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Black celebrity men who’ve married White women

Photo source: BlackTree Tv via Youtube screenshot

Photo source: BlackTree Tv via Youtube screenshot

The topic of interracial relationships is very emotionally-charged these days. Society has come a long way from 1967 when interracial marriages were first legalized throughout the United States, thanks to the Loving vs. Virginia decision. People of all races and ethnicities are now free to intermingle with one another, but such relationships still come with a fair share of objections and complications.

Social media has shown that many Black Americans take issue with interracial dating and marriages, and this has particularly become obvious when it comes to famous Black men. Actor Michael B. Jordan experienced backlash on social media and blogs after being photographed with White women who he was suspected of dating, along with saying other questionable things in relation to Black women. Master P’s son, Romeo, was also sent a lot of hate after posting a picture of his White girlfriend on Instagram.

According to the most recent census data on interracial marriages, only 17 percent of Black Americans marry outside of their race. While this data shows that Black people are more likely to marry each other instead of someone of another race, many concerned women still feel that men with an immense amount of wealth and fame tend to marry non-Black women more often.

Some women think this is problematic because the wealth should stay within the Black community, where it is greatly needed. Others feel Black men should want to celebrate becoming a success with the same kind of woman who was likely supportive of them before they made it big — a Black woman.

But regardless of interracial naysayers’ reasoning, there are a lot of famous Black American men who still choose to spend their lives with White woman. Here is a list of Black men who married White women — including some who surprisingly had Black spouses early on, but left them for White women, and others who tied the knot with their high school sweetheart who happened to be White.

Photo credit: Lester Cohen - ©

Photo credit: Lester Cohen – ©

Tiger Woods

G.O.A.T golfer Tiger Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren in 2004. The couple had an extremely public fall out when Nordegren discovered Woods was cheating with over a dozen women and she forcibly kicked him out of their home. They divorced in 2010, and Woods’ skills on the golf course haven’t been the same since.

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  1. Jennifer on November 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Tiger Woods does not identify as black. Why bother to include him? Woods’ is more Asian (his mother is Thai) than black since his father was mixed (black, white, Chinese, and Native American).

    Also, who cares if these men found happiness with white spouses? This seems like an article from 1975. There are many black women who married white men: Diana Ross, Halle Berry, Imam, Marian Wright Edelman, etc.

    • shellyTheGreat on November 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      you’re right, an article on black women who married white men would be a good idea too. i hope they do that.

      • kam on November 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        Thank you! Married and wealthy and happy!

    • guest on November 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

      I don’t know why the focus always seems to be on the black men that marry outside of their race. The narrative of the successful black man marrying the blond white trophy wife is false. Statistics show that black men do not marry or date outside of their race more than any other man does.

      • Jason on November 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        Thank you….and I say if you believe the grass is greener on the other side – good riddance. BTW – we won’t leave the light on for you. Stay your ass outside!

      • Jump The Shark on April 7, 2016 at 6:54 pm

        Hey dummy, the point is FAMOUS BLACK MEN, not black men in general. In the case of FAMOUS BLACK MEN it’s wildly disproportionate.

    • Jump The Shark on April 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      There are a few Black women. However there are multitudes of Black FAMOUS men who crave the status that comes with dating or marrying something White. Has little to do with happiness. Sadly not much has changed since 1975.

    • Patsy Schumacher on July 5, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Black men of wealth tend to marry outside of their race which makes the topic provacative. Is it a fact that money changes who you are?

  2. Jacqueline Perkins on November 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Every one is entitled to there opinion…some are for it some are not that’s life a Divorce a bad relationship has no color just how other people see it

  3. Kai D. Patterson on November 28, 2015 at 1:45 am

    The Kardashans are Armenian, which are people of color, and so are Cubans. People are entitled to marry who they please, but when Armenians and Cubans try to come to Americans they are not treated as though they are White Americans. I guess money changes your ethnicity. If you are a poor Armenian or Cuban, you are considered a person of color, but when you are wealthy, you are considered a white person.

    NEWSFLASH: Nobody is White, or Black! Those are terms to create systems of inequality. We all have varied levels of pigmentation. SMDH…

    • BeautyandBellz on November 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

      armanians are from the heart of the caucasus mountain area, so they are more caucasian than most whites. saying that cubans and armenians are not white is like saying african americans aren’t black, but american. cuban and armenia are NATIONS, not races. When it comes to their race, we consider it white. The kardashians look middle eastern, but even many middle easterners and arabs are considered white. White people have common ancestors that black folks don’t have, that’s what separates us. Whites and other groups have neanderthal ancestry, blacks do not.

