One of the greatest benefits of finding true love is the ability to be blind to color, race, and religion and although it has become the norm, interracial romance should still be celebrated. What better way to honor such an epic feat for the human race than taking a look at the greatest interracial celebrity couples ever?
KimYe for the Win
Kanye West has never been shy about his feelings for his now-wife Kim Kardashian and even openly admits that he was quite obsessed with her way before they were together. Even while dating personality Amber Rose, West was quoted saying “If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber Rose.”
With an Armenian background coming from Kim and African American from Kanye, the two make quite a power couple and have some seriously cute kids! Kanye has said on Ellen that the two “practice” all the time making kids so let’s see how much more they will have.
Dr. Dre & Nicole Threatt Young
Many decades ago, Dr. Dre promises his fans “Detox”. That is the name of the album that was supposed to be one of the greatest rap albums of this generation. After a decade and a half, he called it off. Maybe he was too busy focusing on his lovely wife to be making history?
Former NWA rapper Dr. Dre found love in the most interesting place: a divorce hearing! Dre’s loving wife of 17 years, Nicole Threatt, is the ex-wife of NBA player Sedale Threatt and an out-of-practice attorney. The Caucasian mother of three enjoys life as a socialite with Dre in Los Angeles.
Chris Noth & Tara Wilson
Known primarily as “Big” from Sex and the City, Chris Noth is quite the opposite from his character on the show; he is actually quite the romantic. After a decade of dating, the actor finally married his long-term girlfriend Tara Wilson and the two share a son together, Orion. As fans of true romance, we love the way that this half-black, half-Asian Canadian beauty looks next to her Caucasian man!
It also seems like his son loves making jokes. “My son makes me laugh every day,” said Noth. “He’s got a little of my goofball in him. He still loves poop jokes.”
John Legend Gives All of Himself to Chrissy Teigen
Taken by the creative and sarcastic humor that fills Norwegian-Thai model Chrissy Teigen’s signature tweets, John Legend fell hard for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit hottie. They met in 2007 on the set of John’s “Stereo” music video, and right away, Legend was crushing hard. After that fateful day, they immediately began dating, fell head-over-heels for each other and tied the knot just three years later at a beautiful Italian- style fairytale wedding.
As if it wasn’t obvious already, Legend’s “All Of Me” is about the stunning mom and model and the two gave birth to their adorable daughter Luna in 2016 and son Miles in 2018.
Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery
As Meredith Grey, there was only one man for her and his name was Derek Shepherd. The issues with that are, Derek died from a car accident and that it is just a TV show. In real life, Grey has someone else she can call her own.
Grey’s Anatomy bombshell Ellen Pompeo met the love of her life in an aisle, in the grocery store! Her now-husband, producer Chris Ivery, proposed to the actress on her birthday and married her at City Hall in 2007. The inseparable couple now has three children and live their love every day in Los Angeles.
Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley
With a gorgeous African American/white son,Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry and Caucasian Fox Newscaster Adam Housley celebrate their interracial love. The two have been happily married since 2011 and gave birth to their adorable baby boy Aden. As a talk show host on The Real, Tamera enjoys her time on camera but primarily focuses on her marriage and motherhood.
That would explain why the twin hasn’t been in many shows after Sister, Sister. She had the talent to pursue acting and be in it for a while but family is more important to her, clearly and that is quite fine.
Reggie Bush & Lilit Avagyan
Hunky Buffalo Bills running back Reggie Bush and Kim K look-a-like, wife Lilit Avagyan married back in 2014. After a rough breakup with the Kardashian TV star, it was clear that Bush wanted someone that looked exactly like her, which is honestly a little weird but to each their own. The couple has three beautiful children.
The relationship has had its ups and downs with a woman claiming that her recent child’s father is Bush so he had to take her to court. That situation died down and the couple has been peaceful for now.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Heartthrob Matthew McConaughey has been married to beautiful Brazilian- American model Camila Alves since 2012. The gorgeous pair has two children and even celebrated Camila’s US citizenship that was made official in 2015.
