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Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance celebrate 25 years of marriage

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There may be a wave of breakup stories circulating the internet lately, but for Angela Bassett and husband Courtney B. Vance, who are celebrating 25 years married, the couple says they “can’t wait to do 25 more.”

Along with a video dated October 1, 2022, that shows an anniversary celebration, the couple penned a sweet message to one another on Instagram on their October 12 anniversary. 

“25 years… When we first got married, we couldn’t wait to say we made it to 10 years! Now look at how far we’ve come!” they said. Referencing the song “Joy and Pain” by Frankie Beverly and Maze, they wrote, “As Frankie says, ‘Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain…’ Whew! He sure was right!”

The actors continued, “We’ve had ups, we’ve had downs; we gained two amazing children; but lost cherished family members and friends… We’ve had successes, we’ve had failures; we’ve had spectacular wins, we’ve had devastating losses…”

The note wrapped by saying, “But through it all there’s been one, beautiful constant: We’ve always had each other! Thank you God for each and everyone one of these 25 years! We can’t wait to do 25 more! 10/12/1997🔒❤️”

The message and video were shared to their Instagram pages.

In a 2020 interview with People, Bassett opened up about their loving relationship and shared her thoughts on a successful marriage.

“Staying together so long, whether in the industry or not, I think the important thing is that you gotta marry the right person,” she said. 

Bassett and Vance married in 1997 and share 16-year-old twins, son Slater and daughter Bronwyn.

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