OWN’s ‘Black Love Doc’ Had Twitter Celebrating Black Love Relationship Goals

Black Love Doc made its television debut on the Oprah Winfrey-owned network OWN earlier this week on Tuesday night (August 29). The limited-run docuseries focuses on finding and maintaining black love by sitting down with black couples who talk about the different trials and tribulations that come with love, but also the unbelievable light and love of finding and being with one another. Social media took note that night and shared notable moments from the show’s premiere, as well as noteworthy #BlackLove lessons they’ve learned in their own lives.

Couples featured on the show talk about a variety of topics – from their first meeting to raising kids to overcoming emotional traumas from past relationships.

The premiere episode featured one of my celebrity black love couple favorites, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Cory Hardrict who have been together for years and celebrated nine years of marriage this past April. In the past, Hardrict has been very candid about the state of his life when he met the more accomplished Mowry-Hardrict.

In a 2015 Global Grind interview, the actor revealed, “I had odd jobs. I worked at K-Mart, graveyard shift, security. That’s when I was just grinding man. I met my wife during them days. She was with me. She was just coming out of Sister, Sister, but they had everything man and I didn’t have anything. I had a studio apartment, sleeping in the corner, no furniture for almost two years. I was waiting on a bus stop—after I shot my first film. Her sister and her drove by, they saw me waiting and asked to give me a ride. I was embarrassed. I was downtown. They gave me a ride and we were friends ever since. They took me to Inglewood, so that’s how that relationship started.”

A standout heartfelt moment during the Tuesday series premiere, Hardrict was open again about his feelings of financial inadequacy when he wanted to ask her to marry him. “I’m gonna step up and make a move, and God’s gonna take care of me,” he said on the episode.


The Engagement Game author Joi-Marie McKenzie shared with Twitter, “Vanessa Bell Calloway is dropping gems right now: Set your intention clearly at the start of your relationship. Point blank.”

Read on for some more of our favorite tweets of the night revolving around #BlackLove and #BlackLoveDoc.

Keep up with the Black Love Doc series on OWN on Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Photo Credit: Screengrab from Black Love Doc

Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.