Nate Parker Talks His White Wife + Love for Black Women
Nate Parker’s upcoming film “Birth of a Nation” has been plagued with controversy since his past rape case has taken center stage in the media.
Amid the controversy, Nate is now discussing his love for black women.
Madame Noire writes:
While speaking after a screening of The Birth of a Nation at The Merge Summit in Hollywood this week, Parker responded to that particular criticism in a conversation with interviewer Jawn Murray.
“My wife is not African American,” Parker said. “I met my wife in college when I was 18 or 19. Nineteen? When I was 19. I fell in love with her. We’ve been together off and on since then. We got married nine years ago, August 10.”
Parker continued, noting that while his wife isn’t Black, she cares about the community and is, of course, raising Black children.
“She’s the love of my life. She’s not of African descent but she reads the books that I give her. She knows that she’s raising Black kids. I say that to say that I know I came under criticism for that and not that I have to speak to it. But I want everyone that can hear my voice to know that I love my wife but I love ya’ll, too.”