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'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris files for divorce from wife

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Kenya Barris (L) filed for divorce from his wife, Rania "Rainbow" Barris, after more than 20 years of marriage. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Kenya Barris (L) filed for divorce from his wife, Rania "Rainbow" Barris, after more than 20 years of marriage. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 8 (UPI) -- Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is headed for divorce.

The 47-year-old actor, writer and producer recently filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Rania "Rainbow" Barris, after 20 years of marriage, according to Entertainment Tonight.

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People said Barris filed for divorce June 1 in Los Angeles. The actor cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split and listed the date of separation as Sept. 9, 2020.

Barris and Rania Barris married in 1999 and have four children, Lola, 16, Beau, 14, Kass, 12, and Bron, 5. Barris is requesting joint physical and legal custody of the children and indicated that spousal support will be paid to his estranged wife.

Rania Barris previously filed for divorce in 2014 but reconciled with Barris the next year, TMZ reported. Barris then filed for divorce in 2019 but later withdrew the petition.

The pair's love story inspired the characters Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow "Bow" Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) on Barris' ABC series Black-ish.

Barris is also known for creating the Black-ish spinoffs Grown-ish and Mixed-ish and the Netflix series BlackAF.

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