Grab all the details on the married life and husband of the American singer and actress Jennifer Holliday.
American actress and singer Jennifer Holliday is best known for her debut single, the Dreamgirls number and rhythm-and-blues/pop hit, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.' She won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and a 1982 Tony Award in 1983 for Dreamgirls.
Jennifer Holliday began her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls (1981–83), Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1980–81), and later became a successful recording artist. While people can't stop talking about her achievements in the music industry, they are also curious to learn about her personal life. Below we compiled some details on her married life and husband, so you could know more about her private life.
Jennifer Holliday has been married two times in her life. Her first husband was keyboardist Billy Meadows, whom she met in a nightclub where she was singing in 1991. Two months after the first encounter, the couple tied the knot in March. 'He had a great sense of humor, and he made me laugh all the time, ' Jennifer describes her first husband. 'I had been feeling bad for so long, I wanted to laugh.' But the relationship did not last long, and in December 1991, just nine months later, Jennifer and Billy divorced.
Jennifer Holliday has been married two times in her life.
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Jennifer Holliday was married to Rev. Andre Woods for the second time on March 21, 1993. He was a minister in Detroit, and Jet magazine covered the marriage in their April 19, 1993 issue. She found him a charismatic Detroit preacher but eventually said that even so, he was a player who also ran through her money. The marriage also ended soon, in 1994, and she was devastated because it was just four months after her mother died of cancer. 'It was like experiencing two deaths at the same time, 'Jennifer describes the experience. 'The grief was overwhelming.'
Jennifer Holliday was born on October 19, 1960, in Houston, Texas, USA. She holds a Doctor of Music Degree from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Jennifer - who was one of the first people to undergo gastric bypass surgery - landed her first big role on Broadway in 1979 at age 19. Her performance in that musical theater earned her a 1981 Drama Desk nomination.
Jennifer Holliday was born in Houston, Texas, USA.
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Jennifer Holliday's next role, which rose her to the heights of fame, was the role of 'Effie Melody White' in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls when she was 21 years of age. For her performance, she earned numerous awards, including the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, a Grammy Award for her recorded version of the song, and Drama Desk and Theater World awards for her acting performance.
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