Black Celebrities with White Partners
Famous white celebrities who fell in love with Asians, Black Americans or other nationalities, sometimes make their fans amaze. Some people make a big fuzz out when a famous white celebrity is romantically link to black celebrities. But in love it doesn’t matter what race he or she belongs, or the age gaps between two lovers, as long as they love each other, respect and absolutely both couples are happy and have a peaceful relationship. These famous white celebrities who are best known for having a black partner or, black celebrity marrying a white personality.
1) Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, born February 17, 1963, also known by his initials, MJ is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur and majority owner and chairman of Charlotte Bobcats. In 1984, Michael Jordan joined the NBA Chicago Bulls, after his three-season career at th University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the 1982’s Tar Heel’s national championship team. Jordan earned the nicknames, Air Jordan and His Airness which he was best known for his leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contest. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Deloris Peoples Jordan, a bank teller and James Raymond Jordan, Sr. an equipment supervisor, who was shot to death in July 23, 1993. When he was a toddler, the Jordan family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael Jordan is the fourth of five children, his two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr. (retired Command Sergeant Major of the 35th Signal Brigade of the XVIII Airborne Corps in the U.S. Army in 2006), one older sister, Deloris, and a younger sister, Roslyn. In September 1989, Jordan married Juanita Vanoy, and together they have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine. On January 4, 2002, Jordan and Vanoy filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly, and again filed for divorce and on December 29, 2006, they were granted a final decree of dissolution of marriage, and said, that the decision was made “mutually and amicably”. According to report, Juanita Vanoy received a $168 million settlement, making on the public record as the largest celebrity divorce settlement in history at the time. Michael Jordan proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, on 2011’s Christmas Eve and were married on April 27, 2013 at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Prieto gave birth to identical twin daughters named Victoria and Ysabel Jordan on February 11, 2014.
2) Garcelle Beauvais
Garcelle Beauvais, born November 26, 1966, is an Hatian-American actress and former fashion model, best known for her roles as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on television sitcom The WB, The Jamie Foxx Show, which ran from 1996 to 2001, and as Valerie Haywood on the ABC crime drama, NYPD Blue. Garcelle Beauvais was born in Haiti, to Marie-Claire Beauvais, a nurse, and Axel Jean Pierre, a lawyer. Garcelle and her six elder siblings moved with their mother to the Massachusetts, United States after her parents divorced, and later moved to Miami. Garcelle launched her children’s jewelry line called Petit Bijou in 2008. Garcelle published a children’s book, I am Mixed, a book about diversity and race in 2013. Garcelle was first married to producer Daniel Saunders, their marriage ended in divorce. In 1991, Garcelle and Saunders’ son, Oliver Saunders. On May 12, 2001, Garcelle Beauvais married Mike Nilon, an agent working for the Creative Artists Agency. On October 18, 2007, their twin sons, Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon, were born, after a five-year struggle with infertility. Beauvais had discovered a five-year extramarital affair by her husband, Nilon according to reports in April 2010. According to some sources, Beauvais outed Nilon by sending his co-workers an email, the contents of which were leaked to the New York Post. On April 9, 2010, Beauvais issued a statement, explaining that her “focus at this time is on my kids and healing the pain”. On May 10, 2010, Beauvais filed for divorce from Nilon, seeking joint custody of their sons. On April 1, 2011, their divorce was finalized.
3) Zoë Kravitz
Zoë Isabella Kravitz, born December 1, 1988 is an American actress, singer and model, best known for her appearance in the 2007s No Reservations films, 2007’s The Brave One, and in the superhero film X-Men: First Class as Angel Salvadore 2011 film. Kravitz played Pearl on the Showtime TV series Californication fourth season and co-starred in the film After Earth, with actor Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, directed by M. Night Shvamalan. She also appeared in dystopian film, Divergent as Christina in 2014. Zoe Kravitz is the only child of American singer, songwriter and musician Lenny Kravitz, an Afro american and Afro Bahamaian descent and actress Lisa Bonet, who were married in 1987 and divorced in 1993, six years later, when Zoe was five. Zoe lived with her mother, Lisa Bonet until age eleven, and then lived with her father, while spending summers with her mother. Kravitz has a maternal younger half-sister (born July 2007), and younger half-brother (born December 2008), from her mother’s relationship with actor Jason Momoa. Zoe Kravitz began dating actor Penn Badgley, an American actor, known for his role in the mid-2011 television series as Dan Humphrey on The CW’s series Gossip Girl. However, Kravitz and Badgley split in 2013, shortly after sharing a home together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Zoe Kravitz dated Michael Fassbender, her c0-star in X-Men: First Class. Michael Fassbender is an Irish-German actor and producer, best known for his roles, as Lt. Archie Hicox in the 2009 Inglourious Basterds, and as Magneto in the 2011 superhero films, X-Men: First Class and in the 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past.
