I Just Want To Thank Your Parents: Fathers and Mothers of The Most Beautiful Brothers

April 4, 2012  |  
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by Marissa Ellis

It’s fun to spend all day drooling over our favorite chocolate eye candies like Idris, Common, Lamman, and the list goes on and on. But in order to completely get a good grasp on our fantasy weddings to our luscious boos, we need to imagine how our in-laws will look in our photos, don’t we? Besides that, we also need to give them proper thanks for bringing such beautiful men into the world for us Noirettes to enjoy. So to these fathers and mothers, we say simply, Thank You!

Check out part 1 of our series – surely, there is more to come and many more parents to thank.

Idris Elba and Winston Elba

We certainly didn’t save the best for last. Idris Elba, as you all know, is the reigning king of Black swexy. His fine balance of swagger, masculinity, good looks and charm make him a first round pick all over the world. The London-raised actor’s father (Winston Elba) is from Sierra Leone and his mother is from Ghana.

Lamman Rucker and Nana Malaya Rucker

The actor who first caught our eye in the Tyler Perry flick Why Did I Get Married? has a very interesting and artistic background. His mother Nana Malaya is a dancer/choreographer who owned a Black dance company in Pittsburgh where his father also drummed.

Lance Darnell Gross and Mother 

To our chagrin, the Howard grad never seems to be out of a relationship. After breaking up with Eva Marcille, Gross is now in another serious relationship. We wonder if Mama Gross and his two sisters approve of his new GF.


Dhani Jones and mother Nancy Jones

Professional Football Player Dhani Jones turned TV personality is a modern day Renaissance man. We know he gets his good looks from his parents but we also know that he was heavily influenced by his parent’s education history. Both of Dhani’s parents, along with Dhani himself, all graduated from the University of Michigan. His father was a Navy commander and his mom is a anesthesiologist.

Chris Paul and Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones

Isn’t Chris Paul just so adorable? We can’t get enough of him. Here he’s posing with his proud parents and big brother C.J. Paul’s parents were actually childhood friends. Maybe that’s what influenced Chris to marry his longtime girlfriend and college sweetheart Jada Crawley at an age which is considered to be relatively young for a baller.

Dwyane  Wade and Dwyane Wade Sr.

Now we know why D-Wade spells his first name the way he does: he’s a junior! D-Wade is another hunk on the court that inspires us to get into sports. Although his parents split shortly after he was born, D-Wade spent some of his formative years with his father and stepmother. His own mother struggled with drug addiction when he was younger, but she is now a church minister.

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