2019 has been a particularly big year especially as far as interracial celebrity couples go. I always kept looking forward attention-grabbing headlines, eagerly awaiting to read about new celebrity couples and always following the lives of those I fancy and love on social media. And it comes to no surprise that some of these celebrity power couples are the most searched names on Google.
So which inspiring celebrity interracial couples should we be searching or looking out for this year? Take a look at the list of some of Love is All Colors favorite ones below…
Famous interracial celebrity couples
Besides just being celebrity power couples that I am in awe of these couples because the interracial experience is an interesting one. It doesn’t matter how alike your personalities or interests are there will always be cultural and societal differences that may arise and put your relationship to the test.
Most of these couples know these experiences all too well. Most of these couples have openly shared their ups and downs and their experiences of being in a mixed-race relationship and marriages. And these are struggles that black celebrity couples and other same-race celebrity couples might not experience. Looking at the couples on this list today, such differences have managed to make their relationships even stronger. Well, let us dive right ahead and check out some of the multicultural couples worth following online…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Who agrees that we can’t talk about interracial celebrity couples without talking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Their relationship made Meghan Markle make it on Google’s most searched for celebs in 2018. She came second in the category second in the category of Google’s Most Searched for People of 2018.
That year we bore witness to one of the biggest Royal Weddings in history, courtesy of Prince Harry and Markle giving them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. So, it came as no surprise to find that new royal Meghan Markle was one of the most searched for people in 2018. And people are still searching and following her marital life every step of the way.
What made her relationship become of interest to the public was the drama that surrounded it from the very beginning. The moment the rumors broke that the two were in a relationship, they were met with an onslaught of racist harassment. I remember because of the heightened media scrutiny, at some point, Prince Harry worried that it might drive Markle away. He even made a statement as a plea to racist and sexist trolls to leave his girlfriend alone!
Then came the extra family drama which happened in the months leading up to the wedding. Add a pregnancy announcement and rumored conflict with the in-laws…
Guess what! All that just made their relationship stronger. After a while, they even stopped focusing on what people were saying and decided to focus on the two of them as a couple. They have a son Archie and are still trying to live a private life. Unfortunately for them, people just can’t get enough of them.
Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg
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These two are a couple to admire. Can you believe it, 2 years after being married, the two revealed that they still felt like newlyweds? Plus, it was a gorgeous Halloween ceremony in Santa Barbara. So what’s the secret to not being able to get enough of each other. Well, all this is credited to the time they share apart.
Chung, Korean American, and Greenberg, white and Jewish, also starred in the film Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong in 2016, which somehow mirrored their experience as a mixed-race couple.
So what really has been their experience as an interracial couple? Well, this has made both of them become more aware and immersed in each other’s cultures. Before they even tied a knot they made it a point to travel to Israel which made Chung learn more about her husband’s religion.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
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Just like all new celebrity couples, when I heard the news about their relationship, I was happy. Then came the engagement, the fairy tale wedding, and their beautiful baby, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Well, although they look like the picture-perfect couple they have had their fair share of struggles for being an interracial couple.
Serena has dated both black and white men before. And it came as a shocker to most when she disclosed in an interview with the New York Times that she never expected she “would marry a white guy”. Well, that had nothing to do with race. She just wanted someone who would treat her well and loved her.
In her interview, she pointed out how a significant number of people in interracial relationships usually ignore their cultural differences. But for her, she acknowledges these differences saying she and Ohanian are “totally opposite” saying, “I’m black. He’s white… I think we just complement each other”. She also pointed out that no matter how cultured a person is, there will always be differences in interracial relationships advising interracial couples to learn about their partner’s cultural background.
That said, it is those differences that drew them together. It also came as a surprise to her just how compatible they were despite their differences. And since she never pictured herself being married to a white guy she says, “it just goes to show you that love truly has no color”.
She sometimes tells her husband that if they were black celebrity couples, their relationship would be different.
Zoë Saldana and Marco Perego-Saldana
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These two are on my list not because they are one of the celebrity interracial couples I admire, but also because of the fact that Marco Perego, chose to take the wife’s last name – Saldana. This couple has always been progressive in terms of their views.
Zoë and Marco have been married since 2013 and have 3 beautiful kids. They kept their marriage a secret at first. Zoë is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent and Marco is Italian. And like any interracial couple, she finds people’s obsession with race to be tiresome.
I remember there was a time critics were pissed off after she posted a picture on Instagram with her sisters. In the picture she was with her husband and her two sisters, Cisely and Mariel were with their white mates. Cisely was with her boyfriend Jared Lehr and their older sister Mariel with her husband. People claimed that the three sisters were portraying ‘self-hate’ because all of them have white mates.
Wanda Sykes and Alex Niedbalski
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What will interracial celebrity couples on Love is All Colors be without having a gay interracial couple? Black comedian Wanda Sykes has married a white French businesswoman, Alex Niedbalski for over 10 years. The couple met on a ferry in 2006.
They got married in 2008 in a private ceremony in Vegas even before the official approval of same-sex marriages. They had to make it private because Wanda could not come out as gay because of her career and family. Well, after the same-sex marriage law was passed, the couple became a constant motivation for the LGBT community.
In 2009, Alex gave birth to twins who are now bilingual. Much as Wanda is in the limelight, the two live a private life and have tried as much as possible to keep their kids off social media.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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Well, when her dad told her that interracial relationships weren’t easy, I don’t think Kim thought much about it then until she started dating men outside of her race, including her now-husband Kanye, who is Black. Since highschool Kim used to admire famous interracial celebrity couples in magazines and thought they were so cute.
It is not uncommon for people to lash at a famous black man for dating or marrying a white (or non-black) woman. I am sure they both expected all this seeing as they are always in the spotlight. I remember Kanye once said in an interview that everyone hates their interracial relationship. Seeing as she has been dating mostly black men, Kim was once called a “n—– lover” by some teenager. But with interracial relationships coupled with being in the spotlight, one has to develop a thick skin. Over the years, she has learned brush off haters, thanks to daddy’s earlier advice.
Kim seems to have embraced her husband’s blackness as she has been bashed on social media for cultural appropriation because of braiding her hair.
I think they are a cute interracial couple and I am loving the fact that they have embraced parenthood and have gone out of their way towards growing it. They have four mixed-race children. Two of whom were born via surrogacy.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Chrissy Teigen is half-Thai and half-white married to John Legend. They are one of the interracial celebrity couples that I truly admire. The two met over 13 years ago and got married in 2013. Unlike some celebrity couples who like to keep their relationships under wraps, these two have always been honest and forthcoming about their love. They have done so even through Legends music.
When they met, for the first year, their relationship was casual and undefined. Would you believe that marriage was not Teigen’s goal? Well, the way they are close, I couldn’t believe it the first time I heard that. Apparently she has never been traditional like that. At the was just content with being with him as opposed to defining what they were.
The couple has two kids. They have also been very open about raising mixed children. I remember Legend wondering what it would be like during their first pregnancy seeing as their kids are multiracial – part Asian, part white and part black. Teigen also echoes similar thoughts. She is worried that their multiracial children won’t know where they fit in.
The thing is, interracial couples have different experiences and different things to worry about. But those that are meant to be always pull through. Plus, we are a melting pot so navigating through these relationships is getting easier.
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