The beautiful melting pot that makes America great also extends into the celebrity world. Lots of famous couples are raising biracial children. Raising a biracial child comes with its own unique challenges, but we think all of these celebs are up to the task.
Some of the celebs on this list have formed strong marriages, and some haven’t, but all of them are raising beautiful biracial children. Read on to learn more about famous people who are rearing biracial families.
Serena Williams And Alexis Ohanian
Tennis superstar Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November 2017. In April of that same year, Serena announced on Snapchat that she was 20 weeks pregnant.
In September 2017, Serena gave birth to a daughter named Olympia. Her full name is Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Serena’s labor and delivery was pretty complicated. She had to have a c-section and she almost died from a pulmonary embolism. Luckily, Serena is okay now and she’s playing tennis again.
Taye Diggs And Idina Menzel
Rent costars Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel got married on January 11, 2003. On September 2nd, 2009, Idina gave birth to the couple’s son, Walker Nathanial Diggs. These two were serious #CoupleGoals but some things are just too good to be true.
Idina and Taye separated in late 2013 after ten years of marriage. They got divorced in December 2014. Idina is now married to actor Aaron Lohr and Taye is still single as far as we know.
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey is biracial, which means that her twins with Nick Cannon, Moroccan and Monroe, are one-quarter Caucasian. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon met on the set of Carey’s music video for her song "Bye Bye."
They got married in 2008 and had twins in 2011. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a relationship that was built to last and Mariah and Nick got divorced in December 2014. At least they got two beautiful kids out of their time together.
Bob Dylan and Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan
Bob Dylan has a daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan (born in 1986), with his ex-wife Carolyn Dennis, who is African-American. His album Under the Red Sky was dedicated to his daughter “Gabby Goo Goo.”
Dylan and Dennis got divorced in October 1992. Their marriage and their child remained a secret from the public until Howard Sounes published his biography of Bob Dylan in 2001. Dylan is the father of six children.
Chrissy Teigen And John Legend
Chrissy Teigen is half Thai and half Norwegian, and her husband, John Legend, is African-American. John proposed to Chrissy in 2011 after the couple had been dating for four years. They got married in September 2013.
Chrissy gave birth to the couple’s first child, Luna, in 2016. Chrissy and John had a son named Miles in May 2018. Both children were conceived using in vitro fertilization. Chrissy often shares photos of her children on Instagram.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordengren
Tiger Woods is of African-American and Asian descent. He has two children, Sam Alexis Woods (born in 2007) and Charlie Axel Woods (born in 2009), with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren, who is Swedish.
After a scandal that involved multiple instances of infidelity, Tiger and Elin got divorced in 2010. They had been married for seven years at the time. They tried to get through the scandal, but in the end, it was all too much.
Mick Jagger and Marsha Hunt
Mick Jagger had a daughter, Karis (born in 1970), with his ex-girlfriend Marsha Hunt, who is African-American. Mick Jagger has been married (and divorced) once, but he’s also had many girlfriends over the years.
Mick has eight children with five different women. Karis is Mick Jagger’s eldest child. A lot of Jaggers other daughters are models and actresses. One of his daughters is a well-known jewelry designer. I wonder how well all of these children know their father.
Kevin Federline and Shar Jackson
Kevin Federline has two children, Kori Madison Federline (born in 2002) and Kaleb Michael Jackson Federline (born in 2004), with his ex-fiance Shar Jackson. Jackson is of African American, Native American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican descent.
Federline began a relationship with Britney Spears when Shar Jackson was pregnant with the couple’s second child. Spears and Federline have two sons together, Sean and Jayden. Britney and Kevin split up in 2006.
Justin Chambers and Keisha Chambers
Justin Chambers, who plays Alex Karev on Grey’s Anatomy, has five children, Isabella (born in 1994), twins Maya and Kaila (born in 1997), Eva (born in 1999) and Jackson (born in 2002), with his wife Keisha, who is African-American.
Justin and Keisha got married in 1993. The pair met when Justin was working as a model and Keisha was working as a booker for a modeling agency. They’ve managed to make their relationship last.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
While we’re on the topic of Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo, who played the titular Meredith Grey on the show, has a daughter, Stella Luna (born in 2009), with her husband, Chris Ivery, who is African American.
