Eve has been married to her husband Maximillion Cooper for 6 years now, and the British millionaire has no doubt seen the changes that have been happening in America alongside his wife. The pair first married in 2014 and while they keep their lives pretty quiet, Eve’s reminded folks of some of the things she said about being in an interracial relationship in a resurfaced clip.
When they married, Eve also became a stepmother to his 4 children and creating a whole new family dynamic for herself and new family. Of course, interracial marriages bring their own challenges, especially when you’re marrying a very visible Black hip-hop artist from America.
Eve previously told her The Real co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Marie Osmond, Sheryl Underwood, and Sharon Osbourne, as well as special guest, KCBS-TV Los Angeles anchor Pat Harvey, that she and Maximillion had been having “some of the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations” about race that they’ve ever had.
“But, 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,” she noted. “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.”
Eve stated that she did think the conversations were worth it, however. “It’s gonna be uncomfortable,” she 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.” What also helps her cope more than likely is that her husband is fully on board, showing his support on social media as well.
“I want to be very clear. We have had many conversations because I’ve been in this relationship for many years. When you enter an interracial relationship, there are conversations you must have—that’s just natural. So this is not the first one. I’ve been having some of the most difficult conversations because we are in one of the most difficult places in our nation, in our world, in this time, so that’s why I said that it was difficult.”
Before the pair were married, Eve’s stance on having interracial children surely came up in their own personal discussions but back while she was promoting her Liplock album and her relationship with Cooper was new, she’d claimed that she wanted to raise any children they have together to be “colorblind.”
Speaking with outlet The YBF, Eve even acknowledged the fact that any children she had with Cooper would also be dual citizens, as their father will be British – and that world view plays into her vision for their future children.
“I want them to be colorblind, but I do want them to understand both sides of themselves. I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman. And I think my child should know that black part of themselves. But obviously at the same time, their father would be white and I would want them to know that side of themselves. And British! That’s a whole other situation (laughs). But in doing that, I think they can be colorblind. I don’t want them to see color. I never did. I grew up in the hood and my mother was very good at it not being a black thing, even though I grew up around all black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races. And hopefully they will.”