’Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Files to Dismiss Divorce Petition from Wife of 20 Years, Rainbow Barris

It looks like there has been a change of heart between Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris and wife, Rainbow.

Court documents obtained by The Blast claim Kenya filed to dismiss his divorce petition on May 15. It looks like the two have reconciled and will continue to stay legally married.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

It was first reported by The Blast, that Kenya filed for divorce from Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris in August 2019, one year after signing a $100 million deal with Netflix. Kenya cited “irreconcilable differences” and requested the court grant him joint legal custody. Rainbow never filed an answer to Kenya’s divorce petition.

The mogul appeared on T.I.’s podcast expeditiously and spoke on his divorce, “I’m going through a divorce right now. Who knows what’s going to happen with that….It is part of life. When I was growing up, we didn’t have-I never saw Cliff and Clair [Huxtable] argue. If you look at sitcoms and our stories, we’re supposed to be okay. But 52 percent of marriages don’t work. It is the toughest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.”

He continued, “We didn’t know about therapy or really understand it. We didn’t know about really having the church or other married friends that would have given us the skeleton to make it in another sort of way. So I feel like talking about that to a generation of people who might be going through what I’m going through, it makes them say, ‘Hey, there’s other people out there like me. Maybe we can make it. Maybe we can’t.’ I just want to be as real with my sh*t as possible.

The couple have been married for 20 years and have 4 minor children; Lola,13, Beau, 11, Kass, 9, and Bronx, 3. They also have two older children over the age of 18.

Relationships are indeed hard. Hopefully their black love prevails and can be an positive example to us all.

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