All That Swagger: 15 White Celebrity Men We Thought Would Have Been With Black Women


Whether it was their style, their music, their films, their actions, or just their ethnic swag, something about these non-Black celebrity men made us believe that they would be down with the swirl, but to our surprise, in what’s known of their dating history, they have not been seriously linked to African-American women. Check out this list and see if you agree.

Disclaimer: This slideshow has not been created out of any racial prejudice. It has not been created to alienate Black women or White, Hispanic, or Asian men, nor to make them appear racist. We in no way form or fashion claim that these men are disinterested in Black women nor do we claim that they have never had relationships with Black women because we understand that it is impossible to know the intricacies of a person’s private life. In fact, the purpose of the slideshow is to point out that these men have showed signs or possessed qualities that would indicate an interest in Black women. This slideshow is merely an observation based on perceived public knowledge/evidence, documented to address thoughts that many have had, and published purely for entertainment purposes.

1. Justin Timberlake

Justin  was undoubtedly a favorite amongst the Sistas back in his “N Sync days. He grew up singing in church down south, wore cornrows at one point (CORNROWS!), and  brought swexy back with his smooth urban Pop/RnB sounds.  Justin even admitted crushes on Halle Berry, Beyonce and Janet Jackson. There was no doubt in our minds that this dude would turn up with a Black beauty on his arm. From girlfriend Britney Spears to wifey Jessica Biel, it was clear that Black women only occupied his fantasies.

2. Eminem

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Though the Detroit rapper has been a major player in the Black-dominated rap game, and obviously identifies more with African American culture, he has yet to be seriously linked to any African American women. And before you go there, the only thing serious about his booty calls with Mariah Carey was the musical feud that ensued  between them afterwards.

3. Vanilla Ice

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Undoubtedly the most popular and mainstream White rapper of the 80’s/90’s, Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) sported the same style as the rest of the hip-hop community but was never linked to any Black women that we can find, but one’s private life was easier to keep private in those days.

4. Adam Levine

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Maybe it’s the way he infuses soul, funk, and hip-hop into his music, or the tatted up bad boy image, or the fact that he did a music video with Rihanna, but something’s got a us thinking that Adam Levine might enjoy a romance with a Black woman. We know that Adam definitely has an appreciation for African American culture, as he’s stated before.

5. Adrien Brody


When he played the lead  in the 1998 film Restaurant which involved an interracial relationship with Elise Neal’s character, unexpectedly kissed Halle Berry at the 2003 Oscars, starred as a love interest to Beyonce’s Etta James in Cadillac Records, and made it known to the world that he created “dope hip-hop,” we knew Adrien had love for the Sistas. But did that reflect real-life romance? Not so much.

6. Quentin Tarantino

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Tarantino often includes ethnic characters in his films (his popular Blaxplotation film Jackie Brown is a notable one). He seems to have knowledge and respect for the rawness of Black culture. In his film Pulp Fiction he plays a character married to a Black woman, but in real life he has only been linked to actresses like Mira Sorvino, Sofia Coppola, and even Margaret Cho.

7. Benicio Del Toro

Something about Benicio leads us to believe that he would be open to little Chocolate loving, but he has only been linked to White actresses in Hollywood. Although, he did do some flirting with Howard Stern’s African American radio co-host Robin when visiting the show to promote The Wolfman back in 2010, and when Stern questioned if he’d “ever had a black woman,” Del Toro responded “Yeah.”

8. Benjamin Bratt

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The Hispanic actor played opposite Erika Alexander (Maxine from Living Single)  in the 2009 film La Mission. In the film the two had a complicated interracial romance but in real life Bratt has been married to Latino actress Talisa Soto since 2002, and prior to that was in a long-term relationship with actress Julia Roberts.

9. John Leguizamo

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The Colombian American actor is no stranger to the urban lifestyle, growing up in Queens. He wrote his memoir entitled: Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life” in 2006, so we know he’s got the lingo but Leguizamo has not been notably linked to an African American woman.

10. Mark Wahlberg

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The former Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch front man grew up tough as nails and used to make hip-hop music (though he’s now completely embarrassed of “the bunch”) so naturally we’d wonder whether he’s open to dating Black women. Since he’s married with children, it’ll all have to be speculation at this point.