4) Lisa Bonet
Lilakoi Moon born Lisa Michelle Bonet, born November 16, 1967, known professionally as Lisa Bonet, is an American actress, best known for her role on the long running sitcom’s NBC show The Cosby Show playing the role as Denise Huxtable Kendall, and originally starring in its spinoff A Different World. From 1987 to 1993, Lisa Bonet was married to musician Lenny Kravitz. She was born to African-American father, Allen Bonet, is an opera singer and was born in Texas, while her mother, Arlene Litman-Bonet, was a teacher. Lisa Bonet has several younger half-siblings. On Bonet’s 20th birthday, November 16, 1987, she eloped with singer Lenny Kravitz in Las Vegas, Nevada, however, Bonet and Kravitz split. On December 1, 1988, Lisa Bonet gave birth to daughter Zoë Isabella. Bonet legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, in 1992 although she still uses the name Lisa Bonet professionally. In 2005, Bonet began a relationship with actor Jason Momoa in 2005. Bonet gave birth on July 23, 2007, to her second child, Lola Iolani Momoa, her first with Momoa. She gave birth to a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa on December 15, 2008. Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa born August 1, 1979, is an American actor, model, director, writer and producer, known for his fictional character in the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis as Ronon Dex (2004–2009) and as Khal Drogo in the television series Game of Thrones in 2011, a HBO medieval fantasy TV series. Jason Momoa is an only child, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to mother, Coni, a photographer, is of German, Irish and Native American ancestry and father, Joseph Momoa, a painter, is of Native Hawaiian descent.
5) Venus Williams
Venus Ebony Starr Williams, born June 17, 1980, is an American professional tennis player, a former World No. 1 and as of March 1, 2014, she is ranked World No. 29 in singles. Venus Williams has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) on three separate occasions. On February 25, 2002, Venus Williams, became the World No. 1 for the first time, becoming the first American black woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era. Her younger sister, Serena Williams is also a tennis player. Venus Williams received her associate degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale on December 13, 2007. American former U.S. Amateur champion and professional golfer, Hank Kuehne, is a longtime boyfriend of Venus Williams, who had been a visible presence since Wimbledon 2007. Williams and Kuehne broke up in 2010, after rumors of engagement, after which Kuehne dated in May 2011 and married his current wife, Andy Kuehne. Venus Williams met Cuban model, Elio Pis, and has been dating since they met when Elio Pis modeled for her fashion line EleVen and has been a visible presence at her tournaments lately. Venus and Serena Williams’s older half- sister Yetunde Williams Price, 31, was shot dead in Compton, California in September 14, 2003, near the tennis courts on which the sisters once practiced. Yetunde Price was the Williams sisters’ personal assistant. Venus Williams was forced to withdraw from the US Open before her second-round match, in 2011, following a diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome (a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s white cells destroy the exocrine glands, specifically the salivary and lacrimal glands, that produce saliva and tears, respectively. The Sjögren’s syndrome, an immune-mediated attack on the salivary and lacrimal glands leads to the development of dry mouth called, xerostomia and dry eyes or called keratoconjunctivitis sicca, that takes place in relation with lymphocytic infiltration of the glands. After her diagnosis, she started to become a vegan, in order to decrease inflammation to reduce the energy-sapping symptoms of the disease through the reduction of calories, pesticides and sugars.
6) Tamera Mowry
Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley born July 6, 1978, known by her maiden name Tamera Mowry, is an actress, best known for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister, opposite Tia Mowry, her identical twin. Tamera Mowry also played Hope Daniels on the short-lived Roommates ABC Family sitcom which lasted for one season in the 2009 spring. Tamera starred in the Twitches Disney Channel Original Movie and its sequel. On July 15, 2013, The Real talk show premiered, and Tamera Mowry is one of the hosts along with singer and actress Tamar Braxton, American actress and TV personality Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon and comedienne and actress Loni Love. Tamera Mowry was born in Gelnhausen in then- West Germany. Tamera’s mother, Darlene Renee Flowers-Mowry of Afro-Bahamian descent, managed the career of her children, even when they were in the group Voices, and also worked as a security guard. Tamera’s father, Timothy John Mowry, who is caucasian, has English ancestry, was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth, and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department, when the family moved to California. Tamera Mowry is the older twin by two minutes born at 4:30 pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm. Tamera revealed in July 2013, that she did not lose her virginity until she was 29 year-old, due to her being a devout Christian, and that after she did it, she felt guilty and committed to staying celibate until marriage. After dating for almost six years, Tamera Mowry married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley on May 15, 2011 in Napa Valley, California. On November 12, 2012, Tamera gave birth to a son, Aden John Tanner Housley.
7) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard, born November 8, 1952, is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist, also known as one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. Woodard starred in the ABC comedy drama series Desperate Housewives as Betty Applewhite, from 2005 to 2006 and later starred in several short-lived series. In 2010, Woodward played the role Ruby Jean Reynolds in a guest role of the third season of HBO’s True Blood, and was nominated in 2011 for an Emmy Award for her role. Woodard is residing with her husband, writer Roderick Spencer in Santa Monica, California, and their two children, Mavis and Duncan. Woodard is a follower of Christian Science. Her daughter, Mavis Woodward, served for the 2010’s Golden Globe Awards as Miss Golden Globe.
