Was The One:

“It was early on when I found out how spiritual she was, and we had conversations about kids and how to live life. For her to share these values, it instantly let me know this is the person I’ve always wanted.”

Mariah On ‘DemBabies’:

“Having babies definitely strengthened our bond because all the love that you have for each other is manifested into these two incredible beings.”

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Carmelo Anthony On Knowing That LaLa Was ‘The One’:

“There were people coming in and out of my life, and I didn’t really know whom to trust. She was one of the people who stood by my side through thick and thick. Even to this day, she’s always right there.”

LaLa On Keeping Their Marriage In Tact:

“…We knew no matter what, we wanted each other. We needed [to be] in each other’s life, and that’s what’s been able to sustain this relationship all those years.”


“Stay in love because when you’re in love, it covers a multitude of fault.  Our relationship wasn’t based on good sex or having a lot of money.  It was based on ju…st straight friendship.  That’s what has kept us.”
–David Mann

“I pray and ask God to keep my heart and my eyes burning only for David Mann.  I speak his name in my prayers, because I want the desire to stay, so when he touches me, I get chills.” –Tamela Mann

Pick up Ebony’s February issue on stands now!