Is Tracee Ellis Ross Married? Is She Dating Kenya Barris?

American actress Tracee Joy Silberstein, better known by her stage name Tracee Ellis Ross, was born on October 29, 1972. She is renowned for her lead performances in Girlfriends (2000–2008) and Black-ish (2014–2022). (2014–2022). Diana Ross, an actress, and Motown music singer, and Robert Ellis Silberstein are her parents. She started out performing in independent movies and variety shows. She served as the host of Lifetime’s pop culture program The Dish.

She portrayed Joan Clayton, the series lead, in the UPN/CW comedy Girlfriends from 2000 to 2008, for which she won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Before returning to television in 2011 as Dr. Carla Reed on the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines, for which she won her third NAACP Image Award, she also starred in the movies Hanging Up (2000), I-See-You.Com (2006), and Daddy’s Little Girls (2007).

Ross has appeared as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish since 2014. She won three NAACP Image Awards for her efforts on it and the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy. Additionally, she has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She collaborated on the prequel spin-off of Black-ish named Mixed-ish in 2019. She appeared in the musical movie The High Note in 2020 and contributed to its soundtrack.

Is Tracee Ellis Ross Married?

Tracee Ellis Ross is not married and has no husband as of the publication of this article. Tracee Ellis discussed being single in a November 2020 interview with Shape, stating:

Is Tracee Ellis Ross Married?
Is Tracee Ellis Ross Married?

“I am content to be single, but that does not mean I am not open to or do not desire a relationship. Although I genuinely appreciate my companionship, I have learned to have a productive relationship with loneliness because of my unique and robust experience of being single.

But throughout Tracee’s acting career, she has portrayed married ladies with five kids and single women who are utterly fixated on getting married. But in reality, she is hardly ever dating. She probably values living a meaningful life above society’s expectations of marriage and family, so she isn’t completely oblivious to the fact that she is single.

Tracee Ellis Ross responded when asked if she had ever fantasized about having a large family during her interviews with Marie Claire: “How could you not, then? It is spoon-fed to you by our society. I used to go to sleep daydreaming about my wedding. And even though I still adore everything, what will I do, wait around? Be silent. I have a lot on my plate.

Tracee Ellis Ross Previously Dated Singer  Abou “Bu” Thiam

Before Abou “Bu” Thiam himself confirmed it after their breakup, Tracee Ellis Ross and Akon’s younger brother Abou “Bu” Thiam‘s relationship was first the subject of rumors. Contrarily, Tracee Ellis Ross remained silent throughout and following the relationship’s demise.

On The Breakfast Club radio in 2016, Abou “Bu” Thiam acknowledged dating Tracee Ellis Ross and said their love would endure even if they were no longer dating.


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He stated: I genuinely think our connection is one of pure, unconditional love. She has to be one of the most absolute, loving, and energetic persons I’ve ever dated—not to denigrate the other girls because I’ve dated some wonderful ones.

Is Tracee Ellis Ross Dating Kenya Barris?

In 2020, there were rumors of a relationship between Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish. Soon after Kenya Barris and his wife of 20 years, Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris, declared their desire to divorce in 2019, rumors began to circulate. It was also said that Kenya Barris’ wife served as the model for Tracee Ellis Ross’ Black-ish role.

Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenya Barris never publicly admitted to dating. The two adults did not address the rumors at all. Intriguingly, the divorce between Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Barris, never occurred because they made up in September 2020.

Who Are The Children of Tracee Ellis Ross?

Tracee Ellis Ross is childless as of the day this article was written (2022). She seems to be happy achieving her goals right now. Despite not having children of her own, Tracee Ellis Ross adores and takes good care of her siblings’ children. She is each one of their proud aunts.

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