Real Life Love: This couple overcame racism in their own family

Welcome to Real Life Love, a video series that shares the love stories of five different couples, including how they met, when they knew they found "the one" and how their relationships have stood the test of time.

As a Latina woman growing up in the 1950s, Dianne grew up surrounded by racism. But when she met Danny in 1978, he accepted her for who she was.

"I saw in Dianne this amazing ability to overcome situations that she was in, and I think it was becoming obvious to me how strong she was as a human," Danny said. "Dianne taught me to be a man." 

They married within a year and a half, and to Danny's surprise, his family wasn't as accepting. It was devastating to the both of them. 

The Lopriore's love and strength was undeniable, though. "I knew that he was good for me and I was good for him," Dianne said. 

Eventually, the family came around and made amends. 

"Because you are able to have the strength to love the person over all the problems, that's what love is," Danny said. 

Watch the video above for their full story in today's episode of Real Life Love, and make sure to check out other episodes here

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10.18.2018 ❤️
Took me a minute to get it together, but at long last, for those who have requested, a little look inside the best day of our lives. Link in bio for more. #thefaltrows
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex begins her carriage procession with Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in the Ascot Landau Carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra
And forever starts now... ❤️ @nickjonas
Happy ever forever 💏 🐶 wearing custom @reemacra in my dream cape and @jenniferbehr in my hair!.. 💫 @claudcraig 📷
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Wow what a day I’m so in love!!
The Reception... #VirginiaIsForTerrence 7.21.18
Okay, so we went and did it. And damn are we happy. Bride: @eattravelrock Photographer: @NicoleGoddard
#oneweek (and they said it wouldn’t last) #happiestmanonearth #happiestplaceonearth @waltdisneyworld
It happened...my dream came true. I married the man of my dreams in the middle of an enchanting redwood grove with all our loved ones around, including my rescue, Kai as our ring bearer. 🙌🏽💫💞 8.18.18 #Philary Check out the link in my bio for more! 👆🏽 Thanks to the genius @aspictures for capturing the magic! 📸 And @voguemagazine, @vogueliving_us, @overthemoon for your beautiful story.
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11.24.18. Pimentel life moments! New levels and unforgettable memories shared with our closest friends and family. So much love and gratitude for everyone that made our special day truly unforgettable. We love you all. You can see more photos @voguemagazine put a link in my story !!
2.23.18
Mr. & Mrs Harington! ♥️
Yesterday was rehearsal dinner today wedding! Everything turned out amazing 📸 by @chardphoto #bigday #wedding
Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet
More pictures and details of Felicity Jones and Charles Guard wedding. Courtesy of Felicity Jones's sister and Hannah Teare. #felicityjones #eddieredmayne #thetheoryofeverything #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #thedanishgirl #jupiterascending #rogueone #amonstercalls #inferno #stephenhawking #janehawking #hannahbagshawe #charlesguard
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Thank you to all of our friends and family who made their way to celebrate with us! We are eternally grateful. And to @lelarose and your incredible team for creating my dream dress... Thank you times a million 💕💕💕 📷 @charliedailey
Thanks to Joey, Andrew, Katherine, Jack and Elijah for sharing this special day with us!
5 years ago today I met my best friend and the love of my life! I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Time flies when you have the most amazing woman on earth by your side ❤️
With my love @emmaportner at #thecured premiere...in select theatres tomorrow! @ifcfilms @_samkeeley Hair @hairbyjohnd Makeup @tobyfleischman
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Well we did it finally! It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather. Fabulous service conducted by Trish Harrogate, chief Registrar for Devon, who set the perfect but lighthearted tone for what is a serious occasion. The accompanying gospel choir were amazing. Thank you so much to Bristol’s Teachers Rock Choir for your superb singing. Also @venetianorrington for the great photos. Most importantly a massive thanks to my 3 gorgeous girls for being so understanding and supportive, without their support this could never have happened! And finally the biggest thank you to James for being just perfect......#wedidit #wonderfulday #despitetherain
5 years ago today I met my best friend and the love of my life! I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Time flies when you have the most amazing woman on earth by your side ❤️
One month later and still in awe by all of the love and incredible energy this weekend... Happy one month my love 🐣💘 #TessaBarron2018
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