Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin got married in 2010 and have been living their best lives as they both rise in their careers – Ashley being a model and Justin a cinematographer. Ashley has opened up to Allure about moments in their marriage where Justin’s race put them in uncalled for situations, specifically one trip to Italy. 

Ashley Graham Says Husband Got Spit On For Being Black While Vacationing In Italy
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“I see what my husband has to go through every day,” she shared about Justin being black. “We had gone to Italy, and a man spat on him. It’s heartbreaking. It can make you really angry. But it’s like, how are you going to change that anger into a teachable moment?”

Ashley further explained how children aren’t on her radar as of yet, but in the meantime, she’s educating herself for when the day comes. 

“Read books; have conversations. Educate yourself,” she detailed when describing what she’s doing to learn. “The more you have conversations with people around you that are different than you, [the more] you’re going to learn and you’re going to grow. No one who isn’t black is going to understand a black person’s life, but they don’t have to be ignorant toward [what it’s like].

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