Eve has been married to British millionaire Maximillion Cooper since 2014, after a four-year courtship that started in 2010. Their interracial relationship has existed all through turbulent occasions in the USA which have noticed racial tensions heightened to unimaginable ranges with the deaths of Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, and numerous different Black individuals. Although she has lived within the UK with Cooper for years, she’s skilled the collective ache of Black Individuals throughout this time and it has reworked the pair’s relationship.
And over the course of their love, which has developed to know how race informs their experiences on either side, Eve says that they’ve had, and nonetheless do, have conversations about race. In a clip launched by TV One for Uncensored, Eve discusses how race components into their relationship now.
“I don’t take into consideration our race, I don’t,” she says. “After we first acquired collectively, yeah, in fact. I had by no means been with a white man critically like that. So yeah, I positively thought of it. However we’re so trustworthy with one another that now we have discussions, and that’s a lovely factor.”
Eve and Cooper aren’t solely concerned within the dialogue. They carry in household as nicely so that everybody round them can be taught extra concerning the multitude of experiences that exist within the family. “With my stepchildren, now we have discussions,” she mentioned. “We speak about race. We speak about America and what issues go on right here. Particularly when he comes right here and sees the violence that is occurring. The police brutality. Issues that he did not’ suppose nonetheless occur as a result of he is white and that’s simply actual — they dwell in a special actuality.”
Eve wrapped up the interview with an fascinating perspective on why their conversations matter, explaining that there’s a sure stage of consciousness that white individuals can lack. “They do not have to consider it until there’s somebody near them that has gone via it or can clarify to them sure issues,” she mentioned. “That’s a lovely factor. That it’s a dialogue.”