"Luke Cage" Star Mike Colter Denounces Criticism Over Marriage To A White Woman 1

“Luke Cage” Star Mike Colter Denounces Criticism Over Marriage To A White Woman

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Mike Colter, the star of “Luke Cage” is fighting back criticism of his 16 year marriage to a white woman.  Colter stands by his interracial marriage to his wife Iva. Here is what he stated.

“I love my [African-American] sisters. People always go, ‘Man that’s his type.’ If somebody caught a sista walking around with a 6’7″ brother, is that her type? Next week you see her walking with a short guy or Spanish guy — do we have to have a type? I’m a human being,” the 40-year-old actor said.

“I look at people for character and what’s inside. Physically — that’s one thing — but you gotta be on the same page. I met my wife when I was struggling in grad school. She stuck with me for 16 years. It’s a long ways! She was with me and she’s held me up many times, and I’ve held her up before.”

He continued on by saying, “People don’t understand [that] when it comes to being with somebody long term, it’s way more than skin color that’s gonna make it work. Love is love.”

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