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After more than 20 years of marriage, six children, lots of inspiration and success and almost a divorce, black and white TV creator Kenya Barris and her wife Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Edwards Barris in a very happy place. It is a beautiful thing to see.
Barris announced this to his wife in a public message.
“#Grateful – my breathtaking and imperial @tharealrainbow, you are without question the love of my life and #grateful is absolutely the word that definitely embodies how I feel to have you in my life as my wife and mother of my children” , he wrote . “Although our path is often obscured, it is not our goal. Thank you for treating me and our crazy life the way you did and that NO other woman could ever have. I’m sorry I didn’t always give you the smile you deserve, but I know there will NEVER be a time when your happiness is not on my heart. “
He shared it with a photo of them huddled together on a plane.
As mentioned earlier, the couple were on the verge of giving up. Barris filed for divorce from Rainbow in 2019, who is the inspiration for Tracee Ellis Ross’ character on Black-ish. He filed this back in 2014 before the couple decided to reconcile and withdraw the application. This time, they requested that the submission be rejected less than a year after its submission.
He spoke about the divorce during an interview on rapper TI’s ExpediTIously podcast, just before actively trying to get it down.
“If you watch sitcoms and watch our stories, we should be fine. But 52 percent of marriages don’t work, ”he said at the time. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.”
“We didn’t know anything about therapy or really didn’t understand it. Little did we know that we really had the Church or other married friends who would have given us the skeleton to make it another way, ”he added. “So I’d like to talk to a generation of people who might be going through what I’m going through and they’d say, ‘Hey, there are other people like me. Maybe we can do it. Maybe we can’t. ‘ I just want to be as real as possible with my shit. “
It’s nice to see that the couple still want to continue the work on their journey. And while he didn’t have to share his feelings with the public, it’s nice to see people speak honestly about how to improve their relationships and that reconciliation is possible.