After Divorce, Regina King Revealed About Dating Again; What Should Her Boyfriend Be Capable Of?
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1971-01-15
- Age 49 Years 0 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Actress
- Birth Name Regina Rene King
- Nick Name Gina
- Zodiac Sign Capricorn
- Ethnicity/Race African-American
- Father Thomas King
- Mother Gloria King
- Sister/s Reina King
- Son/s Ian Alexander, Jr.
- Relationship Status Single
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Ex-Boyfriend Malcolm-Jamal Warner (2011-2013), Nicholas Gonzalez (2007)
- Ex-Husband Ian Alexander Sr. (m. 1997–2007)
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $12 Million (Estimated)
- Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Oscar (2019)
- Nominees Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (2019)
- Career 1985–present
- High School Westchester High School
- College University of Southern California
- Height/ How Tall? 5' 3" (1.6 m)
- Weight 55 kg or 121 lbs
- Feet (Shoe) Size 9 (US)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Hazel
- Body Measurements 35-26-35 inches
- Lesbian No
It looks as though, after staying single for a couple of years, American actress Regina King will get back on the dating runway. The talented actress has been looking up for her significant one for a long time as she revealed the criteria required to be her boyfriend.
However, she enjoyed the perks of married life and is also a blessed mother. But her relationship with her husband came to an end. She then gave love another chance and dated her former boyfriend for years which eventually ended in a split.
Let’s find out more about the dating thing which she disclosed.
Ultimate Requirement For Boyfriend, Dating Now?
‘American Crime’ actress Regina, while making her appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” in March 2015, tackled the topic of dating. She shared with Wendy about her expectations from a boyfriend. During the interview, she said,
“You need to do better job at it.”
“I've been so busy with work, and my girlfriends are like, 'Do you think a man is just gonna go knock on the door, like, 'I'm here!'?' And I think I wish he would, but I have to make that more of a priority."
Thinking of taking her career and love life alongside, she stated her will to involve in dating again.
During the interview, on the very topic of dating, Wendy asked,
” Can he be the plumber or does he have to own the plumbing company?"
For which Regina, now age 48, added,
“I mean, look, look, this is the thing. I think you can find love anywhere, and my heart is open to it, but I would like to have...if I can pay for us to go on a vacation, all expenses paid out of my own pocket, then he should be able to do that as well."
Well, that’s true, you can find love anywhere you need to keep your eyes wide open. That is what Regina might be following so far.
Divorce From Husband After 10 Years As Married Couple
Regina married Ian Alexander Sr. in 1997. The pair dated each other for three months before getting tied up in marriage.
Regina King with Ian Alexander Sr. at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in the United States in 2006. (Photo: gettyimages.com)
With a quiet married life, the pair also shares a son, Ian Alexander Jr., who is now 23. But the beautiful marriage didn’t last long as Regina, and her husband separated in 2007.
Little did Regina know that her experience of parenting Ian would help her win an Emmy in the future. Her portrayal of a grieving mother in Netflix's Seven Pounds saw the actress channel her motherly instincts like never before.
When asked about her inspiration behind her Emmy-winning role by Vanity Fair, she said:
"Just being a parent. A lot of it is pulling from that right there."
In the same interview, she opened about how some scenes in the show helped her tap into her deep seeded parenting issues.
Regina King with son Ian Alexander Jr. smile for a photo circa 2018 (Photo: Regina King's Instagram)
After a decade-long marriage, the two divorced putting forward Ian’s extramarital affair as the ultimate reason. In addition to that, Ian’s abusing nature towards Regina was also supposed to be another cause for the divorce.
Leaving behind the relationship with her husband, Regina dated Malcolm-Jamal Warner for several years.
Before dating Regina, Malcolm had several high profile affairs with fellow Hollywood stars including a seven-and-a-half-year relationship with actress Karen Malina White. Likewise, Malcolm was by his actress girlfriend Michelle Thomas' bedside when the latter died in 1998.
