Congratulations went out earlier this week to comedienne Wanda Sykes and her partner Alex after US Magazine revealed the couple became parents to newborn twins on April 27th.
Alex gave birth to the couple's first children, daughter Olivia Lou and son Lucas Claude. Olivia weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19 inches long. Lucas was born at 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was an inch taller than his sister.
The couple were married on October 25, 2008 in California shortly before California voters voted to approve the discriminatory Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.
Sykes publicly came out at a Las Vegas Prop 8 rally during the aftermath of the politically charged vote. Until now the identity of Sykes' wife Alex had been kept under wraps until the above photo surfaced online today.
Countless blogs and message boards have long speculated on the race of Sykes' "unidentified" partner with many in the black gay community silently or explicitly hoping that Alex would indeed be African-American. Judging from the above photo that doesn't seem to be the case.
Whether we want to admit it or not the image of yet another black celebrity involved in an interracial relationship proves to be quite disappointing for some, not to mention Sykes happens to be a high-profile black lesbian.
Having dated outside of my race in the past I'm of the mindset that you really can't control who you fall in love with. If they're happy, I'm happy for them. So why do you think it took so long for this photo to surface? And why is the topic of gay interracial dating still the elephant in the room?