Eve Jihan Jeffers, born November 10, 1978 better known by her stage name as, Eve, is an American Grammy Award-winning rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actress, which her first three albums have sold over 8 million copies internationally. Eve is the 2002 Grammy Awards inaugural winner for Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration, for the song Let Me Blow Ya Mind, with Gwen Stefani. As an actress, Eve is best known for her roles as Terri Jones in the films Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back In Business, and also played as Shelley Williams on the show Eve, the UPN television sitcom. During her high school. Eve, adopted the name Gangsta as part of an all-female group called EDGP (pronounced “Egypt”). In 2012, Eve, Dr. Dre, Mike Lynn and Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Interscope Records, and Truth Hurts were accused of stealing songs from Gregory Hutchinson p/k/a Cold 187um of Above The Law. The complainants claimed that the song 1999 Love is Blind was stripped of some of its original components and presented as their own work. Eve travels often between London, Los Angeles and New York. Since 2010, Eve has been dating Maximillion Cooper, a British entrepreneur, who has four children from his previous marriage to former business partner Julie Brangstrup. Eve and Cooper became engaged on December 25, 2013, and announced that they are expecting their first child together in February 2014.
9) Paula Patton
Paula Maxine Patton born December 5, 1975, is an American actress who is known for her appearances in the films 2006 Idlewild, 2006 Déjà vu, 2008 Mirrors, 2008 Swing Vote, 2009 Precious, 2010 Just Wright, 2011 Jumping the Broom, 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, 2013 Baggage Claim and 2013 2 Guns. Patton was born Paula Maxine Patton in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce Vanraden-Patton, a school teacher, a Caucasian and Charles Patton, a lawyer, and is African-American descent. During her teens, Paula Patton began dating teen recording artist Robin Thicke , son of actors Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring. On June 11, 2005, Patton and Thicke got married. In April 6, 2010, their first child was born, a son named, Julian Fuego Thicke. Patton and Thicke announced their separation on February 24, 2014. Robin Charles Thicke is an American-Canadian, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. In 1991, Robin Thicke, age of 14, first met actress Paula Patton at Balistyx Club, an under-21 hip-hop club, co-founded and co-hosted by David Faustino on the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, when Thicke asked her to dance and Thicke sang Jungle Fever by Stevie Wonder, as they danced. Robin Thicke began dating Patton at the age of 16 and married in 2005, the couple split in February 2014. Paula Patton provided additional vocals for Usher on his 2004 Confessions album. On the song Can U Handle It, Patton provided the female vocal counterpart on the song, which was co-written by her husband Robin Thicke.
10) Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell, born 22 May 1970, is a British model, she was scouted at the age of 15, and in the late 1980s and 1990s, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models, and she was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the world of fashion. Naomi Campbell was born in Streatham, South London, daughter Valerie Morris, a Jamaican-born dancer, but never met her father, who abandoned her mother when she was four months pregnant, and listed unknown father on her birth certificate. When her mother married her second husband, Naomi took on the surname Campbell from her stepfather. Naomi Campbell is of African-Jamaican descent, also claimed she was of Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Naomi Campbell has never married. In the late 1980s, Campbell dated boxer Mike Tyson, had an 0n-again-off-again relationship in early 1990s with actor Robert De Niro, she became engaged to Adam Clayton, U2 bassist, the following year, Clayton and Campbell separated. Campbell entered rehab in 1999, after a five-year addiction to cocaine. In the late 1990s, Campbell dated dancer Joaquín Cortés. In 1998, Naomi Campbell, became engaged to Flavio Briatore, Formula One racing head, their relationship was an on-again-off-again relationship until their separation in 2003. However, Campbell now considers Briatore her mentor. In the mid-200s, Campbell dated Emirati business executive and social entrepreneur, businessman Badr Jafar, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).. In 2008, Campbell began a relationship with Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin in 2008, and after five years together, they separated in 2013.
11) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro born August 17, 1943, is an American actor, director, producer and voice actor, and his first major role was in the 1973 film, Bang the Drum Slowly, and Mean Streets also in 1973. After De Niro is being turned down for the role of Michael Corleone in 1974’s The Godfather, he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, the son of painter and poet Virginia Holton Admiral, and abstract expressionist painter and sculptor, Robert De Niro, Sr. Robert De Niro’s father was of half-Italian and half Irish descent, and his mother was of English, Irish, German, French and Dutch ancestry. De Niro and his first wife, actress and singer Diahnne Abbott, have a son together, Raphael De Niro, a former actor who works in New York real estate. Robert De Niro also adopted Diahnne Abbott’s daughter, Drena De Niro, from a previous relationship. Diahnne Abbott also known as Diahnne Eugenia Abbott, and Diahnne Dea, was born on January 1, 1945, and became famous because of her African-American singing career. Abbott’s most notable film she played, is Taxi Driver. De Niro has twin sons conceived by in vitro fertilization and were born by a surrogate mother in 1995, from De Niro’s long-term live-in relationship with African American actress and former model Toukie Smith. De Niro married his second wife, actress Grace Hightower, in 1997 at their Marbletown home. In 1998, their son, Elliott was born and the couple split in 1999, but the divorce was never finalized and renewed their vows in 2004. A daughter, Helen Grace was born in December 2011, via surrogate. Robert De Niro has six children with different women, and has four grandchildren, one from his daughter Drena, three from his son Raphael. De Niro was reported that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2003. In December 2003, De Niro underwent surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
12) Kerry Washington
Kerry Marisa Washington is an American actress, and has appeared on the ABC drama series Scandal since 2012, a Shonda Rhimes series in which Washington plays the role of a crisis management expert to the president, as Olivia Pope. Kerry Washington was born in The Bronx, New York City, the daughter of a professor and educational consultant, Valerie, a Jamaican American from Manhattan and her father, a real estate broker, Earl Washington,an African American from South Carolina and Brooklyn. Washington was engaged to actor American actor David Raphael Moscow (born November 14, 1974), from October 2004, and split on March 2007. Washington married Nnamdi Asomugha, former American football cornerback, NFL player, on June 24, 2013 in Hailey, Idaho. In April 21, 2014, Washington gave birth to a daughter, Isabelle Amarachi. Nnamdi Asomugha was born in Lafayette, Louisiana to Nigerian Igbo parents, and was raised in Los Angeles, California.
