Lately, there’s been a lot of talk in the news about Will Smith and his longtime friend Duane Martin. Martin has been friends with Will Smith for a really long time, even when both men were married to Tisha Campbell and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Duane Martin got married to Tisha Campbell in 1996, and everything seemed good for a while. However, they officially separated in 2020. Now, let’s take a look at what we know about the actress.
Who is Tisha Campbell?
Tisha Campbell started her acting career in a funny movie called “Little Shop of Horrors.” After that, things got even better for her when she got a part in the popular TV show called “Martin,” which aired from 1992 to 1997.
This show made her really famous in America. Around that time, she also got married to Duane, and they were together for 27 years. Everything seemed great for the couple for a long time, as she talked about in an interview on BlackDoctor.org during their 20th anniversary.
The now 55-year-old said, “It’s a lot of laughter, it’s a lot of understanding, it’s a lot of — you know — letting the other person be who they are.” She continued, “We always have very positive people around us. People who are opinion leaders, people who hold us accountable for own actions. We really take that seriously.” But from the looks of it, the two couldn’t maintain that understanding from there on out, as the two filed for a divorce in 2019.
Tisha Campbell’s messy divorce with Duane Martin
The actress, known for her role in “Uncoupling,” went through a tough time when she separated from her ex-husband. During an interview with Ebro in the Morning, she shared that finding herself after the divorce was not an easy task. She openly admitted that her focus had been more on her married life than on her career.
“One of the things that goes through your mind is who am I outside of this person? I took marriage, my wifely duties…and being a mother, that was at the forefront of everything.” She revealed things were “really bad” between her and Duane for 1.5 years before the duo eventually separated.