11. Channing Tatum

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Channing Tatum is like that one goofy, wise-cracking White friend in the group of all Black dudes who are a little riff-raffy. You instantly feel like you know him, and you probably knew a guy just like him. He’s got that urban swag.

12. Dante Basco

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You know you watched Fakin’ da Funk back in the day. Remember? The movie where Dante’s character is adopted by a Black family in the hood and he attempts get with Tatiana Ali. Got us to thinking that Dante was into that Asian-Black swirl. Not sure if he’s dated Black women but we know that the dancer/poet/hip-hop artist definitely could have.

13. Hugh Jackman

When Hugh Jackman starred in Swordfish as a love interest to Halle Berry, the wheels in a lot of Black women’s heads got to turning. Halle Berry herself has remarked how enthralled she was with Jackman and expressed her disappointment since he’s married. We’d like to think that if he wasn’t married Hugh would totally be all over a sista. Jackman’s adopted son is half-black.

14. Paul Walker

The Fast and the Furious kinda got us to thinking that Paul Walker would be down. He’s just got that laid-back, your-homeboy’s-best friend-kind of vibe. He’s close friends with Tyrese since they starred in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and that’s enough to make us believe.

15. Justin Bieber

The Biebs is all over the urban culture, dipping into the hip-hop pool for his style and his music. He’s also been more than open about lovin’ him some Nicki Minaj and Beyonce. Justin is still so young, so while he’s not been linked to a young mocha beauty yet, we know he has it in him!

  • Wrong!

    Adrian Brody briefly dated Naomi Campbell.

    • Lisa

      Lies. Brody only dates white women.

      • Joanne1979

        You wish Becky

  • DapperDante

    I like how half of your “white” people are actually Hispanic, Asian, Latino or of some other culture. Just because they aren’t black doesn’t automatically make them white. Dumb.

    • johnson

      All the men on list ( not teh asian ) are WHITE.

      • Kate Ward

        WTF? Is it possible that you are truly this ignorant? Please be kidding.

    • JohnLeguizamoCracker

      They’re just trying to subtly help the “George Zimmerman is white” narrative.

    • Anastasia Elizondo-Lossow

      Totally agree. As a Latina, don’t get it twisted. Only Spaniards are white in the Hispanic community. And, none of them are Spanish. Dumb.

      • Hector Nunez

        lol ok seriously wtf are you talking about??? dont be like that ignorant 50% of US latinos that dont even know what latino means. it doesnt mean brown by any means because more than 3/4 are barely even tan color let alone brown. and yet they call themselves that because they got their education from Hollywood which classifies automatically all latinos as such. secondly a lot of people from Latin America are white more than 1/3 and they are not only Spanish so please get some clear info on that topic. latin is only a culture and people dont have to be spanish just to embrace the culture. and lastly most of the latinos that are mixed have more than 70% european admixture and you dont have to be 100% anything or have some nazi pure blood ideology to be considered white. if blacks can do it then others can too. in other words you are more likely to be a white (or mostly white) latino than dont. and lastly latin culture comes from Europe so they are the real Latinos (which is just spanish for latin) and not some aztec mofos from central america. case closed.

    • Zzpop

      Hispanics are classified as white and um they listen the actual ethnicity of each actor. Its just a headline to draw you in chill out

  • janisha

    where is Mike posner on this list

  • Pep

    I believe Dante dates men. I don’t remember where I read that but I think he’s openly gay. so the only thing you need to change is per preference…he could still be dating black men.

    • Kek

      Actually, Dante is married to an Asian woman I believe. He has a blog where he talks about getting married.

  • hi

    Quentin dated.shar jackson for a short time

    • Wrong

      You are so lying. Shar can only get white trash.

      • jewelsade


  • Marier

    Most of these men at some time at a fling with a black women.

    • black man

      And this is something to brag about? How do u know they have slept with a black woman? Most on the list ONLY like blondes. That rules black women out.

      • Grace2218

        Nikki Minaj has blonde hair.

  • Beautifulandblack

    Thank you. When are we going to learn?

  • Latina blonde

    Black women searching for acceptance, in a world that does not value them

    • gp6472

      Not trying to be rude but. What is your beef with black women? You cant just go off of what you saw one black female and judge everyone. When I looked at the little article I didn’t see anything showing cause as to black women searching for or needing acceptance or validation from anything or anyone.

