Omari Hardwick's wife shares picture of them to celebrate 51 years of legalized interracial marriage

Claudine Varela
Jun 13, 2018
11:42 P.M.
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The Hardwicks share a photo proving why they're a testament to true love despite their difference in color but also admits to one amusing problem brought about by this. 


Omari Hardwick’s wife Jennifer Pfautch is proud of the fact that she and her husband are one of many couples who represent interracial marriage which was legalized in the United States 51 years ago on June 12. Marking the decades-long milestone, Pfautch shared a photo with the ‘Power’ star as she paid tribute to the day that made their union possible. She penned,

“Happy Loving Day from our family to your family! [heart emoji] On this day in 1967, the Supreme Court, in the historic case of Loving v. Virginia, struck down all remaining laws in the United States banning interracial marriage. Love will always win.”


The couple is one of many who prove that color isn’t a factor in deciding who to marry. But Pfautch also jokingly admitted it has its downsides. Back in February, she took to Instagram to share her thoughts on interracial relationships revealing one slight problem about it. 

"We all know that some have a problem with interracial marriages. I am obviously not one of them, however, I have found the one and only problem………………. ….it is impossible to find a filter to flatter you both at the same time."


Since they wed six years ago following their long-term relationship, the Hardwicks have managed to inspire others with snippets of their blissful life along with their two children, Nova and Brave, in Pfautch’s Instagram page. 


The couple’s bond is strong. In fact, it was Pfautch who actually convinced her husband to take on the role of James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick in ‘Power,’ despite his apprehensions. 

In his Instagram post on November 2016, Hardwick revealed,

"Truth is: I was hesitant to say yes to this show initially. Perhaps it truly was an example of what it looks like when we run from our call, in this case...mine-to be of high stature in this business. I was cool with the decade of work being 1 where my craft & presence played it's part."

"Between the 45 days of prayer from a one @mrsjaeh asking God to help me embrace my Power & Dominion" (yes, that word: power), & sitting down even a month after THAT with a one @ckagbohofficial & then talking to a one @50cent .....God had answered that prayer & spoke to me."


As a husband, Hardwick is also very supportive. He stood by his wife’s side in 2014 when she was harassed by fans who called her “ugly” and “masculine.” To prove that he didn’t care what others thought, he took his wife out on a date in New York, the photos of which became a hot topic on Twitter. He also broke his silence by slamming his haters in a tweet on September 2014.

Pfautch and Hardwick are truly the shining example of how love can win despite the odds.