Interracial celebrity couple to emulate

Posted by Ria, 12 Aug 07

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are one success story… interracial celebrity couple. Eva who is Latina and Parker black amazed many. Not only do they have some crazy age difference, Eva 32 and Parker 24, but they are one open minded interracial couple.

The newlyweds and attention mongers have embraced their racial differences pretty well. In fact rumor has it that the pair wants to make sure that their kids are trilingual.

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Longoria said on Saturday that she would love her precious little ones to know the languages she speaks – English and Spanish – as well as Parker’s native language French.

At first Longoria was not sure of her family’s take on interracial dating issues. Longoria says, “I thought it would be an issue, because of our community, but not once has it ever come up with anyone in my family, even with my real traditional Mexican grandma…They love him for who he is.᾿

Initially, Longoria was planning on sending her grandmother a San Antonio Spurs calendar so she could check out her boyfriend. However, her mother was adamant about it and warned her against it… reminding her that her grandmother didn’t know Parker was black, and she probably wouldn’t approve.

Given how most of us in America have parents or grandparents who are not exactly open-minded about interracial relationships, I would understand her mom’s advice. Eva had an answer right there for mummy … “We’ll just tell her he’s French.᾿

What would you give to have parents and grandparents like Eva’s… those who embrace you and those you love just the way they are? Guess its good luck, buena suerte and bonne chance to them.

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  1. Posted: 10 Jan 10

    Why would anyone say, "My parents have always been very conservative Republicans but very loving and open-minded people" as though Republicans are not normally loving and open-minded? The most bigoted and close-minded people I have known have been liberal Democrats. Let's not forget who secured the right to vote for black Americans to begin with in the 1860's, and who re-affirmed that right in spite of fierce Democratic opposition in the 1960's.

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  2.   ladylady says:
    Posted: 09 Jan 10

    RIGHT ON!! KEVIN!!!! YOU THE MAN!!!!

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  3.   Member says:
    Posted: 06 Dec 09

    Most of the comments posted here are so off-point. Tony Parker should feel emasculated if Eva denied his blackness to her grandmother. But then, my comment assumes that Parker owns his blackness. He may well not.

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  4.   fkoi says:
    Posted: 11 Jul 09

    It's hard to know what someone else is going to think. A woman I was dating and I decided to go meet my parents. We had been dating for a couple of years but she had never accompanied me to visit my folks before. They knew she was Black but I wasn't sure how they felt about it. Partially because it didn't really matter. My parents have always been very conservative Republicans but very loving and open-minded people in many ways and never had any problems with any of my friends. But this was love and who knows. Turned out of course that they were both very charming and sweet. In fact my Dad was flirting so heavily (in a non-threatening and mannerly way) from his sickbed that I thought I was going to have to wheel him outside and duel with him over her. Funnily, it was my 8-year old nephew was so smitten that he was tripping over himself to be near her. I thought maybe he would take me out so he could make his move. LOL.

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  5.   Member says:
    Posted: 03 Jul 09

    Quite a few people say cuff links are old news, but from experience, they are totally incorrect. Cuff Links definitely will be worn for ages, whether they are worn at weddings, special events or for a simple good time. Cufflinks really do spice up someones attire and everytime I give a pair to a loved one, they think it's the coolest thing to happen to them since sliced bread.

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  6.   Lafefe says:
    Posted: 11 Aug 08

    In view of this argument about the predicament of being biracial isn't it being a little selfish to marry of have children outside of his/her race and expose children to the rejection of one side of their heritage? Nota bene swift tongues, ESPECIALY IN AN INTOLERANT SOCIETY LIKE AMERICA

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  7. Posted: 22 Mar 08

    Referring to Glock's statement, my son is classified in his school as being white.He is very fair and could easily pass however, his father and I won't allow him to forget the rest of his heritage. The funny thing with his school is that they know me, I am very active in the school system yet each year I have to correct his paperwork. However, I find that there is a solution for us all. I usually check the box marked other and write in American...after all isn't that what we are?????

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  8.   Sxybrwnsuga says:
    Posted: 21 Mar 08

    Why would anyone want to emulate Tony Park and Eva Longoria's relationship if she is lying about his race.

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  9.   SnazzyBella says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 08

    nice couple

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  10.   MissJamaica says:
    Posted: 26 Dec 07

    I think Cocokisses is hella rude to decide what Tiger should call himself. If I was his mother I would SLAP him if he decided only his father's ethnicity was worth mentioning. The man's mother is Thai, he is NOT just black. Black people try to force blackness on as many people as they can, and it's so rude. He looks black, but there are others that don't. IF he wanted to count himself just black, fine, if he wants recognize the major (mother and father's makeup, not goign into great grands like some do) races that make him up, that's fine too. Your husband doesn't not have a black daughter, if he is not black. He has a daughter that is a mix of what HE is, and what the mother is. And he should take the school to task for acting like he is nonexistent in his child's makeup, like the mother being black was some black hole that sucked up all his contribution. How you could let the school get away with that rudeness just because it benefits you is beyond me. Society feeling that way doesn't make society right, and does not make society the authority on what YOUR children are. That is just the rudest thing I have seen in a minute. Tiger may go overboard with coming up with a name for his mix, but it's because black people go overboard in pretending his mother does not exist. And blacks of all people who have so many jokes about dissing a man's mother should know better! lol.

