TMZ reports that after 20 years of marriage, Anthony Anderson’s wife Alvina Stewart has filed to end their marriage. Stewart filed for divorce from Anderson last Friday and according to the court documents, she wants spousal support from him.
Along with that, Stewart asked for the court’s ability to award any type of support to Anderson be blocked. Anderson’s wife also requested that he pay for her attorney fees.
Anthony and Alvina met while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1989 … he dropped out his junior year due to financial issues, but is reportedly working towards graduating this year with his son.
It was noted that the pair married in 1999, but were separated from 2014 to 2016. Stewart reportedly filed for divorce in 2015, but dropped her claim in 2016. Shortly after, Anderson began working on the popular ‘black-ish’ series.
Interestingly by waiting until after the Black-ish series wraps up she might be in a much better position to get a higher spousal support check.
Black-ish is an American sitcom television series created by Kenya Barris. It premiered on September 24, 2014, and has run for seven seasons on ABC. Black-ish follows an upper class black family led by Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). The show revolves around the family’s lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues. The show also features the characters Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), Andre Johnson, Jr. (Marcus Scribner), Jack Johnson (Miles Brown), and Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin).
In later seasons, the characters of Josh Oppenhol (Jeff Meacham), Ruby Johnson (Jenifer Lewis), Charlie Telphy (Deon Cole), and Leslie Stevens (Peter Mackenzie) were promoted to series regulars, while the character of Earl Johnson (Laurence Fishburne) makes recurring appearances.
Throughout its run, Black-ish has received positive reviews. The show has received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Meanwhile, Tracee Ellis Ross has received individual praise, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The show also ranks relatively highly among shows broadcast by ABC in terms of television season ratings, and ranks among the top ten in the United States for estimated total audience size.
In May 2020, ABC renewed the series for a seventh season, which premiered on October 21, 2020. Ahead of its seventh season premiere, an hour-long Election-themed special was aired on October 4, 2020. In May 2021, ABC renewed the series for an eighth and final season, which premiered on January 4, 2022 and consists of 13 episodes.
The show’s success has also prompted a spin-off titled Grown-ish, which stars Shahidi as her character travels to college. In May 2019, ABC ordered a short-lived prequel series, Mixed-ish, centered on young Bow and her bi-racial family in the 1980s
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