John Amos's Kids Following His Footsteps-Who Are His Kids?

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John Amos's Kids Following His Footsteps-Who Are His Kids?

James Evans from 'Good Times' was the kind of father the show's viewers wished for. The role of James Evans, played by John Amos, is a better father in real life.

Despite his busy schedule, John never failed to make time for his daughter and son.

Let's take a look at his happy family.

John Amos's Relationship with Son & Daughter

John and his children have always been close, and they have always honored their father in public.

He is a proud father of his children, who has followed in his footsteps. 

John was formerly married to Noel J. Mickelson. They got married way before John started acting.

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The couple met in college, where John studied sociology at Colorado State University. For them, it was love at first sight.

But, they were very different from each other. John was a native of Ghana in an indigenous city, while Noel was of Eastern European ancestry.

Interracial marriage was not legal when they got together.

John Amos's First Wife

John Amos and his first wife, Noel J. Mickelson. (Photo: Instagram)

Despite the rules, the pair exchanged vows in 1965. Later, John and his first wife's marriage became legal in 1967. 

Prior to the legalization of interracial marriage, John and his former wife welcomed Shannon Amos, their first daughter.

Then, in 1970, they welcomed their son Kelly Christopher Amos, better known by his initials K.C. 

However, the couple separated in 1975.

Although they were no longer married, they maintained a wonderful relationship because of their son and daughter. 

John Amos's Wife, Son, and Daughter

John Amos with his first wife, son, and daughter. (Photo: Instagram)

John has always had a wonderful relationship with his kids.

His daughter, Shannon, has pursued her career in film and acting. Shannon mainly works behind the camera and owns the production company Afterglow Multimedia, LLC, which has offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles. 

She also worked for Warner Bros. as a creative executive.

On the other hand, John's son, K.C., describes his father as his inspiration. 

K.C. is an actor, director, filmmaker, editor, and content. His filmography includes 'Syphon Gun,' 'Mercy Angels,' 'Huntsville,' and many more. 

K.C. has also been nominated for Grammy Award.

His kids frequently post photos and family updates to social media.

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After his divorce from Noel, he married the 'General Hospital' actress, Lillian Lehman.

There are few specifics regarding how the couple first bonded, but they made their relationship known when Lillian accompanied Amos on his trip to Africa, and the two of them were spotted together in a tennis tournament organized by JET magazine.

After three years of courting, John finally proposed to Lillian, and the two said "I do" in 1978. However, their relationship lasted just 19 months, and doesn't share any kids.

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They kept their reason for divorce a secret from their fans, but Lillian reassured them that they didn't part on poor terms. Even after their divorce, John and Lillian were seen together in 'Night Trap' in 1993. 

John never remarried and has stayed single till today. His fans have questioned whether he is gay, considering he hasn't been with someone for more than 40 years.

However, the actor has never spoken about it, and given that he has been married twice, it is unreasonable to speculate on his sexual orientation.

Despite being 82 years old, he still works and is quite active on social media.