John Legend and his fiancée, Chrissy Teigen

Like singer Stephanie Mills so eloquently sang in her ’90s hit ballad, “I [too] have learned to respect the power of love” — to add my own spin, and the color of love.

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but Americans are diversifying in more areas than simply on the job. Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million, meaning 1 in 12 marriages. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.

The Pew Research Center recently released a study that finds that 8.4 percent of all current U.S. marriages are interracial unions, up from 3.8 percent in 1980. More than 15 percent of new marriages in 2010 were interracial.

Attitudes have changed tremendously and what a better platform than on the red carpet. Check out our list of the top 10 hottest celebrity couples. –yvette caslin

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