Ian Alexander Sr.’s marriage to Regina King got so out of context that the pair could no longer even talk to each other. The messiness not just lasted until their divorce but continued even after the divorce, that prevented both Ian and Regina to become good parents. The pair were at the center of the spotlight in 2007 following a divorce after nine years of marriage. While Ian was relatively unknown in the entertainment industry, Regina King is a renowned actress and director. She has nabbed her fair share of accolades for her roles and has enjoyed immense success. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Ian Alexander Sr.
Early Life and career:
Ian Alexander Sr was born on the 8th of April 1956, in Kamloops, Canada. Born and raised in Kamloops, little is known about Ian’s early life and the actor has not been too forthcoming with the details. At some point in his career, Ian decided to move to the USA and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He made a few appearances in series like Masters of Horror, The Chris Isaak Show, Animal Miracles, and the Disney Channel Original Movie entitled The Ultimate Christmas Present.
Meeting Regina and getting married:
Regina and Ian met sometime during the early 1990s. The pair dated for a while and had their first son, Ian Alexander Jr. on January 21, 1996. The pair tied the knot in 1997, in a private ceremony that took place in Jamaica. Around the time, Alexander Sr. was the vice president of Qwest Records.
Divorce and Co-parenting:
In nine years of the pair’s marriage, they grew so much apart from each other that there was a palpable gap in their marriage. So, in 2007, the pair decided to call things off. While there were rumors against Ian of domestic abuse and drugs, neither Ian nor Regina cited anything close to nature. In other rumors, Ian was accused of cheating on Regina but neither of the two confirmed the rumor. So, in 2007, the pair decided to call things off. After the divorce, Ian and King struggled to co-parent and had to get past a few barriers. Writing an article for Essence, Regina revealed that she and Ian had to move past a few barriers to make sure that their son grew with both their parents.
In the essay, Regina described the awkward experience of seeing her ex-husband at their son’s basketball game. And while Regina was not too pleased to see her ex in the game, the incident hit too close to home. She didn’t want her son to grow up in the same way she did.
“Because of our issues, Ian was becoming the kid whose parents were so disconnected that they couldn’t even sit next to each other, let alone have a civilized conversation. I had been that kid once and it wasn’t fun.”
So, after the game, the pair caught up with each other and Regina was upfront about how the differences between the pair had nothing to do with how much they both loved him. And while co-parenting was a learning curve for both Regina and Ian Sr., they learned. Now 24, Ian Jr. is looking to follow his mother into the entertainment industry.