Angela Bassett, an American actress won a Golden Globe on Tuesday for her role as Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She is the first actor ever to win a major acting award for a movie based on Marvel Comics.
Bassett won and was nominated for the second time that evening. She took home the award for best actress in a musical or comedy for “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” a biopic about Tina Turner that came out in 1993.
“I’ve got to find my words. I’m so nervous. “My heart is just beating,” Bassett said as she took the stage to accept the award. “The late Tony Morrison said that your life is already a miracle of chance, just waiting for you to decide its destiny. But for that destiny to come true, I think it takes courage to have faith. It requires patience, as we just heard. And you have to be sure of yourself. It’s not easy because my past is challenging and has many unexpected turns, but by the grace of God, I’m here. I stand here grateful.”
Bassett used the opportunity to thank her husband, fellow actor Courtney B. Vance, her family, and her Marvel co-workers, including “Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Kevin Feige, and Louis D’Esposito.
Read on to know everything about Angela Bassett’s husband, Courtney including their relationship and children.
When Did Angela And Courtney Meet And Get Married?
Angela and Courtney have known each other for a long time, as they both went to the Yale School of Drama in the 1980s. But it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. In a 2007 interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Courtney said that he didn’t even remember his now-wife “at all, really” from their time at the famous school.
After more than 10 years, they were both single and ready to move from being friends to dating. Angela told People that when they were in school together, “He had a beautiful girlfriend at the time, who was also in drama school with us.” “So, maybe 14 years later, we ran into each other here in Los Angeles. And neither of us had a partner. At that I was single and he was single.
Angela and Courtney got married in 1997, just three years after they went on their first date. Soon after, they wanted to start a family.
Angela and Courtney Have Two Kids Together
The couple’s path to parenthood wasn’t the easiest, it turned out the way they had hoped in the end. Angela and Courtney tried IVF treatments to get pregnant. After seven years of treatment, the couple started thinking about surrogacy.
The surrogacy worked, and on January 27, 2006, Angela and Courtney welcomed twins Bronwyn and Slater Vance. Angela told Oprah, “Just standing there together, holding each other, knowing that this is the moment we’ve been working toward and praying for… it’s dream come true.”