When it comes to the term love it should seem like a fairly simple concept, right? Of all the words in the English language it is probably one of the most recognizable to those living in foreign countries. Many years ago, people were expected to adhere to social norms which were much more rigid, but that has evolved in the past few years tenfold. The LGBTQ community for example has come leaps and bound when it comes to their being accepted in society, but it seems we as a community still have a way to go.
Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs
Let’s start us off with this gorgeous couple! The two found love after Robert broke up with his longtime girlfriend Kristen Stewart. No need to let you know about their tumultuous ride, but it seems he got over it all when he met the gorgeous and talented singer by the name of FKA Twigs. Although they are no longer together, they were engaged, and it was reported that the timing was not right for them. By the end of this article, you’ll have a whole new opinion on interracial couples.
Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery
On Grey’s Anatomy there is only one man for Meredith Grey and that man is Derek Shepherd, but in real life things are much different. Can you believe that somewhat similarly to Robert De Niro, Ellen Pompeo found love in a random isle of a grocery store. Yes! Chris proposed to her on her birthday and they got married in 2007 in City Hall. Those are the types of stories we love to hear! There’s hope for us yet!
David Bowie & Iman
Now this is what love stories are based on. David Bowie found love in Iman when they met at a dinner party, shortly after she announced she would be retiring from modeling back in 1990. It was no secret that Bowie was taken aback by the Somalian goddess saying, “That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal,” he said. “I’d never gone after anything in my life with such passion in all my life. I just knew she was the one.” They were married for 24 years.
Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego
You might not know a whole lot about the gorgeous and talented actress of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, but this is because she loves to keep her private life private. In fact, she got married in 2013 in a secret ceremony to her Italian husband Marco Perego and the two are parents to glorious twins, Bowie and Cy. Are you shocked by this revelation? Well we have more interracial couple stories, so keep reading!
Dr. Dre & Nicole Threatt Young
Although it might not be the first place you would expect to fall in love, NWA rapper Dr. Dre managed to find it at none other than a divorce hearing. Yes, you read that right, a divorce hearing. Nicole Threatt is the ex-wife of NBA star Sedale Threatt. She is a mother of three and now enjoys living her life as a socialite in Los Angeles by Dr. Dre’s side. When you know, you know.
Chris Noth & Tara Wilson
We are not sure who is better looking of the pair, it seems they each give each other a run for their money. Although marrying Mr. Big is on virtually any female’s list, it seems the Sex and the City star is nothing like his character on the show. Apparently, he is quite the gentle romantic who after ten years of dating Tara, asked her to marry him. The two share a gorgeous son named Orion.
Tina Turner & Erwin Bach
You know the term “try before you buy”? Well apparently, these two love birds took it a little too literally. In fact, they dated for a whopping 27 years before deciding to tie the knot! Wow that is dedication. It is also reported that Bach proposed to Turner with her famous track “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in the background. The two live in Switzerland where Turner also has a citizenship, it is the place where they apparently feel most at home.
Tyra Banks & Erik Asla
If you haven’t yet heard of Erik Asla that means Tyra and Erik are doing something right. In truth these two have been dating since way back in 2012 when they fell in love off camera on the set of Norway’s Next Top Model and even share a son together by way of surrogate. Erik also has three daughters from a previous relationship, all of whom live in Los Angeles. Shocked at this secret relationship? We have more of that coming up for you soon!
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle
Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s relationship is all we’ve heard about for the past few months. The two lovebirds were introduced by a mutual friend, and very soon after hit off what became the biggest wedding of the year. When the news broke, they were followed by a bit of controversy due to Meghan’s ethnicity background, being the daughter of a white father and a black mother. The fact that she is an American entering the Royal Family was also a hot topic. Yet, despite their differences, the couple is very much in love and is committed to making their love and marriage a royal fairytale.
Robert De Niro & Grace Hightower
You know how the fairytale goes, famous actor works on the set of his movie, famous actor goes out for a lunch break to grab something to eat and ends up falling in love with the waitress. Yes, it’s true! These two love birds have been together since 1997 when De Niro fell head over heels in love with Grace who was a waitress at a Mr. Chow restaurant. They have two gorgeous children together and have been inspiring interracial couples all over the world for years now. Adorable!
Ice-T & Coco
So, you probably know this couple from their reality television series called Ice Loves Coco. The once rapper fell madly in love with Coco on the set of Law & Order: SVU. They also share a beautiful daughter Chanel. When it comes to their secret on staying together for so long Ice-T shares that it is all about working together. “I think a lot of time, celebrity life, both people have careers and they kind of create two teams that potentially work against each other, you gotta stay on the same team.”
