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Kenya Barris’ Married to Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris Since 1999

aisha Published On Mon May 11 2020   Modified On Mon May 11 2020
Kenya Barris’ Married to  Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris Since 1999

Kenya Barris, the famous television writer, producer, and actor is married to Dr. Rainbow 'Bow' Edwards-Barris since 1999. Rainbow is an anesthesiologist, medical specialists who care for patients before, during, and after surgery.

The couple is together for over twenty-one years which are one among few couples like "Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith", "Beyonce and Jay Z", "David Beckham and Victoria Beckham", "Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi", and so on.

How Did They Meet?

Kenya and Rainbow met each other in high school and started dating after some time of their meeting. Later on December 3, 1999, the pair got married and are now blessed with six children. 

The couple love and respect each other as on Mother's Day, Barris posted several pictures of Bow by saying "Happy Mother’s Day to a SuperModel & a Wonder Woman". 

Blessed With Six Children

The writer of 'Girls Trip' has given birth to six children with his wife Rainbow. They have three daughters named Leyah Barris, Kaleigh Barris, Lola Barris, and has three sons named Kass Barris, Brooklyn Barris, and Beau Barris. 

Kenya Barris and Rainbow Edwards-Barris with their six children.
Kenya Barris and Rainbow Edwards-Barris with their six children.
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Their daughter Leyah has been following her father's footsteps as she made a film in her Alma Mater Harvard Westlake and won the Excellence In Film Making Award in 2019. Likewise, Kaleigh is an Instagram model and loves to travel a lot. 

Filed For Divorce For Second Time

Their years of marriage was coming to an end after Bow filed for divorce against Barris in 2014. Within a year of filing the divorce, the couple reconciled and withdrew the request. Then in 2019, he filed for divorce for his wife with who he has been married for over 21 years. 

On his 45th birthday on August 9, Barris filed the paperwork in court. However, the divorce hasn't been finalized as Bow's Instagram bio still says she is the wife and mother of six.

A picture of Kenya Barris and Rainbow Edwards-Barris together.
A picture of Kenya Barris and Rainbow Edwards-Barris together.
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Barris said that the reason for their split is because of their “irreconcilable differences” and is also asking for their joint physical and legal custody of their minor child. He is also prepared to pay the child and financial support to his estranged wife.

Their Life Through Barris' Series 

Barris the writer of a television series 'Black-ish', 'Grown-ish', and 'Mixed-ish' say the story behind all the series is related to his actual family life. He says his daughters are becoming an adult and the kids he used to see around aren't the little black kids that he remember growing up. 

The series 'Black-ish' is whole about Barris's family life while 'Mixed-ish' tells about Rainbow’s upbringing and the series 'Grown-ish' says about his daughter's life in college. 

All the cast member of 'Black-ish' who are alike of Kenya Barris children.
All the cast member of 'Black-ish' who are alike of Kenya Barris children.
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The role of Barris in 'Black-ish' is played by Anthony Anderson, Bow by Tracee Ellis Ross, and the role of Kaleigh is played by Yara Shahidi. The cast not only resembles Barris children but their age, look, and personality also matches with their child says, Barris. 

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