    • Joanne1979

      I’m married to a white man making six figures and I live in Gramercy Park. My cleaning lady is a blonde Latina. :)

  • Jessi J

    this is funny because terrance howard doesn’t like black ppl either, tyrese is questionable at most I am a black woman btw that can admit this. I get approached by wm all the time. And no I do not look mixed.

  • Tiye Reed

    Thank you!!!! Very well said.

    • tj

      saying all white men think alike is sexist. and racist. youre a hypocrite

  • LKJ

    Justin Bieber though? umm no

    • tamia21b

      justin bieber had a black girlfriend before

  • MsRoniJ

    Seriously thought Jimmy Fallon would have been on the list

  • rob

    Actually I enjoyed readingbwhat u wrote…im a white male and I have 2 biracial daughters and a blk woman.i put my woman on apedistal all day eeveryday.i would never disrespect her ever she is gods greatestcreation to me.

  • Morgan

    Quentin T. Dated Shar Jackson. K-Feds baby mama.

  • gp6472

    Im glad you put your two sense in, Thank you

  • ajc

    And the point of this article is what exactly…hmmm…sigh

  • Tasha

    This is really stereotypical. It’s implying all black people love hip hop, and just because some of these guys dabbled in hio hop, they should be with a black woman. Also, Paul Walker is friends with Tyrese so that means he probably wants to date a black woman. WTF. Why so much emohasis on skin color? Who cares what is on the outside.

  • janette001

    White people want to be black….that’s why they imitate their music and their dance and swagg…lol
    nobody is pleased

    • tj

      i don’t. but as a people we have invented almost every piece of modern technology… i say “almost” because i dont want to be too general.

      • nina day


  • janette001

    Just like sometimes also black people want to be white….
    But I love mixes!!

  • David

    Who the f*ck cares white men don’t want to kick it with the sistas. Great I prefer they don’t.

  • blackguy123

    black guys would rather date other than black women. just saying.

  • mytwocents

    Mexicans/latino’s aren’t white. I have mexican realitives and they do not consider themselves white.In mexico my white grandma was called a ‘gringo’, so I doubt the people there considered themselves white, lol. Anyone who calls mexicans white are going by the stupid racist nonfactual 3 race theory caucasoid, negroid, mongoloid. Whatever.

  • RJ

    Can you imagine this “article”, being written by someone white with the same premise and the races reversed. OK, they may be black, but these black men(woman) don’t act like your typical black man (woman). They are so non-black acting, they might as well be honorary whites. And we guess, that they have “been with” someone white. Oh the joy we whites must experience being blessed with blackness. Oh how lucky we are. Can you imagine that? Hell no you can’t, not if you’re honest. Cause white people don’t stoop that low. Hell I can’t imagine any other group but blacks stooping that low.

  • Nellie

    I hate to even remind anyone but Mr. Tarantino and Shar Jackson were seen around together some years ago. Not sure what that was.

  • ty

    this publisher is deeply racist

  • ty

    all races can be racist, we just enjoy calling out white people

  • Aje9

    yep Adrian Brody can get it!

  • Aje9

    I don’t know blondie why don’t you and Christina Aguilara tell us

  • Tamia21b

    he already dated a black girl…sooooo..,u feel stupid

  • Yikes!

    This is a REALLY dumb post. You’re pushing hard. Some of your explanations border on “Well, he wore BLACK pants to that one function” stupid.

  • Stephen Manning

    That grovelling disclaimer is beyond pathetic. Just say what you have to say and stop being so creepily hyper sensitive to fake “racist” whining. People like who they like and if someone thinks it’s “racist”, tell them to grow up and face reality and it’s none of their damn business.

  • toycam11

    Who’s writing this stupid article? Just because these actors are digging on black actresses on film doesn’t mean they like them in real life DUMMY! Why is that every time a white guy even acts like he might have an attraction to black women, blacks flip out, like that’s some kind of badge of honor.Does it make black women feel more better about themselves to have a white guy like them? We need to get a grip and concentrate on our own race, and yes I am black.

  • toycam11

    Check out the ending of these paragraphs under each pictures, its almost like wishful thinking. Who’s cares if they like us are not “I DONT!!! Yuck!!!

  • Tammie T Shotwell-Smith

    sound like u jealous of black women

  • AngelSpikez

    This is the dumbest most judgmental piece, so pathetic.

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