There are many things, including culture and religion factor that differs the type of mates we choose. It is not uncommon to find people who have selected spouses or partners from the same cultures and backgrounds, even going to the extent of joining the same religion or church as their spouse.
For others, variety is the spice of life; they relish in and welcome the fact that their significant other is from a different cultural background. Quite a number of African American celebrities have not been left out.
Scroll through to check out five African-American women stars dating African men:
After separating from Vince Herbert, her husband of ten years, Tamar Braxton revealed to talk-show host, Wendy Williams, that she is in love again.
She’s now dating a Nigerian businessman.
“I’ll describe him: he’s African, he’s in wealth finance, he’s got dreads and he’s got a really nice body. He’s fine! Hallelujah,” Braxton said. “I met him at a friend’s birthday party, thank you, God, he’s so fine! I can’t take it sometimes. It’s like a whole snack — a Lunchable! He lives in L.A., he’s originally from Nigeria, but he lived here for a while.”
The pair has been dating for three months, according to The Jasmine Brand.
Chloe Alexis Jourdan
The beautiful and low-key model has been in a relationship with Nigerian-American rapper, Wale for many years.
The couple had a daughter in 2016 and remain hush-hush about their relationship.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Wale gushed, “Imma keep woking on me and pray to God I can design a young princess who flourishes to an absolute queen.. I got you baby.. U go girl.. You are my everything and I’ll see to it we SHiNE my precious Zyla,” as Essence posted in 2016.
Nia Long is known for her roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Soul Food, Empire, Boyz n the Hood, Love Jones and The Best Man.
In 2010, Long began dating Ime Sunday Udoka, a former professional basketball player turned assistant coach.
The two have one son together named Kez.
Kerry Washington is most famous for her breakout roles in Scandal, Ray, The Last King of Scotland, Fantastic Four and Django Unchained.
The Bronxite is also known for being notoriously private about her love life since her profile split from fellow actor David Moscow back in 2007.
Nevertheless, we’ve been able to gather some bits and pieces which includes her courtship then eventual marriage to Nnamdi Asomugha a former NFL player who is now an actor and producer in 2013.
The tight-lipped couple has two children together.
Lauren London is an actress, model and television personality.
After having a relationship with rapper Lil Wayne, London began dating Nipsey Hussle in 2013. Real name Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle is of Eritrean descent from his father’s side and African American descent on his mother’s side.
The duo has one son together.