McConaughey recalled the first time he saw Alves and told the story to Howard Stern. “I’m not even a club guy, but I was a club guy,” he said. “And I’m making margaritas at the end of the table, and this figure moves across the room. And I remember [saying] to myself, ‘What is that?’ I didn’t say, ‘Who is that,’ I said, ‘What is that?’”
Alfre Woodard & Roderick Spencer
Golden Globe Award winner Alfre Woodard wedded writer Roderick Spencer in 1983 and has fought for their interracial love for years with family and the press. The two adopted two children, Mavis and Duncan, who are both now successful actors and they currently reside in Los Angeles.
Woodard, who has been nominated for 18 Emmys, is doing just fine with life even after having to deal with interracial relationship problems. And what better combo than an actress being with a writer? They are a power couple indeed.
Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel
The stunning actress and Broadway star Idina Menzel and the incredible Taye Diggs once had a love that was blind to color. After meeting on the set of RENT, the actors fell madly in love and gave birth to son Walker, who is now five years old. The two now are divorced sadly after a 10-year marriage, but they have managed to commit to the responsibility of raising Walker amicably.
And that is the only respectable way to handle that situation, right? Once they decided to have a child they also decided to put the child before themselves, so all the other problems should take a back seat.
Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto
Michael Jordan is the greatest to do it across all sports. He was undefeated in the finals and has six rings. The guy is a walking living legend. His wife, not half bad either. It just feels like he’s a winner on and off the court so you can only sit back and appreciate his greatness.
Jordan is married to the stunning Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto. After four years of dating, the African-American basketball superstar married the woman of his dreams this year in Palm Beach, Fl. Yvette is now stepmother to Jordan’s three grown children from his first marriage.
Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault
Sizzling Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek found the man of her dreams in French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault in 2007. The couple was married in 2009 and have a beautiful daughter named Valentina together. Apparently, Pinault was named as the potential baby daddy for Linda Evangelista’s baby in 2006, but he denied all allegations.
Why would he even want to partake in infidelity when he has someone as gorgeous as her on his side? That is one thing we do not understand when it comes to celebrity relationships. We understand that fans throw themselves at you but messing up something with someone who knows you better than anyone else is foolish.
Tyra Banks & Erik Asla
The stunning supermodel Tyra Banks started dating Norwegian hunk Erik Asla sometime around 2013, but they were so impressively secret about their relationship you probably don’t even recognize his name! Every couple should follow this model of secrecy because it brings forth higher chances of longevity to the relationship.
The Caucasian photographer and the African-American beauty met on the set of Norway’s Next Top Model and fell head-over-heels behind the camera. They now share a son together with the help of a surrogate! Although they’re not romantically partnered anymore, they stay close for the child’s sake.
Ice-T & Coco
Most famous for starring in the reality series Ice Loves Coco, previous hip-hop artist Ice-T found love in the comfort of Coco on the set of Law & Order: SVU. After a single split in 2012, the two rekindled their lasting, interracial love and the two have a daughter together, Chanel.
Chanel even participated in her first fashion show at only 14 months of age. Yes, her mom was holding her as she walked alongside Ice for the Nike/Jordan Runaway but that will be something to reminisce about when she grows up. Coco’s shared photos of the event on Instagram and baby Chanel looked less than pleased.
Wesley Snipes & Nakyung “Nikki” Park
Most may know Wesley Snipes from his days as the gnarly vampire king known as Blade. The Blade trilogy was phenomenal but we also may know him from his issues with the government, more specifically taxes.
After dating for three years, the stunning Korean painter and African-American actor married in 2003. Following some tax evasion issues, the interracial pair worked together with their four children to overcome the stress and anxiety and are still happily married to this day! That is what marriage is all about, sticking together when the hardships of life get rough.
Sidney Poitier & Joanna Shimkus
Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier and Caucasian Canadian former actress Joanna Shimkus make a perfect couple. After 35 years of dedicated marriage, the interracial pair has raised two beautiful and talented daughters who eventually both followed after their parents as talented actresses.
In 2016, Poitier received the lifetime achievement award at the BAFTA Awards. “To my family, my life force, I am nothing without you,” Poitier told the BAFTA audience via video. And all of you, thank you for your warm embrace and this extraordinary moment and memory I shall cherish.”
