Marriage or courtship shouldn’t be based on popularity or race, but a true feeling of love. Many celebrities have showcased this fact by dating or tying the wedding knot with individuals outside their race, especially with black spouses. Below are some notable couples that fall into such category.
ROBERT DE NIRO AND GRACE HIGHTOWER
In 1997, Robert De Niro tied the marital knot with Grace Hightower. A year later, their marriage produced a son named Elliot. As with any marriage, it wasn’t a bump-less marriage ride for the couple, in fact, the couple separated by 1999. But as fate we have it, the divorce was never finalized, and they resurrected their tie later in the year 2004. In 2011, Helen Grace De Niro was added to their family – though, through surrogacy. Presently, the couple shuttles between Manhattan and New York.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND CAMILA ALVES
In 2006, actor Mattew McConaughey and Camila Alves met. Although the duo got married on June 9, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where they reside, they first got engaged on the Christmas day in the year 2011. Their marriage is blessed with two sons and one daughter. They gave birth to their firstborn called Levi in 2008, second born named Vida in 2010, and the last born called Livingston was born in the year 2012.
GEORGE LUCAS AND MELLODY HOBSON
The love story of Lucas and Hobson started in the year 2006 when they met at a business conference. In January 2013, the two lovebirds announced their engagement. At the Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch, the two got married on the 22nd of June, 2013. They had a daughter called Everest Hobson Lucas through surrogacy in August 2013.
ROBIN THICKE AND PAULA PATTON
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton have been dating since their High school days – Thicke was only 16 then. They got married in June 2005. Julian Fuego Thicke is their only son, which they gave birth to in February 2014 before they legally become separated in February of 2014 – nine years after marriage. On the 9th of October, 2014, Patton requested a divorce which finally materialized.
KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN
The Love episode of the popularly tagged ‘Kanye’ began the first day they were sighted locking hands after leaving Scott Disick’s restaurant in April 2012. In May 2014, Kanye wedded Kim. The wedding has been blessed with a pretty baby called North West. Kanye acknowledge the value of the tie as he declared that the union has made him a better man in many ways. He is really delighted about his marriage with Kim, and the couple is the among the World’s most-talked-about-couple – if not the first.
CHRIS EVANS AND NAOMIE HARRIS
Chris Evans and Naomie Harris affair are mostly founded on their photograph while at the premiere of ‘Street Kings.’ There was false news that they were seen together for several months in Los Angeles.
HALLE BERRY AND OLIVIER MARTINEZ
The couple started dating in the year 2010. It is believed that they met while filming Dark Tide in South Africa. They got engaged in March 2012 and got married on the 13th of July. The union is blessed with Maceo, who was born in 2013. Although their marriage was rumored to be collapsing, Berry denied the rumor as she disclosed that she is carrying their second baby.
MARIAH CAREY AND NICK CANNON
At the coast of Antigua, Mariah Carey met Nick Cannon during the shooting of the music video for her song titled ‘Bye Bye.’ On the 30th of April, 2018, Mariah and Nick got married in the Bahamas. She got pregnant and delivered a twin named Monroe and Moroccan. Unfortunately, in August of 2014, Cannon declared that they had separated before that time.
WOLFGANG PUCK AND GELILA ASSEFA
Assefa and Puck had just dated for four years when Assefa said they felt just like they have married. In the year 2005 while at Ritz-Carlton, Puck decided to make it official, and he presented Assefa with a ring. As she wondered what took him so long, Puck defended himself by admitting that he was so in love with her and he felt he didn’t need a ring to confirm it. Oliver and Alexander Puck are the two children the couple had.
IMAN AND DAVID BOWIE
For a whole 22 years, Iman and David have been together. The two have a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones, who was born in the year 2000. Iman had once married Spencer Haywood, who she had a daughter with. Likewise, Duncan Jones, who is Bowie’s son, is a stepson to Iman. Iman agrees that Bowie has become retiring in nature year in year out.
JUSTIN AND KEISHA CHAMBERS
In 1993, Justin –the Grey Anatomy’s actor – married Keisha. For the record, Keisha and Justin have been married for over 20 years. A very rare and unique relationship in the Hollywood industry. They have five children named Isabella, twins Maya and Kaila, Eva, Jackson born in 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2002 respectively.
ADAM HOUSLEY AND TAMERA MOWRY
Adam and Tamera got married after dating for good six years. They are both fully aware of the consequences of their marriage for been of interracial and Adam’s career with Fox News. He defended his wife as he declared that it is pathetic to see people still concerned about the interracial relationship at this present age. He made people understand that marriage is not about pigmentation. He proceeds by saying interracial marriage has no problem except the problem of ‘bigoted thought from people.’ Currently, the family is blessed with a son named Aden.
CUBA GOODING JR. AND SARA KAPFER
While in high school, Cuba and Sarah started their friendship and got married on the 13th of March, 1994. Before marriage, they lived under the same roof for seven years. Until recently when Kapfer filed for a divorce, the couple had lived together since their teenage days.
JOHN LEGEND AND CHRISSY TEIGEN
The Model, Chrissy Teigen met John Legend while he was shooting the music video for his single ‘stereo.’ Legend finally asked Teigen to marry him after dating for four years. On the 14th of September, 2014, the two got married in Como, Italy. Recently, Chrissy declared in an interview that she is not ready to have children while their relationship is still entirely in shape.
ALFRE WOODARD AND RODERICK SPENCER
Spencer and his wife, Alfre has been together for over 30 years even though she has won many Emmy-award as an actress. However, there have been few occasions worth discussing in their relationship. For instance, Woodward caused some conversation to happen in Steve McQueen’s Hunger and Shame film ‘12years a slave’. The couple lives in Santa Monica, California. Their marriage has two adopted children called Mavis and Duncan.
CHRIS NOTH AND TARA LYNN WILSON
Noth declared that his marriage to Tara has come with certain consequences as some people doesn’t agree with it. However, the marriage has been adorned with a handsome son named Orion Christopher Noth, who was born in January of the year 2008. The two met while working at Noth’s music venue called The Cutting Room in New York.
RANDY AND ERIKA JACKSON
The Ballet dancer called Erika Jackson and the former singer-songwriter, Randy had a marriage relationship for 18 years. The couple had two children together, a son and a daughter named Jordan and Zoe respectively. Like few other celebrities, they met during a music video shoot. On the 29th of December, 1995, the two got married, but due to unresolved issues, Erika filed for a divorce. Erika was the second wife to Randy as he had once married Elizabeth Jackson.
JACOB FISHEL AND RUTINA WESLEY
Rutina Wesley – the star actor of True Blood – also known as Tara, lives mostly between Los Angeles, California, and Astoria, Queens. Wesley got married to Jacob Fishel, who happens to be his former classmate in Julliard in the year 2005. Due to certain differences between them, Wesley filed for a divorce in August 2013.