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 10 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 the latest being divorce to sportsperson Ahmad Rashad.

Phylicia Rashad And Her Ex-Spouses

1. William Lancelot Bowles, Jr

After graduating from Howard University, Phylicia Rashad married a dentist, William Lancelot Bowles, Jr, on the 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.

After the divorce, William is nowhere near the picture. He has just disappeared from the eye of the media.  

2. Victor Willis

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

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 Victor Willis is an actor, songwriter as well as American singer.

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

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

After that, Victor got into a relationship with his now-wife, Karen Willis. She is a lawyer and an entertainment executive. The couple got married in 2007. 

3. Ahmad Rashad

She gave love another chance and married former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad on December 14, 1985.

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

It was Ahmad who went on to purpose Phylicia on 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. 

They welcomed their child Condola Phylicia Rashad on December 11, 1986, in New York.

The couple was together for over 15 years when they finally decided to call it to quit in 2001. 

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After the split, her ex-spouse married 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.

Who Is Phylicia Rashad Husband?

Since facing three divorces, Phylicia Rashad hasn't been involved in relationships, whether that be dating or marriage. And it seems like she is done with relationships. 

During a chat with OWN TV, she said she doesn't feel like she has been married once, even if she had three partners in the past. And if it's not working out, then you need to stop; that's what Rashad had to say. 

But talking about marriage, she believes people should marry so that they can build a life together.

Daughter Following Her Footstep; Net Worth Revised

Phylicia Rashad is trying hard to get her daughter a Hollywood star. The “Cosby Show” star - who received backlash in 2015 for defending former co-star Billy Cosby, now a convicted rapist - is passionate about turning 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 34, received 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 to tie the knot seem to have come at an abrupt halt. Or why else would they try to erase each other's existence on their respective Instagram?