Sunday, December 27, 2009

Open: Kerry Washington and David Moscow

Kerry Washington is an actress who was engaged to actor David Moscow for nearly three years. Kerry claims in several articles that she was not ready for marriage and is enjoying being single.

She does date, as David surely is, and both are open to interracial relationships.
Kerry's IMDb
Kerry's Wiki
David's IMDb
David's Wiki

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Open: Lori Stokes and Brian Thompson

Lori Stokes is a news anchor with WABC in New York. Brian Thompson is a reporter for WNBC in New York. They were married and had two children together.

They are now divorced, but are open to dating other races.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tuck and Patti

Tuck Andress and Patti (Patricia) Cathcart married in 1983. Tuck, a guitarist, and Patti, a singer, are currently an American jazz duo.

Their official web site
Their Wiki

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nina Alu and Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop, born James Newell Osterberg Jr., has been dating Nigerian and Irish Nina Alu for at least 10 years. Iggy is a songwriter who met Nina when she was a flight attendant. Nina had originally planned to go into broadcast journalism.

Iggy's Wiki
Iggy's IMDb

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Engaged: Freema Agyeman and ...

Freema Agyeman is a British actress of Ghanian and Iranian descent. She is currently dating Jamie, an estate agent, and has been since 2006. Freema has been very careful to keep her relationship with Jamie under wraps. You can read more about them at the link below.

Third entry down.
Freema's Wiki

My Comments: I'm trying to give a little info and not take away from her privacy at the same time by not putting her boyfriend's last name in this post. She looks so happy in her photos and an interview earlier this year says she is. I hope the "watch" on this couple turns into something more.
UPDATE: Wiki now lists Freema's beau as her fiance :)

I'm also giving a "shout out" to my anonymous tipster :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa have been together since 2005. Lisa is an actress and Jason is an actor and model. They have two children together, Lola and Nokoa-Wolf. Lisa legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, but retains the professional name of Lisa Bonet. She has a daughter, Zoe, with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz.

More information about their heritage can be found at their Wiki's.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach

Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, and Erwin Bach have been together since 1986 and married on July 14, 2013. Tina is a singer and actress, with many years to her credit, and Erwin is a German record executive. Tina has children* with her former husband Ike Turner.

*Please read Tina and Ike's Wiki's regarding their children if you are interested in the details.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vita Gasaway and Neely Tucker

Neely Tucker and Vita Gasaway married in September 1994. Neely is a writer and Vita was a coworker and neighbor when they met. They have an adopted daughter, Chipo. There is a great picture of their family at the link below.

Short article about Neely's autobiography.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pamela Joyner and Alfred Giuffrida

Pamela Joyner and Fred Giuffrida married in 2004. Pamela's resume starts with founding partner, senior partner, boardmember, and socialite. Fred has titles like managing partner and co-chair. This is a second marriage for both.

A link to an article about their home, purchased in 2006 and their wedding announcement.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rita Dove and Fred Viebahn

Rita Dove and Fred Viebahn married in 1979. Rita is a poet, author, and Poet Laureate (1993-95) and Fred is a German born writer. The two have a daughter Aviva.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Essence Atkins and Jaime Mendez

Essence Atkins and Jaime Mendez married in September 2009. Essence is an actress and Jaime is a former NFL player turned financial executive. These newlyweds met through

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christine Amertil and Spencer Ling

Photo by C.M. Collier

Christine Amertil and Spencer Ling married in December 2006. Bahamian Christine is an athlete who competed in the Olympic Games.

Wedding Article

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher

Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher are a husband and wife team of journalists and wine tasters. They have a Wiki together and are authors of wine books.

Wine story with a portion of how they met.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Open: Joy Denalane and Max Herre

Joy Denalane, born to a German mother and South African father, is a German singer and songwriter. Max Herre is a German musician. Joy and Max were married and had two boys, Isaiah and Jamil.

They are currently separated, but obviously open to dating other races.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kerry Elsdon and Gerry Rantseli-Elsdon

Kerry Elsdon married Gerry Rantseli in April of 2007. Canadian Kerry is a chief executive of Daimler Chrysler Financial Services in South Africa and South African Gerry is a television presenter, host, MC, and businesswoman.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Engaged: Tai Babilonia and David Brenner

Tai Babilonia is a US Figure Skater of African American, Filipino, and Native American ancestry. She coaches and designs for a line of her own clothing. She is currently engaged to David Brenner. David Brenner is a comedian, actor, author, and filmaker.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Karlheinz and Almaz Bohm

Austrian Karheinz Bohm married Ethiopian Almaz in 1991. Karlheinz is an actor and founder of a charitable foundation called Humans for Humans of which Almaz is a vice chairwoman. They have two children; a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Aida.

