Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hello! I haven't been able to post, as I'm sure you have all noticed. I have received so many messages over the years about how many of you have looked forward to seeing the next couple. I have to apologize for the two things that have halted the schedule and put Just Like Me Couples on hiatus: Real life and no couples. Real life has been extremely busy in 2012 due to stress and lack of time (it seems) to get anything done. Although I've received another Just Us couple and several suggestions I don't have enough in the queue to keep another hiatus from happening. I appreciate all of you sticking with me and being patient. I am thankful to the fans who have sent in suggestions. Just know that I haven't given up on this blog and hope to get back to it soon.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Megan and Joe

Megan and Joe have been married for five years and have a sweet 2 1/2 year old daughter and an adorable little boy who is nearly 4 months old. Joe is Megan's soulmate and makes her laugh every day - he's a big teddy bear! Their daughter and son are the lights of their lives.

My Comments: I'm only adding this because I know someone will ask. Megan is Irish American and Black.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dina Ruiz and Clint Eastwood

Dina Ruiz married Clint Eastwood in 1996. Dina, a TV news anchor and reporter, is of Japanese, African American, English, German and Dutch descent. Clint is an actor, director, producer, composer, and former mayor of Carmel, CA. Dina and Clint have one daughter, Morgan. Clint is also father to six other children from previous relationships.

Dina's Wiki
Clint's Wiki
Clint's IMDb

My Comments: Thank you for reminding me of this couple, Diana! The post is late due to the timing of current events. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Marissa and Tom

Marissa and Tom have been in a long distance relationship since 2010 and met in a small bistro in Louisiana where she was working at the time. Tom is Arab American and a student living in Louisiana.  Marissa is an African American and a teacher in New York.

My Comments: I love this picture! I wanted to make sure that I haven't missed any couples or suggestions you may have emailed. If you sent me something and you did not get a return mail or a post, please email again. Thank you!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Gloria Jones and Marc Bolan

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Gloria Jones started her relationship with Marc Bolan, born Mark Feld, shortly after meeting in the early 1970s. Gloria is a singer and songwriter. Marc was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and poet. He was killed in a car accident in 1977. Gloria and Marc had a son, Rolan, and Gloria has since married.

Marc's Wiki
Gloria's Wiki

My Comments: Thanks Anon!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Paula and Dale

Paula and Dale have been married 27 years, dividing their time between her hometown of Chicago and Colorado.  He is a sports promoter and she recently completed her studies for her Masters degree in theology.

They recently returned to the Chicago area to be closer to their two daughters and six grandchildren.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Laura Flessel-Colovic and Denis Colovic

Laura Flessel and Denis Colovic married in 1996.  French Laura is an Olympic medalist épée fencer and 2012 Olympic participant. French Denis is a journalist. They have a daughter, Leilou. Laura is of Caribbean descent.

Laura's Wiki

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My Comments: Thanks Mick!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Betzy and Neil

Betzy and Neil met while working at the same restaurant. However the two didn't get together until a number of years later, when Betzy reminded Neil about a promised date. Unfortunately, Neil went away for the army and later school. During that time Betzy was "the most supportive person in his life."  She kept in contact every day and was there to meet him the day he got back. They have been together ever since and are planning to get married July of next year.

"He really is my miracle, I have never been in such a sweet, loving, supportive relationship in my whole life. We are so lucky to have found one another." - Betzy

Monday, July 16, 2012

Karis Jagger and Jonathan Watson

Karis Jagger married Jonathan Watson in July 2000. At the time of their wedding, both Karis and Jonathan were film production assistants. Karis is the daughter of Mick Jagger and Marsha Hunt. They have two children.

Karis' IMDb
Jonathan's IMDb

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dondra and Shawn

Dondra and Shawn met at Victory Family Church in Decatur, Texas. where she serves as Worship leader.  Shawn is a Night Vision Specialist for United RotorCraft Solutions a subdivision of Air Methods and also the Sound Engineer at their church.  They married in Montego Bay, Jamaica on March 6, 2010 and are just crazy about each other.  They live in Lewisville, Texas. and have two small dogs Sammy and Izzy.

A video for you.

My Comments: I don't usually post this amount of detail about a couple. Please remember that I try to keep your privacy as much as possible unless you ask me to post more. :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

TV: Dr. Allison Blake and Sheriff Jack Carter

Sheriff Jack Carter (played by Colin Ferguson) and Dr. Allison Blake (played by Salli Richardson-Whitfield) have finally married! The two were hit and miss for several years as Allison and Jack found themselves in relationships when the other was not. This year, however, the match was made. Jack has a daughter in college, while Allison has two children from two previous significant others. Eureka is currently in it's fifth and final season, watch for some season ending surprises.