Regina King and Malcolm Warner appear cozy in a photo dated before 2013. (Photo: actors44.com)
Regina and Malcolm's relationship faced the same fate. After remaining together for nearly two years, the pair decided to part ways in March 2013.
As Warner revealed, the duo was able to keep their togetherness out of the spotlight, but their split in 2013 created the buzz in the air. Malcolm disclosed, about their break off where he said,
“I think what Regina and I—you know, we had been together for several years before people realized we were together. So, unfortunately, our breakup got more coverage than our being together, and that kind of sucked 'cause we spent so much time trying to keep it out of the public eye, and then the breakup was so much in the public eye. So all relationships have their share of obstacles, and you just try not to have yours plastered."
After the break up with Regina, Malcolm is yet to get linked up with any woman and is probably single. On the other hand, Regina is also possibly single to date.
Regina King's Bio Includes Net Worth & Sisters
The Emmy-winning actress King was born on 15 January 1971. She was born to a special education teacher mother and an electrician father. She has a younger sister, who is also an actress.
King was signed out with ABC’s studios for two years in 2017. For the particular project, King’s sister who has got a similar name as Regina, Reina King served as a development executive. Both names of the sisters, Reina and Regina, mean queen in Spanish and Latin respectively.
King's got into the acting arena from 1984 starring in television’s ‘227’ in the lead role. She then got her feet in different movies and TV shows. She is best recognized for her performance in ABC’s ‘American Crime’ for which she won two Emmy Awards.
She is also running a charity foundation ‘I Have a Dream.' All her work as an actress and television director has contributed to making her net worth in a proper figure of $12 million.
Adding up to her resume, the veteran actress picked up her third Emmy in 2018. Regina was named the winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Latrice Butler in the Netflix's series, Seven Seconds.
Regina Hall collects her third Emmy award in 2018 (Photo:- Regina King's Instagram)
The announcement came as a surprise to her as she was not expecting to have it on her name that night. The crowd inside Los Angeles Microsoft Theater appealed her along with a standing ovation form her fellow nominee Sarah Paulson.
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Announcer Leslie Jones was more than excited for her and cheered for her all along the way. Even Netflix made sure to congratulate her the other day for her win stating "she deserves the world."
However, some fans of Seven Seconds mocked the tweet as the series got canceled after the airing of the first season.
Regina King's Impressive Run Continued In 2018
Regina continued her stronghold on Hollywood by providing the movie-goers with a stellar performance in Barry Jenkins' critically acclaimed romantic flick If Beale Street Could Talk -- a movie based on James Baldwin's book of the same name.
Her portrayal of Sharon Rivers - arguably her most notable performance on the silver screen till date - has drawn widespread traction; so much so that she has received National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle prizes and Spirit Award nomination for her supporting role.
The crème de la crème of the awards, however, have come in the form of Palm Springs International Film Festival's Chairman's Award.
Regina credits her success to her ability to make people uncomfortable with her acting performances on-screen. In December 2018, during an interview with BuzzFeed News' Profile, she claimed:-
“I like to see people uncomfortable. I think that that’s when you get really to the truth.”
A week before her BuzzFeed interview, she sat down with fellow Hollywood heavyweights including Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Rachel Weisz, and Glenn Close to speak on the challanges faced by women in the industry.
An Oscar Winner Now
At the 91st Academy Awards held in Dolby Theater in Hollywood in February 2019, Regina won her first ever Oscar for her portrayal of Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk.
She pulled up an upset by clenching the coveted Best Supporting Actress award, beating out fellow nominees Emma Stones, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira.
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In her acceptance speech, the three-time Emmy winner thanked her family for the endless love and support. Talking to CNN after her win, Regina claimed that she had been "preparing for this role all her life."
With the honor, Regina became the only third African-American woman in history to have won both Oscar and Emmy. Actresses Viola Davis and Halle Berry are the other two.
Through her production company and working behind the camera, the mother of one hopes to tell compelling stories with women as the central figure. By her admission, she doesn't want to rest on her laurels.
In April 2019, Regina reprised the role of Janine Davis in The Big Bang Theory's episode titled The Inspiration Deprivation.