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The 41-year-old 'Empire' star, Derek Luke, recently took to Instagram to slam his followers after noticing several comments on his social media that scrutinized him for having a wife who is not a black woman. Addressing the criticism of interracial marriages, Luke reminded his followers that criticism of two people for being in an interracial relationships is something we should live in the past.
According to his response, his wife is Hispanic and he loves her either way:
I never usually entertain the opinions of others because everyone is entitled to they're own opinion. (Positive or Negative) But we're in the year of 2015 & when should it be a "problem" to date outside of your race? Why is that an issue AGAIN? I'm doing the unusual & going through my comments & the comments I see about my wife being another race is bugging me out.Who one chooses to date is that persons business. Instead of focusing on (Happiness) & (pure Love) for some reason some folks are still focused on (Color). Doesn't make any sense to me. But I guess that's the ignorance of OTHERS.My wife may not be Black but she is mine. And she's mine with a heart of gold. People are so quick to judge but can't even distinguish the difference of another's race. Sophia Luke is Hispanic. She's not white, she's not black, she's not Chinese, she's Hispanic. And she's mine!!
Luke's wife's name is Sophia Adella Luke and they have been married for 17 years.
[via Huffington Post]