Is that love in the air? You best believe it! Here is Concrete Loop’s list for the top couples that you loved to hate or maybe even hated to love in ’07.
JAY-Z & BEYONCE – 2007′S IT COUPLE
No one can deny it, Jay-Z & Beyonce were the definite IT couple of 2007. From their many vacations across the pond, to their late night dinner dates – these two were the most talked about couple in hip-hop this year.
I wonder if they’re going to keep their title next year or will someone else take the throne? Who knows? But with all those wedding rumors going around, it looks like we’ll see them at the top again in ’08.
USHER & TAMEKA – MOST HATED ON LOVE
Drama, drama, and more drama can only describe the love affair that is Usher Raymond & Tameka Foster. They were heavily talked about this year on CL and many other popular blogs. People hated on them so much that it prompted Usher to release an official statement about the whole situation. Not to mention, the rumors about his mama not approving of Tameka. Who could resist that juicy info?!
With their marriage back in August and the birth of their first child last month, these two were all smiles. Let’s just say if they are in love and happy let’s just let them be.
DIDDY & KIM – MR. & MRS. PUBLICITY STUNTERS
Even though they supposedly broke it earlier this year, I still say Diddy & Kim Porter make the top couples list this year. Their on and off again relationship was heavily talked about in the mag and blog circuits and don’t even get me started on Diddy’s other child with Sarah Chapman (that’s a whole ‘nother topic).
We all know Kim covered Essence Magazine back in September, and talked all that jazz about her not taking Diddy’s mess anymore, but when we see her popping up at random parties with Diddy by her side, it makes me think this whole thing was a publicity stunt of some kind. Cute twins though!
T.I. & TINY – RIDE OR DIE LUV
Forget Beyonce and Jay-Z, T.I. & Tiny are hip-hop’s real Bonnie & Clyde! What other couple do you know was taken down by the ATF and FBI and are still going strong? All jokes aside, these two went through a lot this year with the lost of their daughter but kept moving forward.
Tiny made many appearances with her man in ’07, from his album parties to his movie releases – she stood by his side. Now with T.I.’s upcoming court date on weapons charges (among other things) we can just say that she is a true ‘ride or die’ chick.
KANYE & ALEXIS – THE STYLISH DUO
Another couple that made waves this year was Kanye West & Alexis Phifer. From his record breaking album, Graduation, to Alexis’ first showing at Fashion week – they supported each other to the fullest.
Can you think of any other couple that was spotted at more fashion events than these two in ’07? I know I can’t! We all can’t wait to see what ‘07′s fly’est couple‘ will be up to in ’08. Wedding, perhaps?
MEL B & STEPHEN – THE P.D.A PROS
No other couple this year showed as much P.D.A. (public displays of affection) than Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte. Hate it or love it, these two were spotted everydamnwhere getting their kiss on in front of the cameras. Even though Mel B had a lot of drama with Eddie Murphy in ’07, she seems happy and in love with her new man. Now get a damn room!!
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Just because these couples didn’t make the top list doesn’t mean they can’t get a mention. Check out some of the other popular couples of ’07.
Ashanti & Nelly
You can’t even hate, no other couple is cuter than these two! They just look so happy! I have a feeling we will see a lot of Nelly & Ashanti in ’08.
Nas & Kelis
Even though these two were kind of low-key this year. They are still a fave couple on CL, so we had to show some love.
Janet & Jermaine
I love Janet & Jermaine. They are definitely an odd couple, but it seems to work. Still no word on their marriage plans and didn’t they say they were ready for kids?
Will & Jada
Of course Will & Jada aka Mr. & Mrs. Freakniks get a mention. These two are a trip.
Kimora & Djimon
Kimora was on the couples list last year with her ex Russell Simmons. Who would have known she would get a honorable mention with her new man Djimon.
Serena & Jackie??
Not sure if these two are still an item (after that crazy photo of Serena & Common, probably not) but they still get an honorable mention. They were spotted out and about a lot this year.