Actor Derek Luke’s online followers became concerned with the race of his wife recently, and he’s not having it. Luke, 41, addressed the issue via Instagram ;after he noticed some comments on one of his social media accounts concerned with the fact that his wife is not Black. He has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke (born Hernandez) ;for 17 years, and he put critics in their place with a lengthy ;caption on a picture of him and his wife. Luke said in the post that who he marries is no one’s business and multi-racial marriages should not be a “problem” in this day and age. His Instagram response was posted last week but caught major outlets’ attention ;on…

Actor Derek Luke‘s online followers became concerned with the race of his wife recently, and he’s not having it.

Luke, 41, addressed the issue via Instagram ;after he noticed some comments on one of his social media accounts concerned with the fact that his wife is not Black. He has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke (born Hernandez) ;for 17 years, and he put critics in their place with a lengthy ;caption on a picture of him and his wife.

Luke said in the post that who he marries is no one’s business and multi-racial marriages should not be a “problem” in this day and age. His Instagram response was posted last week but caught major outlets’ attention ;on Wednesday.

The actor also corrected ;commenters who attempted to guess his wife’s race. Luke wrote: “She’s not white, she’s not black, she’s not Chinese, she’s Hispanic.”

In his response, Luke may have confused Hispanic to be a race as opposed to an ethnicity, but he certainly drives home the point that you can’t judge a person’s background based on physical appearances alone.

Luke stars as Malcolm Deveaux ;in “Empire” on the FOX hip-hop drama. He is also known for his role in Denzel Washington’s directorial debut “Antwone Fisher” ;in 2002.

;”My wife may not be Black but she is mine,” Luke wrote towards the end of his post. “And she’s mine with a heart of gold.”

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