Love has no bounds, no reasons, no seasons, age, and even height. When one feels that his or her heart is pumping and giggling over someone, every rule and advice is being set aside. In fact, love is a universal feeling and it chooses no one. When one feels it, it cannot be avoided, no matter what the circumstance is, it will still lead you to love the person. Whether you are thin and you choose to marry a person larger than you are, a small person fits the tallest girl and even an American girl can build a family with a Chinese guy. They are not one of the fiction stories that you can hear from anyone because they did in reality happen. Check this list and prove it yourself.
10. The Louie Belson and Pearl Bailey Love Story (1952)
Louie Belson was an Italian jazz drummer, arranger, bandleader, composer, and a jazz educator while Pearl Bailey was an American singer and actress. Their paths met when a trombone player introduced them to each other, then a 4-day courtship transpired and they have decided to be married in London. It was a third marriage for Bailey and first for Belson.
9. Barney and Betty Hill Notable Relationship (1960)
Their love story had been controversial because of the so-called “alien abduction” that transpired to them that took place in 1961. Some believed that they did experience this kind of hallucination because they both came from different nations with unique cultures and traditions. Their story was filmed in a television movie in 1975.
8. The Composer and Pianist Blended Together (1899)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born and raised in Holborn, London although his father is an African while Jessie Walmisley was his high school classmate. His wife was a pianist while he became a celebrated composer in Britain. Jessie’s family was in great opposition with their interracial marriage even on the day they tied the knot. They still expressed their disapproval but later on accepted it after the marriage pushed through.
7. The Unforbidden Love of May Britt and Sammy Davis Jr. (1960)
Their love was forbidden in a sense that a law has existed that time that interracial marriages were not allowed. May Britt was a born Sweden actor while Sammy Davis Jr. was an American entertainer. Even at the peak of their engagement, white people were booing him after they made an announcement publicly of their coming wedding. Nonetheless, their love ended on a divorce after Sammy had an affair with Lola Falana.
6. An Actress Met a Journalist (1928)
George Schuyler was a known black journalist from Africa who fell in love to a model, dancer and a Texan heiress Josephine Lewis Cogdell. They met through correspondence that started when Josephine Cogdell became interested to radical politics and ideas that Schuyler published.
5. Three Wives of Jack Johnson (1925)
Jack Johnson was a popular American boxer who had received boxing titles including the first African American world heavyweight-boxing champion. He married thrice with three whites Etta Terry Duryea, Lucille Cameron, and Irene Pineau. Among the three, he loved Irene truly where he devoted his life to her.
4. The Reformer’s New Love (1884)
An American statesman, social reformer, and writer named Frederick Douglass married Anna Murray in 1838 who was an American African woman and later on married Helen Pitts who was a known American suffragist. The parents of Helen Pitts were opposing the marriage because Mr. Douglas’ parents were of mixed ancestry. His mother came from a black race while his father was in a white race.
3. An Engineer Met His Future Wife (1908)
Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche was born and raised in Haiti and met his wife Juliette Lafargue while studying engineering in Beauvais, France. After receiving his degree in Engineering, they have both decided to be married. Due to strong opposition in interracial marriage that time, he and his wife received mockery from the people in France, even when they got aboard to Titanic where Joseph Laroche died.
2. Dancing With the Rhythm of Jazz (1948)
Sir Seretse Khama came from the most powerful royal family in Botswana but married an English Clerk from London by the name of Ruth Williams. Everything began when Mr. Khama was studying for his bar examination where he met his wife. They shared the same passion in jazz but people opposed to it especially that Botswana that time was considered to be the poorest country in the world.
1. The Controversial Marriage of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving 1958)
Their marriage had been controversial because of the fact that they were minors and under the United States laws, they were prohibiting interracial marriages. They were sentenced to serve 1-year imprisonment because Mildred had an African-American descent while Richard had a European blood. Nonetheless, their love and marriage was allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967.
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