Eureka Wiki
Eureka IMDb

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shannon and Cheyenne

Shannon and Cheyenne got together in 1995.  They met right after Valentine's Day 1995 and married on April 29th, 1995. They celebrated their 17th anniversary this year and it still feels like they're newlyweds.  They've grown up together and are each other's best friend.  They love to travel together. London is their favorite destination, and they try to get there twice a year.  They would love to have kids but are reproductively challenged.  They over compensate with their three crazy dogs, Cinnamon, Lily (aka Dittylicious 'cause she's a diva!) and LTCDR Geordie Laforge (They are both sci-fi geeks!)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki

Jessica Olsson and Dirk Nowitzki became engaged in February 2012 and married in July 2012. Swedish Jessica is an associate director at the Goss-Michael Foundation art gallery in Texas while German Dirk is a professional basketball player with the Dallas Mavericks. Jessica has a Swedish father and a Kenyan mother.

Dirk's Wiki

My Comments: Thank you Krystal!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June and Ian

June and Ian have been together more than eight years. June works for the state, and Ian works at a petroleum plant. They have one son.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Nyima and Joshua Funk

Nyima Funk, born Nyima Anise Woods, is married to Joshua Funk. Nyima is an actress, comedian, and singer, while husband Joshua is an actor, improv coach, director, and singer/guitarist. The two have one daughter, Ziza Marie.

Nyima's Wiki
Nyima's IMDb
Joshua's IMDb

Nyima's FB

My Comments: Thank you Ebony! Please check out the links to FB and Twitter for pictures of the three of them.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kenya Duke Owen and Gary Owen

Kenya Duke, the owner of a travel management company, is married to Gary Owen, a comedian. The two have three children.

Gary's Wiki
Gary's IMDb

My Comments: Thanks Jo!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tonia and Mike

Tonia and Mike met on the job in 2006. They were married on August 8, 2008 (08/08/08) because they felt that an upright 8 is simply a symbol of eternity. They were determined that love like theirs would outlive any ignorance or racism and last forever.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Engaged: Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg

Ashley Madekwe is engaged to Iddo Goldberg. Ashley, born to an English mother and a Nigerian/Swiss father, is an actress. English/Israeli Iddo is also an actor. The two, engaged since 2008, will tie the knot this summer.

Ashley's Wiki
Ashley's IMDb
Iddo's Wiki
Iddo's IMDb


My Comments: Thank you Bonobochick!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Marie NDiaye and Jean-Yves Cendrey

Photo Stéphanie Pichon
Marie N'Diaye, a French novelist and playwright, is married to Jean-Yves Cendrey, a French writer. Marie has a French mother and a Senegalese father. They live in Berlin and have three children.

Marie's Wiki
Jean-Yves' Wiki (French)

My Comments: Thank you Anonymous!

New Post Coming!

Hi! Blogger has been missing my scheduled posts. It has gotten me off track. I will have the post up later today :) Thanks for being patient.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Faith and Troy

Troy and Faith met through a mutual friend. Troy is from New Orleans, and Faith is from Jamaica. Troy was divorced after 12 years and Faith had just gotten out of a terrible relationship. This was their first attempt to date outside of their race. They are now just mad they didn't try sooner.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Special Links

I've asked over the years for couples to feature and have been delighted with all the submissions, famous and Just Us. Recently, I was given some Just Us couples who did not contact me themselves, but were featured in an article. These are those couples:

Domonique and Jeremy

Aja and Dean

Nadege and Joe

There are many other couples at Wedding Nouveau. Thanks Anonymous!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Noah Hathaway and Sameerah

Noah Leslie Hathaway is married to Sameerah and they have two children, Trey and Jared. Noah is a former child actor best known for his role as Atreyu in NeverEnding Story. He and Sameerah used to run a tattoo business in Southern California.

Noah's Wiki
Noah's IMDb
Noah's MySpace (Pictures)

My Comments: Thank you Jo!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tawana and Mike

Tawana and Mike, who have been together for 10 years, married in 2008. "We have the most beautiful 3 year old twin girls in the world!!!"

My Comments: They look so happy :) They make me smile.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Samuel Le Bihan and Daniela Beye

Samuel Le Bihan married Daniela Beye in 2002. Samuel is a French actor and has a son, Jules. Daniela is a model. There is a bit of information out there about Samuel and many pictures of the two of them together, however there isn't much information on Daniela.

Samuel's IMDb
Samuel's Wiki

Sunday, March 25, 2012

David and Cathy Guetta

Catherine Lobe, born in Senegal, married Pierre David Guetta in 1992. Cathy grew up in France, and since marrying David, has become a socialite and night club manager. French David is a house music producer and DJ. They have two children, Tim and Angie.

David's Wiki
Cathy's Wiki

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Marguerite and Mark

Marguerite and Mark met on an online dating service in May 2009 and instantly clicked. So many common interests including music, cooking, history, baseball etc that they really fell hard for each other. Mark lived in Missouri and was and still is an Archivist at an HBCU. Marguerite was a restaurant manager/caterer from Mississippi. They met in person in Tennessee in August 2009 and spent the next two weeks together. Labor Day weekend, Mark was down in Mississippi, proposing. Marguerite said yes and they were married in 2009 and live in Missouri. A whirlwind romance? Perhaps, but they knew it was right.

