Sunday, December 26, 2010

Maya Rudolph and Minnie Riperton

Actress and singer Maya Khabira Rudolph lives with her partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson. They have two daughters, Pearl Minnie and Lucille, and a son, Jack.

Maya's Wiki
Maya's IMDb
Paul's Wiki

Paul's IMDb

Maya is the daughter of singer Minnie Riperton and composer, songwriter, and producer Richard "Dick" Rudolph. Minnie and Richard also have a son, music engineer Marc.

Minnie's Wiki
Richard's Wiki
Richard's IMDb

My Comments: This post is a "twofer." I hope your holiday so far has been merry and continues to be so through the New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vuyo Dyasi and Phillip Noyce

Australian film director Phillip Noyce married Vuyo Dyasi in 2006. The two have a son, Luvuyo William. Vuyo is Phillip's third wife, and he has 2 children from one of those previous marriages.

So Sorry!

I was sick this weekend :( Still sick today :( But I will try to have my next couple up sometime tonight. Thank you!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Monique and Jared

Monique and Jared met 6 years ago November at college in Ontario, Canada, and have been engaged for three of them. Although Monique's background is Jamaican, both of them were born in Ontario. They are currently working on wedding planning.

My Comments: Best wishes!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley

Tamera Darvette Mowry, an actress, married Adam Housley, a Fox News correspondent in May 2011. The two started dating in 2007. Tamera is one of four children of Darlene, Bahamian American, and Timothy, British American.

Tamera's Wiki
Tamera's IMDb
Adam's Wiki

Sunday, November 28, 2010

TV: Stephanie Layne and Kenny Moritorri

Stephanie Layne , a journalist (played by Kellee Stewart), went with her best friend and college roommate, PJ, to a restaurant. PJ introduced Stephanie to a waiter Kenny Moritorri (played by Michael Bunin). Unfortunately for all of them, poor PJ included, Kenny and Stephanie did not get along.

It isn't like Stephanie couldn't do without Kenny's ill manners. She is a successful self -help author. But she traded snide remarks with Kenny, now an owner of a sports memorabilia store. Until one fateful night they got together without cutting each other down. They have been together ever since, working out their differences and sharing their very different lives.

Stephanie and Kenny were on the TV show My Boys on TBS which was cancelled September 14, 2010.
My Boys Wiki
My Boys IMDb

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paula and B

Paula and B met while contracting in the Middle East. Paula, African American, and B, Macedonian, after three wonderful years have celebrated a summer wedding. In just their first year they felt they had done much together, overcome some, and loved each other a lot.

My Comments: Paula sent two pictures, but I love this one! I also try to vary posts, but in an effort to keep my Just Us couples from waiting too long I've posted two together. Thank you for all of your support!

I have updated this entry with great news :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Erica and Jason

Erica and Jason have been married for three years. Though Jason hails from Chicago, the two met in Atlanta, Erica's home. They now live in California and are working on making their family more than two. Erica runs two websites:


My Comments: While I'm pleased to share another great couple with you, you should be aware that I posted Erica's sites as a part of her submission, not as part of advertising or endorsement. Thanks :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shadoe Stevens and Beverly Cunningham

Beverly Cunningham, an international model, married Shadoe Stevens, a radio and television personality, in 1986. They have two daughters, Amber Dawn and Chyna Rose. Shadoe, born Terry Ingstad, has been married twice before and has another child from his first marriage.

Shadoe's Wiki
Shadoe's IMDb
Interview with Shadoe

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Open: Audra McDonald and Peter Donovan

Audra Ann McDonald married Peter Donovan in September of 2000. Audra is an actress and singer, while Peter is a bassist. The two divorced in 2009, and they have a daughter, Zoe Madeline.

My Comments: I love the picture!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boris Becker and Sharlely Kerssenberg

Boris Franz Becker and Sharlely Kerssenberg married in June of 2009 in Switzerland. Boris is a former World Championship tennis player. He retired in 1999. Sharlely, known as Lilly, is a Dutch model. The two have a son, Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis. Boris has three other children from former relationships, one being actress and designer Barbara Feltus.

Boris' Wiki

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Zadie Smith and Nick Laird

Zadie Smith, who has a Jamaican mother and English father, married Irish born Nicholas Laird in 2004. Both Zadie, born Sadie, and Nick are novelists, but Nick also writes poetry. The two have a daughter, Katherine.

