January 20, 2021
"Black Panther" star Angela Bassett has enjoyed 23 years of marriage with her husband, Courtney B Vance. Here's a look at the couple's beautiful love story.
Angela Bassett has enjoyed success in her career over the years but off-screen, the actress is also enjoying a successful, thriving marriage to her longtime husband, Courtney B Vance.
Vance and Bassett tied the knot in 1997 and have since welcomed two beautiful children, twins Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance.
Despite their decades-long union, Bassett and Vance still cannot get enough of each other, and the couple often takes to social media, showing off their beautiful love.
Taking to Instagram in January 2019, Vance shared a collage featuring a picture of himself and Basset alongside a solo image of the actress. He sweetly captioned:
"Time with my boo. #blessedbeyondmeasure."
The following month, Bassett also took to her Instagram, sharing a picture of herself in a lovely pink dress while Vance was clad in black pants and a white jacket.
Bassett accompanied the picture with a caption asking her fans if they were okay. The actress added that she was having a good time hanging with Vance and concluded with the hashtags #oscars and #ainthecute.
Vance and Bassett did not get off to a romantic start and were friends for the longest time.
In May 2019, Vance was sure to celebrate his wife's milestone when she received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.
When Vance is not celebrating his wife's achievements, the actor is not afraid to publicly gush about the actress. In September 2019, the actor shared an adorable photo of himself with Bassett. He captioned:
"Blinded by my baby's beauty! #emmys2019 here we come!"
The couple first met at the Yale School of Drama, where Bassett graduated with a degree in Afro-American studies and later earned an M.F.A in Drama.
Though the two seem to have an incredible love story, Vance and Bassett did not get off to a romantic start and were friends for the longest time.
Interestingly, when the couple eventually started dating, they maintained a celibate relationship, which they admit was difficult. However, in the end, Vance and Bassett's decision worked out for the best.
Speaking about her marriage earlier this year, Bassett opened up about the secret to their long-lasting romance. According to the actress, the most important thing is getting married to the right person.
She added that it was also important for partners to share similar beliefs while also respecting and supporting each other's individual differences.
With her successful union, there is no doubt that all of Bassett's tips have worked for her, and she can look forward to a lifetime of love with her darling husband.