Just like having a virtual wingman by your side, it takes the hassle and stigma out of dating and paints a better picture of you as a person.

The absolutely timeless Alfre Woodard has dazzled us on the big screen for decades.

And while Woodard’s many accolades (including Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and several Academy Award nominations) have made her one of the most recognizable black actresses in Hollywood, one of the lesser known facts about this talented woman is her nearly 30 year marriage to screenwriting instructor Roderick Spencer.

Though the marriage ended nine years later, Walker did give birth to daughter Rebecca in 1969 and started a phenomenal career that continues today.

Part of the new wave of social activism among African-American celebrities and a vocal supporter of President Barack Obama, Kerry Washington was definitely one we were surprised to learn had seemingly only dipped her toe into the interracial waters.

star Sanaa Lathan began dating music executive Steve Rifkind.

Though the two got their co-habitating on, their relationship ultimately came to an end.

The couple, who met in London in 2010, have been going strong for nearly three years, despite a little hateration here and there.

Eve spoke to Hot 97’s Angie Martinez recently about her relationship: “We learn a lot about each other but people came at me like, ‘I can’t believe you’re dating a white dude and you don’t like black dudes no more.’ I’m like, ‘I love black men, it just so happens that my heart went this way right now.’” Thatta, girl!

Though the marriage ended in 1954, the couple did give birth to Angelou’s only child, son Guy Johnson.