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Paul Ryan's Black Ex

I'm a Democrat ...

But I'm STILL a Ryan Fan

8/31/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend Deneeta Pope
Paul Ryan
's college sweetheart -- who happens to be black -- says she's a full-fledged Barack Obama supporter ... but she still can't help but cheer for the GOP's Vice Presidential candidate.

In case you didn't know ... Ryan has claimed he experienced racism because his sister-in-law is black ... and his own college girlfriend was black too.

Now, Ryan's 40-year-old college gf is speaking out -- her name's Deneeta Pope, and she tells the Daily Mail, "I am indeed a Democrat. That’s no secret. But although I have a different political association to Paul, I support him and wish him continued success."

As for the racism Ryan talked about -- Pope says she never saw it ... but adds, "Paul is a very nice guy, a kind guy and a family guy."

And if that's not enough to show he's still on great terms with his ex -- Pope says Ryan and his wife even attended Pope's wedding in May.

Well, at least we know Ryan's good at break-ups.

Oh yeah ... and Deneeta's really hot -- check out this video she did for her local bar method studio in Chicago. 

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16.

Faye    

So are you guys going to go out and dig up Obama's ex-girlfriends? How about Biden's? Just wondering.

678 days ago
17.

CLINT    

He's got jungle fever....

678 days ago
18.

Just_Me    

I can't blame him, she is gorgeous! Much better looking than his wife that's for sure.

678 days ago
19.

lander    

women are emotionally based creatures. they make their political decisions like they pick out what shoes to buy.

they vote in favor of women first. women unto themselves are a special interest group, and do not have the collective's best interest in mind (ie men & women). you ladies are children in adult female form, and you should not have the right to vote.

678 days ago
20.

Laura    

It just seems like TMZ can't top writing stories about black/white. Enough already. It's not an issue with most people anymore, so stop trying to make it one.

678 days ago
21.

Honeys Booboo    

Poor Mrs. Ryan, does she know that
"once you go black, ..." ?
.
You know Pauly's gotta be getting a lil'
sumpin'-sumpin' on the side.

678 days ago
22.

Joybubble55    

So what..... I don't see the problem... I guess it shows he's not racist.... Leave him alone.

678 days ago
23.

FruitSalad    

Id buy that playboy.

678 days ago
24.

janet    

Harvey, stay out of politics.

678 days ago
25.

Rachel    

I'm sure liberal heads are exploding over the fact that Paul Ryan dated a black woman. It just put a hole in their belief that all republicans are racist and hate black people. Too funny.

678 days ago
26.

Sabrina    

Who cares who he used to date? The only thing this shows about Paul Ryan is that he has really good taste in women. She's gorgeous.

678 days ago
27.

Erin    

She's a sexy black chick. He should have stayed with her, wow!

678 days ago
28.

janet    

@rachel....yeah, this coming from our OREO president. His mother is as white as I am and his father is black and so what.


It's Obama that's always been racist. I'm the first black president. No he's the first bi-racial president and never was man enough to say that.

678 days ago
29.

Throwback kid    

Hey, this chick blows the bottom heavy Michelle Obama away! Go white boy- Go white boy go! Romney 2012!

678 days ago
30.

Barb    

Chris Matthews will find racism in this story somewhere.

678 days ago
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