|Ian Alexander Sr
|April 8, 1956
|American Record Producer, Former VP of Warner Bros, Regina King's Ex-husband.
Born in April 1956, in Canada, Ian Alexander Sr is the former husband of Regina King. He is a record producer and media personality. Ian Alexander was a little-known personality before marrying the Emmy Award-winning actress.
He was also an actor in a way, appearing in minor roles in TV shows like Masters of Horror, Animal Miracles, and The Chris Isaak Show. Ian even starred in the 2000 Disney movie, The Ultimate Christmas Present.
His former wife, Regina Rene King, is an accomplished American actress and director. During her career, Regina has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award four times. In fact, she has the most Emmy wins for an African American performer.
But let’s talk about her former husband a bit more.
Early Life and Relationship with Regina King
As we said before, Ian Alexander Sr was born on April 8, 1956, in Canada. He is a British Columbia native who had minor roles in some television series and a Disney movie.
Besides his acting, he also worked at Qwest Records and handled distribution for record companies. At one point, he even worked at Warner Bros. and became the company’s vice-president.
He and King met in the early 1990s and developed a romantic relationship. According to many sources, they met in 1994 and dated for three years before deciding to tie the knot. In January 1996, they welcomed their first child, Ian Alexander Jr. The next year, in April, they got married.
According to some sources, he served as his wife’s biggest support when she battled Parkinson’s disease. And while things seemed to be going well, things fell apart in 2006. Regina King announced she was divorcing her husband.
Some reports surfaced that he had an extramarital affair, and Regina caught him in the act with the woman. Details, later on, claimed that has been going off for a while.
Following the divorce, Ian moved away from the spotlight. There were no details about his endeavors, relationship, jobs, or anything else. Yet, he remained in contact with his ex-wife, because they have a son together.
Regina moved on and started dating other people. For example, she was in a relationship with actor Nicholas Gonzales and then professional basketball player Quentin Richardson. Things didn’t work out.
After a while, actress Regina King and her former husband decided to mend their post-marriage relationship. They noticed an uncomfortable distance between them in one of their son’s basketball matches.
Regina said, “On an occasion when we should be united, we were miles apart, which was not cool. Because of our issues, Ian was becoming the kid whose parents were so disconnected that they couldn’t even sit next to each other, let alone have a civilized conversation”.
She saw a glimpse of her own childhood when her parents separated. And didn’t want it to happen to her son as well. Regina explained, “Just as I’d watched my parents arguing and fighting, my son watched his parents arguing and fighting. It was like history repeating itself, and I felt terrible about him having to witness that”.
Following that, they decided to take mutual steps and co-parent their son.
Sadly, there is not much information about Ian’s early life and career. We do not know much about him before he started a career in acting.
Details of his education are unknown. What we do know is that at one point, he decided to pursue an acting career. He started by applying in various television shows before he finally appeared in the Masters of Horror anthology television series.
He then worked on the live-action program Animal Miracles, a TV show featuring animals protecting humans and the like.
After he met Regina and got married to her, Ian put his career in the back seat. He was a supportive husband and let his wife do the work and provide for the family.
As we said before, Ian Alexander Sr and actress Regina King share a son together. Sadly, they lost their son in January 2022, at the age of 26 years.
Regina announced the passing of her son Ian Alexander Jr in a news statement to people. There was no immediate cause of his death, but publications claimed he took his own life. The heartbreaking news came just days after the young DJ celebrated his 26th birthday.
Ian Jr was the only child of the Oscar-winning actress. She said in the statement, “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank You”.
Tributes started pouring in on social media after the news of the death broke out.
So, how rich is Ian Alexander Sr? How rich is the former husband of the Award-winning actress? Well, according to some sources, Ian Alexander Sr’s net worth is little more than $3 million.
He earned the money through his career in acting. Some might say it was also due to the success of his wife, who has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million.
After all, he probably got some of it during the divorce, right?