A Royal Relationship
Prince Harry began dating American actress Meghan Markle in 2016, and their relationship was soon confirmed by Kensington Palace. They were married on May 19, 2018, and had their first child, son Archie, the following May. They then famously departed from the royal family and moved to Los Angeles, where Markle grew up.
Markle addressed race in a 2016 essay she wrote for Elle magazine. “My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white….” Despite their vastly different upbringings, Harry and Markle appear to be a perfect match and the world seems to agree.
Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian
Wimbledon champ and tennis legend Serena Williams, who is African-American, announced in December 2016 that she was newly engaged. Her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, is an Armenian-American who first arrived in the United States as a refugee.
Ohanian co-founded the popular website reddit.com, and Williams fittingly shared their engagement news there. The couple had a star-studded wedding in New Orleans in 2017. Today, they have an adorable daughter, Olympia, who’s often seen on Serena’s social media channels.
Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa
African-American Cosby Show goddess Lisa Bonet and Game of Thrones hunk Jason, who is of Hawaiian descent, tied the knot in 2007. After having daughter Zoë with Lenny Kravitz, Lisa was eager to have more children so the couple had two within two years of their marriage. They have got to be the sexiest couple alive!
Here is a funny story about how they first met. “We met through mutual friends,” Jason once told TheYBF. “But when I first met her, she didn’t know I was a stalker, but I was. I was with one of my best friends and when I turned around, and they were going to introduce us, literally like, FIREWORKS. She said ‘Hi I’m Lisa’. And I said ‘Hi, I’m Jason’ and I just turn around to my buddy like… (freaking out).”
Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling
If there were ever a more sought after actor in Hollywood than Ryan Gosling then we must not know who it is. He has been in his fair share of romantic relationships but we think this one takes the cake. That even goes for his near perfect relationship with Rachel McAdams.
As our favorite couple of all time, hunky Caucasian actor Gosling and Cuban goddess Eva Mendes are the perfect couple. The two started dating in 2011 and were married just this year. Giving birth to beautiful daughters, Esmeralda Amada and Amada, the interracial couple seems super happy and in love.
Michael Ealy & Khatira Rafiqzada
After dating for four years in secret, African-American actor Michael Ealy announced to the world that he was a married man. Wedding stunning Middle Eastern Khatira Rafiqzada in 2012, they were able to keep their nuptials a secret for two months before the press got wind of their marriage. Raising son Elijah together, the couple happily lives in Los Angeles.
Now here is another great example of keeping things under wraps. They got to two months of keeping it a secret before the media found out. That could also imply that Ealy’s celebrity is not that big.
Tina Turner & Erwin Bach
The music icon Tina Turner is married to 57-year-old German music executive Erwin Bach and the two only dated 27 years before he took her off the market! That must be a lasting love! Bach even produced Tina’s famous track “What’s Love Got To Do With It!”They now reside in Switzerland where Tina retains acitizenship and the two feel at home.
The two had been a couple for 27 years before finally getting married. That is a testament to love to be together for that long and then finally decide on tying the knot so kudos to the both of them!
Thandie Newton & Ol Parker
If you remember the memorable films Pursuit of Happyness or Solo: A Star Wars Story, then chances are you remember Thandie Newton. The stunning actress has a role in the popular HBO series Westworld and she gives the viewers a bit more skin than they asked for. No one is complaining, however.
The Zimbabwean actress married caucasian director Ol Parker in 1998. The two met on the set of a BBC film that Parker was directing and fell madly in love; they now have three children together. With that many kids, hopefully, the marriage stays sweet and amicable.
Vanessa Williams & Jim Skrip
Actress and goddess Vanessa Williams married third husband, Buffalo businessman Jim Skrip, in 2015. With two children from her previous marriages, Vanessa is on good terms with both of her ex-husbands, Rick Fox and Ramon Hervey II. These two love each other so deeply that they decided to get married a second time in the Catholic church just a year after their first ceremony!
After the wedding, Williams took to Instagram and wrote, “Yesterday we took one last walk down the aisle – this time in my little church,” Williams said. “Officially wedded Catholic. Amen!”
Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego
We love that someone as famous as the Dominican-Puerto Rican bombshell Zoe Saldana likes her privacy, which is why you may not know her hunky hubby, Italian artist Marco Perego. The two married back in 2013 in secret and gave birth to adorable twins Bowie and Cy. In recent years, Perego became a US citizen so the family spends most of their time in the States!
That move probably compromises some of their secrecy because paparazzi are everywhere in the states! As long as their love is strong then that shouldn’t matter much because their family is the number one priority.
Dwayne Johnson & Lauren Hashian
Samoan Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson met his stunning Caucasian wife Lauren Hashian on the set of the film The Game Plan. After nine years of dating, The Rock finally took himself off the market with the beautiful Lauren and they have two children together, daughters Jasmine and Tiana Gia.
The two have a great dynamic going on it seems, too. “First of all, she teases me about everything. Everything,” he tells People. “Nothing is off limits in our house. And it’s the beauty of it. And I tease her with everything.” You know it’s real when you can joke around.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
Caucasian actress and TV host Kelly Ripa met the suave Spanish actor on the set of All My Children and has loved him ever since. With more than 20 years of marriage under their belts, the gorgeous couple has three children together and they split their time between New York and Los Angeles.
Ripa candidly revealed that after the two hit the sack, Consuelos would be mean to her. “He’s immediately mean to me afterward and I don’t like that,” Ripa said as she sat next to Consuelos. “I think it’s bizarre. He becomes short with me, like irritated.” She later said she was just joking.
David Bowie & Iman
Before the tragic passing of the eclectic rock star in 2016 David Bowie and supermodel Iman’s love was one for the books. The stunning model met the talented performer at a dinner party just after she had announced her retirement from the modeling world in 1990.
Bowie was so taken with the Somalian beauty, he was quoted by Hello! Magazine saying “That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal,” he gushed. “I’d never gone after anything in my life with such passion in all my life. I just knew she was the one.” The inspirational pair were married for a beautiful 24 years.
George & Amal Clooney
As front runners for our favorite interracial couple, Lebanese goddess Amal Clooney and George Clooney are seriously the perfect pair. After countless relationships, Clooney met Amal in 2013 a charity fundraiser and was immediately smitten.
Within months of dating, The Oceans 11 actor George popped the question and the couple was married just months later the same year. He obviously did not want to wait and who could blame him? Now, they have twins together, Ella and Alexander.
Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Daughter of the legendary Lionel Richie, Nicole married Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden 10 years ago and the two are still going strong. With beautiful children Sparrow and Harlow, the fashionista and musician seem to have it all figured out and we couldn’t be more pleased. Richie is of Mexican, African-American, and English decent.
“There are moments where you feel like life is perfect, and you want to stay in that moment forever, and that’s how we feel: really blessed and lucky,” Joel told People. “I give my wife a lot of credit. She’s an incredible partner and really supportive,” he added.
Matt Damon & Luciana Barroso
The hunky Caucasian actor wed Argentinian wife Luciana Barroso over 15 years ago and they are still very much in love. After meeting at a bar, the two fell head-over-heels for one another and have not looked back since.
Matt and Luciana parent her daughter Alexia from her first marriage, as well as three daughters they’ve had together. It’s seriously adorable how much he loves his wife and cannot stay apart from her for more than two weeks! The Bourne actor feels he is lucky to have her and the feeling is reciprocated from her. Hopefully, they keep this great thing going.
Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
The Latin-English bombshell met the bi-racial businessman on the set of Fantastic Four back in 2005 and although she was dating someone else at the time, she admits to being completely love-struck by him immediately. The two have been married since 2008 and have three beautiful children together.
Alba recently opened up about parenthood. “I don’t try to pretend like I have all the answers and I certainly don’t think I’m perfect,” she said. “So when my kids say something, instead of me being so reactive, I think about how I can be better.”
Gabrielle Reece & Laird Hamilton
The Afro-Trinidadian (her father’s side) professional volleyball player and model married Greek-American professional surfer husband Laird Hamilton back in 1997. The two have two daughters and Reece is stepmother to Laird’s daughter Izabela from his first marriage to Maria Souza.
Reece gave impactful tips on how to keep a marriage strong in an interview. “Respect his masculinity and give him space,” she said. “Men know what they need to do when you give them the space to do it and allow them to step into their power. Don’t try to be his mother. An alpha male does not need that authority figure in his partner.”
