With the return of Black Love on OWN, Saturday, September 5 we’re introducing the Black Love community to the season 4 couples.
Brian and Ariana
Years married: 2
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
What we love about them: Depression has long been a taboo topic in our community. But the Stokes have kept it real and continues to do so when it comes to showcasing Black men’s vulnerabilities and the strong support system it takes to help someone experiencing feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and depression. Their honesty and transparency in sharing their journey is a true testament to finding the right life partner that is there to help, encourage, and love you unconditionally, no matter what.
Memorable Black Love quote: “I felt respected as a whole. She felt like a friend before a girlfriend or even romanticized. When I was explaining things to her, she would repeat what I’m saying, and it made me feel like I was understood. She did whatever she could to make a safe space for me to emote and not feel like I was less than a man.” – Brian
Watch the trailer below for more on all the romance, real-life conversations, and high-profile couples coming your way this season!