Black-ish Star Anthony Anderson Remains Married! Foiled Divorce, Wife & Family Super Intact

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Black-ish Star Anthony Anderson Remains Married! Foiled Divorce, Wife & Family Super Intact

American actor Anthony Anderson is known for playing the lead role in the ABC drama Black-ish. 

The Compton native's 20-year marriage was on the verge of going bust when his wife filed for a divorce. However, the pair has since then reconciled and is now enjoying marital bliss with their close-knit family. 

Divorce Claims, Marriage of 20 years on the rocks

The Blackish star Anthony Anderson had his world turned dark after news broke out that his wife, Alvina Stewart had filed for a divorce on 25 September 2015. Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce, she even stated that the couple had officially lived separately from 1 April 2014 in her divorce papers. 

Furthermore, the star's wife also asked for spousal support along with joint physical and legal custody of her kids, daughter Kyra then aged 19 and son Nathan was 15.

Anthony Anderson with wife Alvina Stewart, mother Doris Hancox and kids (Photo:

The high school sweethearts had got married in 1995. The couple quickly became parents as they welcomed their daughter Kyra in 1996 and four years later the family of three converted to 4 after welcoming their son Nathan. 

The couple had been through the thick and thins during their time, with Eating America, with Anthony Anderson star crediting his wife for inspiring undergoing a weight loss regime, after being diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2013. 

However, their 20-year long union seemed on the verge of collapse after the filing of the divorce. And whats more Anthony even addressed Alvina as his ex-wife when talking to Elle magazine in 2016. 

However, as the welcome news, the couple decided to give their marriage a second try and Alvina decided to dismiss the divorce claims on 4 January 2017. The announcement came as a double delight to the star after he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in a Comedy category at the Golden Globes for his series Black-ish.  

Back Together, Stronger, and Happier With Family

The reconciled couple made their first appearance together at the SAG awards 2017.

Attending the awards on 21 January 2017, Alvina was rooting her husband Anthony who had been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Despite not winning the award, (won eventually by William H Macy for shameless), the couple were caught in an intimate moment together. 

Anthony got down to his knees and helped tie his wife's Shoe strap. The moment was caught in camera and drew widespread praise from the internet folks. 

Anthony Anderson with caught tying the shoe strap of wife Alvina Stewart at SAG 2017 (Photo:

Similarly, the ravishing duo was also together at The Shrine Auditorium, for The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on 29 January 2017.

Alvina was with the Kangaroo Jack star, to support his show which had been nominated in the category, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Despite the show lost out in the awards the couple put on quite a show. 

The actor with a comic timing apart from being a loving husband is a brilliant father to his kids and regularly flaunts his time with kids in the social media. The father of two never fails to show his affection towards his children, whether that be commemorating his son's graduation on the 8th grade or his daughter's birthday.

Whats more!

The Departed actor, was brought up in tough circumstances as a kid and is thankful towards his mother and grandmother for trying to provide him with everything in his childhood. And the actor is notoriously close to his late stepfather, who he believes made him the man he is today. 

Previously on 15 December 2015, the man with an infectious smile teamed up with his family and contributed to spreading the smile in his hometown. The actor along with his family arranged for food to be given away to 150 needy families, giving up them something to cheer during the festivities season. 

Anthony Anderson and his family giving away food in his hometown of Compton (photo: Anthony Andersen's Instagram)

The actor is reaching newer heights in his career, with his series Black-ish being renewed for the fifth season.

And his gay family life and his reconciliation with his wife could possibly have been the reason for the spur.