Sunday 18 February, 2018

PHOTOS: 18 famous interracial couples you may not know about

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

While many persons have been excited by the news of another royal wedding, there continues to be criticism of Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle. For what reason? She is mixed-race.

In fact, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party recently suspended his girlfriend's membership in the party, after she reportedly made racist remarks about Meghan Markle and black people in general - including calling them "ugly".

 

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They are not the first interracial couple in the spotlight to receive a backlash over their ethnicities and will most likely be far from the last.

Take a look at these famous interracial couples, who continue to stand the test of time and opinion.

 

Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer

Award winner actress, Alfre Woodard, married writer Roderick Spencer in 1983 - and they are still going strong. 

 

David Bowie and Iman

Fashion model and entrepreneur, Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid, who is better known as Iman, and her rockstar husband David Robert Jones, who was better known as David Bowie, were married in 1992. The two were still going strong when he died in 2016.

 

Dr. Dre and Nicole Young 

Rapper, producer, as well as founder and  CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre, wedded his wife Nicole Young, back in 1996. Even though very little is known about Young's personal life, she plays a major role in managing his business interest. 

 

Famous interracial couples

 

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

Singer, philanthropist and actress, Grace Hightower, married Oscar-winning actor, Robert De Niro, in 1997.

 

Dave Chappelle and Elaine Chappelle

Standup comedian Dave Chappelle, married Elaine Chappelle back in 2001.

 

Wesley Snipes and Nikki Park

Actor Wesley Snipes, married Korean painter Nikki Park, in 2003.

 

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery

2007 was the year Grey Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo married music producer Chris Ivery.

 

Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley

2012 was the year that actress and host of The Real, Tamera Mowry-Housley, married award-winning journalist, Adam Housley.

 

Chris Noth and Tara Wilson 

The sex and the City Start and The Good Wife star married Wilson in 2012.

 

Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, and actress Paige Butcher have been dating since 2012.

 

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach

After dating for more than 20 years, singer Tina Turner married German record mogul, Erwin Bach. They were wed in 2013, in Switzerland.

 

John Legend and Christine Teigen 2013 

Singer, musician and songwriter John Roger Stephens, better known as John Legend, married model Chrissy Teigen, in 2013.

 

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

2013 seemed to be the year for famous interracial weddings, as actress Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego were also married then.

 

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto

Cuban model Yvette Prieto and basketball legend Michael Jordan wed in 2013.

 

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

The Star Wars creator and businesswoman Mellody Hobson, were also married in 2013.

 

Reggie Bush and Lilit Avagyan

The former NFL player Reggie Bush married dance teacher Lilit Avagyan in 2014.

 

Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip

Actress, singer and fashion designer, Vanessa Lynn Williams, married Accountant, Jim Skrip in 2015.

 

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, married in 2017. Their union wasn't the only special occasion for the couple that year however, as they also welcomed their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. 

 

Did we mention your favorite interracial couples?