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Actress (1968)
Mon Dec 19 2022
By   Sushmita22

Tisha Campbell is a successful American singer and actress who is most famous for her tenure in the show Martin. The brilliant actress has won hearts with her performances in the comedy genre, and now it appears that she is back on the scene. She first came into the spotlight after appearing on the PBS show, The Big Blue Marble, in 1974.

The actress was born Tisha Michelle Campbell on October 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is American by birth and a follower of Christianity. She is an African American woman who grew up in Newark, New Jersey.

Tisha, who was already famous, became more of a hot topic after she divorced her husband, Duane Martin. Her ex-husband was front and centre of a bankruptcy scam.

Net Worth & Earnings Of Tisha

The net worth of Tisha Campbell is estimated to be over $500 thousand. This is mostly due to her recent comeback to the television world after her divorce. After the end of her marriage, the star claimed she had just seven dollars in her pocket.

Tisha Campbell.
Tisha Campbell with an outstanding look. Source: Black Girl Nerds

Tisha stars in shows such as Netflix's Uncoupled and an animated sitcom Inside Job. She also has many paid sponsorship and music album rights contributing to her earnings.

Won A Car At The Age Of Five

Tisha was a talented singer from the start, and both of her parents were musically talented. At just five years of age, she was in a singing competition. She wanted to win the second prize, which was a colour TV. That was the dream of every young child in 1973

But fate had other plans as she came in first and won a brand-new car. Her disappointment at that was short-lived when she witnessed how happy her parents were. This made her realize that artists were there to make other people happy and that she was fit for the role.

Marriage Timeline With Duane Martin 

Tisha Campbell married Duane Martin in 1996. She had a beautiful wedding with stars like Jada Pinkett Smith, Tichina Arnold, Tasha and Sidra Smith as her bridesmaid and Will Smith and Kadeem Hardison as the groomsmen. Her guest in attendance was Martin Lawrence as well, one of her close friends at the time. 

However, nearly three decades later, she announced that she'd filed for divorce from her husband just a few days from Valentine's day. Tisha announced her divorce through a post on Twitter. She wrote:

“After 27 years of being together and two amazing children, it pains me to announce that I’ve filed for divorce. It’s an emotional time and I graciously ask for privacy for me, our children and the rest of our family.”

Is The Mother To Two

Tisha has two sons from her twenty-one years long marriage with Duane Martin. Her fist born son is Xen Martin, born on August 8, 2001. Then, she gave birth to her younger son, Ezekiel Czar Martin, born on September 8, 2009. 

Tisha revealed that she named her first son Xen because she wanted his initials to be an "X." She said that it was because she and her husband were driving to an ultrasound. And while driving, they were listening to Xzibit. 

Tisha Campbell with her kids and husband.
Tisha Campbell with her kids and husband. Source: Pinterest

And then, when they were doing the ultrasound, they saw the baby making Xzibit's signature sign as "X" with crossing his arms. Then they thought it was kind of a sign and decided to name the baby with the letter X.

Moreover, Xen, the same boy, has autism. Though autistic, he has been doing very well, and Tisha said he has far surpassed all her expectations for him. She said that she was very proud of him.

What About Tisha's Siblings?

There have been rumours that state that Tisha has several siblings; however, there's no guessing how many. Until a few years earlier, her known siblings were Tiara Campbell, Jermaine Campbell, Toya Cambell and Ellen Campbell. 

Later, in an episode of the Real in October 2019, Tisha revealed that she also had a half-brother named Duane. That was the same show when she met her other half-brother Ellen after over 50 years.

Tisha, Ellen and Duane shared the same father. At the same time, Duane and Ellen were from the same father and mother. After meeting her brother after so long, she thanked the show's production team.

Legal Scam With Former Husband And Money Troubles

Back in 2016, Tisha Campbell and her then-husband, Duane Martin, filed for bankruptcy. The couple was even accused of hiding money in their bankruptcy proceedings. This incident is a scandal as Trisha accused her then-hubby of pulling a bankruptcy scam in her divorce filings in 2018.

Tisha Campbell and her former husband, Duane Martin.
Tisha Campbell and her former husband, Duane Martin. Source: The Us Sun

Duane allegedly used a loan from the Will Smith family to hide money and line his pockets. He was hiding money from Trisha from real estate and clothing sales and seeking spousal support at the end of their marriage.

Social Media Handles

As of now, Tisha is available on both Instagram and Twitter. Though she has an account on Twitter, it appears that she no longer uses it since her divorce. However, she still has quite a prominent presence on Instagram.

She is active on Instagram under the username @tishacampbellmartin, with over 2.2 million followers. Tisha used to be available on Twitter under @TishaCampbell_. And as she does not use the account, she has very few followers.

Why Trisha Left My Wife And Kids?

In 1996, the show's star, My Wife And Kids, Tisha Campbell, suddenly left the show in November 1996, shocking viewers. Then following her departure, she sued her co-star, Martin Lawrence, for "sexual harassment, sexual battery and verbal abuse". 

However, Martin denied the claims made by Tisha. He called the allegations to be a "lot of bullsh*t." He said:

“We don’t need to talk about something that just didn’t happen. So I just decided to walk away from the show. I just decided to end it. People said I got cancelled, but that wasn’t the case. I decided to just leave the show.”

Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence reunion.
Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence reunion. Source: People

The case was settled out of court, and the actor ended the show. However, he refused to admit that the show ended because of this harassment scandal. And he also claims not to bear any ill will for his former star. 

He said:

“I love Tisha. I’ve seen her then and now, now and then, always with nothing but love, I have nothing but love for her, and I always have.”

Moreover, Tisha also said that she and Martin tried to work past that. She said:

“We worked really hard to reconnect, to forgive, and this reunion is about a celebration of everything we did, everything we accomplished, and our growth as human beings,”

Early Life Details

Tisha is the daughter of a gospel-singing nurse mother, Mona Campbell and a chess master cum factory worker father, Clifton Campbell. She inherited the smarts and the talent from her parents, and they truly nurtured her. 

Her early years were fulfilling with adequate play time, vocal coaching lessons from her mom, and singing in concerts. One of the negative incidents of her childhood that Tisha reported was that she had been sexually assaulted at the young age of three by a male babysitter. The assailant later went to prison. 

 

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