Why I Married A Hispanic Woman, Actor Derek Luke Defends His Decision

Actor Derek Luke has been married to Sophia Adella Luke since 1998 and they have two children. For years, Derek has been criticized for marrying outside his race and recently he decided to address the issue. Below is what he wrote on instagram…

“I never usually entertain the opinions of others because everyone is entitled to their 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!!

Source: Linda Ikeji Blog


  1. She is your my friends, and let no one comes between you two you look great together and you are both in this together you are both you my heart goes out to you holding on to your marriage for such a good miles Peace be with you all keep holding on to each others we all are human. God bless you all have a great day.


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