Who is Flynn Belaine? The ex-Wife of Famous Comedian Richard Pryor 

By Krisha Karki | Updated on July 29, 2022
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    Flynn Belaine is an actress, and writer famed as the ex-wife of renowned comedian Richard Pryor. She has been active in the entertainment industry for quite a while. She has proved her skills and talent in various projects like The Education of Vampire and The Three Muscatels. 

    On the other hand, her former partner, the late comedian Richard Pryor was famous for his work in Stir Crazy and See No Evil, Hear No Evil. Flynn and Richard’s relationship was quite unique as they married two times.

    So how did they marry twice? Does the former couple share any kids? Let us update you with some information about Flynn Belaine’s personal life including her current whereabouts.

    Flynn Belaine Early Life

    She was born in 1963, in Washington, DC, the United States. Flynn belongs to the mixed ethnicity of white and African-American. She has not revealed that much about her parents and siblings.

    Besides, she stands about 5 ft 6 inches. Likewise, her dark brown eyes and black hair color make her much more beautiful.

    She has American nationality. She is a dedicated Jehovah’s witness which has made her caring and patient. In addition to her educational background reports suggest, that she is a University graduate.

    How old is Flynn Belaine?

    As of July 2022, she is 59 years old.

    Flynn Belaine Career: She once enlisted in the Army

    From a young age, Flynn was quite interested to serve in the military due to which she enrolled in the military at the young age of 18 years old. Later due to some reason she left the army and moved to California to pursue her career in acting.

    Likewise, she has been active in the entertainment industry for over two decades. She debuted in the year 1986 in an episode of The Barbara Walters Summer Special after which she polished her acting skills much better.

    Furthermore, she went on to play the role of Dorian alongside her ex-husband in the movie, The Three Muscatels in 1991. In this movie, not only did she play an actress but she was also one of the writers and producers.

    In addition to the comedy roles, she tried something different by appearing in the 2001 horror movie, The Education of a Vampire. This movie was based on a group of teenagers who are hunted by vampires as they try to blend into their new lives. This role took her career to the next step and proved her versatility.

    Flynn Belaine and Richard Pryor Had 13 years of Age Gap

    Flynn started dating famous comedian Richard Pryor back in 1984. Both of them met during Richard’s show in Washington D.C. The 13 years of age gap didn’t bother the couple and soon they began dating.

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    Flynn with her husband Richard Pryor.

    After dating for a while, Flynn became pregnant with their first child. But unfortunately, her pregnancy created a lot of chaos in Richard’s life. Richard was already a father of four children and was not willing to become a father again. He suggested Flyyn get an abortion which she denied.

    Henceforth she remained silent about her pregnancy and never revealed the father’s name. Ultimately Richard was impressed by her positive attitude towards his career and went on to marry her.

    Their Marriage and Children

    They tied the knot on October 10th, 1986, and enjoyed their married life. Both of them were spotted together by the media at various events.

    Furthermore, they went on to have two children Steven and Kelsey. Steven was born on 14th November 1984, two years before their wedding. When Steven was 2 years old they officially tied the knot and later on the couple welcomed their only daughter on 25th October 1987.

    Both of them enjoyed their marital life for a while with their children.

    Nevertheless, not more than two months into their married life Richard filed for divorce stating irreconcilable differences, however, he withdrew the case on the same day. Just a week later he again filed the case in court. In 1987, the court granted their divorce and the lovebirds went their separate ways.

    Flynn Belaine and Richard Pryor re-married: What was the reason?

    Richard and Flynn are among the few couples in Hollywood who got married twice.

    Richard had gathered quite a fame as a comedian due to which he was carefree about his lifestyle. This led to his lifestyle being under the influence of drugs and women which led to the deterioration of his health making his life go downhill.

    Due to his constant drug abuse, he had his first heart attack at the early age of 36 years old. Later on, he was also diagnosed with sclerosis.

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    Flynn Belaine with Richard Pryor.

    In the year 1990, he had a second heart attack while on his way to Australia for vacation. Under those circumstances, as a beloved, she went to meet him. Then in the same year, he got his third heart attack.

    While taking care of her former husband, the pair fell in love again and before you know it, the couple married in 199o.

    Sadly, their relationship didn’t work out again and three years later they went on to take divorce again. The pair has maintained good terms since then.

    Flynn Pryor’s first marriage lasted about a week

    Before crossing paths with Richard, she was already divorced. During her time in the army, she came across a man. Both of them fell in love and got married.

    However, they both separated not more than a week later. The reason being, that her spouse was already married with children. As a result, she left the army and flew to California to pursue her career in acting.

    Richard was married seven times to five women including Flynn Belaine

    Acclaiming quite a name in his career he still had his fill of drama in his personal life. He was first married to Patricia Price from the year 1960 to 1961.

    Later he got married to Shelly Bonus in 1967 which lasted for two years. He dated actress Deborah McGuire for four years and tied the knot in 1977 but divorced in 1978.

    He then dated an interior designer and actress Jenifer Lee and got hitched in 1981 but divorced in 1982, reason being his drug addiction. Richard again married Jenifer Lee in the year 2001 after getting divorced from Flynn and remained married till his death.

    Richard Pryor was Bisexual?

    He was considered a playboy during his time in the entertainment industry. Despite this, it was revealed that he had slept with men too.

    Nine years after his death, in the book Becoming Richard Pryor, it was mentioned that he was open about his sexual orientation with his friends. His widow had been aware of his orientation and his relationship with the actor Marlon Brando.

    However, his daughter actress Rain Pryor denied this fact but Richard’s last wife Jenifer had been vocal about this fact in her interviews.

    What is Flynn Belaine Networth?

    Flynn was once a big part of the entertainment industry. By working in the industry for so long, she earned a big name and wealth for herself. As of 2022, her net worth is estimated to be around $600,000.

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