Ex-WWE star Ariane Andrew is addressing some remarks she made earlier this month where she said she doesn’t date Black guys.
“I love white guys. I actually don’t date Black guys,” she told TMZ. “I just have a thing for white boys. A little vanilla and a little chocolate, they make cute babies.”
Internet users promptly accused the “Total Divas” star of racism, but Andrew maintains she doesn’t banish Black men from dating her altogether.
“I didn’t say I won’t or would never [date Black guys],” Andrew tells Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored Wednesday, May 24. “I never said I don’t [date Black guys]. … My intentions were just pretty much saying that I have a preference. At the end of the day … when you look at somebody, it’s in the eye of the beholder. So, to me, at the end of the day, it’s about personality. if I vibe with you, I vibe with you.”
When asked if she would date Michael Ealy or The Rock, Andrew literally sang them praises but didn’t acknowledge if she would date Denzel Washington or Idris Elba.
“At that time when [a paparazzi is] filming, I don’t have time to be like, ‘Oh, let’s sit down and have some tea and discuss about what I really mean about that,'” she says. “At that time, they’re just capturing a short moment and you don’t have time to have depth.”
Andrew said she has dated Black men before and hesitated to talk about the experience.
“Let’s set the record [straight]: It’s not because he was Black, it just happened to be who the guy was and he was … it was verbally abusive and that was one experience but not because of his skin color or anything like that. … There’s [sic] multiple guys who can be verbally or physically abusive. It has nothing to do with your race or your religion or your background or where you come from.”