Dawn-Lyen Gardner Is Married With Husband, But Not Where Everyone Expects

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Dawn-Lyen Gardner Is Married With Husband, But Not Where Everyone Expects

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1981-08-30
  • Age 39 Years 8 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession Actress
  • Zodiac Sign Virgo
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Girlfriend Not Known
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Career 1994–present
  • High School Los Angeles County High School
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'3" (1.60 m)
  • Weight N/A
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 9 (US)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Lesbian No

American actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner is famous for her portrayal of Charley Bordelon-West in the Oprah Winfrey Network's series Queen Sugar.

The actress, who is usually silent about her personal life, was once a married woman and had undergone a terrible divorce in the past. But, her marriage may not be where everyone expected, and the same applies in the case of her divorce.

So let's learn about the unusual married life of Dawn and the cause of her separation!

Onscreen Married Life With Husband, Split After Spoused Gets Mixed In A Scandal

Dawn, who belongs to African-American and Asian ethnicity, is a married woman in the show Queen Sugar.

Dawn aka Charley was married to NBA player, Davis West (played by Timon Kyle Durrett) and has a son with her partner. Charley, an MBA, lived with her husband in Los Angeles and also managed Davis' business affairs.

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But the couple's relationship turned sour after her spouse got involved in a highly publicized scandal. Davis, along with his teammates, was accused of raping a prostitute named Melina Goloudian, after which Charley realized that it was time to end the relationship.

Charley then confronted Davis in the middle of his basketball game saying,

"What did you do? You're a lie."

In the midst of all the scandal, her father suffered a sudden stroke and was rushed to the hospital where he passed away. Dawn divorced her husband and moved back to her hometown in St. Josephine, Louisiana along with her teenage son, Micah

Back in her native city, Charley grieved the untimely demise of her father and reconnected with her siblings Nova and Ralph Angel (played by  Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe). Further, she was forced to face her distant mother, Lorna (Sharon Lawrence), who turned up invited.

Charley's mother Lorna comforts her (Photo: TVinsider.com)

Going through all these tragedies, Dawn still determined to reclaim her life and started applying her business tactics to her father's 800 acres of sugar cane farm and became the first black woman in Louisiana to open a sugar cane mill. 

Later in the series, she also developed a  budding romance with irrigation specialist Remy Newell and looked like circumstances were finally starting to get better for Charlie.

Dawn, aged 36, described her character, Charley, as the “Superwoman,” who tries to fulfill her roles as a wife, mother, sister, and daughter. And the only similarity between Dawn's on-screen character and real life is that they are both of mixed races.

Dawn is set to premiere on the series later this year on 29 May 2018.

Real Life: Single Or Engaged With Fiance

Dawn is not much vocal about her personal life and doesn't discuss her love life on social media.

Likewise, Dawn, who has been appearing on television and commercials for above 20 years, has also not been rumored to have dated any partner till date.

Further, she has not revealed any details about her parents except for the pictures of her father and grandmother which she shared on her social media. Dawn also described her work crew as her family on Instagram.

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Moreover, Dawn has not mentioned any plans of marriage in the future; so mystery hovers around the life of Dawn beyond the camera. 

Even though Dawn has not been known for her dating life, she's got no regrets as she has a special friend who remains with her during times of joy and distress. 

The Los Angeles native has developed a close friendship with American film producer, Mike Jackson in the recent times. The buddies are often spotted attending different social events together.

Recently in January 2018, the duo attended the HEAVEN event hosted by The Art Of Elysium where the famous singer John Legend was honored. Dawn even shared a picture of the two attending the event.

Dawn-Lyen and Mike Jackson attend the HEAVEN event in January 2018 (Photo: Dawn-Lyen Gardner's Instagram)

However, the pals have never been romantically linked, and Mike could be like an older brother to Dawn.

Recently, Dawn has also been involved in social activities and has even donated a part of her income to the charitable non-profit organization, Red Cross. Further, for her birthday on 30 August 2017, she urged fans to donate $10 to the Red Cross Society and even asked her followers to "support relief, comfort, and compassion."

Keep Visiting for the emerging updates on the life of Dawn-Lyen Gardner!