by: Yolanda Shoshana
As interracial dating and marriage continues to rise, more high profile people are showing up with a partner of another race. Some people are a surprise, one never knows who likes brown sugar or has yellow fever. Let’s take a look at who is swirlin’ it up.
Diane Farr and Seung Yong Chung- You may know Farr from shows, like Numbers and Rescue Me. Farr has a new book out called “Kissing Outside the Lines” where she talk about being married to Korean American, Seung Yong Chung who an Asian American. A great quote from the book is from Farr’s mother, “We always hoped that Diane would not marry outside of our race.” There is a humorous twist to the comment. It is a juicy read about the joys and oys of interracial love.
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana - Jackson’s man is cute, younger, Qatari, and a billionaire, she says she has never been happier. When Jackson talks about him, she blushes a little. In an interview, he called Janet the woman of his dreams. The two are very close; Al Mana was there for Janet during Michael’s death. Seems like Janet picked herself a keeper, which is a good look on her.
Roger Ebert and Chaz Hammel Smith- This one of my favorite couples, though sickness and tough times, they are still together. Ebert proposed to Chaz at the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo while they were sitting outside eating ice cream. And have been married since 1992. A fun fact is that Ebert went out with Oprah. To think, Ebert could have been in the Stedman position, I guess that did not get a thumbs up.
Michael and Shakira Caine- The Caines have been married since 1973, they have a fun romantic story Michael spotted Shakira on a Maxwell House commercial and was so smitten with her, he became determined to find her because; he thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. He thought he was going to have to go to Brazil to find her. It turned out she was living in London ( his backyard) and is of Indian descent, not Brazilian.
Peter Norton and Gwen Adams Norton- In case you are wondering who Norton is, think Norton Anti- Virus. Makes us all rethink geeky guys now right? He is married to New York financier, Gwen Adams Norton. They spend a lot of time on Martha’s Vineyard and at cultural events. Also note that Norton’s first wife, Eileen Norton is an African American woman from Watts California with whom he has two children. Norton definitely keeps the swirl going.
Yolanda Shoshana “Shoshi” is a lifestyle provocateur: luscious life guru, lifestyle journalist, courtesan coach™, perfume creatrix, interracial love matchmaker, wedding officiant, and new thought speaker. She has a lifestyle show on Mingle Media TV called, Courtesan Candy. Follow her on Twitter @Shoshi