*Tamera Mowry-Housley is married to a white man, Adam Housley, and they have a child together. If you have a problem with that, get over it.
The new mommy tells Sister2Sister magazine that she knows she needs thicker skin, but it still hurts her when people say ignorant things about her baby and her husband.
“When people say ignorant things about Aden‘s race or my marriage with his daddy Adam, it’s easy for me to take it personally – even after all this time; my skin isn’t that thick!” Tamera said in blog. “But hearing your stories about your own beautiful, mixed race babies and the love you have for their fathers grounds me back to reality and reminds me of the truth: Skin color has NOTHING to do with love.”
Tamera says she plans on raising a good man who will be in touch with every aspect of his background.
Jamie Mendez & Essence Atkins
*Did you know there are way more celebrity interracial relationships that you know about?
Well, MadameNoire does and they’ve created a list of them.
Check out the first one below:
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.
Read more at MadameNoire
*In this piece written by Alissa Henry of MadameNoire, the topic of black women dating outside of their race is brought up.
Here’s an excerpt from the controversial piece:
If I had to make a list of the stuff that I don’t like, advising single Black women to date outside of the race would be at the very top. I just want to find whoever started that “70 percent of Black women are single” conversation and put them on a rocket ship to outer space with whoever first volunteered that “the solution is to date outside of your race” remark.
I don’t even remember when it started, but apparently, of all of the solutions presented for this so-called “issue”, interracial dating somehow emerged as the groundbreaking cure-all. But I guess as long as you convince people there’s a sickness, anything can be marketed as the antidote.
Read more at Madame Noire.
*Many African American and white couples confront many issues when presenting a mate from the opposite race to their family.
While in this day and age, many of us are past all the race nonsense. On the other hand, some people in our families still aren’t. They will ask you if you’re worried about the stares you will receive or what your children may go through.
The other day, our partner site Essence, had a question from a user revolving around the topic for their Dr. Sherry.
Check it out below:
Q: “Dr. Sherry, I’m an African-American woman who has always been most attracted to White guys. I’ve never actually dated one because I feel as though my friends and family would not approve and would give me hell about it. I’m turning 30 this year and I want to get serious about love and marriage. I would like to try dating the kind of men who really turn me on — men of all races – not just Black men. Help me!” – Riley
*Many believe that the term “swirling” came about after Kim Kardashian began dating black athletes/celebrities and gossip blogs made the term popular.
Swirling basically speaks on an ice cream that is vanilla and chocolate in a cone.
Kardashian and her sister Khloe have been with African Americans like Reggie Bush, Miles Austin, Kanye West and Lamar Odom.
Now, a new book is being released almost as a guide on how to handle being in an interracial relationship.
Check out an excerpt here:
Today is my 10-year wedding anniversary. It’s been a wild ride, but I can’t help but poke my tongue out and thumb my nose at some of the folks at my wedding who thought we wouldn’t last 10 months. I remember walking down the aisle, to the left of me was my family, mostly brown faces. To my to my right was my soon-to-be husband’s parents and extended family, white as rice.
The walk between the crowd was like parting the sea on a black sandy beach bubbling over with sea foam. Amidst all the butterflies in my belly, I thought about the chance online encounter that connected us, the family drama, and leaps of faith it took to get me at the place where I was, looking ahead at my future husband, a wonderful, handsome man that I almost didn’t marry because he happened to be white.
Read the rest at MadameNoire.
Brad Pitt & Sinitta
*While we have seen much made of the black women who are dating white men in the field of entertainment, not much has been made of the many white men who love them some black women in the field of entertainment.
Llet’s just go down the list to name a few, shall we: Robert DeNiro, Chris Noth and Robin Thicke are a few that immediately come to mind.
But as you will see in this MadameNoire post, the list is even longer.
Let’s show you the first person on our list: Brad Pitt.
One of the sexiest men alive (People’s words not ours, though we don’t disagree) has dated a couple of black women in Hollywood, and both were surprises in my book. Way back in the late ‘80s, Pitt dated singer Sinitta(what is a Sinitta?), but supposedly the two didn’t last because of long-distance issues. He also booed up with actress Robin Givens in 1989 while she was estranged from husband Mike Tyson. That allegedly didn’t sit too well with Iron Mike, but it doesn’t matter because the fling didn’t last very long. Upon the beginning of “Brangelina” Givens said in 2007 that she doesn’t find Brad to be that fascinating. In simpler terms, he’s not all that, yet he was all that when they were dating. Someone sounds a little bitter…
Read more at MadameNoire
Brad Pitt & Robin Givens