Black Love Live is Back! Watch Your Favorite Couples Dish on Sex, Love, and Marriage
by Dontaira Terrell



February 19, 2020


4 Minute Read


Black Love Live is Back! Watch Your Favorite Couples Dish on Sex, Love, and Marriage

Credit: Ismail Sayeed

Have you tuned into Black Love Live? If you haven’t, you’re missing all the hot topics when it comes to love, sex, and marriage. Taking place in Los Angeles, CA, couples DeAndre and Sally Whitfield, Kevin and Melissa Fredricks, and Black Love creators Tommy and Codie Oliver sat down with a live audience to discuss the nuances and complexities of building a solid foundation with your life partner. Sharing their most intimate thoughts on a wide range of issues that affect us all, no subjects were off limits! 

Black Love encompasses family, personal growth, self-love, emotional maturity, and the list goes on. So this event wasn’t confined to couples, singles; this one was for you as well! 

One of the most touching moments during the live studio taping was the emotional depth displayed when Melissa Fredricks opened up about the impact of her parent’s divorce. “My parents [now] have been divorced for 13 years….Sometimes those wounds are still so fresh. I use their relationship as a cautionary tale,” Melissa said. 

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She further explained as one continues to navigate the daily stressors of life along this marriage journey with your significant other, you develop a better understanding of the difficulties in building a life with someone else while growing individually and as a couple. Attendees were also privy to an advanced inside look at Hollywood actor DeAndre Whitfield’s upcoming book, Male vs. Man: How to Honor Women, Teach Children, and Elevate Men to Change the World. He dropped some knowledge for the men in the audience and preached a good word for the ladies as well! (Can I get an Amen!).

“I am the problem, but I am also the solution. Whether you know it or not, we all come with traumas. You are in a relationship with every single one of your partners’ traumas. Her [Salli Whitfield] homework is to make sure she starts dealing with those. My homework is to make sure I start dealing with mine. My homework is not to fix her. My homework is to fix me.”  (Whew! The real and rawness of it all!).

I am the problem, but I am also the solution.

Credit: Ismail Sayeed

As co-creator of the Black Love docu-series Codie Oliver mentioned, the show has evolved as her marriage with husband Tommy Oliver has continued to grow and is a similar reflection of their personal journey as a couple. Having marital examples is essential in building a community of open, honest dialogue on healthy relationship building. “In marriage, you choose to be committed, and if I choose to be committed, then I want to be committed to someone as good as him, and he wanted the same thing.” 

And ladies and gents, this is a prime example of Black Love! There’s so much more and many layers to unpack in these episodes. We know you’re anxiously awaiting the new season of Black Love on OWN. And trust us, it’s coming! In the meantime, for a quick fix, if you want the honest truths, juicy details, and transparency beneath the surface, then check out Black Love Live, share with your friends, and leave a comment to tell us your thoughts.

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