Gina Sasso rose to fame after she started dating late American actor and comedian, Thomas Mikal Ford aka Tommy Ford. His role as Thomas “Tommy” Strawn on the FOX sitcom Martin is one of his best-known roles. Gina was the woman who constantly supported Ford through his ups and downs. But unfortunately, she wasn’t together with him in the last few years of his life.
Gina and Ford were married for more than one and a half-decade before ending their marriage in a divorce. And a couple of years after their separation, Ford lost his life abdominal aneurysm. Well, even years after Ford’s death, his fans are eager to learn about his private life, especially his romantic life with Gina Sasso.
So, we have brought you some exclusive details surrounding Gina and Ford’s relationship and its downfall. Besides, we will also have a brief look at the former celebrity spouse’s life.
What is Gina Sasso Age?
Gina was born Gina Marie Sasso on March 13, 1963. If the sources are to be believed, Gina was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Info about her early life and parents is pretty scarce in the media. She belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. Besides, Gina is a Pisces.
Failed Marriage to Thomas Ford
According to Famous Birthdays, Gina met her future husband Thomas in 1996 when she was on a business trip to Los Angeles. The couple hit it off in their first meeting and started dating shortly after. After around a year of courtship, the duo tied the knot in Las Vegas in April 1997.
Heavy.com reported citing Jet magazine that the couple’s private wedding took place at the Rio Hotel & Resort. In the meantime, the site also reports actors, and Ford’s fellow Martin co-stars Martin Lawrence and Carl Anthony Payne II were among the groomsmen. The newlyweds went to Aruba for their honeymoon.
After over one and a half-decade of a conjugal relationship, actor Ford and Gina called off their marriage in the early 2010s. They never revealed the reason for their divorce. Their divorce was finalized in 2014.
Gina Sasso Has Two Children With Her Ex-Husband
Gina and Thomas were married for over fifteen years before their divorce. While they were together, the former husband and wife gave birth to two children, a son Thomas Ford Jr. and a daughter, Madison Ford.
There is no detail when Gina and Ford welcomed their first child, son Thomas Jr. However, the late actor once revealed his daughter was born on 15 March 2000. Back on March 14, 2015, Thomas took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of him and his daughter where he wrote his girl was turning 15 the day after. Here is the post.
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As of 2022, Madison is 22 years old, while Thomas Jr. is also in his mid-20s. Both Gina and her late ex-spouse share a great bond with both their kids, however, they never flaunted their private life in the media. Moreover, both Thomas Jr. and Madison prefer staying under the media radar.
Meanwhile, in June 2016, Thomas Sr. shared a post on his Instagram featuring him and both of his children from his son, Tom Jr.’s graduation. Ford wrote how proud he was to have raised an honor student. Have a look at the post.
Unfortunately, there is no info on the current whereabouts of Gina and Thomas’ offsprings.
Her Ex-Husband Thomas Ford’s Death
Gina Sasso’s ex-husband, Ford passed away on October 12, 2016. Ford was hospitalized for a couple of days before he succumbed his life to an abdominal aneurysm. Before Ford’s family announced his death, his friend and Black-ish co-star, Anthony Anderson apparently announced the false death of Thomas.
Anthony wrote about his friend’s death on Twitter, which he deleted minutes later. He further updated his fans with another post saying he was given misinformation about Thomas’s death. Meanwhile, talking to TMZ Gina told her ex-hubby hadn’t passed away but was on life support. She also added that he wasn’t expected to make it through that day.
A post was uploaded on his Instagram announcing his death. Alongside the photo was written: “To all family and friends of Tommy Ford. We would like to inform everyone that our brother passed away today October 12, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.” Here is the post.
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Ford’s family also released a statement expressing their grief on Ford’s passing. The statement read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykal Ford.”
Is Gina Sasso Dating Someone in 2022?
Gina has stayed away from the media entirely following her divorce from Thomas. As of now, there is not a single clue if she is dating a guy or living a single life. We hope she is doing great irrespective of her relationship status.
On the other hand, shortly after their divorce, in June 2014, Gina’s ex started dating actress Viviane Brazil publicly. They were in a relationship until his death in 2016. Meanwhile, some reputed sites, including IMDb, have mentioned Viviane and Thomas were married. Moreover, IMDb mentions they walked down the aisle on June 3, 2014. However, there is no official verification of the fact as of yet.
In October 2020, on Thomas’ 4th death anniversary, Brazil shared a post by Amomama.com where the site has clearly mentioned she was Tommy’s girlfriend at the time of his death. And Brazil seemed fine with the term “girlfriend” there, so we can safely say Viviane and Thomas were not married, but a loving couple.
What does Gina Sasso Do For Living?
As we already mentioned, Sasso lives a relatively private life. But as per some online tabloids, Gina is a businesswoman. She reportedly owns a sales and marketing firm. However, the name of her firm is unknown. Besides, she is a registered Democrat.