Sidney Poitier & Joanna Shimkus
These two successful actors have been married for over 35 years and in that time have raised two glorious daughters, both of whom have followed in their footsteps choosing to pursue acting. When in 2016 at the BAFTA Awards Poitier accepted his lifetime achievement he solidified his love for his wife and family. “To my family, my life force, I am nothing without you. And all of you, thank you for your warm embrace and this extraordinary moment and memory I shall cherish.” Impressed? Keep reading for more.
Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
Their road to love has not been a very easy one, but the former Playboy bunny and Eagles wide receiver have somehow managed to make things work. There were rumors of cheating with Baskett even giving permission to his wife Kendra to flirt and fool around with other men after his cheating scandal came to light. Even though their love story has been anything but smooth sailing they still have managed to come out on top and stick together through their six year marriage. Here’s to many more years together.
Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel
Upon meeting on the set of RENT these two gorgeous actors fell in love. They had a marriage that lasted more than ten years and share a son together. Sadly, it seems that not every love story gets its happy ending and the two have since split. They have shown great commitment to raising their son together and have made the transition as smooth as it possibly could have been for his sake. This is something many couples fail to do when divorcing. Kudos!
Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley
You probably know her as one of the twins from the show Sister, Sister and he is a professional Fox Newscaster. These two love birds have been in love for a while now and have been married since back in 2011. Although Tamera features as a host on the talk show The Real, she mostly focuses on her family life, raising their son Aden at the same time. Another couple which have proven that interracial love is as strong as ever. What an inspiration.
Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross
Ashlee Simpson found love in the gloriously handsome Evan Ross, who you may have spotted in the hit Hunger Games movies. They married in 2014 and share a daughter together, Jagger. Ashlee was previously married to singer Pete Wentz and they have a son together, Bronx. It is reported that Evan and Ashlee are more than ready to have more children with Evan admitting, “I’d love more kids. We’re definitely having another one,” Ross said. “We’ve got work to do, and then we’ll have another one.”
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
Well if you are not familiar with this interracial relationship then we just have to assume you have been hiding under a rock for the past few years. Tyga was once in a relationship with Blac Chyna, but he cheated on her with Kylie and consequently left Blac Chyna for Kylie in the end. It was not meant to be as they broke up, but Kylie is not happy with Travis Scott with whom she shares a baby girl, Stormi. Confused? We don’t blame you but keep reading for other interracial love stories.
Reggie Bush & Lilit Avagyan
It might be a bit strange finding a wife that is virtually the carbon copy of your previous girlfriend, but that is exactly what happened to Reggie Bush when he started dating Persian beauty Lilit Avagyan. After dating Kim Kardashian, he found love in Lilit and the two have been married since 2014. Clearly, he has a type. The couple have a gorgeous son Uriah and an equally cute daughter named Briseis. Sorry, we still cannot get over how much the ladies look alike.
Wesley Snipes & Nakyung “Nikki” Park
Well you either known Wesley Snipes from his acting days portraying that sadistic vampire king that we all know as Blade, or from his tax evasion issues with the government. Nikki and Wesley met and dated for three years before finally tying the knot in 2003. Even through the issues that Wesley faced with the government, his wife stuck by his side. This is something that many couples would crumble over, but not these two. In fact, they are still happily married to this day.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Once again, this absolutely drop dead gorgeous pair are couple goals to anyone in an interracial relationship. They got married in 2012 and share two lovely children together. When remembering the first time he saw Camila, Matthew was stunned beyond belief at her beauty. “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?’”
Salma Hayek & François-Henri Pinault
When sparks first flew between Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek and the French businessman by the name of Francois-Henri Pinault in 2007 their chemistry was undeniable. The got married just two years later and since then have had a daughter named Valentina together. Their wedding was something that dreams are made of, a masked ball on Valentine’s Day in Venice. How romantic is that? We are pretty sure our invite must have gotten lost in the mail, but that would have been one magical wedding.
Alfre Woodard & Roderick Spencer
The relationship between Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer really proves the theory that love is blind. It goes without saying that even though they have been married for more than three decades their love story was not received as well as it should have been. Not only getting backlash from the media, but also her husband’s family, Alfre had a lot to prove in the beginning. They happily share two adopted children together and are blissfully happy despite the start.
Cuba Gooding Jr. & Sara Kapfer
Now this is not conventional love story. Cuba Gooding Jr. married his high school sweetheart, but after a very difficult and ugly divorce the two have been trying to restore their relationship. In an interview with Steve Harvey he shared, “Officially I’m still married, it’s just you know how some marriages go. Sometimes you take a break or two. All I’m saying is my life is what it is right now,” “I took her to see a movie the other day. We’ve got kid, man, we’ve got to keep this together.”
Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling
After watching The Notebook the whole world was filled with adoration for the love story between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Unlike in the movies, their relationship did not have a happy ending, and instead Ryan found love in the arms of Eva Mendes. They started dating in 2011 and have since gotten married. Sharing two daughters, Esmeralda and Amanda, they have proven their interracial relationship is what goals are made of. Impressed? You ain’t seen nothing yet!
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
French actor Olivier Martinez and gorgeous actress Halle Berry fell in love and got married in 2013 only to file for divorce in 2015. It was rumored that Olivier’s controlling ways were too much for Halle, but since they filed the papers they have failed to take any further action. It seems that although they have been living separately they have also been going on holidays together with their son Maceo and daughter Nahla. This has led to speculation that the couple might in fact be trying to work things out after all.
Eliza Dushku & Rick Fox
You might know her from the movie Bring it On or the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he is a famous NBY champion. The Albanian actress and NBA star found love in 2009, but after five years of dating decided to call it quits. This is not surprising because their living arrangements were far from ideal. They lived on separate coasts and simply could not make the long distance thing work. Apparently, they have remained friends which is lovely to hear.
Michael Ealy & Khatira Rafiqzada
Now everyone knows it is very difficult to keep a secret in Hollywood, but this couple managed to do just that. They dated for four years in secret and even got married in secret keeping everything under wraps for two months until the media found out about it. He is of African-American descent whilst she is Middle Eastern. They share a son called Elijah together and are living happily in Los Angeles at the moment. Surprised? We are too. Keep reading for more gossip!
Michael Jordan & Yvette Prieto
Michael might be a legend in the field of sports, but it looks like he did pretty well in his personal life too. He married Cuban-American model Yvette after they dated for four years. The ceremony was held in Palm Beach, Florida in 2016. As you might have guessed there wasn’t a shortage of celebrities that attended the wedding and they even had Robin Thicke and Usher singing at the ceremony. Yvette is now the stepmother to Jordan’s three children.
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
As far as rocky relationships go, this is one for the books. It seemed like nothing could go wrong in the beginning and it appeared that the two were perfect for each other. Although they got married in 2009 and were married for four years things didn’t pan out as expected. Odom went to rehab after admitting to drug problems and even attempted suicide at one point. Khloe stuck by him during this time and he even lived at her house whilst getting over his troubles.
Blac Chyna & Robert Kardashian Jr.
This is one more strange love story to come from the Kardashian clan, this time from their brother Robert. As we know Tyga left Blac Chyna for Robert’s half-sister Kylie Jenner, but things got even weirder when Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian got tangled in a whirlwind love affair, even having a child together. Although his family tried to warn him Rob did not take their advice and their relationship ended up in a messy breakup.
Nicolas Cage & Alice Kim Cage
Like Robert De Niro, Nicolas Cage fell in love at a sushi bar where Alice Kim Cage worked back in 2005. Although she was only 20 years old at the time the two fell in love quickly and even share a son together. They were married for 11 years before their marriage fell apart due to infidelity rumors. Apparently, those rumors were true and Kim frequently visited the other man in Nevada. We are betting they did more than just talk. Shocked? There’s more, so stick around.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
It really was love at first sight, and we would have loved to see John’s face when he first saw Chrissy on the set of his “Stereo” music video. It was that day that paved the rest of their lives together as they started dating straight away. They were married just three years later and have a gorgeous daughter called Luna together. If you haven’t guessed by now, his song “All of Me” is dedicated to his gorgeous wife. Love it!
Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana
When these two got married in 2012 it was difficult to see how anything could pull them apart. After all, Wissam Al Mana described Janet as his “dream woman”. Sadly, their love story was not meant to be and they recently separated, just after their baby was born. Commenting on their relationship an insider stated, “They separated shortly after the baby was born,” a source said. “The cultural differences between her and Wissam became even more obvious [after Eissa arrived]. They come from very different worlds.”
Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren
Well you might remember the cheating scandal that shook the world of Tiger Woods. He was exposed for cheating on his wife with more than 30 women! Although they married in 2004 it all came undone in 2010, but their divorce was only recently finalized. “I have moved on and I am in a good place,” Nordegren stated. “My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father.”
Selena Gomez & The Weekend
This American sweetheart and Ethiopian-Canadian singer heartthrob dated for a minute in 2017 and although it seemed like it would last, their love was sadly not meant to be. Although dating for almost a year the pair stated that their schedules were to blame for their split. A source from the inside said, “It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them.” She has been seen out and about with her old flame Justin Bieber since then.
Paula Patton & Robin Thicke
These two were once high school sweethearts and made one of the hottest couples in Hollywood. They got married in 2005 but ended up getting divorced in 2014 after about twenty years of being married. The German, Dutch, African-American beauty left Thicke after reports of infidelity were released. Robin was clearly distraught and even released an album titled “Paula”, but to no avail. Looks like he will be learning from his mistakes the first time around when he starts dating again.