Old Karlheinz Photo and Bio
Karlheinz Wiki

Pages about Almaz are available at the Humans for Humans website and are in German.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

TV: Dr. Eve Russell and Julian Crane

Call girl and jazz singer, Eve Russell nee Johnson (played by Tracey Ross) and Julian Crane (played by Ben Masters) fell for each other very quickly when they first met. They conceived a child, but did not stay together. Later, Eve turned her life around becoming a doctor, getting married, and having two more children. Eve and Julian crossed paths again. They became engaged after she divorced her husband. Things were rough for them, and considering the two lived in Harmony, rough included a lot.

Harmony is the hometown of Passions, a soap opera that aired from 1999 to 2008. The two actors played their roles for the full run of the show.

Passions Wiki
Passions IMDb

My Comments: I originally posted this under the heading "Watch" because from my searches on the Internet, I'd determined that they were a couple. As a result of more recent searches, I cannot find information that confirms the two are dating.

To see my reasoning, please look at the comments with this post. And to try to squelch more misunderstandings, I have left the links to Tracey Ross and Ben Masters, as well as added those of Tracee Ellis Ross even though I do not do that with TV posts. My hope is that people will read the links.

(Linda) Tracey Ross, 52 year old actress from Passions
Ben Masters, 64 year old actor from Passions
Tracee Ellis Ross, 39 year old actress from Girlfriends and daughter of Diana Ross

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Roland and Lois Betts

Photographs by ©D. Finnin (AMNH); Vanessa Leng (Ballet Hispanico); Joe Schildhorn/©Patrick McMullan (Museo)

Roland Betts married Lois Phifer* in 1972 after meeting while both public school teachers in Harlem. Roland Betts is an investor, film producer, developer and owner of Chelsea Piers. They have two daughters, Margaret and Jessica (one of whom is shown in the picture.)
Roland is also a good friend of George W. Bush.

Roland's Wiki

There isn't a lot of information out there about Lois Betts other than that she has helped her husband in his endeavors. Here are a couple of articles:

*Not sure if that is her maiden name.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Brandee Tucker and Michael Steger

Michael Steger and Brandee Tucker have known each other since the age of twelve and married November 2008. Michael is an actor best known for his current role on 90210. Brandee is an actress who spent her childhood as a competitive ice skater.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stone and Debra Phillips

June 11, 2009 - Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America

Stone Phillips is a former TV News Anchor for NBC Dateline. He and his wife, Debra Phillips, have a son, Streeter.

There's not much more info out there about Debra. :(

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mats and Lydia Carlston

Photographs by DPC & JH/ & ©Patrick McMullan
Mats G. Carlston and Lydia Tracy married in November of 2000. Mats is a partner in a New York based law firm, and Lydia is a model. They have at least one child as there are several photos of her during her pregnancy.
This is a link to their marriage announcement in the Style section of the New York Times.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

J.J. and Amy Renee Murray

Photo from J.J. Murray's site

John Jeffrey Murray met Amy Renee in 1989, and they married approximately 4 years later. J.J. is an author, particularly of interracial novels. His first two books are based on his relationship with Amy. They have two sons, Joshua and Jontae.

J.J. Murray's Site

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Susan Rice and Ian Cameron

Susan Elizabeth Rice and Ian Officer Cameron married September 12, 1992. Susan is an American foreign policy advisor and US Ambassador for the UN. Ian is an ABC News producer. They have two children.

Susan's Wiki

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Joy Bryant and David Pope

Joy Bryant and David Pope married on June 28, 2008. Joy is an actress and former model, and David is a movie stuntman.

Here is a spread of their wedding.

Joy's IMDb
Joy's Wiki
David's IMDb

UPDATE: Based on the comments and my own little ineffective search, I'm unable to find information to support this couple being on the blog. I hate to remove the post - they make a cute couple! So let's see how it goes...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

One Year

I can hardly believe it's almost been a year since my first post. My goal was to post pictures of people in the public eye. Couples who, like me, ignored the fact that a black woman/white man couple is one of the least likely interracial pairs to get together. I wanted to show couples that were in successful, long lasting relationships and provide positives for those contemplating one.

I have enjoyed researching and finding all the beautiful couples out there. I wanted to thank the many people and blogs that have provided me with leads. As the year has progressed it has become more difficult to find pictures and thorough information for my posts. To be honest, I don't think I'll find 52 more couples Just Like Me for the next year.

One option is to post pictures of "regular" folk, however I haven't received any photos from couples. :( The second option is to stray from couples that are BW/WM. Five more posts, I'll have 52 - and a decision will have to be made. If you have any feedback send it my way.