13) Halle Berry
Halle Maria Berry, born Maria Halle Berry born August 14, 1966, better known professionally as Halle Berry, is an American Actress and former fashion model and beauty pageant. In 2002, Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Monster’s Ball, the first and only African-American descent to win an Oscar for leading role as of 2014. Halle Berry is one of the highest paid Hollywood actresses also a spokes model of Revlon. Berry is divorced from her first husband, baseball player David Justice. In November 2005, Halle Berry began dating French Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, after they first met at a Versace pictorials. On March 16, 2008, Berry gave birth to a daughter, Nahla by model Gabriel Aubry. On April 30, 2010, Barry and Aubry announced their separation. On January 24, 2001, Halle Berry married her second husband,American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter Eric Benét, after a two-year courtship, however she filed a divorce which was finalized on January 3, 2005. In 2002, Eric Benét underwent treatment for sex addiction. In 2010, Halle Berry began dating French actor Olivier Martinez, after they met on the set of filming Dark Tide in South Africa. Berry and Martinez married in France on July 13, 2013. The couple’s son, Maceo, was born on October 5, 2013.
14) Chris Noth
Christopher David “Chris” Noth is an American actor, best known for his long-running television roles as Detective Mike Logan in Law & Order legal drama television series and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and on Sex and the City playing the role as Mr. Big. Noth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to parents, Jeanne L. Parr, a fromer CBS news reporter and Charles James Noth, an Attorney and insurance salesman, and he is the youngest of three sons. Noth has German and Irish ancestry. In late 1999, Noth is co-owner of The Cutting Room, a music venue in New York City, with co-owner, Steve Walter, a former student at Berklee College of Music. Chris Noth met his wife, Tara Lynn Wilson, while she was working at The Cutting Room. On April 6, 2012, Noth and Wilson married. In January 2008, their son, Orion Christopher Noth, was born. Noth also co-owned the semi-private club, The Plumm, with other associates, Noel Ashman, David Wells, Damon Dash, Ann Dexter-Jones, Joey McIntyre, and Bo Dietl. Chris Noth and wife, Tara Wilson owned Once Upon a Tea Cup, a tea-party themed restaurant franchise with branches in Windsor and London, Ontario, but bot locations are now closed. Chris Noth is also a supporter of Da Marino (Da Marino Ristorante Italiano is a New York City Italian restaurant founded by chef Pasquale Marino) in NYC, where in the past, he has performed as a singer. Tara Lynn Wilson is an actress, also known for her roles in Frame of Mind and Law & Order: Criminal Intent before her partner Chris Noth joined the cast. Then in 2004, Noth and Wilson began dating, after meeting at Noth’s New York The Cutting Room music venue.
15) George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr., born May 14, 1944, is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur and founder of the Lucasfilm and became the chairman and CEO before the company was sold to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. George Lucas is best known as the creator of the space opera (a science fiction emphasizing often on romantic, melodramatic adventure) franchise film Star Wars and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. George Lucas is one of the American most financially successful filmmakers in the film industry and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. In 1969, Lucas married film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, who won an Academy Award for her editing work on the original Star Wars film. In 1981, Lucas and Griffin adopted a daughter, Amanda Lucas. In 1983, Lucas and Griffin divorced. George Lucas subsequently adopted a daughter, Katie Lucas, born 1988 and a son, Jett Lucas, born in 1993, as a single parent. Lucas’ three eldest children appeared all in the three Star Wars prequels, as did Lucas himself. After his divorce, in 1980, Lucas was in a relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt. In 2006, Lucas began dating president of Ariel Investmants and chair of DreamWorks Animation, Mellody Hobson. In January 2013, Lucas and Hobson announced their engagement, and married on June 22, 2013, at Skywalker Ranch owned by Lucas in Marin County, California. In August 2013, their daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas, who was born via gestational carrier.
16) Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo born November 10, 1969 is an American actress, best known for her role as Meredith Grey in the Grey’s Anatomy an ABC medical drama (2005 to present). This role earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nomination in 2007. In film, Pompeo appeared in 2002’s Moonlight Mile,2003’s Old School and 2003’s Daredevil. Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, the daughter of Kathleen B. O’Keefe, was of Irish ancestry and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman, was of Italian, English, and Irish descent. Ellen Pompeo was raised Roman Catholic. Ellen Pompeo was age four when her mother died of a painkiller overdose, and her father remarried soon after. On September 1, 2012, her father died. She has five siblings: three sisters and two brothers. On November 9, 2007, Ellen Pompeo married music producer Chris Ivery, which was witness by the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. On September 15, 2009, Pompeo gave birth to a daughter named Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery. As of the late April 2014, Pompeo suffers from the chronic respiratory asthma disease, but was initially diagnosed lately and the severe case is still unknown. Chris Ivery was born Christopher Ivery, in 1967 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo met, in a grocery store in 2003.
17) Donna Summer
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, born December 31, 1948 – died of lung cancer on May 17, 2012, known by her stage name, Donna Sommer, later changed as Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter, who gained popularity during the late 1970’s disco era. Donna Summer started her singing career as the front singer of the band Crow, a psychedelic rock band influenced by the 1960’s counterculture. Summer later moved to New York City and joined a touring version of the musical Hair, and then left New York and spent few years living, acting, and singing in West Germany, where she met Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder, an influential Italian record producer, songwriter, DJ and performer, best known for pioneering synth disco and electronic dance music or dance based on nightclub environment. Donna Gaines married Austrian actor Helmut Sommer on August 5, 1971 while in Europe and together they had a daughter, Mimi Sommer. The couple divorced on November 24, 1976. Donna Sommer kept her ex-husband surname for her stage name, dropping the letter “O‘ and changed with letter “U” as Summer, after their divorce. On July 16, 1980, Donna Summer married American singer-songwriter, record producer and music arranger, Bruce Charles Sudano, three years after they first met. They were married by Pastor Jack Hayford at The Church on the Way in Los Angeles, California. Summer and Sudano had two daughters together, Brooklyn Sudano and Amanda Sudano, also a singer, songwriter, model and member of Johnnyswim musical duo. Donna Summer Sudano was diagnosed with lung cancer, which she believed, she developed the illness by inhaling toxic particles after the New York’s 9/11 terrorist attacks. On May 17, 2012, Summer died at age 63, at her home in Naples, Florida. Summer was survived by her husband, Bruce Sudano, her daughters with ex husband Helmut Sommer, Mimi, and two daughters with Bruce, Brooklyn and Amanda Sudano, and Donna’s granddaughters Vienna (1997) and Savanna (2000). Summer’s funeral was held on May 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Donna Summer and Sudano had been married for 30 years and the family settled on a 56-acre ranch in Thousand Oaks, California.
18) Eliza Dushku
Eliza Patricia Dushku born December 30, 1980, is an American actress known for her television roles, as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and its spinoff series Angel. Dushku is residing in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Eliza Dushku’s father is an Albanian from the city of Korçë and her mother is of Danish and English descent. Eliza Dushku visited Kosovo and had a tattoo of an Albanian Eagle on the back of her neck. Dushku applied for Albanian citizenship and obtained the Albanian passport and ID Card during her second visit to Albania in 2011, and became an honorary citizen of Tirana. Dushku admitted that she was suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In October 2009, Dushku began dating Rick Fox, former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, and in August 2010 the couple confirmed that they were living together. Ulrich Alexander “Rick” Fox, born July 24, 1969, is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player who last played in 2004, for the Los Angeles Lakers NBA. Fox was born in Toronto, Canada, the son of Olympic high jumper and women’s pentathlete Dianne Gerace, an Italian-Canadian descent, and Ulrich Fox, a Bahamian. Fox has a son with college girlfriend Kari Hillsman. Fox was formerly married to actress and singer Vanessa L. Williams, after they eloped in summer 1999 in the Caribbean, they had another wedding ceremony in New York in September 1999. In May 2000 Williams and Fox had a daughter. In August 2004, Fox filed for divorce from Williams, they split amicably to work onscreen comfortably together several years later on the television show Ugly Betty.
19) Justin Chambers
Justin Chambers, born July 11, 1970, is an American actor and former fashion model best known for his role in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy playing the role as Dr. Alex Karev. Justin Chambers was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Pam and John Chambers, has a fraternal twin brother, Jason, one older brother John Jr. nicknamed Chip, and two older sisters, Mia and Susan. During childhood, Justin and twin brother Jason, visited hospitals often due to frequent illness with pneumonia. Justin Chambers met model agency booker, Keisha while Chambers was modelling with Calvin Klein, and they married in 1993. Justing and Keisha Chambers have five children together, Isabella (born December 1994), twins Maya and Kaila (born June 1997), Eva (born March 1999) and Jackson (born January 2002). His wife, Keisha and children have recently moved from their home in a suburb, outside of New York City to Los Angeles. Chambers admitted that he was suffering from a biological sleep disorder in late January 2008. Justin Chambers checked himself into UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles due to his sleep disorder and to treat exhaustion after a period of getting only two hours of sleep each week.
