Ebony & Ivory: 8 Celebrities In Interracial Relationships You Might Not Have Known About
Love is blind. And, even if it wasn’t, it would welcome the differences that set people apart. Love acts independently of orientation, religious affiliation, gender, deformity, handicaps, weight, height, nationality and ethnicity. This sentiment is even shared in Hollywood. Some famous interracial couples are more popular than others, take for instance, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, Iman and David Bowie, etc. So how about we direct some attention towards couples who are working in the background to keep their relationship working well? If you’re down, keep a-clickin’!
Essence Atkins & Jamie Mendez
Best known for her roles as Yvette Henderson on “Smart Guy,” Dee Dee Thorne on “Half & Half” and Suzanne Kingston-Persons on “Are We There Yet?,” Essence Atkins married Jamie Mendez in 2009 after meeting him online through Match.com. Hey, who said online dating couldn’t yield great results? The two welcomed a son, Varro Blair Mendez, into their lives on December 25, 2011.
Chris Noth & Tara Wilson
Chris Noth of “Sex and The City,” “The Good Wife” and “Law and Order” met his wife, Tara Lynn Wilson, in 2004 at a music venue he owned called The Cutting Room. Noth and Wilson had their son, Orion Christopher in January 2008, and they just recently wed on April 6, 2012. Wilson is an actress, as well.
Chris Ivery & Ellen Pompeo
Best known for her leading role on the mega-popular medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” as Meredith Grey, Ellen Pompeo met her husband of five years, Chris Ivery, at a grocery store in Los Angeles, of all places. Since, the two have been fairly inseparable, often spotted sitting courtside at Boston Celtic games (The two grew up just outside of Boston, 10 miles away from one another!), hitting the streets together and on the red carpet. The couple has a three year-old daughter by the name of Stella Luna.
Donna Summer & Bruce Sudano
The queen of disco, Donna Summer, met her lifelong partner, Bruce Sudano because they were both successful artists in the industry. The two even collaborated on several successful songs before marrying three years after their first meeting on July 16, 1980. Together, the two had two children, Brooklyn and Amanda Grace, who are both models and actresses. Unfortunately, the talented songstress lost her life to lung cancer on May 17, 2012 at her home in Englewood, Florida. The two were married for more than 30 years.
George Lucas & Mellody Hobson
Sci-Fi god George Lucas, known for producing gems such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, met his longtime partner, Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments, LLC (a multi-billion dollar organization) in 2006. The independently successful couple is photographed all around Hollywood, and can even be seen vacaying it up in St. Barths from time to time. In an interview with George Lucas on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Hobson revealed said she think the couple work so well because they’re open-minded people, open to whatever the universe has to offer them, especially love. Deep…
Rick Fox & Eliza Dushku
Rick Fox, retired basketball player and actor, has been dating the television star, Eliza Dushku (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dollhouse,” “Angel” and “Tru Calling”) since 2010. The two were recently spotted in Mexico, celebrating their three-year anniversary, where they couldn’t keep their eyes off of one another. The two are as thick as thieves, and are often spotted around Hollywood and watching Lakers games. Also, The two collaborate on philanthropic endeavors, including assisting the fellows at The Carroll Center, an organization geared toward the visually impaired.
Roderick Spencer & Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard, the Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award-winning actress, married screenwriter, producer and comedian, Roderick Spencer on October 13, 1983. The low-key couple has two children, Mavis and Duncan, who are adopted. And, the couple started and work avidly for an anti-apartheid organization, Artists for a Free Africa.
Keisha and Justin Chambers
Ellen Pompeo isn’t the only Grey’s Anatomy cast member getting her swirl on for life. Chambers, who plays Dr. Alex Karev, has been married to his wife, Keisha, since 1993. And since the two have been together, they’ve managed to pop out five beautiful children: Isabella, twins Maya and Kaila (on a sidenote, Chambers has an identical twin, so you see how Maya and Kaila came about), Eva and Jackson.
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