Radio Host Tom Joyner Divorced His Wife For Girlfriend? Or Was It Due To Some Misunderstanding?

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Radio Host Tom Joyner Divorced His Wife For Girlfriend? Or Was It Due To Some Misunderstanding?

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1949-11-23
  • Age 69 Years 6 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Radio Host
  • Birth Name Thomas Joyner
  • Nick Name The Fly Jock, The Hardest Working Man In Radio
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Father Hercules L. Joyner
  • Mother Frances Joyner
  • Son/s Thomas Joyner Jr., Oscar Joyner
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Twice)
  • Wedding Date 29 July 2002
  • Ex-Wife Donna Richardson (m. 2002–2012), Dora Chatmon (m. ?–1996)
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Salary $9 Million
  • Net Worth $40 Million (Estimated)
  • Awards Humanitarian Award (2015)
  • Career 1985-present
  • College Tuskegee University
  • Height/ How Tall? N\A
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Bald
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Rumors Porsha Williams (Rumored Girlfriend)

Recently we discussed how the retired snooker legend Stephen Hendry left his wife for a girlfriend. Well, we may have a similar case today with another person. Tom Joyner is the person of our interest today.  There have been rumors that the reason for his divorce was because of a third party related to Tom which ultimately suggests that the third party was his girlfriend. Let’s find out if this is true or not.

Tom Joyner was married to Donna Richardson, an ESPN sports commentator, in the year 2000, on the Montego Beach Bay Jamaica. The couples were married for about 12 years before their divorce. In the twelve years of the interval, the then husband and wife did not produce any children. Some of the divorce reports were finalized but the nature of the reports was not revealed to the media.

Caption: Tom Joyner with former wife Donna Richardson.


The former husband and wife also thought it unwise to reveal the reason for the divorce but it is believed that the decision was mutual but not in a friendly manner. Although the previously married couple did not produce any children, Tom already has two sons from his previous marriage with first wife Dora; Thomas Jr and Oscar but he prefers to call them ‘Killer’ and ‘Thriller’.

Caption: Tom Joyner with sons Thomas Jr left and Oscar right with his previous wife Dora.


Moving along, there were rumors that the reason behind the divorce was an active martial affair of Tom with his girlfriend. It was speculated that Tom Joyner was dating The Real Housewife of Atlanta star, Porsha Williams.

Caption: Tom Joyner with Porsha Williams in his morning show in 2013.


However, Porsha plainly denied the rumors saying,

“Since my tumultuous relationship and divorce from Kordell, I’ve chosen to keep my personal life as quiet as possible. I am in no way in a relationship or have I ever been in a relationship with a married man.” 

Later, a strong wind of suspicion moved towards Claudia Jordan who in fact is famous for dating high-profile personalities. It was believed that Tom lost about $20,000 when he appeared on her show ‘The Apprentice’.

Caption: Tom Joyner with rumored girlfriend Claudia Jordan.


Another factor that made the speculation stronger was the fact that he let his charity ‘The Tom Joyner Foundation’ to be a part of a Donald Trump-produced show and did it all for Claudia’s happiness while he sabotaged his relationship with President Barack Obama

Neither the 66 years old host has uttered a single word relating to this matter nor has Claudia. Tom is currently hosting nationally syndicated The Tom Joyner Morning Show and also manages his self-founded company ‘Reach Media Inc’. At this current moment, Tom Joyner stands rock strong with a net worth of $30 million dollars.

After the rumor about his affair with Porsha and Claudia, there has been no further allegations or news that point out to his current relationship with new girlfriend ( if he has any).