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  11.   deeann says:
    Posted: 23 Sep 07

    Hey, NooseHanger your hate is eating you alive...keep up the good work.

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  12.   vette says:
    Posted: 07 Sep 07

    Why would Tony Parker or anyone else for that matter have to deny who they are to please someone else. If i were Tony i would have walk away if Eva couldnt present me for me. Mark my words this marriage is not going to last very long because they went into it telling lies. P.S. Latino stop diluting yourself into thinking that your white, your not. Just like in the early and mid 1900's they told you no though LULAC it remains the same today. Where do you think you got your dark features??????????????????????? vette

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  13.   Raven3658 says:
    Posted: 05 Sep 07

    I have 3 yrs old bi-racial boy/girl twins. My daughter saw a pic of me as I was logging on to the computer and commented: "mommy you are black" I said yes and what are you? she said "I am yellow" to which I responded "you are black and white because you have a black mother and a white father" Now she goes around telling everyone she is black and white. I think bi-racial children should embrace all their ethnicities without apologies. to say because you look black you should say you are black is feeding into racial prejudices and ignorance. I want my children to be proud of all of their make-up.

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  14.   krisshan says:
    Posted: 02 Sep 07

    tony parker is mixed? i just thought he was hispanic. well anyway, at the risk of sounding ignorant-but at the same time not caring- i think being bi or multi-racial is a whole new race. a seperate box to check under race.

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  15.   generic1977 says:
    Posted: 01 Sep 07

    ria ur so hot

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  16.   vt33 says:
    Posted: 27 Aug 07

    This blog is pulling out the drama in folks. Couples to Emulate. Seems more of a I am not this color I am that color to accept me as I am. Listen folks, keep in mind of two things, Children are blind to everything. You put 3-7 year olds in a room together, 98% of them just see another child to play with and that is what they do best. Of course this is when no other outside influences has swooped down and made them "self consious" of their SKIN COLOR and the DIFFERENCE of it. As adults, we need to be taught a bit, a child coming from cultural different backgrounds, they don't know the difference. Like this, a Spanish man and a Black woman are a couple and have a child. The father speaks spanish to the child and the mother speaks english, thus the child will be bilingual. No pushing no proding no nothing. Just the simplicity of a childs mind. All that child knows is that daddy talks funny, thats it. Ideally same for a Spanish mother and Italian father, both parents speak each ones native language. The child is bilingual and thinks that it is noraml. Which is great. Each one Teach one goes a long way. Yet as adults people continue to teach racism. Black and Whites, biracial I don't like that word, it is no better than the N word, or "I'm MIxed' or Mixed, another form of racism and self hatred, the derivation of the terminology is I am trying to seperate myself from one color, because one is more dominate and the other is not. To be blessed with a child, means, you now have another life to teach the world tolerance, to teach the world culture, to teach period. Parents corrupting their children will never stop, because at a certain age the parents start telling children the "diversity" factor, I don't like that word either, it is to close to segregation to me, to be diverse, when it really means, you have to tolerate these other cultures, they are beneath us, but we let them in if they can follow the standards. Why do you teach your children, the differences in color? Problem is other parents teach it to their kids, and then their kids, ask questions of a child who is of a different color, and this starts this cycle all over again. Point, I am from to cultures, and I am very lucky, both of my parents gave me the opportunity to explore each others side. I am proud of who and what I am made of. I come from Kings and Queens, I come from Land and Sea, I come from Good and Bad. That is who I am, not a colour, not a nationality. Just Me! Emulate that! I'm out!

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  17.   Kevin says:
    Posted: 25 Aug 07

    As for the comments about SOCIETY telling my children that they are black or white. No No!! I have instilled in them since birth that they are bi-racial. When asked they will tell you that they are black and white. I will not let someone else define my children.

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  18.   Kevin says:
    Posted: 25 Aug 07

    I know I am blessed to have the mother I have. She has no problem with me dating black women. My mother just wants to see me happy and with a good woman.

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  19.   Cindie says:
    Posted: 23 Aug 07

    Coco Kisses has it all right! I've seen young biracial people devasted emotionally because their (white) mothers told them that they weren't "black", but "biracial".....and then in the all-white environments they lived in, they were taunted, teased, and called the horrific "N" word, and didn't know how to deal with that! Not good preparation for the "real world...."