    • Jump The Shark on April 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Boy are you stupid. Cher is Armenian and no one would think of her as anything but white. And what the hell does “people of color” mean! Would that include Asians?

      • Kai D. Patterson on April 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        Jump The Shark;

        Let me provide you with information so you can educate yourself to the geography of that part of the world. See:

        Unlike you, I am not going to exercise any ignorance by calling you names. I hope you learn from the hyperlink I provided. Armenia is currently east of Turkey, and north of Iran. Historically, it was much larger than it is today, and extended west across Turkey, which also placed it north of Syria, and Iraq. It bordered all of those countries and its indigenous people were people of color.

        The greatest lie and ignorance of western history is the misuse of the word Caucasian, because the terms does not refer to what people classify as ‘white people’. Geneticist have confirmed that so called ‘Caucasians’ are people of color. Furthermore, the worlds top geneticist, anthropologist, archaeologist, and medical physicist have confirmed that all humans are a mixture of pure Africans and neanderthals.


        I think you get the point by now, and if you don’t I wish you the best.

        • Joanie Bartelson on April 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm

          BS, I’ve had my NA tested, and no Africans included. All Europeans, thank God. Thanks for the symphonies, the paintings, the radio, the printing press, the telephone. Success with farming. Chemistry, Physics, Biology and literature. Not a grass hut among them. Thank the white God. And Santa Claus, too. Until we get around to changing our history even more.

          • Patricia on July 31, 2017 at 3:02 am

            God made you white, not privileged.

    • Patsy Schumacher on July 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      The non talented Kardashans have been treated WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Shannon Anderson on November 28, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I’m married to a black man… And I love to see black women with white men. BECAUSE love IS LOVE! And it’s what ur attracted to. I tried to force myself with a white guy, had a son got married. Left him and have been with my husband ever since. We have two girls and one son. He’s helped raise my son, so he calls him his. 🙂
    These men and women don’t do it JUST BECAUSE.. It’s a physical attraction. Ying yang

    • Jump The Shark on April 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Wrong dummy. Famous Black men disproportionately seek the imprimatur of White women. White men do not with Black women and Black women do not in White men.

      Has little to do with love.

      • Kai D. Patterson on April 8, 2016 at 9:17 pm

        Jump the Shark;

        You love calling people of color names. I guess you use this as a platform to exercise your racist feelings. You have the nerve to call someone a dummy. I see that you did not respond to my prior comment that exposed how much you don’t know about genetics. Real men don’t hide behind fake images as their profile picture and denigrate others men. SMDH…

    • Patsy Schumacher on July 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      No one believes that black male celebrities and athletes marry because of LOVE. All of a sudden when your $$$ begin to roll in, you fall in love with someone outside of your race? Not so.

      • Shannon Anderson on August 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm

        Not true you need to do some research online and see how many actors that have dated outside their race and are still married before their career kicked off please it’s all what you want I can’t help it that they like lighter skin chicks anymore then I can help it I find black men sexy as hell. And they were probably f****** with white chicks before then …, most of them keep it on the DL because their family flips out. ,Anyways I wish everyone love! No matter race or gender

    • Linda Ligon on October 8, 2017 at 7:00 am

      This was written two years ago. People need to tap your picture and read your newest bog.

      • Linda Ligon on October 8, 2017 at 7:02 am

        Things you write can come back to bit you in the bute.

  5. Patsy Schumacher on July 5, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    If the 17% is factual, that means nearly 17% of black wealth marries outside of their race.

  6. BlacSuperman on December 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Idk why it just kills me to see someone who i look up to an idolize as a black man and see he got white kids. Im like yo kids is white dude. If your kids have kids with a wihte woman all your genes is lost forever.

  7. Alisha on March 27, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Scientifically or biologically, the father determines the sex and the ethnicity of the child. Tiger Woods by appearance and science is black. Per the government analysis of blood percentages for measuring the percentage of Native American blood Toger Woods is black. But for facts and in acknoliedgent if his mothers contribution in his development: he is half Asian and half black. So he can’t ignore his dads ethnic contribution. I guess, I’m sorry blacks hurt Tiger.

  8. BiggjoE on June 12, 2017 at 2:44 am

    coon city!!!

  9. Ludmila20 on June 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    More black Celebrities who married white girls

  10. Hilda M Saulsbury on October 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Interracial marriages were legalized in 1967. Do I remember the exceptance. Being who I am, I was nearly killed for not sleeping and welcoming sex with the same sex. It seems a person such as me better enjoy that type of life. There are still no shackles on me. Ignorance is not needed by me. Recognizing my choice to live my life should be just that.