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Proof That Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back

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HALLE BERRY AND OLIVIER MARTINEZ
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Some say that, "once you go black, you never go back."

And when it comes to love, some celebrity relationships validate that claim as perfectly. These 11 couples are living, loving proof of the age-old saying. Some are married, some have kids, but all are reminders of how beautiful love can be, no matter what the color of your skin is.

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    Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray
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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife of 20 years Chirlane McCray, with their children Dante and Chiara.
  • 2
    Robert DeNiro and Grace Hightower
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    Robert DeNiro and his wife Grace Hightower were married in 1997. His first wife, Diahnne Abbott (1976-1988) was also black.
  • 3
    George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
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    George Lucas met wife Mellody Hobson in 2006, and they married finally in the summer of 2013. Their now eight-month-year-old daughter Everst Hobson Lucas was born two months after the wedding.
  • 4
    Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry
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    Halle Berry gushes about husband Olivier Martinez and their five-month-old son Maceo.
  • 5
    Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
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    The Grey's Anatomy star has been married to music producer Chris Ivery since 2007. They have a daughter together, Stella Luna.
  • 6
    Maximillion Cooper and Eve
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    After a few years of dating, Eve Jeffers and British fashion designer Maximillion Cooper announced their engagement in January of 2014.
  • 7
    Roderick Spencer and Alfre Woodard
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    Writer Roderick Spencer and actress Alfre Woodard have been married for nearly 30 years and have two children Mavis, 22, and Duncan, 17.
  • 8
    Wolfgang Puck and Gelila Assefa
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    The celebrity chef's Ethiopian-born wife of 7 years is fashion designer Gelila Assefa. She is mother of his two youngest children, Oliver, 7, and Alexander, 5.
  • 9
    Chris Noth and Tara Wilson
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    Sex and The City's Mr. Big, Chris Noth married longterm girlfriend actress Tara Wilson in 2012. Their son Orion served as the ring bearer.
  • 10
    Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross
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    The pop singer is engaged to Evan Ross and will soon be the new daughter-in-law of Diana Ross. The legendary diva reportedly planned the couple's engagement party in March of 2014.
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    Ol Parker and Thandie Newton
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    English actress Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton and writer-director-producer Ol Parker have been married for over 15 years. They have three children together, daughters Ripley, 14, and Nico, 10, and one-month-old son Booker Jombe.

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