Here, nine couples reveal how long they waited and why.
Five months: "We were in love and wanted to start the rest of our lives together.
After all, this ESSENCE Black Women in Music honoree has written some of the most sensual and heartwarming love ballads of the last two decades.
Adversely, couples who spend ,000 or less are 18 percent less likely to divorce.
But just months after the birth of their son Jett, in April of 2009, the couple split.
In an interview with ABC News Radio, Scott described her new six month relationship plan, “I’m older now so I see a little bit better than I did before.
They divorced after only six years of marriage in 2007.
The following year, June 2008, Scott told her audience at Carnegie Hall that she and drummer Lil’ John Roberts were engaged.