Whoopi Goldberg's Family: 3 White Husbands and 1 Kid

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Caryn Elaine Johnson more known as Whoopi Goldberg was born in NY in 1955. She got her first stage experience at the age of 8, when she was taking part in Rubenstein’s theatre. Unlike good acting skills she demonstrated, at school, the future Hollywood actress was the worst student. Therefore, she left education without getting any diploma. Then, she left home and moved to San Diego, where she began acting in a theatre, thus becoming more experienced. She started getting offers from Broadway shows and finally got on a big screen having debuted in The Color Purple. It was her first role and she managed to be nominated for the Oscar and received the Golden Globe for it.

Her father, Robert was a churchman who left the family when kids were still young. He died at 63 to stomach cancer.

The mother, Emma was raising the kids as a single parent. To make the ends meet, she had to work at two jobs. The mother had always been supporting Whoopi that is why when she died in 2010 from stroke, the actress was really devastated.

The famous comedienne had only one sibling, a brother Clyde. Unlike his famous sister, he wasn’t interested in the moviemaking industry and worked as her driver until he passed away of brain aneurysm in 2015.

The celebrity was married thrice.

Alvin Martin was her first spouse. They had been living together for six years. He is also the only man she has a child from. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 54.

A well-known cinematographer, David Claessen became her second husband. However, they lived only two years together after which divorced.

The third and last marriage to an actor Lyle Trachtenberg lasted only a year from 1994 till 1995 and didn’t result in any children.

Nowadays, Goldberg is not married but every now and then is seen together with high-profile figures.

She has only one child, a daughter Alex from the first marriage. Like an internationally know mother, Alex has followed her path and became an actress too. She is a caring mother to 3 kids and a loving wife to Bernard Dean.

That is all.

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