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Interracial Celebrity Couples

Updated on January 29, 2012
Iman and David Bowie
Iman and David Bowie
Roger Ebert and Chaz Hammelsmith
Roger Ebert and Chaz Hammelsmith
Jeff Tietjens and  Aisha Tyler
Jeff Tietjens and Aisha Tyler
Keisha and Justin Chambers
Keisha and Justin Chambers
Cuba Gooding and Sara Gooding
Cuba Gooding and Sara Gooding
Randy Jackson and Erika Riker
Randy Jackson and Erika Riker
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
Thandie Newton and Ol Parker
Thandie Newton and Ol Parker
Garcelle Beauvais and Mike Nilon
Garcelle Beauvais and Mike Nilon
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
Tara Wilson and Chris Noth
Tara Wilson and Chris Noth
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods
Heidi Klum and Seal
Heidi Klum and Seal
Coco and Ice T
Coco and Ice T
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Ben Harper and Laura Dern
Ben Harper and Laura Dern
Jade Jones and Emma Bunton
Jade Jones and Emma Bunton
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
Gelila Assefa and Wolfgang Puck
Gelila Assefa and Wolfgang Puck
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery

 

Being a product of an interracial relationship I find it interesting to see celebrity interracial couples.  Being able to see something that is familiar to you can be validating and comforting as well. Here are a few couples that I find very interesting.

Iman and David Bowie - Married in 1992

Iman was born July 25, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia and is best known as a model.

David Bowie was born January 8, 1947 in London, England and is best known as a musician and actor.  (1947-01-08)

Roger Ebert and Chaz Hammelsmith – Married in 1992

Chaz Hammelsmith is an attorney.

Roger Ebert was born June 18, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois and is best known as a film critic.

Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens – Married in 1992

Aisha Tyler was born September 18, 1970 in San Francisco, California and is best known as a comedienne and actress.

Jeff Tietjens is an attorney.

Justin and Keisha Chambers – Married in 1993

Keisha Chambers is a booking agent for models.

Justin Chambers was born July 11, 1970 in Springfield, Ohio and is best known as an actor and model.

Cuba Gooding and Sara Gooding – Married in 1994

Sara Gooding was Cuba Gooding’s high school sweetheart.

Cuba Gooding was born January 2, 1968 in the Bronx, New York and is best known as an actor.

Randy Jackson and Erika Riker – Married in 1995

Randy Jackson was born June 23, 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is best known as a judge on American Idol, musician and music producer.

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower – Married in 1997

Grace Hightower is a formal flight attendant.

Robert De Niro was born August 17, 1943 in New York, New York and is best known as an actor.

Thandie Newton and Ol Parker – Married in 1998

Thandie Newton was born November 6, 1972 in London, England and is best known for being an actress.

Ol Parker was born in 1969 in London and is best known as a writer and director.

Garcelle Beauvais and Mike Nilon – Married in 2001

Garcelle Beauvais was born November 26, 1966 (1966-11-26)in Saint-Marc, Haiti and is best known as an actor.

Mike Nilon is a talent agent.

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel – Married in 2003

Idina Menzel was born May 30, 1971 (1971-05-30)in Long Island, New York and is known as a singer and actress.

Taye Diggs was born January 2, 1971 in New Jersey and is best known as an actor.

Tara Wilson and Chris Noth – Together since 2003

Tara Wilson was born February 25, 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia and is known as an actress.

Chris Noth was born November 13, 1954 in Madison, Wisconsin and is known as an actor.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren – Married in 2004

Elin Nordegren was born January 1, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden and is best known as a model.

Tiger Woods was born December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California and is best known as a golfer.

Seal and Heidi Klum - Married in 2005

Heidi Klum was born June 1, 1973 (1973-06-01) in Germany and is best known as a model and actress.

Seal was born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London and is best known as a singer.

Ice T and Coco – Married in 2005

Coco was born March 17, 1979 in Palos Verdes, California and is best known as a model.

Ice T was born February 16, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey and is best known as a rapper and an actor.

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry – Together since 2005

HalleBerry was born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio and is best known as an actress.

