Is Karrueche Tran Jamaican? Vietnamese Mother and African-American Father

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Karrueche Tran has a multi-ethnic background and seems proud of her ability to bridge different cultures.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, her mother, Cindy Adamson, is ethnically Vietnamese. Her father, DeVon Minters, is African American.

Karrueche Tran wears an emerald-green Rita Vinieris dress with jewelry by Prakshi Fine and Jared Lehr at the American Ballet Theatre 2019 Fall GalaKarrueche Tran wears an emerald-green Rita Vinieris dress with jewelry by Prakshi Fine and Jared Lehr at the American Ballet Theatre 2019 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on October 16, 2019, in New York City

“Like, hello, my father’s black!,” the half-black, half-Vietnamese former soap star told Complex in June 2018.

“Race sometimes is an interesting topic. I see it so many times where they’re like, you’re saying the N word…? It’s like I’m not Asian enough, I’m not black enough. Come on!”

Karrueche Tran was raised by her Vietnamese mother and Jamaican godmotherKarrueche Tran was raised by her Vietnamese mother and Jamaican godmother

While Karrueche Tran has not been particularly open about her childhood, it does not seem like her parents lived together when she was growing up.

“I grew up with a lot of diversity. My mother is Vietnamese, my father is black, my god-mom who helped raise me is Jamaican and my stepfather is from England. All of them had friends from all over the place, as well. That was normal to me, and it’s who I am. Living here helps you adapt in so many ways,” she said in a 2019 interview with Air Jordan.

Karrueche Tran confirms on Twitter that she grew up in a Jamaican householdKarrueche Tran confirms on Twitter that she grew up in a Jamaican household

“A lot of people don’t really know what race I am just by looking at me,” Tran told Stylecaster about her ethnicity in June 2018.

“Growing up, it was difficult identifying with either or knowing which culture I felt like I belonged to. But I truly feel like I am both. That’s what I am. I’m half and half.”

In December 2015, Karrueche Tran partied with other celebrities at the Casper + NCLUSIVE Winter Wonderland event hosted by Zendaya at Stardust Lounge & Rooftop at the Beverly Hilton in California.

Karrueche Tran wears her dark hair down at the Casper + NCLUSIVE Winter Wonderland event hosted by ZendayaKarrueche Tran wears her dark hair down at the Casper + NCLUSIVE Winter Wonderland event hosted by Zendaya in Beverly Hills on December 13, 2015

The then 27-year-old model kept it simple, but chic, in a winter white ensemble comprised of a midriff-baring ribbed crop top and a pair of high-waisted jeans.

Karrueche Tran poses on a Casper mattress while wearing a crop top and high-waisted jeansKarrueche Tran poses on a Casper mattress while wearing a crop top and high-waisted jeans

She layered a gray tweed coat over her sexy white outfit as an added warm cover-up.

Karrueche Tran poses with a gift bag in a winter white ensembleKarrueche Tran poses with a gift bag in a winter white ensemble

Karrueche kept her accessories to a minimum but brought a hint of modern edge to the look with a pair of asymmetric booties.

Karrueche Tran poses on a Casper mattress in a gray jacket and white jeansKarrueche Tran poses on a Casper mattress in a gray jacket and white jeans

She wore her raven locks down with an off-center parting and completed her look with neutral makeup — including a swipe of nude lipstick.

Karrueche Tran is all smiles at a Casper mattress eventKarrueche Tran is all smiles at a Casper mattress event

Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend added a couple of inches to her petite 5’1” frame by wearing the Alexander Wang “Lys” boots.

Karrueche Tran's feet in Alexander Wang bootiesKarrueche Tran’s feet in Alexander Wang booties

These mule-style booties are made of polished leather and have extended high-cut vamps, an open back, adjustable ankle straps, pointed toes, and 4.25-inch ostrich-effect heels.

Karrueche Tran's feet in "Lys" bootiesKarrueche Tran’s feet in “Lys” booties

Unfortunately, these Alexander Wang booties are already sold out. However, you can find some new and interesting styles at Farfetch, Shopbop, and Net-A-Porter.

Alexander Wang “Lys” Ankle Boot, $795

Crafted from sleek polished-leather with an exaggerated, high-cut front panel, these 'Lys' boots from Alexander Wang encapsulate the runway's utilitarian feelCrafted from sleek polished-leather with an exaggerated, high-cut front panel, these ‘Lys’ boots from Alexander Wang encapsulate the runway’s utilitarian feel

Finished with a sturdy ostrich-effect heel, this backless ankle boot looks best with shorter hemlinesFinished with a sturdy ostrich-effect heel, this backless ankle boot looks best with shorter hemlines

Alexander Wang "Lys" Ankle Boot

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