Zadie's Wiki
Nick's Wiki

My Comments: I could find only one picture of the two of them together, but many of them separately.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Steve and Jasmin

Steve and Jasmin are a committed couple together for nine months. One lives in California and the other in Illinois, but they have plans to settle down together soon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dr. Iffie Aitkenhead and Ben Aitkenhead

Photo credit/copyright Richard Brill

Nigerian Ifeoma Okoronkwo is married to Ben Aitkenhead. Dr. Iffie Aitkenhead, as she is better known, is a physiatrist and Ben is an investment banker. They have three girls, Kate, Sophie, and Lauren.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Engaged: Tara Wilson and Chris Noth

Tara Lynn Wilson and Christopher David Noth got engaged in 2009. They are both actors and have a son, Orion Christopher Noth.

Tara's IMDb
Tara's Wiki
Chris' IMDb
Chris' Wiki

My Comments: I have seen articles that mention Chris and Tara's desire for privacy. Tara's Wiki is very thin and I can find no real news articles that confirm her ethnicity. Rumor has it that she is Asian and black. If anyone finds confirmation, please send it in :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Luke Goss and Shirley Lewis

Shirley Lewis, a singer, married Luke Damon Goss, an English singer and actor, in 1994. Luke is known for his twin brother, band Bros., and his acting role in Hellboy 2, while Shirley is known for being a backup singer for Wham! and working with artists such as Elton John and Luther Vandross. Luke is a proud step-father to Shirley's daughter Carli.

Luke's Wiki
Luke's IMDb
Article about them

My Comments: There are a few pictures out there of the two of them, but they are somewhat fuzzy and small. Do a quick Google search if you are interested.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Karyn Parsons and Alexandre Rockwell

Photo credit/copyright Kiino Villand

Karyn Parsons, an American movie and television actress, is married to Charles Alexandre Rockwell, an American movie director, producer, and screenwriter. They married in February 2003 and have two children, Lana and Nico. Alexandre is currently teaching and Karyn runs a production company. Karyn is biracial.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pat Cleveland and Paul von Ravenstein

Pat Cleveland, one of the first Black American supermodels, married to Paul von Ravenstein in the late 80s. Pat is also said to be of Cherokee, Irish, and Swedish descent. She and Paul have two children, Anna, who is coming into her own in the model industry, and Noel.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This Zen Bride and Jumbo

Photo Credit: Photographer Charo Donahue

This Zen Bride and Jumbo got engaged in September of 2008 in Italy, and married in November of 2009. They live in North Carolina.

My Comments: The second couple to let me post their picture, I am respecting their request for aliases. As if you couldn't tell ;)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Eric Musselman and Danyelle Sargent

Eric P. Musselman married Danyelle Sargent in 2009. Eric is a former NBA coach and Danyelle is a sports television reporter. There is interesting information in both of their Wiki's. They have a child.

Eric's Wiki
Danyelle's Wiki

Sunday, August 15, 2010

James Frain and Marta Cunningham Frain

Photo credit Elon Rutberg

James Dominic Frain is an English actor who married Marta Cunningham, an American actress, in 2004. There is little out there that I can find on Marta's background.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jennifer and Timothy

Jennifer and Timothy were married in 2006. While they are both from Southern California (and big fans of the San Diego Chargers), they relocated to Texas where she works at The University of Texas and he is an Air Traffic Controller.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

TV: Christina Hawthorne and Tom Wakefield

Christina Hawthorne (played by Jada Pinkett Smith) is a nurse, widow, and mother of a teenager who spent the last year trying to be all three successfully. Now she's having to acknowledge feelings she has for her co-worker Dr. Tom Wakefield (played by Michael Vartan). The show, in its second season, may not last as the reviews of the show have been negative. Let's hope that there is more of their developing relationship.

Hawthorne Wiki
Hawthorne IMDb

My Comments: I don't watch this show, but perhaps some of you might and could offer more information.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Helen Simmons and Phil Collen

Photo credit

Phillip Kenneth Collen married Helen L. Simmons in July, 2010. According to the article linked below, they met on the band's Sparkle Lounge tour in 2008. Helen is a costume designer and tour rep. Phillip is the lead guitarist for Def Leppard, joining in 1982, and has 2 children from previous relationships.

