'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris to Divorce Wife of 20 Years

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Producer Kenya Barris and his wife Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris

Dr. Rania "Rainbow" Barris previously filed for divorce in 2014, but the couple reconciled and withdrew the request a year later.

Kenya Barris, creator of the ABC sitcom Black-ish, has filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years, Dr. Rania "Rainbow" Barris.

Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Kenya Barris filed to end the marriage on Friday, his 45th birthday.

Kenya Barris, who also produced the Black-ish spinoff grown-ish and co-wrote the film Girls Trip, and Rania Barris, an anesthesiologist, married in 1999 and have six kids.

Rania Barris previously filed for divorce in 2014, but the couple reconciled and withdrew the request a year later.

The married couple on Black-ish played by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross is loosely based on the Barrises, and Kenya Barris has said in interviews that the recent relationship struggles seen on the show have reflected his own.