Christian and Dawn Maria Schenk

Christian Schenk married Dawn Maria Brown. Christian is a German decathlete and the two have a son, Aaron.

From my searches I was only able to find two pictures (from the same event) of the two together besides the picture above. There isn't any information anywhere that I could find about what Dawn Maria does or when the two were married. If anyone has a link I'd appreciate it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Florian and Stephanie Simbeck

Florian Simbeck and Stephanie Steward married in 2003 have two children, a girl named Emma and a son, Steward. Florian and Stephanie are both German actors. There are many beautiful pictures of the two, and several with their children.

Thank you, Florian for your response! I've changed the info to reflect your post.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Debra Wilson and Cliff Skelton

Debra Wilson married Cliff Skelton in April of 2006. Debra is a comedianne and actress. Cliff is a writer and director.

I felt like I was stealing the photo so instead I've found a link. The photo is owned by filmmagic.

Debra's Wiki

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Claudette and Henry Crouse

Follow this link to find out more about this couple. The article is nearly 5 years old, but I liked it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Marsha Thomason and Craig Sykes

Marsha Lisa Thomason married Craig Sykes in April of 2009. Marsha is a British actress and Craig is a lighting technician.

Marsha's Wiki
Marsha's IMDb
Craig's IMDb

My Comments: A quick Google Image search will get you some full face pictures of the couple. They are very cute!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shane Lynch and Sheena White

Shane Lynch and Sheena White married in August of 2007. Shane, who is Irish, is a pop singer and vocalist for Boyzone. Sheena is also a singer. They have a daughter, Billie Rae.

Shane's Wiki

My Comments: I didn't want to "steal" a picture, so there's one here at Celebrity Baby Blog.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gary and Alicia Radnich

Gary Radnich is a radio host for KNBR in San Francisco and a sports anchor for KRON television. Alicia Radnich is a former KRON producer. They have three children together Jolie, Isabella, and Spencer.

Here is some video of him with his wife on his show. And here is an old, but (I think) good article that features the couple.

Gary's Wiki

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Michelle Hurd and Garret Dillahunt

Michelle Hurd and Garret Dillahunt are both stage, film, and television actors. There isn't much out there about their personal lives together, but there are a few pictures of them together.

Michelle's Wiki
Michelle's IMDb
Garret's Wiki
Garret's IMDb

My Comments: They make a cute couple!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Charmaine Hooper and Chuck Codd

Charmaine Elizabeth Hooper married Chuck Codd in July of 2002. They have a daughter, Charlie. Guyana born Charmaine was a former striker for Canadian women's national soccer team. Chuck was a US soccer defender, but is currently an assistant coach at Baylor University.

Charmaine's Wiki
Chuck's Wiki

My Comments: I couldn't find a picture of them together...and I apologize for the late post.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Suzanne Kay Bamford and Mark Bamford

Suzanne Kay and Mark Bamford married in March 1996. Suzanne Kay is a freelance media journalist. Mark is a writer and director. The two of them wrote the film, Cape of Good Hope.

Mark's Wiki
More about Suzanne

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Peter Norton and Gwen Adams

Peter Norton married Gwen Adams in May of 2007. Peter is the software publisher who produced Norton Utilities and Gwen is a financier. Peter was formerly married to Eileen Harris, and they had two children together.

Peter's Wiki

There is an interesting article about their house on Martha's Vineyard that includes some personal details.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

William Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen

William Cohen and Janet Langhart married in February of 1996. William is a former senator from Maine and Defense Secretary under Clinton and Janet is President and CEO of Langhart Communications as well as a former model, television journalist, and author. Together they have written a book Love in Black and White.

William's Wiki
Janet's Wiki

My Comments: I have not read their book, so I can't comment on it. If someone else has I'd be interested in your take.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Count Ferdinand and Countess Mary Von Habsburg

Count Ferdinand Leopold Joseph and Countess Mary Von Habsburg (born Mary Nyanut Ring Machar) of Austria were married in 1999. They have three children and live in Nairobi.

There are a lot of trees out there outlining the Habsburgs, but nothing about the family specifically except for this blog post.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Julie Brown and Martin Schuermann

[No image, but there is a beautiful picture here.]
Julie Dorne Brown (Downtown Julie Brown to many) and Martin Schuermann married in 1987. Julie is an actress best known for being an MTV VJ back in the day. They have a daughter Gianna.