"We never considered color to be an obstacle in our relationship, just another fact of life. Our families have been nothing but supportive and wish us only happiness. When we spend time together, laughter permeates the air as we are constantly cracking ourselves up. Although we are firmly planted in the "middle age" demographic, our love is truly young at heart and we are blessed to have found each other."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Baron and Baroness Christian and Cecile de Massy

Cécile Gelabale married Baron Christian Louis de Massy, making her a baroness. Cécile was born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and is now the highest ranking black in Monaco. They have two sons, Brice and Antoine.

Baron Christian's Wiki

My Comments: Thanks to Anonymous!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Arlenis Sosa and Donnie McGrath

No pictures, sorry! 

Arlenis Sosa Peña is currently dating Donnie Michael McGrath. Arlenis is a Dominican model and a current spokesmodel for Lancôme while Donnie is an American Irish basketball player for Scaligera Basket Verona of Italy.

Donnie's Wiki
Arlenis' Wiki

My Comments: Sorry about no pictures, but there really aren't any that I could find. Thank you Sheryl for the tip and, again, thank you to all of you who have been keeping your eyes open for couples to feature :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shanique and Michael

Shanique and Michael met August 2007 in Alabama, her home state, while he was working on a 3 month job there. To make a long story short; their eyes locked (haha) at an Oyster bar. They started talking, against the wishes of mutual friends, and never stopped. They moved to North Carolina together after 3 months of knowing each other, but do not recommend that kind of step in a relationship to everyone. They married August 2009 in Massachusetts, his home state. They have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl, and 2 spoiled dogs. He's a licensed electrician, and she graduate as a Paralegal May 2012. 

Secret to their happiness: They laugh, live and learn together as a family; they laugh with and at each other, and they finish when the other one can't. They are best friends who sometimes get angry with one another, but they never lose sight of what's important.......themselves.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Engaged: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson

Audra Ann McDonald and William "Will" Swenson became engaged January 2012. Audra is an actress who was previously married to bassist Peter Donovan with whom she has a daughter, Zoe. Will is an actor, writer, and film director who has two sons, Bridger and Sawyer with his ex-wife, Amy.

Audra's IMDb
Audra's Wiki
Will's IMDb
Will's Wiki

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Karine Sylla and Vincent Perez

Model and actress Karine Sylla married actor Vincent Perez in 1998. Karine is the daughter of a Senegalese diplomat while Vincent is of Spanish and German heritage. The two have three children together. Karine also has a daughter with Gerard Depardieu.

Vincent's IMDb
Vincent's Wiki

My Comments: Thanks for the tip!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Alexandra de Catalogne Bottrie and Olivier Bottrie

Alexandra de Catalogne Bottrie is married to Olivier Bottrie, President Travel Retailing Worldwide of Estee Lauder Companies. Olivier is also Co-Founder and CEO of non-profit organization Hand in Hand for Haiti.

My Comments: I don't have a lot of information and not a lot of pictures :( But I did manage to get in a post thanks to an anonymous poster. Please do a little Google for photos of this couple.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Post This Week?

Hello! I haven't had a lot of time to go searching for couples this week, I've exhausted all my Just Me couples, and I think I've researched all the couple suggestions handed to me. If you have any ideas or you think I missed someone you suggested, put them as a post or shoot me an email. (my name at gmail) Thanks!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Movies: Audrey Burke, Brian Burke, and Jerry Sunborne

Audrey (played by Halle Berry) and her husband Brian Burke (played by David Duchovny) have been married for 11 wonderful years. Then something horrible happens and in the aftermath Audrey finds herself looking for...answers? help? solace? in a friend of Brian's named Jerry Sunborne (Benicio Del Toro). But Jerry has his own issues to deal with.

Things We Lost in the Fire was released in 2007, directed by Susanne Bier, and written by Allan Loeb.

Things We Lost in the Fire IMDb
Things We Lost in the Fire Wiki

My Comments: This isn't a movie I've seen so I can't say how good it is. The main theme of movie is not something I typically watch. Choose the movie at your discretion.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tamara and Shawn

Shawn and Tamara were married on Veteran Day November 2005 - which is appropriate since they both are veterans. They met in Atlanta (he's still in the military and she is retired from the Army and was working as a civilian). Shawn is her Prince Charming, he loves her for who she is and not what she looks like. They have two hilarious babies, Seth and Shiloh. She prays that one day everyone will meet "the one!"

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Monique and Matthew

Matthew and Monique met while serving in the United States Navy in 1999.  They are currently living overseas and love to travel.  Matthew works for the Department of Defense and Monique is a full-time nursing student.  They have one 9 year old and one little dog!