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Black love is wonderful, but so is all types of love. In this edition of couples we love, we highlight four of our favorite Hollywood interracial couples, who’ve stood the test of time. We can only hope that Halle Berry has this much luck with her soon-to-be hubby (who cares if it’s not official) Oliver Martinez.
Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens
Aisha Tyler married her husband, attorney Jeff Tietjens in 1992, and they have been going strong ever since. What makes their story extra sweet is that they met in college at Dartmouth. At 41, Aisha is yet to have kids with her hubby. With her busy schedule, co-hosting on The Talk and running her podcast “Girl on Guy,” we don’t know when she’ll have the time.
Today’s world is an increasingly different place than it was even 20 years ago. But as a whole, our mindsets are far slower to change than the very ground beneath our feet. This is particularly true for women, whom society seems to make responsible for a significant portion of our moral underpinning, particularly when it comes to ideas surrounding dating and sex. Most women go by the rules to protect their reputations.
But do the same socialized limitations apply to the type of person you are willing to date, or more specifically, that person’s ethnic background? Or is there something else keeping you dating within your racial boundaries? Ultimately, it boils down to your own preferences — but you don’t need a Census-scale study to note that a black woman is far less likely, or even willing, to date outside her race than a black man. It’s time to change all that.
I’m fortunate to have the audacity of exercising my options. The fact is, when I step out with a lady who has an “other” background, I’m not worried about what her parents may think. But I am watching for other black women out the corner of my eye, concerned she might view me as a traitor, or go Sister Soulja and make a snide remark. Deep down, I’ve got this nagging feeling she doesn’t understand, nor does she know what she’s missing. Rather than feeling angry, jealous or betrayed, she should join the team.
So from a brutha to a sistah, here are the reasons you all really need to consider trying “something new.”
Celebrity couplings can be rather fly-by-night. Here today, gone tomorrow is most often the common scenario. And yet and still, the public remains fascinated when two people blessed with looks, fame and fortune choose to mingle their majesty for even more staggering greatness. Yes, celebrity couples make us all hope, wish and dream in regards to the realm of love. We can’t help it — so here we go. Here are some celebrity dream relationships that have yet to happen, but that we believe would be rather hot. Our hearts just start pounding at the idea of obsessing over star-studded love affairs that are likely never to happen. Ah well! Isn’t the longing part of the passion? Weigh in on our selections, and leave your comments below!