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The second biracial son of the TV star | Source: Instagram/chrisnothofficial
The second biracial son of the TV star | Source: Instagram/chrisnothofficial

This Biracial Boy Is Son of TV Star & His Bartender Wife — His Dad Prays That People Will Stop Sending Hateful Letters to His Family

Milly Wanjiku Ndirangu
Jun 27, 2024
10:10 A.M.
  • The world has made progress in acceptance, but some challenges remain.
  • One TV star and his wife know this firsthand as they have faced hate mail because of their interracial relationship.
  • Yet, the actor stays hopeful for a future where his children can enjoy life without hate and prejudice.
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Raising children with mixed heritage presents unique challenges in today's society. A certain TV personality and his spouse are tackling these challenges with determination. Their unexpected romance, sparked in a music club has withstood the test of time.

Their path to matrimony was long and filled with love. Their private wedding and decision to shield their family from the public eye speak to their desire for normalcy. Yet, even away from public scrutiny, they still face negativity. How do they manage the complexities of parenting biracial children in a world that isn't always welcoming?

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A Surprising Meeting and Blossoming Love

The story of this couple began in an unlikely place. In 2002, she was a bartender at a New York City music club he co-owned. Their connection was instant, and they started dating soon after.

She had moved to the city to chase her acting dreams and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Over the years, their partnership extended beyond romance.

The interracial couple photographed on July 16, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

The interracial couple photographed on July 16, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

Collaborating on various projects, they became partners in both love and business. In 2004, she starred in an episode of a TV show he was part of, further intertwining their lives. They also starred side-by-side in an indie film in 2009.

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The couple in 2009 | Source: Getty Images

The couple in 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Despite their 27-year age difference, their relationship thrived. Over five years after their relationship, the couple welcomed their first child. Months after their son's arrival, they got engaged.

The couple in February 2009 | Source: Getty Images

The couple in February 2009 | Source: Getty Images

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They preferred to keep their personal life private, avoiding the spotlight whenever possible. This deliberate decision allowed them to build a solid foundation away from media scrutiny.

Their relationship stood the test of time, and the couple stuck together for a decade. Then, after years of shared memories and unwavering commitment, they decided to take their relationship to the next level.

The couple attends a party on May 24, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

The couple attends a party on May 24, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

A Decade of Dating Before Marriage

After ten years of dating, they tied the knot in a private ceremony in Maui, Hawaii, on April 6, 2012. The wedding was intimate, with only ten guests in attendance, including their first son who served as the ringbearer.

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This small, private affair was held at the luxurious oceanfront estate on Makena Beach. It reflected their desire to keep their relationship and family life out of the public eye. The couple was even surprised that their wedding pictures got out to the media.

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As they embarked on this new chapter of their lives, little did they know that their love story would soon face challenges beyond the confines of their private celebration.

Challenges of Interracial Relationships

Born on November 13, 1954, Chris Noth is best known for his role as Detective Mike Logan on "Law & Order." Others remember him as Mr. Big on "Sex and the City."

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His wife Tara Wilson is also an actress as well as a businesswoman. Even though Wilson has continued to act on stage in productions, very little is known about her.

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Despite his success, Noth has always protected his family from public scrutiny. He revealed that he sees no value in exposing them. Over the years, he has had to develop a talent for avoiding paparazzi. He would rather not live his life for the cameras like other celebrities.

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Noth feels like having to put his life out there in magazines is gross. He tries to put a wall around his family and relationship. Also, being married to an African American-Filipino, his interracial relationship sometimes takes center stage.

Chris Noth and Tara Wilson on December 8, 2021, in New York | Source: Getty Images

Chris Noth and Tara Wilson on December 8, 2021, in New York | Source: Getty Images

He sometimes received hate mail and letters telling him not to show up in certain places with his wife. He believes there are sick people worldwide, and he tries to ignore them and pray they get better.

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The family splits their time between New York and Los Angeles, living in quieter areas to shield their children from the paparazzi and provide them with a peaceful upbringing.

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Raising Biracial Sons

The couple has two biracial sons. Their first son, Orion Christopher, was born in January 2008. In February 2020, their family grew bigger as they welcomed their second son, Keats. The couple had announced their pregnancy in September of the previous year.

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Raising two biracial sons means hoping for a world where more people are like his sons. He wants a naturally evolved world, and there is no black and white.

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Noth remains a devoted family man, balancing fatherhood with his extensive career. The actor and entrepreneur had a difficult childhood and seems bent on providing his sons with the best.

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Chris Noth's Journey to Stardom

Noth's parents separated when he was young, and he lost his father at age 11. Subsequently, he spent his childhood with his mother and three siblings.

He attended The Barlow School, an experimental coed school, which sparked his interest in the arts. After graduation, he studied at Marlboro College in Vermont.

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Initially aspiring to be a writer or poet, he studied English literature and religion. However, he eventually joined the repertory theatre company, making his stage debut in "She Stoops to Conquer."

Noth furthered his acting education at Yale School of Drama, also studying with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan. To support himself, he worked as a waiter in various restaurants.

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In 1985, Noth earned a Master of Fine Arts and initially resisted television roles, but he eventually took on TV work to survive. In 1988, he filmed a pilot for "Law & Order."

Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan in "Law and Order" | Source: Getty Images

Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan in "Law and Order" | Source: Getty Images

Portraying NYPD homicide detective Mike Logan, he remained with the show until 1995. He reprised his role in the TV movie "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie" three years later.

Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan in "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie" | Source: Getty Images

Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan in "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie" | Source: Getty Images

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Career Highlights and Business Ventures

Noth's career spans both TV and theater. He made his Broadway debut in 2000 and received the World Theater Award for Best Broadway Debut.

Chris Noth in 2000 | Source: Getty Images

Chris Noth in 2000 | Source: Getty Images

He was named GQ's International Icon of the Year in 2015. He has also starred in "The Good Wife," "Tyrant," and "The Equalizer," among other series.

Chris Noth on the set of "The Equalizer" on February 5, 2021| Source: Getty Images

Chris Noth on the set of "The Equalizer" on February 5, 2021| Source: Getty Images

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Beyond acting, Noth is a businessman. He co-owns several clubs and has a majority stake in Ambhar Tequila. The actor co-owns "The Cutting Room," the club where he met Wilson, with Steve Walter. Noth and Wilson co-own the tea-house, "Once Upon a Tea Cup" in Windsor, Ontario.

While they have faced many challenges, they remain hopeful for a future where their children can grow up without facing discrimination. The TV star's prayers and efforts to protect his family reflect his deep love and commitment to their well-being.

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