In 2014, they had a second child, a daughter named Sienna, via surrogate. In 2016, Ellen announced the birth of her third child, a son named Eli. Ellen now has three children just like Meredith Grey.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has two sons (born in 1995) with his ex-girlfriend, Toukie Smith, who is African-American. He also has two children, a son (born in 1998) and a daughter (born in 2011), with wife Grace Hightower, who is African American.
De Niro has six children in total. He had one son with his first wife, Diahnne Abbott. Now De Niro is also a grandfather to four grandchildren. His first son has three children, and his eldest daughter has one child.
Doutzen Kroes and DJ Sunnery James
Model Doutzen Kroes has two children, Phyllon Joy Gorré (born in 2011) and Myllena Mae (born in 2014), with her husband, DJ Sunnery James, who is Dutch and African-American.
The couple started dating in 2009 and they got married in 2010. Both of their children were born in The Netherlands. Kroes has said that she wants to raise her daughter to believe that brains are more important than beauty. Even though she’s a model, she wants her daughter to know that she’s worth more than her looks.
Thandie Newton And Ol Parker
Thandie Newton married English writer, director, and producer Ol Parker in 1998. They have three children together, two daughters Ripley (born in 2000) and Nico (born in 2004), and son, Booker Jombe (born in 2014).
Her daughters were named after the character Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and the singer Nico. Newton gave birth to all three of her children in her home. Thandie’s own mother is from Zimbabwe and her father is from England.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world on May 6, 2019. The CEO of The Diana Award charity, Tessy Ojo, praised the couple and their bundle of joy for bringing diversity into the royal family.
“There are millions of families across the UK who have mixed heritage,” she said. “Again, like their marriage, this is representing what modern Britain looks like. For many kids growing up – in a few years’ time, seeing someone just like you as a member of the royal family is incredible.”
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey’s wife, Camila Alves is Brazilian. The couple became engaged on December 25, 2011, and were married in a private Catholic ceremony on June 9, 2012.
Matthew and Camila have three children together, sons Levi and Livingston, and a daughter named Vida. All of Matthew McConaughey’s children are half Brazilian. Camila became an American citizen on August 4th, 2015, five years after her youngest child was born.
Chelsea Peretti And Jordan Peele
Comedian and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti married actor and director Jordan Peele in 2016. The couple had been dating since 2013. Jordan and Chelsea had a son named Beaumont Gino Peele in 2017.
Chelsea and Jordon are very private people and they haven’t shared any photos of their son online or on social media. Chelsea does share moments of her life as a mother on her Instagram account.
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been together since 2012. They had their first child, North, in 2013, and they got married in 2014. Kim gave birth to the couple’s second child, Saint, in 2015. Kim has been open about her difficult pregnancies, and after Saint was born, doctors advised her against getting pregnant again.
Kim and Kanye decided to have a third child via surrogate. Chicago West was born in 2018. The couple is now expecting a fourth child via surrogate.
David Bowie And Iman
David Bowie married Somali-American model Iman on 24 April 1992. The couple had one daughter, Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones, born in August 2000. Before he married Iman Bowie was married to Mary Angela Barnet and the had a son together in 1971. Bowie’s son, Duncan, is nearly 30 years older than his half-sister, Lexi. Duncan is now a film director best known for directing the science fiction film Moon.
Bowie and Iman stayed together until Bowie’s death in 2016.
Kendra Wilkinson is a model and television personality known for being one of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends. Kendra has settled down since her Playboy days.
She has two children, Henry Randall "Hank" Baskett IV (born in 2009) and Alijah Mary Baskett (born in 2014), with her husband Hank Baskett, who is biracial. Both of her children are one-quarter African-American. Kendra filed for divorce from her husband in April of 2018.
Whoopi Goldberg had a daughter, Alexandrea Martin (born in 1973), with her ex-husband Alvin Martin, who is Caucasian. Whoopi was a teenager when her daughter was born. Whoopi has been married three times, but she only has one child. Whoopi has said that she will never get married again because she realized she’s not really the commitment type.
She now has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Alexandrea is now an actress and a film producer.
Quincy Jones And Peggy Lipton
Quincy Jones has two daughters, Kidada Jones (born in 1974) and Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones (born in 1976), with his ex-wife, Peggy Lipton. Quincy Jones is African-American and Peggy Lipton is Caucasian.