My Comments: Special thanks to the Anonymous poster who passed this couple on to me. I am always looking for couples, even ones who aren't so famous or well known. There are many couples especially from other countries that I'm not aware of. I'm always looking! And I picked this photo instead of the wedding because of her smile and hair in this photo :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lena Horne and Lennie Hayton

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, a singer, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist, married Lennie Hayton, a musical conductor and arranger, in December 1947. Later, the two separated, but did not divorce.

Lena's Wiki
Lena's IMDb
Lennie's Wiki
Lennie's IMDb

Link to Ebony, May 1980 at Google Books (note the article starts on page 38, but the link is to page 158)
Lena responding to a question about the possibility of marrying another white man.
LENA: You must know that in the beginning I didn't marry Lennie because I was in love with him.[...]
EBONY: In other words, to put it quite bluntly, you used him to further your career.
LENA: That's right. And I learned to love him very much.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Engaged: Zoe Saldana and Keith Britton

Photo credit, Kevin Sullivan, The Orange County Register
Zoe Yadira Zaldana Nazario is engaged to Keith Allen Britton. An actress, Zoe was born to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. An actor and CEO for My Fashion Database, Keith has been dating Zoe since 2005.

Zoe's Wiki
Zoe's IMDb
Keith's IMDb

When I go to the D.R., the press in Santo Domingo always asks, "¿Qué te consideras, dominicana o americana?" (What do you consider yourself, Dominican or American?) I don't understand it, and it's the same people asking the same question. So I say, time and time again, "Yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") [They go,] "Oh, no, tú eres trigueñita." ("Oh no, you are 'dark skinned'") I'm like, "No! Let's get it straight, yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") IMDb 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kelley and Mark Kenney

Dr. Kelley Kenney and Mark Kenney are married with two girls, Olivia and Elena. They are professors and counselors on the topic of multiracial and multicultural families. They have held workshops as counselors and have conducted research that has been published in books and magazines. They are currently on the Advisory Board for Loving Day.

Pictures here

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lorraine Hansberry and Robert Nemiroff

Lorraine Hansberry, a playwright and author, married Robert Nemiroff, a Broadway producer, in 1953. Lorraine is best known for her play A Raisin in the Sun. The two divorced in 1962, Lorraine passed away in 1965 from cancer, and Robert devoted much of his life to making her works known. Robert also passed away from cancer in 1991.

Lorraine's Wiki
Robert's Obituary

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trisha Goddard and Peter Gianfrancesco

Patricia Goddard, a British actress and TV personality, married Peter Gianfrancesco, an Australian psycotherapist, in 1998. Trisha has two daughters, Billie and Madi, from a previous relationship.

Trisha's Wiki
Article One
- relationships
Article Two - home

My Comments: What a life! The first article has info about her autobiography and a pic from her wedding to Peter. The second article has a pic of the family that is more recent.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

TV and Movies: Hoban and Zoe Washburne

Zoe Alleyne (played by Gina Torres), loyal follower and second in command to Malcolm Reynolds, serves on his vessel after the Unification War on his spaceship Serenity. Hoban (played by Alan Tudyk), a talented pilot who goes by the nickname Wash, gets hired by Mal and falls in love with Zoe. The two are a wonderful team.

Firefly, a TV series, ends in Serenity, a movie, both created, written and/or directed by Joss Whedon. Both are available on DVD. There is also a comic book continuation.

Firefly Wiki
Firefly IMDb
Serenity Wiki
Serenity IMDb

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Keisha Bolton and Wilco Van Kleef

Keisha Bolton and Wilco Van Kleef are the worlds tallest married couple according to the Guiness Book of World Records(2009, see update). Keisha met Wilco searching for a dance partner through the UK Tall Person's Club, and they married in 2001.

An article about the couple here
Wilco's Wiki

My Comments: There were some reports that another couple was taller than the Van Kleef's but I can't find that info.
Update: A couple in California, the Hallquists, have now been named the world's tallest couple by Guiness.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Elaine Griffin and Michael McGarry

Elaine Griffin, an interior designer, married Michael McGarry, a psychotherapist, in January of 2009. Both met and married within about 5 months. Read the link!

