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!
Sammy Davis Jr. and May-Britt
Famous singer Sammy Davis Jr. was well known for his voice, but he also played the violin, the trumpet, and even the drums! He married Swedish actress May Britt and raised a lot of eyebrows during their time together. Even though Davis had the public's attention for his marriage with Britt, they still pursued the romance.
Despite getting threats and even capturing John F. Kennedy's attention in a negative way, he still didn't mind. At the time, the pair were under immense international pressure to not be together, simply because it wasn't something society wanted to see. They loved each other for a solid eight years until the two decided to split ways.
David Bowie and Iman
Many people know David Bowie for his spellbinding contemporary pop music. With classic hits like "Let's Dance" and "Space Oddity," who could forget the spandex-wearing sensation? Bowie married Iman, and they were happily married for 24 years.
The two met at a dinner party, and Bowie claims that he was drawn to her almost instantly. The two lived their lives together happily with their kids until Bowie passed away due to liver failure in 2016. Since his untimely passing, Iman always wears a necklace with her late husband's name on it, to prove that even though he may be gone, he will never be forgotten or replaced.
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.
Jack Johnson and Irene Pineau
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.