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50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia and the 7 most inspiring interracial couples

It isn’t Valentine's Day but it is National Loving Day.

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.

After 9 years, the case was finally ruled on June 12, 1967, allowing the marriage between Richard Loving, a 23-year old white man, and Mildred Loving, a 17-year old black woman, in a unanimous decision.

The number of married couples with a spouse of a different race or ethnicity in the U.S. grew from three percent in 1967 to 17 percent in 2015, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

A recent survey by the same research center found that only 39 percent of U.S. adults said marriage between different races are a good thing. The survey was conducted from Feb. 28, 2017, to March 12, 2017.

Whatever the statistics show, here are a number of interracial couples that have inspired us in 2017:

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray

New York City's very own mayor Bill de
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New York City's very own mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, writer Chirlane McCray, have two children together, Chiara and Dante.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen have
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Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen have been married since 2013 and have a 1-year-old daughter, Luna Simone Stephens.

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro and actress Grace
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Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro and actress Grace Hightower have been married since 1997 and have two children together.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

World-renowned tennis player Serena Williams is expecting her
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World-renowned tennis player Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiance and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Talk show host Kelly Ripa and actor Mark
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Talk show host Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos have been married since 1996.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

Actor Ryan Gosling and actress Eva Mendes have
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Actor Ryan Gosling and actress Eva Mendes have been dating since 2011.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves married
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Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves married in 2012.

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