Wedding Article

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pearl Bailey and Louis Bellson

Pearl Mae Bailey was an actress and singer, who married Louis Bellson (Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni ) an Italian American jazz composer, arranger, bandleader and drummer, in 1952. They had two children, Tony and Dee Dee. All four of them have passed on.

Pearl's Wiki
Louis' Wiki

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Justin and Keisha Chambers

Justin Chambers is a former model and actor who met Keisha, a former model agency booker, while modeling for Calvin Klein. They married in 1993. She is now a stay at home mom for their five children, four girls and a boy.

My Comments: Only one tag for this one. I try hard to find something that gives a background on the people I post about. I don't like making assumptions. I haven't found enough information about Keisha to add any tags, including not knowing if they should be included on the blog. But I've seen their names often enough on the Net that I'll go for it. But if anyone has more info, I'd be happy to hear it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Movies: Theresa Jones and Simon Green

Theresa Jones (played by Zoe Saldana) decides to take her boyfriend, Simon Baker (played by Ashton Kutcher) home to meet Mom and Dad on her parents' 25th wedding anniversary. The Joneses are black and Simon is white, which Theresa fails to mention. Dad isn't happy. He tries anything he can to break them up including digging into Simon's background. Which wouldn't be a problem except that Simon just quit his job. There is a happily ever after...

in Guess Who, a romantic comedy remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, released in 2005, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan.

Guess Who IMDb
Guess Who Wiki

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Open: Maiko Watson and Remy Shand

Guyana born Maiko Watson is a singer and was a member of the group Sugar Jones. Remy Shand is a Canadian R&B/soul singer. The two married in 2001 and divorced in 2009. Although they did not separate amicably, they are open!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Arthel Neville and Taku Hirano

Arthel Neville is a journalist and television personality who married Taku Hirano, a jazz musician, in 2001 after dating for two years.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Karyn Langhorne Folan and Kevin Folan

Karyn Langhorne Folan is a former lawyer and teacher turned author who met her future husband, Kevin Folan, in 2004 through an online dating service. They have two daughters, one from Karyn's previous relationship.

Washington Post Article (Pictures)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dennis and Jennifer Marshall

Dennis Marshall and Jennifer Hunter, both fitness instructors, met at New York Sports Club, married, and now teach classes in fitness.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bill and Chirlane de Blasio

Bill de Blasio, who is New York's Public Advocate, met Chirlane when both were working with David Dinkins administration as mayor in 1989. They have two children, Chiara and Dante.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

TV: Rose Henderson and Bernard Nadler

Rose Henderson (played by Laverne Scott Caldwell) and Bernard Nadler (played by Sam Anderson) married after dating for five months, despite Rose's recurring fatal cancer. Bernard, in an attempt to save Rose's life using a faith healer, takes the two of them to Australia for their honeymoon. The faith healer fails, but Rose tells Bernard that she is well and the two take the trip home only to have the airplane split in midair. Bernard, who left his seat to go to the restroom, is separated from his wife and the two crash on separate parts of an island.

There are SPOILERS in this post about the last season of Lost. If you are not currently watching this season, read no further.

This all happens in the first season of the ABC drama Lost. The two of them reunite in the second season, and in seasons five & six (final season) they are shown separating themselves from the rest of the drama by finding a cabin and living alone, happy with each other on the island.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sonja Sohn and Adam Plack

Sonja Sohn (born Williams) married Adam Plack in 2003. Sonja is a community activist, former "Slam" poet, and actress. Australian Adam is a didgeridoo player and recording artist. Sonja is of East African and Korean ancestry, and has two children from a previous marriage.

Sonja's IMDb
Sonja's Wiki
Adam's Wiki

*The original photo has been modified.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ruth Pointer and Michael Sayles

Singer, Ruth Pointer married Michael Sayles in 1990. Michael is a real estate developer according to Essence, a physical fitness instructor according to an Atlantic City newspaper, her manager according to the Chicago-Sun Times, and a producer according to IMDb. They have twin children together, Ali and Conor. Ruth has three older children from previous relationships. Sorry, no pictures :(

Ruth's IMDb
Ruth's Wiki

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Movies: Kenya McQueen and Brian Kelly

Kenya Denise McQueen (played by Sanaa Lathan) is a business woman and a perfectionist who has spent her time developing her career and not her love life. She falls for landscaper Brian Kelly (played by Simon Baker) despite reservations on the part of friends and family, and even her. She eventually decides that she'd rather be happy than date only within her race and socioeconomic status.

