Brady and Asharel met as freshmen in college; they shared classes and knew they liked one other but attempted to deny it until they couldn’t anymore.
They started dating in college and were engaged shortly after graduation.
For both of them, getting married 10 months after getting engaged and then falling pregnant ten months after getting married was a fairytale experience, but not everyone shared their sentiments about their love for each other.
“We have learned to ignore some individuals while out in public as an interracial couple,” Asharel told Love What Matters.
“As an interracial couple, we sometimes get glares from both the white and black communities. Glares that aare meant to be judgmental since we are ‘married outside of our race.’
“The glares and hateful stares have never bothered my husband and I, but we definitely notice it.
“We have been together for so long and have come so far in our relationship that we just laugh, and talk about how ridiculous people are in 2020 to still judge an interracial couple.”
Asharel moved to Glenpool, Oklahoma, when she was in third grade, and despite being one of the few individuals of colour at her school, she felt welcomed.
Brady grew up in a quiet, mostly white town where he was taught to appreciate everyone.
She remarked, “He adored his black buddies and coaches like they were his own family.”
Asharel claims that now that they are both more mature, they recognise that some people will always condemn them and disapprove of their relationship, but that this just helps to strengthen their bond.
“We’ve come to realise that what other people think doesn’t matter. We are so in love with one other that it only strengthens our bond.”
Asharel and Brady had a baby girl, and they’ve promised to raise her to appreciate herself and to educate her on her cultural heritage.
“We are resolved to teach our daughter to love everyone, regardless of skin colour, looks, or other factors. We’re committed to instil in her the ability to love with an open heart.
“We’ll teach her that a person’s skin colour does not define who they are,” Asharel explains.