Where is Whoopi Goldberg’s ex-husband Alvin Louise Martin now?

April 18, 2024
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Who is Alvin Louise Martin?

Alvin Louise Martin is a celebrity, best known to the world as the ex-husband of American actress, author and TV personality, Whoopi Goldberg.

Where is Alvin Louise Martin Now?

Alvin never liked public life, and as Whoopi was becoming more popular after the end of their marriage, he avoided questions about their married life and hasn’t made that many public appearances.

As a result, there is no information about his whereabouts at the moment, and what his present occupation is.


Alvin Louise Martin Wiki: Age, Childhood, Education

Alvin Louis Martin was born somewhere in the USA in the 1950s, but his private nature is the reason why there is no exact information about his birthplace and date of birth.

Moreover, he has successfully hidden the names of his parents, and information about his siblings, if any. There is also no clear information about his educational background.

Marriage to Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi had developed drug addiction in her teenage years, and has spoken of herself as a functioning drug addict. Her drug counselor was Alvin Martin, and the two fell in love rather quickly.


Whoopi was just 18 years old when she gave birth to her only child, daughter Alexandrea Martin. Alvin and Whoopi married in 1973, way before she became what she is today, and were married for six years before their marriage ultimately failed.

Years later, Whoopi revealed that she didn’t experience true love with Alvin, but neither with her other partners, and that was the main reason for their divorce.

Life After Divorce

Following their split, Alvin has never remarried, unlike his ex-wife. Alvin continued on with his life, focused on being a great father to his daughter, who is now a prominent actress and film producer. In 1994, she won the title of Miss Golden Globe at the Golden Globe Awards.

Net Worth

As of early 2022, Alvin Louis Martin’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Alvin Martin’s Ex-Wife, Whoopi Goldberg – Biography

Born as Caryn Elaine Johnson on 13 November 1955, in New York City USA, she was the daughter of Robert James Johnson Jr. and his wife, Emma. She had a brother, Clyde Johnson, who died in 2015.

Whoopi was raised by her single mother, living in the Chelsea-Elliot Houses, a public housing project in New York City.


She attended Washington Irving High School, but dropped out before matriculation.

She was addicted to heroin for some time, but successfully cleaned up and when she ultimately divorced in 1979 from Alvin, Whoopi moved to San Diego, California where she worked as a waitress, and later to Berkeley, California, where she held several odd jobs, such as bank teller, a cosmetologist in a mortuary, and a bricklayer.

Interested in theater, she joined the avant-garde theater troupe the Blake Street Hawkeyes.

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She trained acting under Uta Hagen at the HB Studio, and made her on-screen debut in the film “Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away” in 1982. Three years later, she secured her first major role, as Celie Johnson in Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple”, receiving high praise for her performance, and continued rather successfully into the second half of the ‘80s, appearing in such films as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986), then “Fatal Beauty” (1987), and “Beverly Hills Brats” in 1989.


She won the Academy Award for her role as Oda Mae Brown in the fantasy romantic-drama film “Ghost”, co-starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Since then, Whoopi has appeared in more than 130 films and TV series, securing numerous prominent roles such as Deloris in the film “Sister Act” (1992), and its sequel “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” (1993), at the time becoming the highest-paid actress, then as Eddie in the film of the same name, and “Ghosts of Mississippi” in 1996, which starred Alec Baldwin and James Woods.

Since the start of the 2000s, Whoopi has focused on other interests, such as working as a television host, and on charity work, but has still kept her acting career alive.

She was Carmen Tibideaux in the TV series “Glee” (2011-2012), and in 2018 she starred in the film “Nobody’s Fool”. She is currently working on several projects, including the third installment of the “Sister Act” films, and on the biopic about the Lucas Till case, simply entitled “Till”, scheduled for release late in 2022.


According to reports, Whoopi Goldberg’s net worth has been estimated to be around $60 million, as of early 2022.

After divorcing Alvin, Whoopi married and divorced two more times. Her second husband was cinematographer David Claessen, their marriage lasting from 1986 until 1988, while her third husband was Lyle Trachtenberg; they were married only a year, from October 1994 until October 1995.

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