Quincy has been married three times, and he has seven children with five different women. In 1994, rapper Tupac Shakur criticized Jones for having relationships with white women, so Rashida wrote a scathing public letter in response. Rashida’s sister was in a romantic relationship with Shakur. She had been living with him for four months at the time of his death.
Chris Noth and Tara Lynn Wilson
Chris Noth has a son, Orion Christopher Noth (born in 2008), with his wife, Tara Lynn Wilson, who is Asian and African-American. Noth met his wife while she was working the bar at The Cutting Room in 2002. They got married in 2012.
Noth has never been married before and he doesn’t have any other children. It looks like this guy knows how to make a commitment (unlike a certain Sex and the City character we know).
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Nicolas Cage has been married three times, once to Patricia Arquette, once to Lisa Marie Presley, and once to his third wife, Alice Kim. Kim was a former waitress. Unlike Cage’s previous wives, she isn’t a public figure.
Kim gave birth to Cage’s son Kal-El on October 3rd, 2005. Cage and Kim got divorced in 2016, but they will always be connected through their son. Kids keep people together forever, whether they want to stay together or not.
Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner kept her pregnancy a secret until her daughter was born, but a lot of people had a feeling that Kylie might be expecting. Kylie’s baby daddy is Travis Scott, a rapper known best for his number 1 single, “Sicko Mode.”
Stormi, Kylie and Travis’ daughter, was born on February 1st, 2018. It looks like Kylie is settling right into motherhood. She loves being a mom even though she was only 20 when Stormi was born.
Heidi Klum And Seal
Heidi Klum has three biracial children with her ex-husband Seal: Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born in 2005), Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born in 2006), and Lou Sulola Samuel (born in 2009).
Heidi also has another child from a previous relationship, but she and Seal had already started dating before that child, a daughter named Leni, was born. Seal was present for Leni’s birth and her biological father was not. Seal later adopted Leni, but Seal and Heidi got divorced in 2014.
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine
Kobe Bryant has three children, Natalia Diamante (born in 2003) and Gianna Maria-Onore (born in 2006), with his wife Vanessa Laine, who is of Mexican descent. Kobe and Vanessa got married when they were super young, which Kobe’s parents didn’t approve of. They also didn’t like that Kobe wasn’t marrying an African American woman. Kobe’s parents didn’t come to his wedding.
In 2016 Kobe and Vanessa had a third daughter, and in January 2019, they announced that they’re expecting a fourth.
Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz
Alicia Keys is biracial as is her husband, Swizz Beatz. They have two sons, Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean who was born in 2010, and Genesis Ali Dean, who was born in December 2014.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have known each other since they were teenagers. This marriage has lasted a long time, especially as far as Hollywood marriages go. Hopefully, these two stay together for many years to come.
Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness’s two adopted children, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot, are both biracial.
Jackman married Deborra-Lee on April 11th, 1996. They met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli. After they got married, Jackson and Furness tried to have children naturally, but Furness suffered two miscarriages. They decided to adopt and the rest is history. Jackman and Furness are still married and in 2014, Furness was named as the New South Wales Australian of the Year for her work in adoption campaigning.
Robin Thicke And Paula Patton
Robin Thicke has one son, Julian Fuego Thicke (born in 2010), with his ex-wife Paula Patton, who is biracial. Robin first met Paula when he was 14 years old. They began dating when he was 16.
They got married in 2005 but separated in 2014 after being together for 21 years. Robin was very upset when Paula left him and tried very hard to get her back. Eventually, Robin was able to move on and he now has two children with April Love Geary.
Actress Garcelle Beauvais had one child, Oliver Saunders (born in 1991), with her ex-husband, Daniel Saunders, who is Caucasian. She also has twins, Joseph and Jaid Thomas Nilon (born in 2007), with Mike Nilon, who is Caucasian.
In 2010, Beauvais found out that her husband at the time, Mike Nilon, was in the midst of a five-year extramarital affair. She filed for divorce and the divorce was finalized in 2011.
Paul Wall and Crystal Wall
Rapper Paul Wall has two children, William Patrick Slayton (born in 2006) and Noelle Slayton (born in 2007), with his wife Crystal Wall, who is African-American. Paul and Crystal got married in 2005, and they’re still together.
