The creator of black-ish has filed for divorce from his spouse of greater than 20 years.
In response to Folks, Kenya Barris has moved to finish his union of greater than 20 years by submitting for divorce earlier this month, on June 1. He and his estranged spouse, Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris, have been separated since September 2020.
The artistic author and producer filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom on June 1, citing “irreconcilable variations.”
The estranged couple has six youngsters, together with 4 minors — Lola, 16; Beau, 14; Kass, 12; and Bronx, 5. There’s a request for joint and authorized custody of the youngsters within the filed paperwork. Barris additionally indicated that he can be paying spousal assist to his ex.
The household present black-ish was impressed by his relationship together with his soon-to-be ex-wife. He even named Tracee Ellis Ross’s character after his spouse, Rainbow.
That is the third time divorce papers have been filed. Initially, in 2014, Rania filed for divorce earlier than withdrawing the submitting lower than a yr after submitting when the couple reconciled. But, in 2019, Kenya was the one who needed out of the wedding when he filed paperwork earlier than deciding to patch issues again up together with his spouse and keep collectively.
Black-ish spawned two spinoffs, Grown-ish and Combined-ish.
Final yr, the showrunner introduced that he would enter different realms of leisure by launching a document label and beginning his personal podcast.
He signed a three way partnership with a significant recording label. And he’s expanded his intensive enterprise portfolio by beginning a podcast and has reportedly secured a cope with ViacomCBS’ new BET Studios after exiting a $100 million Netflix deal final January.
In response to The Hollywood Reporter, Barris introduced that he had additionally began a document label, Khalabo Music, a three way partnership with Interscope Information. Khalabo Music has already signed a couple of artists to its roster.
Barris has introduced on two trade veterans to assist helm the most recent enterprise. Gabe Hilfer, who will function Khalabo Music’s director of improvement and operations, and Nicole Plantin, who will function basic supervisor.