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  20.   Looking4me says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    Love has no color, if you love someone it shouldn't matter what color his/her skin. My main concern is how well you treat my loved one ie....no cheating, hurting, abuse, but loving, kind, respect, so on and so forth. in Tony's and Eva case, they both come from wealthy backgrounds, so they financially support each other. If I had to hide my interracial relationship from those I care about; Then I would stop going around them. My motto is " If you love me, then continue loving me as I love someone different from me." after all when we bleed it's still red.

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  21.   starthai says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    Good point Glock and if I'm not mistaken wasn't that "One drop of black blood and your black" a theory derived from maybe racist White's back in the day, in order to keep them seperate from whites? Some one enlighten me.

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  22.   Glock says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    so if the U.S Governemnt says if the father is of whatever race, then the child is as well? I don't care WHAT the government says. Just because they may "declare" something doesn't make it true.

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  23.   starthai says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    Cockisses I love you comments :) Very real

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  24.   starthai says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    Cocokisses and VT are you two bestfriends? lol...

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  25.   starthai says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    I like your post Glock, you opened my eyes I didn't really think of it like that, my son is mixed as well and I tell him he is black, but I still make him aware he is mixed also, I think I may just eliminate telling him he is black and just say mixed, even though he his labeled black on his birth certificate which the nurse just filled in on her own. What's funny is my son looks at himself and then me , being that I'm dark skinned and he is light with different hair texture, he says "Mommy I'm not black I'm light brown lol.... (So cute) I didn't think of it as racist ever, although some mixed kids do grow up picking what side they want to take hold of more. Sometimes we have good intentions, but are not aware of the negative implications it may cause. Thanks!

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  26.   jc_kappa says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    The true reality is that you can choose to accept the status quo and thus bury your head into the stand or you can have the courage to step to the forefront and enlighten people on the truth. I applaud both Tiger Woods and Glock for having said courage.

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  27.   Glock says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    So it sounds as though people "think", "society", labels these kids as "black" as their excuse to call them black. So if Tiger Woods is on the cover of Jet or Ebony as up and coming "black" athletes then it must be true huh? Ebony and Jet will use anyone they see fit if they think it's going to benefit their magazine. Tiger Woods is someone that some people can use to claim dominance in golf by a "black" golfer. To others, he's multi-racial and to others he's just a nice guy. But to me, to teach a child that his is black, when he comes from a black and white couple, is teaching not only something that is inaccurate, but racist. Why else would you teach a child to REJECT the fact h/she is half white?

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  28.   Glock says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    In reference to Cocokisses about biracial people "sweeping" their blackness under the rug, I must say that if society is "viewing" them as black, then it's not their blackness being swept under the rug. It's their whiteness. I have 4 biracial children, and for a while, every year with my two oldest children their mother and I had to battle the school because the school wanted to classify them as black. Their mother and I both agreed that they are not JUST black, they're black AND white. Also, my (now) exwife's family were found telling my kids at a very young age that they were black! They were attemtping to indocrinate them! I don't see it as sweeping their being half black under the rug but just the opposite.

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  29.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 22 Aug 07

    Welcome back T-Shirt! Good point!!!

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  30.   Waylon says:
    Posted: 21 Aug 07

    Wow, go away for a month on vacation and come back to the hate. I think the points being made here were a lot more similar than folks give credit for. Bi-Racial folks can be just as proud of being black as they can of thier being asian, or french, or german. No one has to sit there and deny who and what they are. But on the flip side, they should not have to promote one ethinicity over another. Just because I am Black doesnt detract from my being German. Love all parts of yourself. I think some folks here think you need to proclaim one over the other, and that simply is not the case. Ironically, the thing that ticks me of the most is that todays society, at least here in the US where most of us are a multi-ethinc makeup, is that US citizens place more emphasis on being black, white, hispanic, or another ethincity than they do being AMERICAN. I mean come on folks, we were (for the most part) born here in the good ole US of A. Get over your ethnicity issues and be an American. Because you know what, the rest of the world doesn't give a damn if your black or white. If you're American, your American to them. Nuf said

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  31.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 21 Aug 07

    Making crap up??? VT I had a lot of respect for you but it ends today. I resent you saying that I made up what my daughter and her father validated. As far as Ebony Magazine...look it up. By the way, who cares how much Eva's dress is??? And on that same note, Tony's cufflinks may be worth than YOU will ever make in your life. Oh yeah...for me, conversing with you especially after calling me a LIAR totally ends NOW!

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  32.   fala says:
    Posted: 21 Aug 07

    True Coco. In this country you're as black as you look. It's sad but true. Ignoring that reality truely is like burying your head in the sand. But some people have to experience it to understand it.

