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Kenya Barris has filed a restraining order request for protection from his own sister. The Black-ish creator claims his sister, Colette Barris, used his fame to score her own Hollywood deals for years.
But Colette, a teacher and author, failed to make any progress on her own projects, which Kenya has always refused to help her with. Now Kenya is concerned that his sister will take out her anger on his six children.
According to court papers obtained by TMZ, the famed writer and producer is now seeking legal protection to force Colette to cease communication with him and leave his family alone.
In the filing, Kenya describes their dysfunctional relationship and alleges the last straw came when Colette insisted he had to fund a $4 million adaptation of one of her books - or else, she'd go public with his dirty laundry.
Colette has yet to respond to the allegations, and a ruling on the restraining order request has yet to be made.
'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris has returned to his family after an unscheduled detour between actress Tracee Ellis Ross's legs (allegedly).
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Barris filed for divorce from his wife, Dr. Rania "Rainbow" Barris, citing irreconcilable differences after 20 years of marriage and six children.
Barris serves as executive producer on Black-ish, as well as it's spinoff show, Grown-ish.
Court records show that Barris filed to have his divorce filing dismissed on May 15.
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Rumor has it that Barris cheated on his wife with Black-ish cast member Tracee, 47, whom Barris ironically cast as his wife, Rainbow, on the show.
The second eldest daughter of Motown legend Diana Ross has a history of failed relationships with emotionally unavailable men over the years.
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According to blogger B. Scott:
Multiple sources told the entertainment website LoveBScott in late January that Ross and Barris are dating. The exact timeline of their rumored romance is unclear. But the outlet notes that Barris filed for divorce from his wife, Dr. Raina “Rainbow” Barris, back in August 2019. They were married for 20 years and share six children.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris filed for divorce from his wife, Dr. Rania "Rainbow” Barris, after 20 years of marriage. According to The Blast, Barris filed for divorce on Friday in L.A. County, California.
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