Kenya Barris is ending his marriage to his estranged wife, 박사. Rania “Rainbow” Barris, after being together for more than 20 연령, 사람들이 확인했습니다.
NS 거무스름한 creator filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 1, 인용 “양립할 수 없는 차이,” according to a court document obtained by PEOPLE.
The legal paperwork also noted the pair, who share six children, including four minors — Lola, 16, 아름다운, 14, Kass, 12, and Bronx, 5 — have been separated since September 2020. In addition to requesting joint and legal custody of their kids, Kenya also indicated that spousal support will be paid to his ex, per the document.
This isn’t the first time couple has move to legally sever their marriage — Rania, 47, first filed for divorce in 2014 but withdrew her request less than a year later, after the duo reconciled, 당 AP 통신.
The outlet also reported Kenya, 47, filed for divorce in 2019 before later calling it off.
The Barrises wed in 1999. Their love story served as inspiration for the ABC sitcom’s central relationship, earning Emmy nominations for actors 앤서니 앤더슨 그리고 트레이시 엘리스 로스 as Andre “드레” Johnson and Rainbow “Bow” 존슨.
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Notably, 거무스름한의 시즌 4 finale seemed to draw from the real-life couple’s experience as it showed Dre and Bow’s marital struggles.
안에 2018 인터뷰 엔터테인먼트 위클리, Rania said she told her husband, “I think you owe it to your viewers to show this.”
그녀는 덧붙였다, “Because so many of the stories are situations very exact to our life, Kenya cannot help as a writer but to make the character of Bow more prominent [그리고] important.”
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Kenya has also spoken about the marriage problems his characters face, saying that he wanted to portray real-world situations on screen.
“When I was growing up, I never saw couples fight on the family sitcoms I loved to watch,” 그는 말했다 하나 ~에 2018.
“Subsequently, when tough times arose in my own relationship, I wasn’t prepared and felt so isolated and alone,” 그는 계속했다. “Marital issues weren’t a part of the narrative that television told me was a ‘working relationship.'”
His representatives did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.