Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett Talk About What They Learned In Their 20 Years Of Marriage.

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The college sweethearts met while students at the Yale School of Drama.
After the two graduated and started living their lives, they reconnected. 
On October 12, 1997, Angela married Courtney and they began the next phase in their lives together as one. 

As both their careers began to take off, the couple was blessed with two little miracles – twins born via surrogate after years of trying to conceive.

Despite being a celebrity couple they both make time for one thing: their love for God.
“God brought me an angel, a rare ruby,” Courtney admits. “And I don’t know where I’d be without her. I didn’t grow up in the church or in the bible. 
Nobody taught me how to be married or how to really love a wife. I’ve learned that the Lord wants a relationship with you, me, and with all of us. 
I had to learn that when the Queen is happy, the land is happy. The man may be the head, but the head doesn’t go anywhere without the neck telling it which way to turn it.

“I’ve learned that the Lord is first and that my wife is the most important thing on this earth. The decisions in our marriage aren’t easier, but they are clearer because of our relationship with God,” says Courtney.

“God brought me a husband who loves me,” Angela states, “But it is because I have a relationship with God, I can have a better relationship with my husband.”

The key to a long marriage is:
“Respect and negotiation,” exclaimed Bassett. “I want what I want, he wants what he wants and sometimes they’re not he same, but we’ve learned how to negotiate to make each other happy and fulfill out dreams and desires.

He makes me a better person,” confesses Bassett. “He lets me be me and do me. He is a great support person for anyone.”