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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.

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, and were married until his death in 2016.

Bowie had 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: 70

Birthplace: London, England

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Credits: Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Hunger, The Man Who Fell to Earth

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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: 73

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

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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: 67

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

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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: 72

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

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