Tensions have been high for quite some time in the United States, and the recent incidents involving unarmed African-Americans and officers haven’t helped to quell them. No doubt, conversations have also been difficult amongst different races trying to understand the plight of Black and Brown people in America, albeit necessary. Rapper/actress Eve has come forward to share her household’s circumstances surrounding ‘race’ conversations, as she’s in an interracial marriage.
The Philadelphia native met Maximillion Cooper, a British designer and founder of Gumball 3000, in 2010 and dated for 3 years until Cooper would pop the question on Christmas Day, 2013. On June 14, 2014, the couple walked down the aisle in a lavish wedding ceremony held in Ibiza, Spain.
During an interview with “People,” the Grammy Award-winning artist revealed why their union was successful. “We respect each other,” she shared. “We are the realest. It’s the realest relationship I’ve ever had. He’s my homie. All those sound like cliches but really it’s working.”
The “Barbershop” actress, also host of CBS’s daytime talk show “The Talk,” recently reflected on how it is being married to a white man during a time of civil unrest. The rapper admitted she and husband Cooper were having “some of the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations” they’ve ever had. Also, sharing, “at the same time, it’s a beautiful thing, because … I don’t know his life through his eyes. He doesn’t know my life through my eyes. All he can do is try to understand and try to ask the questions, and he wants to understand, and that’s what the nation — that’s what the world — has to do.”
“It’s gonna be uncomfortable,” the “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” rapper continued. “Yeah, it’s going to be uncomfortable! But we have to be okay with being uncomfortable so that we can get to a solution.”
The Emmy-nominated talk show host is the latest to have an episode on TVOne’s “Uncensored,” where she opened up about the “beautiful and honest” conversations she shares with her husband and four stepchildren. “I don’t think about our race,” shared Eve. “I don’t. When we first got together, yeah, of course. I had never been with a white guy seriously like that. So yeah, I definitely thought about it. But we are so honest with each other that we have discussions, and that’s a beautiful thing.”
Eve says she no longer thinks about race after marrying her white husband, Maximillion Cooper. The couple lives in the U.K. but does have conversations about injustices seen in America. Watch an all-new Uncensored Sunday 10/9c. pic.twitter.com/23tlMsAvJZ— TV ONE (@tvonetv) September 18, 2020
After the clip hit the internet, one user tweeted, ‘When did we lose Eve?’ which led many users to follow with more backlash.
When did we loose Eve?— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) September 25, 2020
Although many fans believe Eve ‘was never with us’ others didn’t find anything wrong with her statement, citing how draining it would become to discuss race during every topic in a relationship. Check out some of the responses below.
Eve was never with us. If you followed her career she was showing signs then that it was a facade. She always gave off that energy that she wasn’t really down with the brothers, to begin with, no you see who she really is.— Charles Westbrooks III 🇺🇸 #FBA 💯 😎 🌴 (@CharlesWest_3) September 25, 2020
Who’s that girl? Lalalalalala— 🇸🇴 ❤️🖤💚 The Bullsh!t Slayer – B1 🇸🇴 (@BullshitSlayer) September 25, 2020
Coon’s that girl lalalalalalala