Gabriel Aubry was born January 4, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec and is best known as a model.

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke – Married in 2005

Paula Patton was born December 5, 1975 in Los Angeles, California and is best known as an actress.

Robin Thicke was born March 10, 1977 in Los Angeles, California and is best known as a singer.

Laura Dern and Ben Harper – Married in 2005

Laura Dern was born February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, California and is best known as an actress.

Ben Harper was born October 28, 1969 in Claremont, California and is best known as a musician.

Emma Bunton and Jade Jones – Together since 2007

Emma Bunton was born January 21, 1976 in London, England and is best known as a singer; Baby Spice of The Spice Girls.

Jade Jones was born February 12, 1979 in London, England and is best known as a singer.

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson – Together since 2007

Mellody Hobson was born April 3, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois and is best known as the president of Ariel Investments.

George Lucas was born May 14, 1944 in Modesto, California and is best known as a director for such movies as Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker – Married in 2007

Eva Longoria was born March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas and is best known as an actress.

Tony Parker was born May 17, 1982 (1982-05-17)in Bruges, Belgium and is best known as a basketball player in the NBA.

Wolfgang Puck and Gelila Assefa – Married in 2007

Gelila Assefawas born in Ethiopia and is best known as a handbag designer.

Wolfgang Puck was born July 8, 1949in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria and is best known as a chef and restaurateur.

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery – Married in 2007

Ellen Pompeo was born November 10, 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts and is best known as an actress.

Chris Ivery was born in 1967 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is best known as a record producer.

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    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you Pinkchic (love the name)!

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      All beautiful couples! I'm a big Eva Longoria fan as well, she's far too pretty. Nicely done here!

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      DEE 

      6 years ago

      LOVE HAS NO BARRIER.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      pelt545 - I totally agree!

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      pelt545 

      6 years ago from Hampton Roads, VA

      I like that Baby Spice is "down with the swirl".

      It is great and so positive to see people dating outside their races, especially celebrities.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Thanks Joanne!

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      Joanne 

      7 years ago

      Didn't know what George Lucas was in an interracial relationship. Tony Parker doesn't really count, he's half himself.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Beta Hero - Thank you for your comments. So true!

    • Beta Hero profile image

      Beta Hero 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      I find that people want something to direct there unhappiness at. When they find something that they couldn't be happy with, they direct it at that.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Amen flaca! I really wish we would focus our attentions on the more important things in life. Why does it matter who we love as long as we are not hurting others I don't get that! Thank you for your comments!

    • flaca602 profile image

      flaca602 

      7 years ago from NC

      Loved reading your page. It amazes me though, how in 2011 we still have racism. I was born and raised in the south, so I'm use to the "looks" I get when my fiancé, who is Mexican, and I go out. I just hope one day people will wake up and start putting more focus on issues that need attention(child abuse, animal cruelty, bullying,etc.) instead of who someone chooses to fall in love with. Thanks, again

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Its good to hear 14dukegurl! Thanks for your comments!

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      14dukegurl 

      7 years ago

      it's good to see interracial couples...my brother married someone who is out of my race and I think I'm falling in love with someone of another race too :) thanks for this!!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      Great attitude Faye. I agree completely. Thank you for your comments.

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      Faye 

      7 years ago

      What's the big deal....you can't help the people you fall inlove with....I guess as long you people get along, like and love each other, then leave them be....it's all in the game of coming together as one nation

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      7 years ago from West Coast

      M - Thank you for your comments. Its good to have an open mind when you meet others. Who knows what color love truly is and as you said blood is red!

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      7 years ago

      I come from a place where we don't see much of any other race except ours. Which may come as surprising, then, that I'm dating a guy from another country, language, religion, culture, race entirely! We don't notice each other's skin tones any more, to be honest! I wasn't looking for love, and he understood that - it just happened. A lot of his friends have married interracially, interreligiously, interculturally, and have children with their respective spouses - and happy marriages. In my experience, difference, like beauty, is only skin deep. We all have the same colour blood running through our veins. :D

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Sijo1 - Thank you for your comments. I would like to think that they are no longer taboo however I am not so sure that is true. I hope that is the truth because I totally agree that you love who you love.

