On July 11, , newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were asleep in bed when three armed police officers burst into the room. The couple were hauled from their house and thrown into jail, where Mildred remained for several days, all for the crime of getting married. At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races. Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law.
Look at any two people's DNA, and one will find that we are almost entirely the same, no matter what our skin tone. And though many times we focus on the tiny percentage that gives us physical differences, when we fall in love, all bets are off. It's no different among celebs, who have been crossing racial lines for decades, from Sammy Davis Jr. These couples show that love has no boundaries; they just love each other, and it is a truly beautiful thing to behold. We want to see more of these types of relationships being shown in the media and pop culture, because as we learn time and time again: Representation matters. We found pictures of our favorite celebrity couples who are in interracial marriages or relationships. These duos showed that their love is not just beautiful, but also completely normal.
The interracial-relationship experience is an interesting one. But in the end, these differences often make these relationships stronger and the individuals more culturally aware and in tune with the life someone who might not look like you has experienced. Ahead, the most powerful times celebrities talked about their interracial relationship.
True love comes in many colors and forms, and doesn't let society take control over its fate. Here's a list of 52 interracial couples in Hollywood who chose to make their own way when it came to love. Since then, June 12 is known as Loving Day and has become one of the biggest annual celebration held in the country. Until today, we have witnessed a plethora of celebrities dating one another, getting married, having kids, or living together.