Alvin Martin

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Drug Counselor, Medicaid Worker (1952)
Tue Sep 26 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Alvin Martin

Ex-wife : Whoopi Goldberg
Alvin Martin married to Whoopi Goldberg on 1973 and divorce on 1979.

Alvin Martin is a former drug counselor. But Martin became famous as the ex-husband of multi-talented American actress and comedian Caryn Elaine Johnson. Caryn is famously known as Whoopi Goldberg

Many know the celebrity ex-husband's name. But, his legal name is Alvin 'Louise' Martin. Today we are going to discover all the exciting details about Alvin and Whoopi's failed married life.

Who is Alvin Martin?

As mentioned above, Alvin Martin worked as a drug counselor for most parts. However, Martin came to fame after he tied the knot with the famed actress, Whoopi Goldberg. While Alvin's then-wife, Goldberg thrived in the spotlight, Martin stayed hidden from it.

Alvin Martin's ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg, took a picture in her casual wear.
Alvin Martin's ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg, took a picture in her casual wear. Source: Instagram

Initially, Martin and his ex-spouse, Caryn Elaine Johnson, lead a successful marriage. Moreover, Johnson and Alvin share years as husband and wife. So, how long did the actress and her ex-husband spend as a married couple? Read about it below! 

How Long  Alvin 'Louise' Martin and Whoopi Goldberg Were Married?

Alvin Martin and his ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg, were in a marital relationship for over six years. After a few months of dating, they tied the wedding knot in 1973 in a private ceremony. At the time, Whoopi was not in showbiz.

Alvin Martin's ex-wife Whoopie Goldberg and his granddaughter took a picture. Source: Instagram

Alvin's marriage with Goldberg was not meant to be forever. The renowned actress and Martin divorced in 1979 after being together for 6 years. Together, the duo shared one daughter, Alex Martin, born on May 9, 1973, also called Alexandrea Martin.

Just like her mother, Alex is an actress and film producer. Goldberg's daughter is known for Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Quest of the Delta Knights, American Intellectuals, and Call Me Claus.

About The Famous Ex-Wife of Alvin Martin: Whoopi Goldberg

Alvin Martin's ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg, is a legend, and she acted in more than 150 films. Goldberg has received all-American awards like Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Academy Awards (EGOT).

Caryn Elaine Johnson has been hosting the daytime talk show, The View, since 2007! Goldberg even earned a Daytime Emmy Award for the show. Moreover, she has starred as Guinan in the series, Star Trek: The Next Generation

 Alvin Martin With His Former Wife, Whoopi Goldberg
Image: Alvin Martin With His Former Wife, Whoopi Goldberg
Source: Pinterest

After portraying the lead role in  Sister Act (1992) and its sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Goldberg has become the highest-paid actress of all time. 

Alvin Martin's Daughter, Alex Martin Married The Same Man Twice 

Alvin's child, Alex Martin has been married twice to the same man. She got hitched to her now-husband, Bernard Dean for a second time on 15th October 2011. They had been previously wed years before that.

From her marriage with Dean, they are blessed with two children, a daughter Jerzey Dean, and a son, Mason Dean. In addition to that, Martin has one daughter Amarah Skye from her high school fling. Later, the fling allegedly ended with the baby daddy in jail.

Alvin Martin's Daughter Alex Martin Got Married To Husband, Bernard Dean Two Times
Caption: Alvin Martin's Daughter Alex Martin Got Married To Husband, Bernard Dean Two Times
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Through Amarah's marriage, Alex has one granddaughter Charli Rose Burr-Reynaud. Before her husband Dean, she had a fling with Steve Jordan for six long years from 2007 to 2011. 

Alvin Martin's Ex-Wife, Whoopi Goldberg's Other Relationships

Following Whoopi Goldberg's divorce from her first husband, Alvin Martin, she got married twice. For the second time, she eloped with David Edgar in 1986. The same year, they went their separate ways and got divorced.

 Whoopi Goldberg's third ex-husband Lyle Trachtenberg
Photo: Whoopi Goldberg's third ex-husband Lyle Trachtenberg.
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Goldberg's third and last marriage was with a union man, Lyle Trachtenberg. She and Lyle began dating in 1994. The former pair said "Yes I Do" on October 1, 1994, after nine months of love romance. 

But sadly, their relationship only lasted for a year and got divorced in October 1995. The actress also saw many other relationships after her marriage with Trachtenberg ended.

Whoopi Goldberg's Relationships Over the Years!

In addition to three failed marital life, Whoopi had dated many stars such as David Schein (1973-1979), David Claessen (1986-1988), Alan Moore (1987), Eddie Gold (1987-1990), Timothy Dalton (1990-1991), Ted Danson (1992-1993), Jeffrey Cohen (1995), Frank Langella (1995-2000). 

Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella
Photo: Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella
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From 2001 to 2004, she and Michael Visbal were linked together. Also, Bill Duke is a former beau of hers.

Facts About Alvin "Louise" Martin

  • Alvin "Louise" Martin is three years older than Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Alvin's mother Urma Martin was very fond of Whoopi.
  • He supported his wife and child after she refused to go back to work from her maternity leave. This is also the reason for their split.
  • Whoopi Goldberg kept contact with Alvin years after the split and was on good terms with his mother. She sent them tickets to her shows when possible.
  • Alvin did not have custody of their daughter, Alex, and could not see her often.

Alvin Martin's Career

Alvin "Louise" Martin has worked as a bank clerk and as a waiter. He did spend time as a drug counselor in his early twenties.

Being a caring individual, his experiences helped him later get a job as a New York City Medicaid worker. In 2011 he was a Regional Manager there.

What is Alvin Martin's Net Worth?

Alvin Martin has a side career as a comedian and author according to some sources. However, he has kept himself away from the media so there are no details regarding his professional career at the moment.

On the other hand, his former wife, Whoopi Goldberg has a whopping net worth of $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth

Ms.Goldberg is widely known for the controversial views on her talk show, The View, where she makes an annual salary of $8 million. She also has numerous acting projects under her belt.

Previously, Alvin's ex-wife sold a 745-acre farm in Vermont for $2 million. Then in January 2018, she listed her LA's Pacific Palisades for $8.8 million, Manhattan's apartment for $3 million in 2010, and Berkeley's estate for $2.05 million in 2015. 

As of now, she lives in her $3 million West Orange, New Jersey estate, which she bought in 2009. 


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