20) David Bowie
David Robert Jones, born January 8, 1947, known by his stage name David Bowie is an English musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and arranger. David Bowie was best known for his distinctive voice, and has been a popular figure in the world of popular music for over four decades since his work in the 1970s. In 1962, David Bowie had a serious injury at school, when his friend George Underwood, best known for designing album covers for numerous bands in the 1970s, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Doctors feared that Bowie would become blind in that affected eye, after a series of eye surgery during a four-month hospitalization. Bowie’s doctors determined that the eye damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil. Underwood and Bowie remained good friends, despite their altercation and Underwood continued to create the artwork for albums for David Bowie. On March 1970, Bowie married Mary Angela Barnett also known as Angie Bowie at Bromley Register Office on Beckenham Lane, Bromley, London. The couple had a son together, Zowie Bowie born Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, now known as Duncan Jones, film director. Bowie and Barnett divorced on February 8, 1980 in Switzerland. David Bowie married Somali-American model Iman, on April 24, 1992, in a private ceremony in Lausanne, and their wedding was later solemnized on June 6, 1992 in Florence. They have one daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones, born in August 2000. Iman, which means faith in Arabic, born Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid on July 25, 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia, is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur, a pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. Iman is the daughter of Marian and Mohamed Abdulmajid, Iman is Muslim and fluent in five languages such as Somali,Arabic, Italian, French and English.
21) Roger Ebert
Roger Joseph Ebert born June 18, 1942 – died April 4, 2013, was an American journalist and screenwriter and film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. Ebert was the first film critic to win in 1975 for the Pulitzer Price for Criticism. and the first film critic to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. Ebert was a recovering alcoholic, and quit drinking in 1979, and became a member of Alcoholic Anonymous and even wrote some blog entries on the subject. Ebert and Oprah Winfrey ha been a longtime friends, and briefly dated,Winfrey, who credited Ebert, with persuading her to syndicate The Oprah Winfrey Show, which became the highest-rated talk show in American television history. Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in early 2002, which was successfully removed in February. Ebert underwent surgery for cancer in his salivary gland in 2003, followed up by radiation treatment. In 2006, Ebert was again afflicted with cancer, and in June 2006, he had a surgery to remove cancerous tissue near his right jaw. Since 2002, Ebert lived with thyroid cancer and cancer of the salivary glands, that required treatments and later underwent a surgery for jaw removal, thus costing him the ability to speak or eat normally. However, Ebert continued to publish frequently online and print right up, until his death on April 4, 2013. At age 50, Ebert married trial attorney Charlie “Chaz” Hammelsmith, formerly Chaz Hammel-Smith in July 18, 1992. Roger Ebert explained in his memoir, Life Itself, that he “would never marry before his mother died”, for fear that he was displeasing his mother.
22) Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum born June 1, 1973 is a German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer,television producer, and occasional actress, she became an American citizen in 2008, while maintaining her native German citizenship. Heidi Klum was known internationally for her appearances on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover. Klum became the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 1997, and this same year, Klum married stylist Ric Pipino, divorced in 2002. In 2003, Klum began a relationship with Flavio Briatore, the managing director of Renault‘s Formula One team. Klum publicly announced her pregnancy the following year. While still preganant with daughter, Leni, Heidi Klum began a relationship with musician, Seal in early 2004. Seal born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, a British soul and R&B singer-songwriter, born on February 18, 1963 in Paddington, London, England, to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Samuel and a Brazilian father, Francis Samuel. In May 2004, Heidi Klum gave birth to their first child, Helene Boshoven “Leni” Klum, in New York City. Seal became Leni’s de facto father, and was present for the birth of Leni, and Klum has stated, that “Seal is Leni’s father”. On May 10, 2005, Klum and Seal married on a beach in Mexico. Seal and Klum have three biological children together: sons Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born 2005) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born 2006), and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born 2009). After almost seven years of marriage, Klum and Seal announced on January 22, 2012, that they were separating. On April 6, 2012, Heidi Klum filed for divorce from Seal three months later, and Klum, requested that her name be restored to her birth name of Heidi Klum. Since September 2012, Klum was in a relationship with her bodyguard Martin Kristen until early 2014. Since February 2014, Klum has been dating an independent curator and art dealer based in New York City, Vito Schnabel .
23) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones, 83, is an American actor who in more than 60 years career, has become known as one of America’s most distinguished versatile actors and greatest actors in American history. James Earl Jones is also known as voice actor, most notably in the Star Wars series as Darth Vader and voice acting as Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King, as well as many other film, stage, and television roles. James Earl Jones was first married in 1968 to Julienne Marie, 77, born Julianne Marie Hendricks, is a retired American actress and singer, known for her Broadway stage works. Jones and Julienne Marie has no children, and divorced in 1972 after four years of marriage. According to Julienne Marie, their marriage ended because they were apart often due to work and Jones wanted children and she did not. Julienne Marie was first married to writer Gerald Kean. After her divorce from James Earl Jones, she met advertising executive John Scanlon in early 1970s and married until the death of husband, Scanlon in 2001 at age 66 due to heart attack. Ear Jones has been married to actress Cecilia Hart, 66, since 1982, with whom he has one child, son Flynn Earl Jones. Cecilia Hart co-starred with James Earl Jones in the short-lived CBS police drama Paris from 1979 to 1980. Hart was formerly married to actor Bruce Weitz from 1971 to 1980.
