True love comes in many colors and forms, and doesn’t let society take control over its fate. Here’s a list of 52 interracial couples in Hollywood who chose to make their own way when it came to love.
Did You Know?
In 1967, the United States Supreme Court struck down the country’s last few anti-miscegenation laws (which enforced racial segregation and banned interracial marriage) in the case Loving v. Virginia. Since then, June 12 is known as Loving Day and has become one of the biggest annual celebration held in the country.
From award functions’ red carpet to the tabloids lined near the checkout counters, celebrity obsession is everywhere. And no matter how trivial it may be, we can’t seem to get enough of hearing about the nitty-gritty details of celebrities and their private lives. Until today, we have witnessed a plethora of celebrities dating one another, getting married, having kids, or living together.
But with so many celebrity couples splitting after a few months of dating or marriages ending in divorce, we can’t overlook those couples who overcame the prejudice that comes along with being in an interracial relationship. Take a look at these 52 interracial celebrity couples who truly believe in their hearts that love is colorblind.
Famous Interracial Celebrity Couples
Whether they are dating or happily married, these couples are paving the way for interracial couples across the globe.
* The information provided below is as of October, 2014. The following list of famous interracial relationships has been compiled in an alphabetical order.
Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross
Chris Noth and Tara Lynn Wilson
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer
Derek Luke and Sophia Adella Luke
Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Hally Berry and Olivier Martinez
Ice-T and Coco Austin
Iman and David Bowie
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kevin James and Steffiana de la Cruz
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kourtney Kardashain and Scott Disick
Matt Damon and Luciana Bozán Barroso
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
Ron Perlman and Opal Stone Perlman
Roselyn Sánchez and Eric Winter
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
Sir Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus
Thandie Newton and Ol Parker
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie
Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens
Alfonso Ribeiro and Angela Unkrich
Anthony Mandler and Denise Vasi
Devon Aoki and James Bailey
Dr. Dre and Nicole Threatt Young
Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Essence Atkins and Jaime Mendez
Eve and Maximillion Cooper
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
James Earl Jones and Cecilia Hart
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Justin Chambers and Keisha Chambers
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
Margaret Cho and Al Ridenour
Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
Paul Wall and Crystal Wall
Randy Jackson and Erika Riker
Sandra Oh and Andrew Featherston
Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
Wesley Snipes and Nakyung Park
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Maintaining a relationship, interracial or not, is tough; it requires work from both parties. So, if there’s anything we can learn from these couples is that love is an emotion which is free of color, race, and nationality, and has no gender boundaries.