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      SIJO1 

      8 years ago

      Hi TM good reading im in an interacial relationship myself. Although i dont really think about it. It more about different cultures mixing than skin colours. Skin is Skin at the end of the day. There are loads of Interacial couples as well as celebrities its no longer taboo to date someone of a different colour or nationality to yourself and afterall you cant help who you fall in love with

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Felix Marshall your comments are completely without merit. One example does not mean that EVERYONE acts that way. Your blanket statement is far from truth.

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      felix marshall 

      8 years ago

      as long as the black guy isn't a gangbanger...then the relationships last...if he is a gangbanger...someone that sounds/looks like lil chris or whatever his stupid name is...well that usually ends in violence, and ruined children...hell look at tiger woods...Black people always cheat on white women

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      Miss Info 

      8 years ago from New York City

      hey i love ur site ... its just like mine

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      8 years ago from West Coast

      Grandmom - Being a product of an interracial relationship I feel that it is important to follow your heart no matter of race. Thank you so much for your comments!

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      grandmom 

      8 years ago

      I am glad to see the number of celebrities who have decided on love in their choice of partners. I think it is wonderful that many people today can put aside their prejudices and admit that they are attracted to someone of another race. My son has an interracial marriage and I think he made a wise choice. They have a wonderful relationship. I read an article on Halle Berry, who I think is bi-racial herself and she seemed to be leaning toward dating more black men and a bit prejudice. She seems to have changed her opinion.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Jaypooh - I have heard that a lot. Glad you like!!

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      jaypooh08 

      9 years ago from MI

      coco and ice r my fav..i luv coco's body!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      N.E. - Thanks for your comments. I knew about most of them but was surprised by some. It is nice to see such a representatives.

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      N.E. Wright 

      9 years ago from Bronx, NY

      I really loved this hub.

      Most of the people I knew about.

      I am happy for Halley Berry the most. She needs some happiness in her life finally.

      George Lucus really did shock me though. I do remember a program about his wanting to just raise his children, and I thought wow, just like most of us woman. You just do not want to take any chances. Still, I must admit when I saw him with Ms. Hobson I was stunned.

      Thanks for the post.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Nemingha - I think I saw the same show and remember him saying that. Love usually happens when you are not looking for it!!

      ocbill - I am hoping that the stigma attached to interracial relationships is changing. Its just really nice seeing couples that have been together for a long period of time.

      BkCreative - Thank you very much. I have heard that about NYC. I see a great deal of interracial couples here in the NW as well.

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      BkCreative 

      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well put together hub. I've always like the NYC couple Grace Hightower and Robert DeNiro. They've been together so long and then married but yet when they are out and about folks still don't know they are an old married couple.

      Right now NYC seems to be the interracial capital of the US.

      This was fun to go through.

      Thanks!

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      ocbill 

      9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      interesting but not entirely surprising. I grew up the same way but also traveled abroad and for couples abroad is not even really a topic. It is more about status or class. Although, there are still a few who feel differently.

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      Nemingha 

      9 years ago

      I'm surprised by George Lucas - not because he is one half of an interracial couple but because he is in a relationship at all! It doesn't seem too long ago that I watched a biographical TV show in which the devoted single dad emphatically stated that he wasn't interested in pursuing any more romantic relationships. I guess she must have changed his mind for him!

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      MM - There were a great deal more that I found too but some had recently broke up so I had to leave them off. I was amazed by the numbers of couples. I was a little shocked by Roger Ebert and George Lucas, although I remember hearing that Roger Ebert dated Oprah Winfrey so.... I will have to talk to Mr. Noth about that two timing thing. Lol.

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      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hi TM, This hub surprised me! I had no idea there were so many interracial celebrity couples. Tiger Woods and Heidi Klum and Eva Longoria Parker I knew about. Who knew about people like Roger Ebert?

      I think it's great to have well known and well respected people setting such a positive example.

      Bummer about Chris Noth, tho. How does he justify two-timing Sarah Jessica Parker, LOL?

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