Hopefully, these two continue to make their marriage work even though they’re in the public eye. Maintaining a marriage and raising children as a celebrity can be super difficult (as we’ve seen from all of the divorces on this list).
Dr. Dre And Nicole Young
Music producer, rapper, and CEO of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre married attorney Nicole Threatt Young in 1996. They have two children together: a son named Truice born in 1997 and a daughter named Truly born in 2001.
Trucie and Truly aren’t Dre’s only children, though. He had four other children with four other women from 1981 to 1996. A lot of his children are not mixed race, though Trucie and Truly are partially caucasian.
Zoe Saldana And Marco Perego
In March 2013, Saldana began dating Italian artist Marco Perego. They got married in a private ceremony in London in 2013. Perego actually took Zoe’s surname after they got married. Zoe became Zoe Saldana-Perego and Marco became Marco Perego-Saldana.
Saldana and Perego have three sons together: a pair of twins born in 2014 and another child born in 2017. Saldana has said that her children will be bilingual. She and her Marco plan to speak both Spanish and English around them.
Ron Perlman And Opal Stone
Hellboy actor Ron Perlman married his wife, jewelry designer Opal Stone, on February 14, 1981. They have two children together. A daughter named Blake Amanda Perlman who was born in 1984, and a son named Brandon Avery Perlman who was born in 1990. The couple’s son, Brandon produces electronic music under the stage name Delroy Edwards.
Ron and Opal have been married for nearly 20 years and they are still very much in love.
Wesley Snipes and Nikki Park
Actor Wesley Snipes has been married twice, first to April Snipes, with whom he has a son Jelani. Wesley’s second and current wife is painter Nakyung “Nikki” Park, with whom he has four children: Iset Jua-T Snipes, Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes, Alimayu Moa-T Snipes, Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes.
Snipes married Nikki in 2003 and the two have been together ever since. These two still look like they’re very much in love.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
In 2006, Star Wars creator George Lucas began dating Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments and chair of DreamWorks Animation. The couple announced that they were engaged to be married in January of 2013. They got married on June 22, 2013, at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in California.
Lucas and Hobson have one child together, a daughter named Everest Hobson Lucas, who was born via surrogate on August 12, 2013.
Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos
Actress Kelly Ripa met her husband, Mark Consuelos, on the set of All My Children. Kelly is three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish and Mark was born in Zaragoza, Spain, to an Italian mother and a Mexican father.
Kelly and Mark eloped on May 1, 1996, and they now have three children together: Michael Joseph born in 1997, Lola Grace born in 2001, and Joaquin Antonio born in 2003.
Salma Hayek And Francois-Henri Pinault
Mexica American actress Salma Hayek announced her engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault on March 9, 2007. She also announced that she was pregnant with his child at the same time.
Hayek gave birth to the couple’s daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in September 2007. Salma and François-Henri got married on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Paris, which is really fitting considering their daughter’s name is Valentina.
Eddie Murphy And Paige Butcher
Eddie Murphy has a lot of children with a bunch of different women. In fact, he’s had ten children with four different women (one of whom was Spice Girl Mel B.). Eddie is currently with Paige Butcher. The pair began dating in 2012. Their daughter was born in May 2016 and their son was born in November 2018. Eddie and Paige got engaged in September of 2018.
Eddie’s son’s middle name is a tribute to Murphy;s brother Charlie who passed away from leukemia in 2017.
Laura Dern And Ben Harper
Musician Ben Harper is mixed race. His late father was of African-American and Cherokee ancestry, and his mother Jewish. In 2005, Harper married caucasian actress Laura Dern. The couple had two children together, a son Ellery Walker (pictured above to the far left) and a daughter Jaya.
In October 2010, Harper filed for divorce from Dern and after a brief reconciliation, the divorce was finalized in 2013.
Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso
Actor Matt Damon met Argentine Luciana Bozán Barroso in April 2003 while filming Stuck on You in Miami. The couple got engaged in September 2005 and then they got married on December 9, 2005.
Matt and Luciana have three daughters together: Isabella born in 2006, Gia Zavala born in 2008, and Stella Zavala born in 2010. Matt is also the stepfather of Luciana’s daughter Alexia from a previous marriage.