Mixing Love & Business: 13 (In)Famous “Husbandgers”

Marital bliss doesn't always make for a great creative collaboration. (But in some cases, they make beautiful music for decades.)
  • 1 Stevie J. & Joseline Hernandez
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    And the Puerto Rican Princess doesn’t let him forget it. Joseline may not be happy with Stevie managing or working with other artists, but he helped make “Stingy with My Kutty Kat” a reality.

  • 2 Tommy Mottola & Mariah Carey
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    It can’t all be Daydreams and Rainbows. Music Exec Tommy Mottola married Carey while she was recording her third album in 1993 and would be a little too controlling during their five-year marriage which yielded four albums including Merry Christmas

  • 3 Tim Witherspoon & Kelly Rowland
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    The former Destiny’s Child musician and manager got hitched in 2014 and welcomed their first child later that year.

  • 4 The-Dream & Nivea
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    Don’t mess with her man-ager.The couple was married for less than three years in between her romantic escapades with Lil Wayne.

  • 5 The-Dream & Christina Milian
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    While Nivea went back to Lil’ Wayne, The Dream decided to try the husbandger role on a second time when he married the “Dip It Low” singer. Like with Nivea, her relevant music came pre-Dream and the marriage only lasted a couple of years.

  • 6 Jack Gordon & LaToya Jackson
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    So in 1987, Gordon was hired by Joe Jackson, Latoya’s father, to be a manager which turned into a very dark period of her life. Gordon abused LaToya and forced her to pose for Playboy, appear as a spokesperson for Psychic Friends Network and horribly controlled her life and abused her for decades.

  • 7 Vincent Herbert & Tamar Braxton
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    On a lighter note, these two appear on WEtv’s Tamar & Vince where audiences get to see their relationship play out. Rather than many on this list, Herbert manages several other artists beyond his wife. He’s worked with Lady Gaga, Tamar’s sister Toni Braxton, and the OMG Girlz from T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle

  • 8 Kendu Isaacs & Mary J. Blige
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    Blige and Isaacs have been married since 2003, and the pair even agree to not have friends of the opposite sex in order to protect their marriage. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from all these husbandgers, it’s that there’s usually a lot of control involved.

  • 9 Tony Vick & Kalenna Harper
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    The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars are currently seeing their professional and personal relationship collide in this season. As Kalenna said on Love & Hip Hop, “I’m back there working every day with a baby on my t—y.”

  • 10 Ike & Tina Turner
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    Probably the most infamous husbandger relationship on this list. “Ike & Tina Turner” was the name of their musical courtship that spanned the 1960s through the mid 70s, until Tina left the abusive relationship and went public with her story.

  • 11 Rene Angelil & Celine Dion
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    Celine’s beloved husband of over 20 years retired as her manager last year amid a re-occurrence of throat cancer. In the year since, his health has continued to decline while Dion has stayed by his side.

  • 12 Eva Marie & Jonathan Coyle
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    The Total Divas stars recently got hitched on an episode of the show just last year, and appear to be happier than ever.

  • 13 Kirk Frost & Rasheeda
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    Our final #LHHATL couple on the list, Kirk and Rasheeda have had a bumpy relationship to say the least, but at the end of the day Kirk has the “Boss Chick’s” back in and out of the studio. [/item
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