Special Wedding Issue Street Beat

Street Beat: Nadine and Andrea Smith

Jameer Baptiste
Written by Jameer Baptiste

When you’re touched by the love bug you just can’t help but think it’s going to be everlasting. But once the honeymoon stage ends, the real work begins. Here’s advice from one of the five couples we asked that have withstood the test of time and are still going strong.


Nadine and Andrea Smith

11 years strong

For Nadine and Andrea Smith, who have been married for 7 years out of the 11 years they been together, love endures when a couple is supportive, truthful and forgive.

Q: What is the secret to a long-term relationship?

A: “We support each other’s dreams, tell the truth even when it isn’t the easiest path and we forgive more than we quarrel,” said Nadine. “Love comes first.”