Julie's IMDb
Julie's Wiki

My Comments: I want to say that Martin is a producer, but I'm not positive.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tamyra Gray and Sam Watters

Tamyra Monica Gray and Sam Joshua Watters married in September 2006. Tamyra is a singer and actress best known for her performance on American Idol, and Sam is a singer, producer and songwriter best known for his stint with Color Me Badd.

Tamyra's IMDb
Tamyra's Wiki
Sam's Wiki


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paul Wall and Crystal Slayton

Paul Wall, born Paul Slayton, and Crystal married in October of 2005. Paul is a rapper, hip hop artist and DJ promoter. They have a son, William Patrick.

Paul's Wiki
Paul's IMDb

My Comments: I wish I could get more information about Crystal. Here is an adorable pic of their boy.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

David and Nicole Mullen

Nicole Coleman married David Mullen in 1993. Nicole is a singer, songwriter, and choreographer while David is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Both are contemporary Christian artists. They have three children, Jasmine, Max, and Josiah.

There is an article here with a picture of the family.

Nicole's Wiki
David's Wiki

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Leslie Uggams and Grahame Pratt and...

Leslie Marian Uggams married Grahame Pratt in 1965. Leslie is an actress and singer while Grahame is a businessman. They have two children.

Leslie's Wiki
Leslie's IMDb

Leslie and Grahame's daughter Danielle, an actress, married Keith Chambers in November of 2002.

My Comments: I was not able to find pictures of the Danielle and Keith together, but you can see their pictures at IMDb: Danielle & Keith

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tom Verica and Kira Arne

Tom A. Verica is married to Kira Arne. Both are actors, Kira has been a story editor and producer, and Tom has been a director.

The pictures of these two are few and far between...and tiny. Feel free to do a quick Google search.

My Comments: They make a cute couple.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Engaged: Traci Bingham and John Yarbrough

Traci Bingham (born Julie Ann Smith), an actress and model, is engaged to John Edward Yarbrough, a banker. Traci was married and subsequently divorced Robb Vallier.

Traci's Wiki
Traci's IMDb

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thandie Newton and Ol Parker

Thandie Newton and Ol Parker
Thandiwe Adjewa Newton married Oliver Parker on July 11, 1998. Thandie, daughter of a Zimbabwean mother and a British father, is an actress. Ol is a writer, director, and producer. They have two daughters, Ripley and Nico.

Thandie's IMDb
Thandie's Wiki

Pictures of her adorable daughters here.

My Comments: Those two look just like her! Same round face. The dimples on the little one are too cute.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
Robert Mario De Niro Jr. and Grace Hightower married in 1997. They have a son together, Elliott. Robert is an actor who was previously married to Diahnne Abbott and who was in a long term relationship with Toukie Smith. He has children from both of those relationships. Grace is a former flight attendant.

Robert's IMDb
Robert's Wiki

My comments: It was hard to type Robert instead of De Niro. He is a strong supporter for the Democratic Party.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Laura and Brian Robbins

[Sorry! This time no photo, but there are a couple here.]
Laura Cathcart is married to Brian Robbins, and they have two sons, Miles and Justin. Brian, born Brian Levine, is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. When the two met, Laura was a publicist.

Brian's Wiki
Brian's IMdb

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prince Maximilian of Lichtenstein and Princess Angela (Brown)

Angela Brown married Prince Maximilian of Lichtenstein on January 29th 2000. Prince Maximilian is a CEO. Princess Angela, a fashion designer, is of black and Hispanic descent. They have one child, Prince Alfons Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein.

My comments: Alfons is adorable, great smile! Pictures at this blog.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Open: Tanya and Ivan Sergei

Ivan and Tanya SergeiPhoto Credit to Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Tanya and Ivan Sergei Gaudio married in August 2003 and (through a reader comment and the news that Ivan is dating someone new) appear to have divorced in 2009. Ivan is an actor.

Ivan's IMDb
Ivan's Wiki

BTW, although I did not get the image from its original source, I'm crediting the photographer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Denyce Graves and Vincent Thomas

Denyce Graves and Vincent Thomas, former husband/beau, have a daughter, Ella-Thaïs. Denyce is a mezzo-soprano and Vincent is a French conductor, composer, and clarinetist. However, Denyce is currently married (June 2009) to Robert Mongomery, chief of transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Articles about Denyce:
My comments: I really wanted a picture of Denyce with Vincent, but was unable to find one that was definitely them. There is one picture that may be here.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Open: Sharon Leal and Bev Land

Bev Land and Sharon Leal
Photo Credit to Stephen Shugerman/GettyImages

Sharon Leal and Bev Land married in 2001. Sharon is an actress, and Bev is an actor, writer, director, and producer. The two divorced in 2007.

Sharon's IMDb
Sharon's Wiki
Bev's IMDb