Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris & Wife Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Call It Quits After More Than 20 Years of Marriage

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PEOPLE has confirmed that Kenya Barris is wrapping up his marriage to his estranged wife, Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris. They have been married for more than 20 years.

The creator of “black-ish” filed for divorce on June 1 in Los Angeles Superior Court, referencing “irreconcilable differences.” PEOPLE got a copy of the court document.

In the legal papers, it was also said that the couple had been separated since September 2020. They have six children together, four of whom are under the age of 18: Lola, 16, Beau, 14, Kass, 12, and Bronx, 5.

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In the document, Kenya also asked for joint and legal custody of their kids and said that his ex-wife will get spousal support.

This isn’t the first time the couple has tried to legally end their marital relationship. According to the Associated Press, Rania, who is 47 years old, initially filed for divorce in 2014. However, she withdrew her proposal less than a year later after the couple got back together.

The news source also said that Kenya, who is 47 years old, filed for divorce in 2019 but later backed out.

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In 1999, they got married. Their love story was the basis for the main relationship in the ABC sitcom, and Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, who play Andre “Dre” Johnson and Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, were nominated for Emmys for their roles.


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