Why Lyle Trachtenberg Divorced Whoopi Goldberg Just After A Year of Marriage?
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Among short-lived marriages in Hollywood, the Academy Award-winning Whoopi Goldberg sure does come on the list with her three marriages, all of which ended with divorce. Most recently, she was in a marital relationship with her third husband, Lyle Trachtenberg. However, their togetherness lasted for a year only.
Well, fans are curious why Lyle Trachtenberg divorced Goldberg? What’s the current relationship status of both? Let’s know.
Lyle Trachtenberg Divorce With Whoopi Goldberg- When Did They Marry? Reason For Split?
Seems marriage is not the Sister Act actress’ forte, as, after two failed marriages, the Emmy Award winner married for the third time in the hope of finding love. But all in vain!
Whoopi Goldberg married her third husband, Lyle Trachtenberg, an IATSE union organizer, on October 1, 1994. However, only after a year of marriage, they finalized their divorce in October 1995. They never shared any children.
Although she never opened up about how she met Lyle, they allegedly met through common on-screen interest. The 5 feet 6 inches tall California native formerly worked as an actor.
Time and again, the 65-year-old Ghost actress has commented her incompetence to commitment as the reason for divorce. However, in an interview with The New York Times Magazine in 2019, she clearly stated that the failed marriage ‘was not Lyle’s fault.’ She told:
“It took me some time, but I realized that trying to turn myself into something I wasn’t ready for, for a man. Wasn’t his fault. It was mine.”
Moreover, back in 2011, during an interview on Piers Morgan Tonite, the American actress from the black community fearlessly admitted that she didn’t love any of her husbands. In addition, Whoopi Goldberg opened up that she is instead committed to her family than her relationships.
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Whoopi Goldberg Is A Mother, Grandmother & Great-grandmother
Out of 3 marriages, Goldberg, who played Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation, welcomed her only child with her first husband, Alvin Martin. As for a fact, her then-husband Alvin is her former drug counselor; she was formerly a “functioning” drug addict.
The duo married in 1973 and welcomed their daughter Alex’s daughter in May that year. At that time, Whoopi was only 18 years old. But they divorced in 1979- the longest-ever marriage of Goldberg.
Later, she exchanged vows with her second spouse David Claessen, a cinematographer in 1986, but called quits after two years.
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The TV personality & actress is grandmother to Amarah Skye (b. 1989), Jerzey (b. 1995), and Mason (b. 1998) via her daughters. As per IMDB, Whoopi became great-grandmother to Charlie Rose (b. March 15, 2014) at the age of 58, from her granddaughter Amarah.
The View co-host was a feature in The Choices We Made: Twenty-Five Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion. She spoke about her abortions. Reportedly, she had her first abortion at the age of 14, and by the time the actress reached 25, she had ‘6 or 7’ abortions.
Current Relationship Status of Lyle Trachtenberg
While Whoopi has remained low-key about her dating update, the 1980 graduate of the University of California, Lyle, married again. Currently, he lives with his second wife, who is none other than Canadian-born former actress Adrianna Belan.
As per her LinkedIn profile, Belan works as a producer for Cline Agency Insurance Brokers since May 2006. She graduated with a BA from the University of Western Ontario (1992- 1996) and later obtained a degree in PR Management from McGill University in 1998.
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The two have kept their wedding details pretty low but are allegedly together for decades. Together, the couple shares two daughters: Gabriella and Natasha. The family of four lives in Los Angeles, California.
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