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Regina King's Ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr., Detail About her Married Life and Relationship

Updated On 25 Jan, 2022 Published On 24 Jan, 2022
Regina King's Ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr., Detail About her Married Life and Relationship

Regina King has transitioned from a cute child actress to a multi-talented Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning powerhouse. Despite all her success, she has dealt with a difficult childhood, a contentious marriage, a painful divorce, a public break up and losing her only son.

Regina King - Was Married To Ian Alexander Sr.

Regina King previously exchanged the vows with television actor Ian Alexander Sr., 65. He appeared in The Chris Isaak Show and the TV series Masters of Horror. The union between the two lasted for a decade. The couple decided to share the matrimony vows on April 23, 1997, a year after the birth of their only child on Janaury 19, 1996.

Regina King with her ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr. SOURCE: Getty Images

The British Columbia native met Regina in the early 1990s and eventually developed romantic feelings. The former flame settled in Los Angeles and made several appearances at red carpet events.

In addition, Alexander Sr reportedly served as his spouse's biggest support when she battled Parkinson's disease. Sadly, their marriage fell apart in 2007, and they got divorced that same year, citing an extra-marital affair from Ian. Once in an interview, King accused him of drug addiction and physically assaulting her.

Did Regina King Re-married After Divorce?

Moving on from the divorce with our loved one is painful and is a very difficult time. As of now, Regina is not dating anyone. Looks like she'd decided to raise her 26-year-old adult son Ian Alexander Jr. as a single mother.

Regina King with her son Ian Alexander Jr. at the award show. SOURCE: Pinterest

The Watchmen star also opened up about her split and life with her former husband in an essay featured in her book "He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers."

The actress said she and Ian Alexander Sr thought to fix their post-marriage when the two were watching son's basketball match and felt an uncomfortable distance. After divorce, Regina dated actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner after splitting with Ian Sr from 201o to 2013.

Regina King - Pain Of Losing Her Son

Regina King shared a son, Ian Alexander Jr., who died on January 21, 2022, at 26. Although the actress hasn't provided an immediate cause of death, sources claim that Ian reportedly took his own life. The heartbreaking news came just after the young musician had celebrated his 26th birthday.

Here's the video of Regina King mourning the loss of her only son.

The famous actress confirmed the tragic news in a statement to PEOPLE. King announced," Our family is devasted at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank You." 

Ian Jr. had joined his Emmy-Award-winning star mum at many red carpets events and supported her award-winning moments. What's more, Ian Jr. told famous tabloid E! in 2019 that usually people ask him what's it like having Regina King as his mother.

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