The following year, in 1998, the two had a son named Elliot.

So it's no wonder we're thrilled for Black women who have found love—no matter the ethnicity of their partner.

Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line.

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Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower were married in 1997.

Currently, the couple splits their time between upstate New York and Manhattan, and in 2011, the power couple had another child, Helen Grace De Niro, via surrogate.

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