'VH1 Couples Retreat': Livestream, cast, release date and all you need to know about reality show on Black love

'VH1 Couples Retreat': Livestream, cast, release date and all you need to know about reality show on Black love
Deelishis and Raymond Santana feature as one of the five celebrity couples on 'VH1 Couples Retreat' (VH1)

If you're tired of the same old reality dating shows and want something that goes beyond the norm of sex and drama but also focuses on communication and genuine stories, then you just might be in luck.

Make way for 'VH1 Couples Retreat', a series where 5 celebrity couples embark on a getaway in the hope to work on themselves and their relationships, while airing out their dirty laundry and confronting their issues, while aiming to come out stronger, better and more in love.



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Release date

'VH1 Couples Retreat' premieres on Monday, March 29, at 8 pm ET/PT on VH1.


'VH1 Couples Retreat' features 5 famous couples, all of whom have made it big and for the most part, made their love work, despite all the odds. As per VH1, 'It's a celebration of Black love as Yandy and Mendeecees invite their longtime friends along on a vacation to reconnect, reflect and press reset on various stages of their relationships.' The series aims to deal with more sensitive issues as well, such as mental health and communication.


Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris

Keeping the love alive has not been easy for Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris. Post Mendeecees' early release from prison where he served four years of his eight-year drug traffic-related sentence, the couple reunited and tried to pick up from where the left off, while in the middle of a pandemic.


Deelishis and Raymond Santana




Although both of the them come with their fair share of problems, nothing could stop Deelishis and Raymond from tying the knot. They both struggle with their own personal issues, Raymond was one of the wrongly accused 'Exonerated Five' adolescents, who spent his teen years incarcerated for crimes he didn't commit, while Deelishis struggles to shed her sex symbol persona. The couple is starting to feel the pressure of their emotional baggage affect their relationship.


Michael Blackson and Miss Rada




Although they've kept their relationship under wraps for the most part, Micheal Blackson and Miss Rada are ready to go public with their relationship -- while taking into account the potential backlash they might receive, seeing that theirs is an interracial relationship.


Rasheeda and Kirk Frost




While the 'Love & Hip Hop' stars have always been the poster couple for all things love, they aren't without their own issue. The couple comes to address their own impending problems, from mounting tension to past betrayals.


Ray J and Princess Love Norwood




While dealing with their own divorce, the former couple comes to terms with respecting each other as individuals, in the hope of mending their relationship. But with the couple struggling to see eye to eye, it might be an unlikely scenario.


The cast also includes Life Coach AJ Johnson, Psychic medium Lakara Foster, relationship expert Dr. Russell Kawakami and Tantra expert and sexologist Deva Ward.





Hosted on VH1, the trailer features the couples embark on a romantic getaway, meant to help strengthen their relationship. The idea of celebrating Black love is the universal theme, as the celebrity pairs open up to each other as individuals and try to work through their issues in the hope of coming out stronger.

Where to watch

You can catch the six-episode series, 'VH1 Couples Retreat' on Monday, March 29, at 8pm ET/PT on VH1.


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