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Whoopi Goldberg Spouse

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Whoopi Goldberg Spouse

Whoopi Goldberg is an award-winning comedian, actress and human rights advocate, as well as the longtime host of the daytime talk show 'The View.'

Whoopi Goldberg Bio

Whoopi Goldberg starred in a popular one-woman production in 1983, and in 1985 she won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. That same year, Goldberg's success with The Color Purple launched a highly visible acting career.

Goldberg won an Academy Award in 1991 for her performance in Ghost, and in 2007 she embarked on a lengthy run as moderator of the TV talk show The View. Goldberg is also known for being among a very small group of celebrities who've achieved "EGOT" status, winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. 

Whoopi Goldberg Has Been Married 3 Times — Get to Know Her Husbands!

Who is Whoopi Goldberg Spouse?

She may not be currently married, but that does not mean that Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t know what marriage is about — in fact, she has had three husbands in her life!

The legendary comedian is of course known for breaking ground in Hollywood, and for all of her classic roles — including her Oscar winning performance in Ghost alongside Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.

And while we are familiar with all of incredible work in the industry, for the most part, Whoopi kept her three marriages fairly private throughout the years. In June 2019, The View cohost did touch on her relationships, and revealed why in fact she said I do.

According to Closer Weekly, Goldberg tied the knot with Alvin Martin when she was just 18 years old. Goldberg had been struggling with a heroin addiction throughout her teen years and reached out to Martin, who was her former drug counselor, for help. The two were married from 1973 to 1979 and had a daughter, Alex.

When Goldberg was pursuing her dream of becoming an actress in California, she took on various jobs to make ends meet for herself and her daughter and often struggled to pay the bills.

“I know what it’s like with the food stamps, because my mom has her [Welfare] cards framed,” Alex said, according to Good Housekeeping. “Seriously … I remember that. I remember we had the one room space and we slept in the bed together. I remember when we wanted to travel we would drive across the country in broke down bugs. We didn’t have the money to go to movies.”

Goldberg wed cinematographer David Claessen seven years after splitting with Martin. The union was short-lived, lasting only two years from 1986 to 1988. The couple didn’t have any children during their marriage.

According to his professional website, Claessen is now a Director of Photography focused on commercials and music videos, though he has done work on international film and television productions.

Goldberg’s last trip down the aisle came in 1994 to actor and ITSE union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg. No children came from the marriage which ended the following year.

Goldberg has always remained tight-lipped regarding any information on her ex-husbands, and the three men are rarely, if ever, in the spotlight. While the EGOT winner is quiet about her former spouses, Goldberg is quite open about her views of marriage and relationships today, as well as why she found herself as a bride three times.

“People expect you to have a boyfriend. They expect you to get married. So I kept trying to do that, but I didn’t want to share information with somebody else,” Goldberg told The New York Times Magazine in August. “I didn’t want anybody asking me why I was doing what I was doing, or to have to make the other person feel better. But if you’re in a relationship, you have to do those things, and it took me a while to figure out that I didn’t want to.”

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