Something New was released in 2006, directed by Sanaa Hamri, written by Kriss Turner.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Michaelle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond

Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean is married to filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond. Haitian born Michaelle and French born Jean-Daniel are Canadians who have a daughter, Marie-Eden. Jean-Daniel has two children from a previous marriage.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stacey Dash and Emmanuel Xuereb

Stacey Dash and Emmanuel Xuereb married in 2007. Both Stacey and Emmanuel are actors. Stacey was previously married to Brian Lovell for seven years. Stacey has 2 children, one with Lovell and one from another previous relationship.

My Comments: Unfortunately, things are not well between them as there is a restraining order in place from Stacey against Emmanuel. :( Sad news.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving

Mildred Delores Jeter and Richard Perry Loving married in June 1958 in DC because the laws of Virginia, their home state, considered marriage between blacks and whites to be against the law. It took nine years for Loving v. Virginia to garner US Supreme Court's favor and overturn the Virginia conviction against the Lovings. They had three children, Donald, Peggy, and Sidney.

Though the official day celebrating Loving v. Virginia is in June, I felt it appropriate to publish this post on a day that is celebrated by all as a Loving Day.

Lovings at Wiki
Loving Day

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rutina Wesley and Jacob Fishel

Rutina Wesley and Jacob Fishel are married actors. Neither have any children, and it has been extremely difficult to find any more information or pictures of this couple. However, I found two pictures of them together here and here for your enjoyment.

Rutina's Wiki
Rutina's IMDb
Jacob's IMDb

Sunday, January 31, 2010

TV: Zoey Andata and Demetri Noh

Engaged, criminal defense attorney Zoey Andata (played by Gabrielle Union) and Special Agent Demetri Noh (played by John Cho) are a couple unsure of their future because of their FlashForwards.

FlashForward is a science fiction drama which premiered in September 2009. The characters, for the most part, simultaneously see a vision of themselves in the future, and the show focuses on their actions after this event. For Zoey and Demetri, this may mean they don't get married as they planned.

FlashForward Wiki
FlashForward IMDb

UPDATE 5/14/10: ABC has cancelled the show! :(

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sherri Saum and Kamar de los Reyes

Sherri Saum married Kamar de los Reyes in May 2007. Both of them are actors, Sherry of German and African American ancestry and Kamar of Cuban and Puerto Rican ancestry.

Sherry's Wiki
Sherry's IMDb
Kamar's Wiki
Kamar's IMDb

My Comments: I couldn't say that Kamar was WM in my labels. So there's a new label of BW/HM. At the moment, many of the other posts may not be accurately labeled. Please give me time to look at them and make any changes.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Diane Parish and Sebastian

Diane Parish and her longtime partner, Sebastian, are engaged. Diane is a British actress of Caribbean descent and Sebastian is an IT professional. They have two girls, Kenya and Kaya. Sorry there are no photos (or a last name for Sebastian), however there are many pictures of Diane, with and without a baby bump.

Diane's Wiki
Diane's IMDb

Celebrity Baby Blog link (to make up for the lack of photos).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christel Khalil and Stephen Hensley

Christel Khalil and Stephen Hensley married in September of 2008. Christel, whose background includes Pakistani roots*, is an actress while Stephen is a musician. The two have a son, Michael.

Christel's Wiki
Christel's IMDb

*Wikipedia says she has a Pakistani father and African American mother. Other sites have indicated that her mother also has Native American and Caucasian in her background.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

TV: Tom and Helen Willis

Married for 34 years, Tom (played by Franklin Cover) and Helen (played by Roxie Roker) Willis, nee Douglas, were the neighbors of George and Louise Jefferson. They had two children, Jennifer (Jenny) and Alan.

The Jeffersons was a TV sitcom that aired from January 1975 to June 1985. It is the longest running series to feature a predomninantly African American cast.

The Jeffersons Wiki
The Jeffersons IMDb

My Comments: As far as I know, this is the first Just Like Me couple to be featured on television.