It’s possible that Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most well-known actresses in all of Hollywood. Not only has she been in an incredible number of movies, but she is also the first African-American woman to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award.
However, Whoopi’s personal life, including her marriage, has not been nearly as successful as her professional one. The actress has been married three times in the past, but each of those marriages resulted in the termination of the marriage. Her first lover was a man by the name of Alex Martin.
Alex welcomed three little ones into the world, but Whoopi was unable to have any more children, then the daughter she had while she was 18. Later in life, Whoopi also had the honor of being a great-grandmother.
However, the first years of her marriage were challenging. The actress was unable to support herself financially, so she and her daughter relied on government assistance to eat.
Whoopi’s daughter revealed the following: “I mean, really… That is etched in my memory, to my recollection, we shared a single-room apartment where we all slept on the same bed.”
However, Whoopi and Alex’s marriage did not endure the year 1979. After spending some time alone herself, the Academy Award winner wed a Dutch cinematographer named David Claessen in the year 1986.
Even though they got along well, their marriage didn’t last very long either. Whoopi and David received a divorce in 1988 and then went their own ways after the breakup. She made the observation that there would never be a guy who could be more important to her than Alex, her son.
Whoopi’s career, on the other hand, had begun in earnest with the release of “The Color Purple” in the year 1985.
She did not have the same difficulties with money as she experienced during her previous marriage, and as a result of her work in the film, she was even considered for an Oscar nomination in the category of best actress.
In 1994, the actress gave marriage a third go with Lyle Trachtenburg as her potential spouse, however, their marriage did not even make it to the one-year mark. Whoopi has been married three times, and each of her marriages has ended in divorce.
After some time had passed, the actress began to feel responsible for each of her failed marriages. Whoopi came to the realization that she had never done what she really desired since she was always trying to satisfy the public as well as the guys she was with.
The “The “Sister Act” actress made the decision to engage in some self-reflection, after which she made the following observation: “My marriages collapsed, and I was the common denominator, my dedication was never even close to being so strong. I can confidently state that I was never really in love with anybody.”
The actress said that she often questioned the reason why she did not have the emotions that she believed she should have in romantic partnerships. She may have had feelings of affection for each of her spouses and lovers, but she was never really in love with any of them.
The actress acknowledged that it was possible that she had not been as dedicated as they were.
She came to the conclusion that she did not need marriage since she was content with her life on her own, despite the fact that she was often expected to be married, she realized that she did not have to conform.
After her third spouse, she made the decision to never marry again, and she hasn’t given it another thought since then. She said that she did not miss having a husband in her life at all.
The understanding that she did not have to marry any of those guys liberated her, despite the fact that she got along quite well with a few men. Whoopi’s one and only true regret is that she didn’t get this realization earlier on in her life.
Whoopi was never interested in getting married, but the minute her daughter was born, she made the decision to put her daughter ahead of anything else in her life.