Eve addressed the backlash she's received for saying she and her white husband, Maximillion Cooper, have been having "uncomfortable conversations" about race.
Eve revealed that she's been getting "trashed" ever since she told her fellow co-hosts on The Talk about the specific challenges that come with being in an interracial relationship during this moment in time. In a preview clip for next Tuesday’s episode of The Talk@Home, Eve explained how folks have been coming after her for opening up about the "difficult and uncomfortable conversations" she and her white husband, Maximillion Cooper, had been having about race these past few weeks.
“I just wanna address something myself because I got some backlash just recently when I spoke out about myself being in an interracial relationship and saying that ‘I’m having some of the most difficult conversations that we’ve ever had’" she said. "And some people lit up the comments and trashed me and were questioning whether this was the first time I had had these conversations."
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"I want to be very clear. We have had many conversations because I’ve been in this relationship for many years. When you enter an interracial relationship, there are conversations you must have—that’s just natural. So this is not the first one. I’ve been having some of the most difficult conversations because we are in one of the most difficult places in our nation, in our world, in this time, so that’s why I said that it was difficult.”
On Tuesday (June 2nd), Eve talked about how she and her husband have been handling the events going on in America right now, as protesters around the country fight against systemic racism and police brutality. She said that she and her husband have been having "some of the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations" about race that they've ever had, but she believes that it's "a beautiful thing."
"I don't know his life through his eyes. He doesn't know my life through my eyes," she said. "All he can do is try to understand and try to ask the questions, and he wants to understand, and that's what the nation—that’s what the world—has to do. It's gonna be uncomfortable. Yeah, it's going to be uncomfortable. But we have to be okay with being uncomfortable so that we can get to a solution."