24) Khloé Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian Odom, born Khloé Alexandra Kardashian, on June 27, 1984, is an American TV personality, have launched several clothing colletions and fragrances, retail and fashion industries with her famous sister Kim and Kourney Kardashian, and also released the book in 2010 entitled Kardashian Konfidential. Kardashian married NBA basketball player Lamar Odom in September 27, 2009, one month after they first met. Khloé Kardashian, filed for divorce in December 2013. In 2012, Khloé Kardashian co-hosted the second season of The X Factor, the American version, with Mario Lopez. After her marriage with Lamar, Khloé removed her middle name to include her married surname, becoming Khloé Kardashian Odom. On December 13, 2013, After months of speculation about the couple’s separation, Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom, and for legal restoration of her last name. Lamar Joseph Odom s an American professional basketball player, of the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently plays for the New York Knicks. Lamar Odom was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York. Odom’s father was addicted to heroin while his mother died of colon cancer when Lamar was twelve years old. He grew up under his grandmother’s care, Mildred. Lamar Odom has three children from his previous relatino, Destiny (born 1998), Lamar Jr. (born 2002) and Jayden (born 2005-2006), with his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales. On June 29, 2006, Odom’s 6½-month-old infant son Jayden died from SIDS while sleeping in his crib in New York.
25) Tina Turner
Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), also known as Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author. Bullock aka Tina Turner raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen. She is from an African, Native American, and European descent. Turner as an African American and her mother had Cherokee as well as Navajo ancestry. In 1962, Tina married Ike Turner in Tijuana. Tina Turner filed for divorce from Ike on July 27, 1976. After the divorce, Turner had nasal septum corrective surgery after she was injured due to Ike’s frequent hitting. Ike Turner‘s friends and relatives revealed that Ike never fully got over their divorce. According to their son Ronald, his father alleged come to his house occasionally and snoop through Ronald’s address book to locate his mother, Tina. In 1985, while at a record label party in London, Tina Turner met Erwin Bach, a German music executive, an actor known for his 1999 Maldito amor: Demasiado tarde. 1968 60 Minutes and 2012 Oprah’s Next Chapter. They started out as friends and soon began dating the following year and remained together since. Erwin Bach who was 57 year-old at that time, made a marriage proposal to his 27 years partner, Tina Turner, 73 year-old, the couple married in a civil ceremony in July 4, 2013 on the banks of Lake Zurich in Kusnacht, northern Switzerland. This will be Turner’s second marriage, first marriage from 1962 to 1978 to Ike Turner, who had passed away in 2007.
26) Paul Wall
Paul Michael Slayton born as Paul Gideon Manry on March 11, 1981 in Georgetown, Texas, known by his stage name as Paul Wall, is an American rapper, currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well as collaborating with other rappers signed to the label. Wall was formerly musical partners with rapper Chamillionaire. In February 2011, Paul appeared on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation along with rapper Yelawolf and singer Christina Milian. Paul Wall as an actor, he is best known for 2006’s Grandma’s Boy, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell in 2009 and 2007’s Bling: A Planet Rock. Paul Wall married girlfriend Crystal Slayton on October 22, 2005, and together they have a son William Patrick Slayton, born April 18, 2006. and their daughter Noelle Slayton, born in 2007. During a concert in San Antonio, Paul Wall hit a fan with a microphone during a concert in San Antonio when the fan was flicking his middle finger at Paul Wall, but he apologized, not only the victim but to all his San Antonio fans. Paul Wall went on an extreme diet in 2010 and underwent gastric sleeve surgery, resulting in a weight loss of over 100 lb.
27) John Legend
John Roger Stephens, born December 28, 1978, better known by his stage name as John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. In 2007, John Legend has won nine Grammy Awards, and in 2007, he received the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Legend was born John Roger Stephens , in Springfield, Ohio, son of Phyllis Lloyd, a seamstress and Ronald hens, a factory worker and former National Guardsman (National Guard of the United States), and has three other siblings. At age twelve, Legend’s parents divorced. In December 2011, Legend was engaged to model Chrissy Teigen, after seven years of dating. They married On September 14, 2013, Legend and Teigen married in Como, Italy. Chrissy Teigen, is an American model, born Christine Teigen Stephens born November 30, 1985, in Delta, Utah. Teigen’s father is Norwegian, and her mother is a native of Thailand. She was working in a surf shop when she was discovered by a photographer, and in 2004 she became an IGN Babe and a substitute model on Deal or No Deal from 2006 to 2007. Teigen appeared on the cover of Maxim’s calendar in July 2007. In February 2013 Teigen was also featured on an additional Cooking Channel special, titled Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry, detailing her wedding menu tasting with then fiancé John Legend. In 2013, Teigen appeared in a music video for the song All Of Me. her husband’s John Legend music video inspired by their relationship.
