Jack Johnson was the first black man to ever win the title of heavyweight champion in the early 1900s. He was unbeatable, unstoppable, and in four years, no one had ever knocked him down. Irene admired his courage and passion for boxing, and the two got together after Jack’s first two marriages died down.
The pair met at a race track in Illinois, and the following year, Irene divorced her husband and began dating Johnson. Irene loved Jack until the very end when he got into a car accident. The two were bonded for life, and the spark remained even after he passed.
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter
Richard Loving And Mildred Jeter's Love was so special when it lasted in the 1950s due to the controversy that arose because they were a mixed couple. The union was illegal by all means, and the state of Virginia didn't allow their marriage until 1967. Their love story was so unique that musicians even wrote songs about them and their romance appeared in several movies.
The two met thanks to family friends, and they became a part of each other's lives at an early age. Little did they know that they would be jailed for their love - how crazy!
Pearl Bailey and Louie Bellson
Singer Pearl Bailey and drum maestro Louie Bellson were a match made in heaven back in the 50s. Their love was controversial because they were mixed, and during their time, people looked down on interracial couples. Still, the pair didn't care. They loved each other and knew that they were meant to be together. In their minds, they would just have to stick it out until society came to.
And that's just what they did. The couple moved on to adopt a son and were happily married for 28 years before Pearl passed away. The two both loved music, and the spark was almost instant for both of them.
Betty and Barney Hill
This duo is a strange one because of its backstory. And we're not talking about their love life; it's even weirder than that. They claimed one day that they were driving but don't fully remember the order of events. Their watches stopped, and they saw two gray creatures emerge from a floating metal disc. The two had come out of this world experiences that bonded them together.
Later on, further investigation was conducted to find out the source of the so-called aliens, but no concrete evidence was drawn. They were famous in the 60s for their wacky story and different colored skin.
Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer
The love affair of Alfre Woodard And Roderick Spencer wasn't initially accepted by the public, and there was drama pouring down on them from all sides. Even in the 80s, interracial marriages were still not accepted, but they dated for a few years before eloping in 1983.
Alfre is a reputable actress and she has many awards for her superb acting. Rodrick is currently a writer, so it's no surprise that the two hit it off so well. With a shared background in acting and writing, Alfre and Roderick were made for each other. Over four decades later, the couple is still going strong, and they can live in relative peace knowing that society has come a long way from when they began dating.