Who Is Alvin Martin? Ex-Husband Of Whoopi Goldberg

by Manisha Sat Aug 19 2023 Updated On Tue Feb 13 2024

Alvin Martin is the ex-husband of actress, author, television personality, and comedian Caryn Elaine, professionally known as Whoopi Goldberg.

He was born in 1958. He was 18 years old when he met Caryn. They got married in 1973 and parted their ways in 1979. They have one daughter named Alex Martin.

Alvin Martin's ex-wife and their daughter.
Alvin Martin's ex-wife and their daughter. Source: Instagram

Whoopi Had Three Failed Marriages

Whoopi was first married to Alvin from 1973 to 1979

Then, she tied the knot to cinematographer David Clasessen in 1986, but their marriage lasted only two years. 

After that, she married Lytle Trachtenberg in 1994, and their marriage ended a year later. 

She was linked to many men after that but never married one. She is not dating anyone at the moment.

 Alvin Martin's ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg.
Alvin Martin's ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg. Source: Instagram


Whoopi is 68 years old. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall. She weighs around 78 kg

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $60 million. She has managed to earn this fortune from her career as a comedian, actress, and TV personality.

Whoopi Is Off From Her Glasses

Whoopi was wearing glasses for 28 years. In The View, Whoopi said that she had an eye operation and had her lens replaced. 

She said the lens she had was like her glasses. She can see everything without her glasses but can’t see far distant things. 

She had one eye operated on. She recommended people go through the same operation she had if they were struggling with the same eye cataract she had. 

She said she couldn’t guarantee it would work for everyone, but she could read the things she couldn’t pronounce after her operation. 

Goldberg Produced A Movie Called Till

Goldberg produced a movie that was based on the true story of Mamie Till-Bradley, who pursued justice after the murder of her 14-year-old son. 

The movie was released in 2022. She was not only a producer but was also part of the movie. 

She said that the leading man behind the movie was Keith Beauchamp

She said Keith knew Mamie Till, and he wanted to get the movie done before she passed away, but unfortunately, they could not do so. 

She shared that they have been trying to start this movie for 12 years. 

She said people said that no one would want to see such a movie, and people have known enough about her. 

They finally found one director who had a vision for the movie. 

She asked everyone to watch the movie as they won’t regret it after they watch it.

Whoopi Worked As A Mortuary Cosmetologist

Before getting an acting job, Whoopi was a makeup artist for deceased people. 

She said they had to mix things in dead people's eyes so that they don’t pop out.

Goldberg Talked About Sister Act 3

Goldberg talked about the development of the movie back in 2020

In The View, she gave the update that the movie was happening and that they would have the script soon.

The movie is the most anticipated, and people have been waiting to know about the movie's cast and release date. 

Goldberg revealed that she had the script of Sister Act 3. 

She said she was delighted to have that, and they were fixing the wrong things, and she was eagerly waiting to get a go date. 

Whoopi Wants To Play A Monster 

Whoopi has over 200 movie credits and has never done a monster movie. 

In a show, Whoopi shared her desire to be cast as a monster for a movie. She said it is her favorite genre, and she has not been to play it. 

She said she wanted to be a vampire and turn her into something.

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