In addition to being Mental Health Month, May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and as such, it’s a great opportunity to highlight celebrities and their AAPI backgrounds. In addition, since we are always here for a good love story, it is our pleasure to shed light on all these celebrity couples who are celebrating their AAPI roots.
From Jenny and Gigi to KKW brand CMO Tracy Romulus and her husband Ray, these celebrities celebrate their love while honoring their heritage.
Check out some heart-wrenching and eye-catching titles for black and Asian international couples.
Tracy and Ray Romulus
If you’ve been in the “Kardashians” category, you’ve probably come across the name Romulus.
Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer of the Kim Kardashian West brand, including Schemes, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrances. Tracy, 43, is an Indonesian-American whose mother fled Vietnam as a refugee. He is currently working on one of the strongest influences on the KKW brand’s marketing strategies.
Since 2014, Tracy Romulus, born Tracy Nguyen, has been married to Grammy Award-winning music producer Ray Romulus, and the couple have given birth to three adorable Blasian children together – Ryan, Remy and Ruff. PR Maven spent her adult years selling fashion, working at Viven Westwood in Soho. After being offered a chance to enter PR at the age of 20, Tracy instantly became a force to be reckoned with in fashion and publicity. In an interview with Dr. People, Tracy talks about her hopes of becoming a business woman, raising bisexual children and supporting the future of the AAPI community.
When it comes to supporting the AAPI community, he talks about what he wants to see from others outside the community, Romulus said;
“I want to see more mainstream media coverage on issues that affect us. It is important that our stories are told and reach as many people as possible. The best thing anyone can do as a friend is to take the time to ask questions and listen to what happened to their friends, colleagues or loved ones. Support them. “
I’m glad there’s a real conversation going on about Asian racism right now but it’s also doubtful that anything really is going to change. Maybe I’m just so numb and stunned by it. (A thread)
– Tracy Romulus (racytracyromulus) March 17, 2021
As a mother of three bisexual children, Tracy shared with the public when it came to discussing social justice issues related to the Asian and black communities;
“Social and ethnic justice, including the political climate, is something I have long discussed with my husband, mother and friends. We’ve shared our stories and experiences with racism, which have become somewhat therapeutic.
“I believe that in the course of history, both communities have hurt and hurt each other a lot because injured people hurt people. But at the moment, I have high hopes for all of us because of how our communities came together, whether it was standing shoulder to shoulder at a Black Lives Matter rally or helping someone when they were attacked. I can see the darkness around us and people from different communities are coming forward to support each other. ”
Tim Chantarangsu and Chia Habte
Tim Chantarangsu, formerly Timothy DeLaGhetto, is an Internet-sensitive TV personality who was born to Thai parents in Billings, Montana. Most acclaimed for appearing on MTV’s ‘Wild N Out’, Chantarangsu and his wife Chia Hub have built their own fan base.
Tim’s parents owned a small business, the Thai Smile Restaurant in Paramount, CA. With a middle-class upbringing in California in the 90’s, Timothy has always restored his heritage. In late 2009, he met his current wife, Chia Hobbet, in Los Angeles.
Lifestyle blogger Chia Hubte is from Saskatchewan, Canada. Chia has created her own personal blog featuring life, relationships, and travel “Just Peachy” And reveals valuable and intimate details of their whirlpool-making, My love story. After their initial connection turned into a social media fling, into a long-distance love story, Chia shared her thoughts on faith.
“You have to believe that your partner is doing exactly what they say and vice versa. Trust and communication really work hand in hand and you can’t live without one. “
The team appeared on Amazon Prime’s “Smash” last AAPI Heritage Month to raise some simple awareness of the impurity of common Asian stereotypes.
The couple got married in the spring of 2018 at a beautiful beach event, which they blogged for YouTube.
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Ashani and Munari on YouTube of “Tokyo Meet Brooklyn”
A common trend nowadays is the popularity of YouTube couples who allow viewers to follow the daily life of their family, a particularly entertaining family is the Munari family.
DJ Munari is a legend according to the Japanese hip hop scene RGN 99 And his wife, Ashani, is a financial broker for the beautiful Goldman Sachs.
“For Ashani and Munari, their love is a core component of their VLOGS and it shows that they share each other’s voices with the world and have sex on the internet; One is black and one is Japanese. How they put themselves together, especially when racism, orthodoxy, prejudice and injustice are in full view, is amazing and, in my opinion, America needs to see it; Love. “
The two have a beautiful family that they often spotlight on their YouTube channel.
Dr. Kendra Segura and Hobart Leung
Bravo reality star Dr. Kendra Segura formerly “Married to Medicine LA” and her husband Hobart are both of Asian descent and recently marked their 9th birthday.
The center is Afro-Cuban and Vietnamese, and her husband is a Chinese-Canadian internist, a specialist in internal medicine. The couple shared many fragile moments on the reality show with their extended family after welcoming their first child Hart Leung in 2020.
In 2021, the Leung family celebrated Lunar New Year in adorable combined traditional attire. They celebrated in Vietnam by sharing a sweet video to wish their followers a Happy New Year.
Kendra and Hobart gave us Oriental glam reality with Baby Heart, again reminding us of how hard they presented their culture.
June 25, 2020 Hart turns one year old; According to Bravo, a milestone for the center was too bitter Daily dish.
“Of course I’m happy, but I’m very upset. It goes very fast, and everyone tells you, but it goes really fast. Like, you know it very quickly, ”he said.
Jenny Mai and Gigi
Many may know Jenny Mike as the spunky and stylish host of the daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show “The Real” and was born to California-raised TV personality Vietnamese mother, Olivia Tu Trump, and a Chinese father, James My.
“How do I look?” The series had a reputation early in her career as a stylist, and since then she has created and produced her own popular YouTube series titled “Hello Hunai Show” where she and her smiling mother “Mama Mai” give insights into their daily lives.
Most recently, Mai has been vocal about her own journey into motherhood since the birth of her first daughter with her husband, the rapper, Gigi. The couple married on March 27, 2021 Intimate home event in Atlanta Just a year after their engagement.
Time to talk frankly with PeopleMai, 42, recalls how Gigi brought her to Vietnam for a special engagement dinner.
“As soon as I got inside, he started describing that I was setting foot in a dinner in Vietnam,” Mai said. “So here I was looking at the love of my life when he was taking me to Vietnam, when I was looking at the table, there was all this beautiful Vietnamese food. He set up our little chopsticks. And there were lanterns. Here’s the crazy thing – there was a real silk lantern, the kind you can only find in Vietnam, hanging in the window. “
The couple announced the birth of their sweet baby Monaco Jenkins on January 11, 2022. We can’t wait to see how this beautiful Afro-Asian family grows!
Who is your favorite AAPI celebrity couple? Did we miss a standout?