America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams
The stunning American-Honduran actress America Ferrera is married to Caucasian actor and director Ryan Piers Williams; the two met back when America was a student at USC. They were engaged in 2010 and married by 2011 and have spent the last decade loving one another. They are an inspiration to us all!
They celebrated their fifth year wedding anniversary in style out in Hawaii. “Celebrating 11 years of building a life with this generous, funny, dedicated, one-of-a-kind man,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m grateful for you Ryan and the adventurous, interesting, friend-filled, love-filled life we’ve made together.”
Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova
One of the most gorgeous and athletic couples around, Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and Russian professional tennis player Anna Kournikova have been together for forever! They met in 2001, when Anna appeared in one of Enrique’s music videos.
They have been very quiet about their relationship status in public but have three children together: twins Nicholas and Lucy, in 2017, and a daughter who was just born on January 30, 2020.
Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross
Baby Simpson sister Ashlee found love in the arms of this black Hunger Games actor, and the two married in 2014. In the same year, the pair welcomed daughter Jagger Snow and have been happily in love ever since. Ashlee’s first marriage to musician Pete Wentz gave her first-born Bronx, who is now half-sister to baby Jagger; the whole family is too cute!
Ross made his acting debut in the film ATL alongside rapper T.I. back in 2006. Simpson must have seen the movie and got the hots for him through the big screen. However it happened, the two make a great couple.
Josh Hutcherson & Claudia Traisac
Josh Hutcherson and Claudia Traisac have been dating for several years. Josh has kept the relationship on the down-low, preferring to keep it private. The pair made a film together, Escobar: Paradise Lost, where they met and fell in love. The two played love interests in the movie, and it appears that life is mimicking art. They have been spotted out together since 2013.
In 2015, he opened up about their relationship during the film’s premiere, telling E! Online, “It’s pretty good. Distance is hard, but we make it work.” She added, “I’m really happy. It’s really great.”
Arlenis Sosa & Donnie McGrath
Victoria’s Secret model Arlenis Sosa married American-Irish basketball player Donnie McGrath in her native Dominican Republic in 2015. It was a star-studded event with several of Sosa’s model friends in attendance, including Toni Garrn, Jourdan Dunn, Lais Ribeiro, Eniko Mihalik, and Anais Mali. McGrath’s colleagues also traveled south for the big day. NBA stars Joakim Noah and Chandler Parsons and former NBA stars Marko Jaric and Ryan Gomes were also guests.
Sosa told Brides magazine that the pair had their first date in Paris. She was there for a job, and he was playing in Greece. He flew to France simply to take her to dinner. How romantic!
Zoë Kravitz & Karl Glusman
Zoë Kravitz, the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, has been with Karl Glusman for several years now. Karl, who was born in the Bronx, was first spotted hanging out with Zoe in October 2016. He has appeared in films such as Nocturnal Animals and The Neon Demon.
In October of 2018, Kravitz revealed in an interview that the couple was engaged. They tied the knot at her father Lenny’s Paris home in June of 2019.
Michelle Phan & Dominique Capraro
YouTuber and makeup guru Michelle Phan has been dating Swiss model Dominique Capraro since 2010. At first, the pair had a long-distance relationship because he lived in Paris. They took it slow and only met face-to-face after two years of getting to know one another. He ended up appearing in several of her videos, including one in which he did her make-up.
She revealed in January 2016, “I have never been so fascinated with anyone in my entire life. But I don’t want to be some power couple. I don’t care what people think. We aren’t in any rush to get married and have kids, and I don’t think women should ever feel that pressure.” Today, she prefers to keep details about their relationship private.
Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams
Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams met in 1989 while performing on Broadway. They wed in 1992 and have worked together in several films. Adams also appeared in five episodes of Monk, Shalhoub’s popular TV series. When they got married, Adams had an adopted daughter, Josie Lynn. Shalhoub later adopted her. In 1994, they adopted another daughter named Sophie.
Shalhoub is American with Lebanese roots. His popular films include Galaxy Quest, Spy Kids, Cars, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Adams is best known for the films Days of Heaven, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Dead Zone.