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  33.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 20 Aug 07

    JC, lets be real here. When my daughter goes to school, people see a light skinned young lady. When she is with her dad, He is told that they didn't know he ad a BLACK DAUGHTER. Keep your head in the sand if you want to, but my daughter is who she is and I am proud of her. As far as teaching my daughter to be a racist, please...that's a stupid statement in itself. While I want her to be proud of both her heritages, I would be remiss in my duties as a mom not to tell her and get her prepared for the real world, not someone's fantasy of what the good ole USA should be. As far as my opinions of Tiger Woods, he earned them. 13 years ago when I was giving birth to my daughter in California, Tiger Woods was on the cover of Ebony Magazine along with Venus and Serena as up and coming gifted Black athletes. Tiger wrote to the magazine and demanded a retraction for posting him as black. So like I said, bury your head in any hole of your choosing, but the reality is that they are seen as Black, and those of us raising these kids should educate them well before letting them go out into a world not knowing who they are. If my baby wants to embrace who she is, then who the heck are you to tell her that she can't???

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  34.   jc_kappa says:
    Posted: 20 Aug 07

    Tiger Woods has never attempted to "sweep his blackness under the rug". Instead, he has chosen to appreciate all aspects of his ethnic makeup. I applaud Tiger Woods stance on this issue. The statement that society as a whole see bi-racial people as black only perpetuates a myth of ignorant and ill informed idealogy of long ago. I find it ironic and sad that you share this belief. It is even more sad that you perpetuate this belief with your bi-racial daughter. She should be proud that she is black but she should be just as proud of the rest of her ethnic makeup. Teaching her any different only promotes a prejudice and racist mentality of a day long since passed. Tiger Woods is a role model for all bi-racial children and his courage should be applauded and not ridiculed here.

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  35.   fala says:
    Posted: 19 Aug 07

    Vt, speaking of Grey's Anatomy, the actress who plays Meredith is engaged to her black boyfriend. What does Grey's know that the rest of the world doesn't? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  36.   vt33 says:
    Posted: 18 Aug 07

    Congratulations to Tony and Eva. Yet there would be a better interracial couple to emulate out there. I am referring to the intern on Greys Anatomy. Justin Chambers has been married to his wife for a number of years and has five children. NOW that is the interracial couple that you would want to emulate. Kudos!

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  37.   fala says:
    Posted: 16 Aug 07

    Tony and Eva, I'm sure my invitation to the wedding got lost in the mail - but that's ok.

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  38.   mossimo says:
    Posted: 15 Aug 07

    I think its great that Tiger embraces all of his background. Am sure his Asian mom had as much as an influence on who he is today as his dad. Should he deny this part of himself just to satisfy society as a whole?

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  39.   ryan says:
    Posted: 15 Aug 07

    So what if he is biracial and may look in that picture somewhat of arabian or spanish decent he is still black and french married to a a woman of latin decent and if they love each other that should be all that matters. Oh and lama a little fyi. Some bi racial people as myself have a different skin complexion throughout their life. When I was growing up i was more olive, or bronze skinned and now im very light skinned with dark brown hair and eyes. People cannot tell what exactly I am so if tony parker may not appear to look black but if he is part black and wants to claim it so be it. I'm european and russian with spanish and italian and i claim everything that im a part of. so conrad's again on another bi racial couple

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  40.   fala says:
    Posted: 15 Aug 07

    So true Coco - you get em!

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  41.   Jade74 says:
    Posted: 14 Aug 07

    Congrats to Eva and Tony 2 from the state of TEXAS. HI-FIVE COCOKISSES

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  42.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 14 Aug 07

    Get a grip Iama! Halle Berry will tell you in a heartbeat that she is BLACK. Society as a whole will still see bi-racial people as BLACK. Its too bad that there are some bi-racial people that want to sweep their blackness under the rug (YES YOU TIGER WOODS). As I quote my beloved bi-racial daughter and the late great James Brown, "SAY IT LOUD! I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD!!!!!! :D

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  43.   Iama says:
    Posted: 14 Aug 07

    Hello! Tony Parker isn't black, he's bi-racial. This is the 21st Century and not the dark ages when those in power tried to legislate "blackness." Referring to Tony Parker as "black" only perpetuates racism.

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  44.   Iama says:
    Posted: 14 Aug 07

    Hello! Tony Parker is not black - he's biracial. This is the 21st Century, not dark ages where those in power tried to legislate "blackness". So please get the facts straight and let's not perpetuate racism. Thank you! :)

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  45.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 14 Aug 07

    I don't see them as looking like an interracial couple. They both look spanish to me. Good for them though.

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  46.   fala says:
    Posted: 13 Aug 07

    Congratulations Tony and Eva. I wish you both all the best!

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  47.   Kara says:
    Posted: 13 Aug 07

    "We'll just tell her he's French." I wonder if that's what she really told grandma. It would suck if he had to be able to "pass" in order to be acceptable to any portion of her family.

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