Meet Alvin Martin: First Husband to Whoopi Goldberg 

Alvin Martin came into the spotlight after his marriage to Whoopi Goldberg. Despite his marriage to the well-celebrated Hollywood star and gaining the attention of the media, details about his life remain sparse on the internet.

In this article, I’ll shed more light on what we know about Alvin Louise Martin; his career, net worth, age, and relationship to Whoopi Goldberg.

Alvin Martin Biography 

Alvin Martin

Alvin Louise Martin is well-known as the husband to acclaimed American actress and comedian, Caryn Elaine Johnson, AKA Whoopi Goldberg.

Details about his date of birth, upbringing, and education are not available to the public.

However, he’s known to be a drug counselor after his marriage to Whoopi Goldberg brought him into the limelight. 

He got married to Whoopi in 1973. However, the marriage only lasted for six years, as they divorced in 1979. The couple met while he was working as a drug counselor. He’d helped with her addiction. 

Also, the couple had only one child together, Alexandrea Martin, who now has three children of her own, making Alvin a grandfather.

While his ex-wife Whoopi Goldberg went on the remarry twice, Alvin Louise Martin remained unmarried. 

Alvin Martin’s Profession

Alvin Martin is a drug counselor. He helps those suffering with substance abuse and addiction.

Whoopi Goldberg who he later got married to was one of his patients. The duo had met at a rehabilitation center where he worked. 

Whoopi, a struggling teenager, had sought help at the rehabilitation center and got to meet Alvin. Their professional relationship would later become a romantic one.

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What Is Alvin Martin’s Net Worth?

There’s no information on Alvin Martin’s net worth available to the public. And it’s unclear if he’s still working as a drug counselor.

However, his ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg has a net worth of $60 million as of 2024.

Alvin Martin Family 

Alvin Martin's daughter, Alex Martin smiling

The only known family of Alvin Martin is his daughter, Alexandrea Martin, and his grandchildren, and great-grandchild. 

Alexandrea Martin, well-known as Alex Martin, was born on the 9th of May, 1973, a few months after her parents’ marriage. 

Just like her mother, she took the acting path and has acted in several movies. She won the Miss Golden Club title for the Golden Club award in 1994.

After her parents’ divorce, Alex was raised by her mother in California. Following a high school romance, she’d her first child, Amarah Skye Dean, born on November 13, 1989.

She got married to her husband Bernard Dean in 2011 and has two children with him, Jerzey and Mason Dean. 

Amarah Skye the first child of Alexandrea Martin and the first grandchild of Alvin Martin has a daughter, Charlie Rose, making Alvin Martin a great-grandfather. The 34-year-old is a painter and doodle artist.

Jerzey Dean the second daughter of Alex Martin was born in 1996 is a fashion designer and model. She owns a clothing brand, Jerzey Kennedy Designs.

Mason Dean on the other hand is a songwriter and musician. He was born in 1998.

Alvin Martin and Whoopi Goldberg 

Alvin Martin and Whoopi Goldberg 

Alvin Martin and Whoopi Goldberg met at a rehabilitation center where Alvin worked as a drug counselor in 1972 in Los Angeles.

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Whoopi Goldberg, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, who was 18 years old, homeless, and suffering from drug addiction had gone to the rehabilitation center to seek help through the help of her friends.

She met Alvin Martin who became her counselor. The duo later developed a romantic relationship and got married the following year after discovering they were expecting.

She gave birth that same year to their daughter, Alexandrea Martin. However, the couple divorced six years later in 1979.

She later went on to remarry twice, divorcing her second husband in 1995. In addition to her marriage, she had a relationship with David Schein (1980–1985) and Frank Langella (1995–2000).

Whoopi had revealed that she’d been responsible for her failed marriages.

She’d told The New York Times in 2019 that she’d gotten married just to fulfill what people expected of her. But, she didn’t want anybody questioning why she was doing what she was doing, and that she liked being on her own.

The 68-year-old great-grandmother is a well-celebrated Hollywood actress, producer, comedian, author, and television personality. She’s well-known for her roles in The Color Purple, Sister Act, and Ghost, as well as numerous movies.

She’s the recipient of numerous accolades and the first African American to attain the EGOT status for winning an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Tony Award.

Alvin Louise Martin on the other hand, who had received the media’s attention after his marriage to Whoopi, continued living a quiet life after his divorce in 1979. There’s no information on whether he remarried and had other children.

How Old Is Alvin Martin?

There’s no information on his date of birth.

Alvin Martin Now

Alvin Martin lives a quiet life away from the public’s eyes. 

Wrapping Up

Alvin Martin, the first husband of the Hollywood star, Whoopi Goldberg, worked as a drug counselor.

His marriage to Whoopi had thrown him into the limelight. However, he maintained a low profile during his marriage and after his divorce. 

The father of one is now a grandfather of three and a great-grandfather of one.

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Marymartin Okoabu
Marymartin Okoabu

Chinonso Marymartin Okoabu is a creative writer who focuses on SEO contents and fictions. With more than two years experience in SEO writing, she writes articles for websites. In her spare time, she crafts short stories that explore life experiences. Her creative works have been published on different websites and Love Feast Magazine. She is the winner of the E C. Michael's prize for short stories, 2022.

Chinonso is a graduate of Human Anatomy from the University of Calabar.
She hails from Ibusa in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state.

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