Who Is Alvin “Louise” Martin? Meet Whoopi Goldberg’s Ex-husband

Alvin “Louise” Martin is the former husband of Whoopi Goldberg, the legendary American actress to whom he married for 6 years. He is a counselor by profession.

Martin is however not the only ex-husband of the talented actress as Whoopi went on to marry other men after divorcing him. Be that as it may, Alvin union with Whoopi seemed to have been the most productive in Whoopi’s life. Here, we will take a look at Alvin and what makes him special.

Summary of Alvin Louise Martin’s Bio

  • Full Name:  Alvin Louise Martin
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Alvin “Louise” Martin’s Ex-Wife: Whoopi Goldberg (1973-1979)
  • Alvin “Louise” Martin’s Children: Alexandra Martin Dean
  • Alvin “Louise” Martin’s Grandchildren: Amara Skye, Jerzey Dean, and Mason Dean
  • Alvin “Louise” Martin’s Great-grandchild: 2 daughters (from Amara Skye)
  • Famous for: Whoopi Goldberg’s ex-husband

Alvin Louise Martin is an American Drug Counsellor

Though he has come to be famous for being a celebrity spouse, Alvin Louise Martin has not disclosed officially details of his birth like when he was born, where, and to whom. It is also not known if he has siblings or not and what growing up was generally like for him. All these are so because he prefers to keep details of his life private and has been good at doing so.

In like manner, there are also no details of his schooling. But nevertheless, seeing that he went on to pursue a career as a professional drug counselor and even began practicing, it is safe to assume that Mr. Alvin was well educated up to the tertiary level.

He First Met Whoopi Goldberg as His Patient in the 70s

Alvin Louise Martin and Whoopi Goldberg
Alvin Louise Martin and Whoopi Goldberg

Alvin Martin met an 18-year-old Whoopi Goldberg in the early 70s at a time when the actress was in a low ebb in her life and career. Specifically, she was struggling with drug addiction and had to check into a rehabilitation center to overcome her drug dependency and abuse. It happened that Alvin Martin who was already practicing as a drug counselor was assigned to treat her case.

Through this unplanned first meeting, the would-be couple got to meet for the first time and Whoopi’s rehabilitation commenced in earnest. However, in the course of time, the duo took a liking to each other and it was apparent that Whoopi (who was already getting better) will be coming out of rehabilitation with something more; a relationship with her counselor – Alvin Martin.

They Had a Baby Girl Named Alexandra Martin Dean in 1973 but Divorced in 1979

With their relationship already underway, Whoopi became pregnant for Alvin and the next thing they did was what every responsible adult would do. The couple planned a little marriage ceremony and got married in 1973 and in the same year, Whoopi bore their first and only daughter; Alexandra Martin Dean.

With a baby girl between them, the new parents went about their lives living together as one family but things soon turned sour between them. About 6 years after, Alvin and Whoopi got divorced and we later came to learn that it was Whoopi’s fault that their marriage ended.

She revealed that marriage was never a plan in her life as she only got married to conform to societal expectations. Better put, she never really loved Alvin Loius or any of the 2 men she later ended up marrying and divorcing after her first marriage.

How Old is Alex Martin?

Alex Martin (Alexandra Martin Dean) is 50 years old. She was born on on May 9, 1973, and is the only child of her parents, Whoopi Goldberg and Alvin Martin Dean. Alex was 6 years old at the time her parents’ marriage ended.

Alvin Louise Martin is Now a Great-Grandfather Through His Daughter with Whoopi Goldberg

Following her parent’s divorce, Alexandra Martin Dean was reportedly raised by her mother and she has grown to become a film actress and producer with a portfolio of works in her name. But while Alexandra was 16 years old, she got pregnant to a yet to be disclosed man whom she had a baby girl named Amara Skye.

Many years later, Alexander married Bernard Dean after going back and forth many times in their relationship. With Dean, she had two other kids; Jerzey and Mason. Meet Alvin’s grandchildren below.

1. Amara Skye

Amara Skye is the eldest of Alvin and Whoopi’s grandchildren as she was born on the 13th of November 1989. Currently, she is 34 years old. Careerwise, her Instagram bio describes her as an artist, and going by the theme of the content she uploads, she does identify as one.

With regard to her relationship life, she is married and has two daughters which make Alvin Louise Martin and Whoopi Goldberg great-grandparents.

2. Jerzey Dean

Jerzey Dean is the second grandchild of Alvin and Whoopi. She was born sometime in 1996 and is currently 28 years old. She is the first child her mother had with Bernad Dean. Careerwise, she is a model, fashion designer, and businesswoman who owns a clothing line she branded Jerzey Kennedy Designs.

3. Mason Dean

Mason Dean
Mason Dean

Mason is the youngest of Alvin’s grandchildren. He was born on the 28th day of September 1998 and is 25 years old. He seemed to have taken after his mother and grandmother as he is art inclined with a special knack for music. He made his music debut in 2020 with a rap song he titled Focus.

Did Alvin “Louise” Martin Remarry After Whoopi?

Unlike Whoopi Goldberg, Alvin Louise Martin did not seek to remarry after their divorce. He remained single thereafter and has remained so since 1979, 45 years ago. Perhaps he was content with his first and only marital experience or better still found other things to devote all those years to.

Whoopi Goldberg on the other hand got married two more times but ended up divorcing each of those men. Her second marriage was with David Claessen and it lasted just two years from 1986 to 1988. In 1994, she married Lyle Trachtenberg but divorced him in 1995. Thus, her 6 years of marriage to Alvin “Louise” Martin was the longest she has ever been married.

Is Alvin Martin Still Alive?

It’s not known if Alvin Martin is still alive or not. If not for his marriage to Whoopi Goldberg, Alvin Louise Martin seems like a man who would never crave media attention. He lives a quiet life and carefully keeps details of his whereabouts away from the media. Ever since his divorce, there has been no report about what he does.


Who is Alvin Martin?

Alvin “Louise” Martin is the former husband of Whoopi Goldberg, the legendary American actress to whom he was married for 6 years. He is a counselor by profession.

How long was Whoopi Goldberg married to Alvin Martin?

Whoopi Goldberg was married to Alvin Martin for 6 years, from 1973 to 1979.

Does Alex Martin have any children?

Alex Martin has only one known child and that’s Alexandra Martin Dean, his only child with Whoopi Goldberg. He also has three grandchildren named Amara Skye, Jerzey and Mason Dean.

What is Alvin Martin’s net worth?

Alvin Martin’s net worth is unknown, but that of his ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg is estimated at $60 million.


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