Phylicia Rashad: Divorced With Her Sportscaster Husband in 2001, But What About Children? Daughter Issues?

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Phylicia Rashad: Divorced With Her Sportscaster Husband in 2001, But What About Children? Daughter Issues?

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1948-06-19
  • Age 72 Years 8 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actress
  • Birth Name Phylicia Ayers-Allen
  • Zodiac Sign Gemini
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Father Andrew Arthur Allen Sr.
  • Mother Dr Vivian Elizabeth Ayers
  • Brother/s Hugh Allen, Andrew Arthur Allen Jr
  • Sister/s Debbie Allen
  • Son/s William Lancelot Bowles III
  • Daughter/s Condola Rashad
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Thrice)

Phylicia Rashad is a multi-talented American actress and stage director, but before that, she is the mother of beautiful Condola Rashad, who has been trying to push her way into Hollywood.

In 2004, Rashad became the first black actress to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, which she won for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

Phylicia Rashad has had three divorces and latest being divorce to sportsperson Ahmad Rashad.

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Phylicia Rashad married a dentist, William Lancelot Bowles, Jr in 13th of May, 1972 and had a son, William Lancelot Bowles III. But their marriage ended in divorce in 1985. The reason behind their divorce is unknown. William Lancelot Bowles is possibly single till date.

Phylicia Rashad and Victor Willis dancing back in their days (Source:

Phylicia Rashad then went on to marry original lead singer of the band, Village People, Victor Willis.

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Rashad met Victor during the run of The Wiz in 1978. But their relationship, later on, turned out to be a sour one, and the couple split in 1982. 

Victor Willis was the second husband of Phylicia Rashad (Source:

Victor Willis is an actor, songwriter as well as American singer. Willis had recorded an album, Solo Man in 1979 which was released in 2015.

The reason behind their divorce is unknown. Victor Willis is possibly single till date.

Phylicia Rashad along with her husband Ahmad Rashad and daughter in 1985 (Source:

Phylicia Rashad then went on to marry former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad on December 14, 1985. It was Ahmad who went on to purpose Phylicia on a national TV. 

It all happened during the halftime show of NBC`s Thanksgiving Day broadcast of the game between the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets. The reason behind their divorce is unknown.

The former couple went on to give birth their only children Condola Phyleia Rashad who was born on December 11, 1986, in New York. But the ex-duo divorced in 2001. Although it was third marriage to both partners, they split. But the surname of Ahmad was taken by Phylicia.

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After the split, her husband would go on to marry two more times. Between 2007 to 2013, Ahmad was in a marital relationship with actress Sale Johnson. His current wife, Ana Rodriguez-Paz - who runs a successful psychology practice - is almost half the age as him.

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Phylicia Rashad is trying hard to get her daughter a Hollywood star. The “Cosby Show” star - who recieved backlash in 2015 for defending former co-star Billy Cosby, now a convicted rapist - is passionate to turn her beautiful daughter Condola into a Hollywood megastar.

A source told The ENQUIRER in October of 2013.

 “Phylicia’s become obsessed with her daughter’s future – and she won’t rest until Condola brings home an Oscar,”

Moreover, he added:

She constantly nags her about trying out for big-budget film roles and drills her on upcoming movie pro­ductions and casting news."

Condola Rashad with her mom, Phylicia Rashad, and her athlete dad, Ahmad Rash (Source:

Beautiful Condola, age 31, recieved lots of critical acclaims as she co-starred along with Orlando Bloom on Broadway in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Ju­liet.” But it seems legitimate that it hasn't pleased her mother, Phylicia Rashad.

During her short career as a Hollywood celebrity, Condola has been nominated for two Tony Awards already and has had a re­curring role on NBC’s “Smash” as well as he starred opposite Queen Latifah in 2012 TV remake of “Steel Magnolias.” Since 2016, she has been lending her acting skills on the drama series Billions.

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On the personal front, Condola got engaged to her boyfriend and fellow actor Sebastian Vallentin Stenhøj on 1st January 2017 after the latter proposed while vacationing in Mexico. Taking to Instagram, the then-newly engaged duo took to Instagram to share the joyous moment.

Sadly, the pair's plans tie the knot seems to have come at an abrupt halt. Or why else would they try to erase each other's existence on their respective Instagram?