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‘Black-ish’ creator, Kenya Barris has filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years, Dr. Rania ‘Rainbow’ Barris.

Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Barris filed for divorce on his 45th birthday. The couple tied the knot in 1999 and have 6 children.

Dr. Barris, an anesthesiologist previously filed for divorce in 2014, but withdrew the petition the following year when the two reconciled.

Barris has never shied away from discussing difficult topics on his show. Take the fourth season where viewers saw Dre and Bow’s marriage almost end. Though is was not reflective of the Barris’ marriage, Dr. Rania did encourage the show creator to include the topic of ‘separation’ into the storyline.  “I think you owe it to your viewers to show this.”

Anthony Anderson (Andre “Dre” Johnson) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Rainbow “Bow” Johnson) play the married couple on the ABC sitcom ‘Black-ish’. The characters are loosely based off the lives of Kenya Barris and Dr. Rania.

 

 

By:Aaliyah Ford

Featured Photo: Everett Collection

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