The couple divorced in 1988, and nine years later, De Niro married African-American actress and singer Grace Hightower.
A new generation of famous interracial couples are popping up in the entertainment industry and even collaborating professionally.
They have millions of members whereas interracial dating sites usually only have a fraction as many.
If you are considering whether to get on an interracial dating website, here is some useful advice to help you have success.
Online dating is often described as a numbers game.
Today, 87% approve of interracial marriage, according to the same poll.
"But I always wonder," Tanabe mused, "What about that other 13%?
Considering that interracial dating was still illegal in many states not that long ago, it is surprisingly popular now. According to stats from a PEW poll, 8.4% of total marriages are between couples of different races, and 15% of new marriages are interracial.