Arnold Byrd is a retired sergeant in the U.S. Marines Corps who came to the limelight as the husband of Black-ish Star Jenifer Lewis (aka Jenifer Jeanette Lewis), an American actress, comedian, singer, and activist. Arnold’s wife is known for the role in the TV shows like What’s Love Got to Do With It, Poetic Justice, The Preacher’s Wife, and more.
Moving into their marriage, Arnold and his spouse Jenifer have been married since 2012. They have one adopted daughter, Charmaine Lewis, who is also in the acting field.
Furthermore, here in this article, we have included Arnold’s love life, his early age, net worth, and more.
Arnold Byrd’s Early Details
Although Byrd hasn’t disclosed any details regarding his childhood or date of birth, the celebrity spouse is reportedly in his 60s.
Moving into his family details, Arnold often shares about his parents and siblings on his social media handles. But, most frequently, Byrd shares photos of his niece on his Instagram.
Besides, his wife Lewis was born on January 25, 1957, in Kinloch, Missouri. And her age is 65 as of 2022.
Talking about his academics, Arnold is quite an educated person. He attended California State University-Dominguez Hills in 1979 and graduated from college in 1982. Later, Byrd went on to enroll at the University of Phoenix in 1995.
Professional Career: What is Arnold Byrd Doing?
As mentioned earlier, Jenifer’s hubby Arnold was a sergeant in the U.S. Marines. In addition to that, Byrd has also worked for seven different companies. He worked as a site project manager at Environmental Management Resources, INC. for about 2yrs and 6 months. In April 2003, Arnold started working for
After that, Byrd also worked as Future Operations Chief for the United States Marine Forces Reserve. He then landed the job as a Maintenance & Repair Superintendent at the company named APL, where he worked for 4 years and 10 months.
As of 2022, Arnold works at Fenix Marine Services. He started working as Container Yard Superintendent in Spet 2014. And three years after as a superintendent, he was promoted to the post of Operations Manager (Container Yard) in the year 2018.
Arnold Byrd’s Wife Jenifer Lewis Is A Successful Actress
Jenifer Lewis started her career as a backup singer for Bette Midler before she made her way into acting. She snagged her first professional role in the film named Beaches in 1988.
Later on, the actress played in dozens of movies and TV shows. She is mostly known for movies like Poetic Justice, The Preacher’s Wife, The Cookout, and more. On the other hand, Arnold’s spouse Jenifer is also known as ‘The Mother Of Black Hollywood.‘
Arnold Spouse Jenifer Struggled With Sex Addiction and Bipolar Disorder
Jenifer has written in her memoir that she was addicted to sex when she moved to New York. She lived there to work with the Broadway production Eubie! and Comin Uptown.
In an interview with daily mail, Lewis said,
“Performing on Broadway was a rush. The applause coming over the footlights was like a tsunami in slow motion. The crash after the show, I assure you, is just as intense. Let’s just say that post show I had a sort of habit of sex serving as a night cap. I was Cleopatra, Pam Grier, Marilyn Monroe, and Jezebel rolled into one. For me, nothing could extend the thrill of a standing ovation like great sex with a gorgeous guy.”
As the years passed, Jenifer’s undiagnosed symptoms were worst than before. Moreover, in 1989, she was self-medicating with the help of alcohol and by having sex. Thankfully, she was under the care of Rachel (a Therapist).
With the help of Rachel, Jenifer even revealed about sex addiction. She explained it as,
“Just as alcoholism isn’t really about the liquor, my addiction wasn’t really about the sex. It was about the unresolved psychological problems that caused me pain. Sex was simply my painkiller,”
Byrd’s spouse, Jenifer Lewis, really became a better version of herself within some years. On the other hand, she even got the opportunity to help someone with bipolar disorder to come out from the darkness they have in their life.
Arnold Byrd And His Wife Jenifer Are Now Married For A Decade: Their Marriage Date
The long-time couple exchanged their vows in 2012. They are in a blissful matrimonial relationship ever since. Unfortunately, the details about how did they first meet and start dating are still missing.
They dated for a couple of years before they got hitched as Jenifer told that the actress was dating a handsome, tall, and intelligent guy in 2010 who later turned out her current husband, Arnold. She said of her hubby in an interview with NEWS4USONLINE,
“I am so in love and so happy. He’s tall, dark and handsome. He’s intelligent. He’s the father of three children. So he has lived. He has a life and he doesn’t have to borrow mine. I found myself a grown man-a grown man who was looking for an adult relationship. I am one of the most fortunate women in the world.”
So, it is safe to say, the two were linked romantically a few years before their nuptial.
Children: They Have an Adopted Daughter
Arnold had an adopted daughter, Charmaine Lewis from his wife. Jenifer met her at LA’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and their daughter was just seven at the time.
As of now, Charmaine is also an actress. She has played in movies like Strange Blood and Instagram is a Liar. Furthermore, Jennifer mentioned her husband as the father of three children in her abovementioned interview. But, there is nothing more about his kids and their biological mother.
His Net Worth
As per sources, his fortune is $1 million. Apart from that, his long-time partner has estimated earnings of $2 million as of 2022. Needless to mention, Jenifer’s main source of income comes from her acting work.
Is Arnold Active In Social Media Platforms?
Arnold has created an Instagram account, but he isn’t active since 2021. On the other hand, his beautiful wife is active on Instagram, where she has a huge number of followers of over 1.1 million. Jenifer uploads pictures and videos about her professional life and some good times spent with her colleagues.