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Rapper and daytime talk show host Eve has set tongues wagging after her recent claims that she “doesn’t even think about race” when it comes to her white husband.
Eve tied the knot to British millionaire Maximillion Cooper in 2014, after dating for four years. In a clip published by TV One for Uncensored, Eve discussed how recent events had impacted her interracial marriage.
“I don’t think about our race, I don’t,” she says. “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 that she and Cooper discuss current affairs with her stepchildren — where the issue of race had to be placed at the forefront.
“With my stepchildren, we have discussions,” she said. “We talk about race. We talk about America and what things go on here. Especially when he comes here and sees the violence that is going on. The police brutality. Things that he didn’t’ think still happen because he’s white and that’s just real — they live in a different reality.”
She adds, “They don’t have to think about it unless there is someone close to them that has gone through it or can explain to them certain things,” she said. “That’s a beautiful thing. That it is a discussion.”
Back in June, Eve opened up about their exchanges on The Talk: “These conversations have to be had,” she said. “I am in an interracial relationship. I am having some of the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations I think I’ve ever had, and vice versa, with my husband.”
“I don’t know his life through his eyes,” she said. “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.”
She continued: “It’s gonna be uncomfortable. Yeah, it’s gonna be uncomfortable! But we have to be OK with being uncomfortable, so that we can get to a solution. We need a solution. We have to get somewhere.”