28) Sidney Poitier
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, 83, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first black person to win in 1964’s Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field. In 1967, Sidney Poitier was best known for his performance when he starred in three successful films, which all films dealt with issues involving race such as, To Sir, with Love, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, making him the top box-office star of that year. Poitier has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan since 1997. Sidney Poitier was awarded by the U.S. President Barack Oabama, the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 12, 2009, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor. Sidney Poitier is the son of Evelyn Outten and Reginald James Poitier, a Bahamian farmers who owned a farm on Cat Island in the Central Bahamas and traveled to Miami, Florida, to sell tomatoes and other produce, and also worked as a cab driver in Nassau, Bahamas and of Haitian ancestry from his father’s side. From April 29, 1950, Sidney Poitier was first married to Juanita Hardy until 1965. Since January 23, 1976, Poitier has been married to Joanna Shimkus, a Canadian-born former actress of Lithuanian and Irish descent. Poitier has four daughters with his first wife, Juanita Hardy; Beverly, Pamela, Sherri and Gina and two with his second wife Joanna Shimkus; Anika, and American television and film actress Sydney Tamilia Poitier. Joanna Shimkus, Lady Poitier (born October 30, 1943 in Halifax, Nova Scotia), is a former Canadian actress and is married to Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sidney Poitier.
29) Ernie Hudson
Ernest Lee “Ernie” Hudson Sr. born December 17, 1945, is an American actor known for his roles in the film series Ghostbusters as Winston Zeddemore, in the film The Crow as Sergeant Albrecht, and on HBO’s Oz playing the role as Warden Leo Glynn. Hudson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and never knew his father, while his mother, Maggie Donald, died of tuberculosis when he was two months old, and was raised by Arrana Donald, his maternal grandmother. He has a half-brother, Lewis Hudson. His son Ernie Hudson Jr. co-starred with him as Hamid Khan, the Muslim inmate and Ernie Hudson as Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s series OZ. Ernie Hudson also appeared in Congo as the character Munro and as Police Sergeant Albrecht in the film The Crow in 1994, as the FBI Harry McDonald, the superior of the character in the film Miss Congeniality portrayed by actress Sandra Bullock. Hudson was first married to Jeannie Moore from 1963 and divorced on December 30, 1982 and together has two children. His second marriage is to Linda Kinsberg on May 25, 1985 up to present, and together they have two children. Ernie Hudson has four sons, actor Ernie, Jr., Rahaman, Andrew, and Ross.
30) Taye Diggs
Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs, born January 2, 1971, is an American stage, film and television actor, also known for his roles in the Broadway musical Rent, the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back motion picture, and the Private Practice television series. His Taye nickname, was derived from the playful pronunciation of Scotty as Scottay. Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in Rochester, New York, the son of Marcia Berry, a teacher and actress, and Jeffries Diggs, the oldest of five children, he has two brothers, Gabriel Diggs, and Michael, and two sisters. Taye Diggs originated the role of the nasty landlord Benny (Benjamin Coffin III) 1996, in Rent, a Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical, which also starred his future wife, Idina Menzel. Diggs appeared as Mr. Black with actress singer Idina Menzel‘s character of Kate in The Wild Party, an Andrew Lippa’s off-Broadway production at Manhattan Theatre Club. On January 11, 2003, Taye Diggs married actress Idina Menzel, after they met in 1995’s production of Rent and together they had a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, was born on September 2, 2009. It was reported in the late 2013, that Diggs and Menzel had separated after ten years of marriage. Idina Menzel is an American actress and singer-songwriter. Idina Menzel won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2004, in Wicked the blockbuster Broadway musical movie for originating the role of Elphaba. Idina Menzel voiced the character of Queen Elsa in Frozen the Disney-animated film, released on November 22, 2013. Menzel’s performance received praise from film critics, which was focused on her Let It Go performance, in which one reviewer described it as a powerhouse. In March 2014, the song Let It Go won the Academy Award for Best Original Song when Menzel was invited to perform at the 86th Academy Awards.
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer one of the world’s most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years. TigerWoods was born in Cypress, California, to Ear Woods (1932–2006), a retired lieutenant colonel and Vietnam War veteran, was of African American , Caucasian, Native American and Chinese ancestry and mother, Kultida “Tida”Punsawad Woods (born 1944) mixed Thai and Chinese and Dutch ancestry . He is the only child of their marriage; however, he does have two half-brothers, Earl Jr. (born 1955) and Kevin (born 1957), and a half-sister, Royce (born 1958) from the 18-year marriage of Earl Woods and his first wife, Barbara Woods Gray. Tiger Woods refers to his ethnic make-up as Cablinasian (a syllabic abbreviation he derived from Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian). On October 5, 2004, Tiger Woods married Elin Nordegren at the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados, and lived at Isleworth, a community in Windermere, Orlando, Florida. Nordegren is a Swedish model and daughter of froemr minister of migration and Barbro Holmberg rajournalist Thomas Nordegren. Tiger Woods and Nordegren daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, was born in 2007, and their son, Charlie Axel Woods, was born in 2009. The couple purchased a $39 million estate in Jupiter Island, Florida in 2006, and began constructing a 10,000-square-foot home, where in 2010, Tiger Woods moved there after his divorce from Nordegren on August 23, 2010. On March 18, 2013, Woods announced that he was dating skier Lindsey Vonn.