Josephine Baker and Jean Lion sound like a pair from a romance movie. The two lived a life similar to a movie, and they had starkly different careers in life. Jean Lion was of French descent and heir to a wealthy fortune. His partner Josephine later became a French citizen and naturalized into a citizen after marrying Jean.
Josephine was a dancer born in Missouri, USA. She loved animals, including cheetahs, and even worked as a spy at some point. She even spoke five languages. A whole movie could be made about this woman’s life. The two were a strange pair and only lasted for three years.
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.
President Seretse Khama and Lady Ruth Williams
President Seretse Khama and his Lady Ruth Williams had one of the most iconic romances that were also incredibly controversial in the twentieth century. It was so well known that it even became a movie called "The United Kingdom." The African prince and his Western partner were not loved by the media, and they had to grow their relationship slowly and steadily.
She received backlash in the streets of London when walking with her partner, and people boo-ed their relationship. Despite this, the two got married and remained in love until Seretse passed away in 1980. They showed millions of people what true love can do.
Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray
Chirlane McCray told the public in an interview in the 70s that she was identified as being gay until she met McCray and her mind changed. She met the love of her life, who was also an aide to the deputy mayor of New York while she was a budding writer.
McCray loved a strong woman, and Chirlane was a determined feminist who spoke her mind. They went together like peas in a pod. Over 20 years later, the pair have built a beautiful family, and the have stood by each other's side through thick and thin. They are arguably one of the strongest couples in politics at the moment.