The Color Of Love: Famous Interracial Couples Throughout History

Throughout history, many interracial couples have been scrutinized and criticized by the general public. They’ve fought for their right to love, some even making their way to the Supreme Court in hopes of helping people in the future. But some couples make history together in other ways.

Each of these couples, from regular people who became famous for their relationships to some of today’s biggest celebrities, navigated the racial climate of their time. What they all have in common is their want to live, love, and marry on their own terms.

John Lennon And Yoko Ono

John Lennon And Yoko Ono
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Susan Wood/Getty Images

Legendary Beatles musician John Lennon and artist Yoko Ono met at a London art gallery in 1966. The two instantly connected, starting a somewhat controversial romance, as interracial couples were just coming out of being seen as taboo in the United States.

Three years after their first meeting at one of Ono’s art exhibitions, the couple got married and remained together until Lennon’s assassination in 1980. In 2000, Ono founded the John Lennon Museum in Japan.