Ernie Hudson And His Fear Of Having An Interracial Wife; Shares Four Kids But With Whom?

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Ernie Hudson And His Fear Of Having An Interracial Wife; Shares Four Kids But With Whom?

Ernie Hudson And His Fear Of Having An Interracial Wife; Shares Four Kids But With Whom?

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Quick Information

  • Ex-Husband Jeannie Moore (m. 1963–1976)
  • Eye Color Black
  • Hair Color Black & White
  • Hair Short
  • Weight N/A
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' (1.83 m)
  • College Wayne State University
  • High School Benton Harbor High School
  • Career 1976-present
  • Net Worth $5 Million (Estimated)
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Gay No
  • Date of Birth Dec 17, 1945
  • Age 75 Years, 4 Months
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Husband/Spouse Linda Kingsberg (m. 1985)
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Son/s Ernie Hudson Jr., Rahaman Hudson, Ross Hudson, Andrew Hudson
  • Brother/s Lewis Hudson
  • Mother Maggie Donald
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Birth Name Earnest Lee Hudson
  • Profession Character Actor
  • Nationality American

If you love thriller series then you must have watched enduring cult classic ‘Ghostbusters,' and if you have watched it, then you are no new to Winston Zeddemore, in real life known as Ernie Hudson. 

The actor who has played in many television and films is twice wedded, and on that note, we have known an unusual fact of this actor. Let’s find out the juicy relationship detail of Ernie Hudson.

The heebie-jeebies of Hudson for second marriage:

Ernie Hudson, despite his success in the entertainment industry, he thinks “blacks are usually an afterthought.” It seemed that this understanding somewhat overshadowed before his second marriage.

Talking about the personal life of Hudson, he has a blissful life with his wife, Linda Kingsberg, a former flight attendant and his kids. Hudson first met Linda Kingsberg when he was working in a Minneapolis production of The Great While Hope. 

Hudson in an interview shared his feeling going back to the memory lane. He said he was disinclined to commit for the second time, on top of that Linda is white. That was the scenario which made him nervous about their prospects as an interracial couple.

Caption: Hudson and Linda Kingsberg made an appearance in Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 22 Jump Street (2014). 

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That was the chief problem which gave rise to many ‘ifs and buts.' Hudson mentioned,

“I knew there would be problems,”

Well! At the point of time, he was right too. Further, Linda said how people are not willing to show them the property, and also, they were giving them suggestions not to have children. Linda divulged,

“And people told us not to have children because the children would be confused,”

But disregarding all those facts, and moving on, they tied a knot in 1985. The two shares two children Andrew (b. 1988) and Ross (b. 1990).

Caption: Ernie Hudson and his family posed together for a photo shoot ( 2015). 

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Previously, Hudson was married to Jeannie Moore at a very young age of 18 in 1963.

Soon, his wife got pregnant with his first child, Ernest Jr. now. From then, he got involved with theater. He also shares another son, Rocky.

Caption: Hudson (Middle) with his sons Ernie Jr(Left) and Rahaman (Right) (2015). 

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Ernest Lee Hudson is also into an industry. Hudson and Ernest have also appeared in an HBO’s series ‘Oz’ (1997-2003). Ernest has had roles in numerous films out of which includes ‘Our Lips Are Sealed,' ‘Corrupt’ and ‘Butter.'

Michigan-born actor Hudson was born in 1945. He never knew about his parents but was born to mother Maggie Donald whose death was due to tuberculosis when he was two years old. 

Hudson started his career in 1976 ‘Leadbelly.' From there he landed on various roles, in cult action film ‘The Crow’ (1994), the HBO prison series ‘Oz’ (1997-2003), Penitentiary (1982). 

Hudson began working in several TV shows of the time, such as The A-Team (1983) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1982).

With all his works in handful movies and television, he is still lodged in people’s mind and heart as Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore in the 80s classic supernatural series in which playing one of four spirit-exterminators who courageously take no evil ghosts and ghouls. 

More recently, Hudson can be seen in series ‘Twin Peaks’. All his work as an actor, in movies and television, has contributed to making an impressive net worth of $15 million.