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Boyd Black: Ex-Husband Of Top Gun Actress Kelly McGillis

Boyd Black is primarily popular for being the ex-husband of famous actress Kelly McGillis. Kelly is recognized for her role as Lieutenant Lorraine Page in the movie Cold Shoulder.

People already know a lot about Kelly but now her fans are curious about her ex-husband and want to know every detail about him. Therefore in this article, we have gathered all the information about Boyd. Here, we will talk about his parents, education, marriage, and more so, make sure to stick with us till the end.

Let’s get started!

Boyd Black’s Past Life, Age, And Family

Unlike his ex-wife, who is known by almost every Top Gun fan, Boyd is very private. He likes to keep his personal life to himself, and even when he was married to Kelly, no one knew much about him.

Black was born in the 1950s and is currently in his 60s. Unfortunately, there isn’t any information about his parents although his former in-laws were Donald Manson McGillis and Virginia Joan McGillis.

Even after trying so hard to find out whether Boyd had any siblings, we couldn’t find anything about them, which leads us to believe that he might be the only child of his parents.

His Education

Regarding his education, Boyd went to Julliard School in New York. It is where he met his future wife Kelly McGillis.

We don’t have much information about Boyd, so let’s talk about Kelly’s educational life instead. For her high school, she went to Newport Harbour High School situated in Los Angeles.

Boyd Black's former wife is 65 years old.
Kelly is an actress.

After completing her secondary education, McGillis enrolled at Allan Hancock College. While a member of the institution, she studied Pacific Conservatory Of The Performing Arts.

Boyd’s Ethnicity And Nationality

As for his ethnicity, he is believed to be Caucasian and holds American citizenship.

On the other hand, his ex-wife has mixed ethnicity. She has Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and German in her ancestry. Like Black, she is also an American.

Boyd Black Professional Life

Boyd hasn’t revealed what he does for a living to the media but according to some secondary sites, there have been claims that he is a writer while others claim him to be an actor. It does make sense as Black went to Julliard School, a music school in New York.

Besides, talking about his former wife, Kelly is in the entertainment industry. As mentioned earlier, she is an American actress who is known for playing in many popular movies and series in her life. And, even at age 65, she doesn’t seem to be slowing down in her career.

McGillis is very well known for playing in the movie Remember Me in 1995. In the movie, she portrayed the character of Menly Nichols. She starred alongside other top actors and actresses such as Cotter Smith, Shanna Reed, Michael T. Weiss, Stephen McHattie, and Amy Hargreaves.

Besides this, some of her most loved films and series are Dark Eyes, We the Jury, The Third Twin, Painted Angels, Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister, Perfect Prey, Ground Control, At First Sight, The Settlement, The Wild Thornberrys, The Outer Limits, and The Monkey’s Mask. 

Boyd Black And Kelly McGillis’ Marriage Lasted For A Brief Period

The former flames met each other when Kelly moved to New York and joined Juilliard School to learn drama. It was love at first sight for both of them and a year later they decided to take the marriage vows. The duo walked down the aisle on April 14, 1979. According to the actress, she married Boyd to regain the approval and trust of her parents.

Boyd Black and Kelly McGillis got divorced after just 2 years.
Kelly in her younger days.

Everything seemed fine in their relationship. But, unfortunately, they couldn’t sustain their marriage for very long, so, they divorced in 1981. Black and McGillis were together for just 1 and a half years and they didn’t welcome any kids during those years.

Boyd Black’s Ex-wife Was Raped Shortly After Their Divorce

After Boyd and Kelly ended their relationship, McGillis started dating a woman. While dating, the former lovers decided to live together in a flat.

One day, when Kelly came home earlier than usual she decided to take a bath. After she was done, the actress heard a knock on the door, and thinking it was her then-girlfriend, she opened the door. However, it wasn’t her, instead, it was two black men who had come to loot and rape her.

Boyd Black's former lover is also a producer.
McGillis has played in many action movies.

They tried to force their way in when Kelly opened the door. She panicked and started to run and scream thinking someone might hear her and call the police. In an interview, she opened up about the incident saying,

It was clear that one of the intruders had come to rob and the other had come to rape. Almost immediately the taller one undid his trousers and crudely demanded oral sex. I refused. He tried to hit me on the head with a beer bottle but caught my shoulder instead.

Eventually, someone heard her scream and called the police. When the police arrived, the boys ran through the window. After chasing for some time, the cops finally caught one of the guys. His name was Leroy Johnson, and he was just 15 years old.

Boyd Black Relationship Status After His Divorce To Kelly: His Ex-Wife Came Out As A Lesbian

As you know by now, Boyd is a very private individual who doesn’t speak much about his personal and professional life. He has remained out of the limelight for so long and after his divorce, from Kelly, it has been more difficult for us to know if he is married or single as of 2023.

Boyd Black's ex-wife with her second husband.
The actress has been married three times.

On the other hand, the Top Gun actress has been married twice after the separation. She married a guy named Fred Tillman, a Newport broker in 1989. The duo was together for nearly 13 years becoming parents to two daughters named Kesley Tillman and Sonora Tillman.

Likewise, McGillis publically announced that she is a lesbian in 2009. A year later she even married a woman named Melanie Leis on September 15, 2010. However, her third marriage also didn’t last long and the couple walked down a separate road in 2013.

Boyd Black’s Net Worth

Talking about his net worth, Boyd has an estimated net worth of $100,000. He must have earned his money by working as a movie writer.

On the other hand, his former wife has an estimated wealth of $4 million.