15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women

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Several famous white men are or have been married to black women. Proving that love sees no color, some of the most well-known and powerful duos are of mixed races. From Oscar-winning actors, to rock and roll icons, and even up-and-coming stars, there are several notable white men married to black women in Hollywood. A picture perfect example of one of these interracial celebrity couples is David Bowie and Iman. The British rocker married the Somali-American model in 1992 and seem more in love than ever before. Robert De Niro's first wife, Diahnne Abbott, acted in supporting roles in several of his films, including Taxi Driver. The couple divorced in 1988, and nine years later, De Niro married African-American actress and singer Grace Hightower.

A new generation of famous interracial couples are popping up in the entertainment industry and even collaborating professionally. British screenwriter Ol Parker met actress Thandie Newton while working on a BBC film and married in 1998. R&B singer Robin Thicke began dating actress Paula Patton when he was 16 and they married in 2005. Thicke and Patton even co-starred in his 2006 hit music video "Lost Without U" - but she filed for divorce in 2014.
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  1. David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    Legendary singer & performer David Bowie married Somali-American model Iman (Abdulmajid) on April 24, 1992. The couple has one daughter, Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones, born in 2000.

    Bowie has one other son, Zowie Bowie, aka Duncan Jones, b. 1971, from his previous marriage to Angela Bowie. Iman has a daughter, Zulekha Haywood, b 1978, with her second husband, Spencer Haywood.

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Hunger, The Man Who Fell to Earth
  2. Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    Legendary actor Robert De Niro married actress Grace Hightower in 1997. The couple has two children, Elliott, born 1998, and Helen, born in 2011.

    De Niro has four other children: Drena (b. 1971) and Raphael (b. 1976) with first wife Diahnne Abbott and twins Aaron and Julian (b. 1995) from a long relationship with Toukie Smith.
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    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II, Casino, Meet the Parents
  3. Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    Chef Wolfgang Puck married his third wife, designer Gelila Assefa, in 2007. The couple has two sons, Oliver (b. 2005) and Alexander (b. 2006).

    Puck also has two sons from his second marriage to Barbara Lazaroff, Cameron and Byron.
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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
    • Profession: Businessperson, Restaurateur, Actor, Voice acting, Chef
    • Credits: The Smurfs, Iron Chef America, The Weather Man, The Muse, Food Fight, + more
  4. George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    In 2013, Star Wars creator George Lucas married his second wife, Mellody Hobson. Their daughter, Everest, was born via a surrogate in 2013.

    Lucas has three other children: Amanda (b. 1981) with first wife Marcia Lou Griffin and Katie (b. 1988) and Jett (b. 1993), whom he adopted as a single parent.
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    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  5. Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    Singer Robin Thicke married model & actress Paula Patton in 2005. Their son, Julian, was born in 2010. Patton filed for divorce in 2014. 
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    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Despicable Me^! The Rules of Attraction^! Valentine's Day^! Step Up 2: The Streets
  6. Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    In 1992, when he was 50, film critic Roger Ebert married attorney Charlie "Chaz" Hammelsmith.
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1942-2013)
    • Birthplace: USA, Urbana, Illinois
    • Profession: Film critic, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Siskel & Ebert^! Sneak Previews^! At the Movies^! For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
  7. Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    Matt Stone married Angela Howard in 2008. The couple has two children.
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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut^! South Park^! Team America: World Police^! South Park: The Stick of Truth
  8. Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 15 Famous White Men Married to Black Women
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    NBA star Dirk Nowitzki married Jessica Olsson, sister of twin Swedish footballers Martin and Marcus Olsson, in 2012. Their first daughter, Malaika, was born in 2013.
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    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: W├╝rzburg, Germany
    • Profession: Basketball player
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