Tichina Arnold is the beloved actress who has been a part of such iconic shows as Martin and Everybody Hates Chris. Arnold married Rico Hines back in 2012, but has been separated from the basketball coach for every 5 years. It seem she’s finally ready to end things as she just recently filed for divorce.
Arnold was not on everyone’s best side earlier this year. It appears she’s made some comments alluding to her “support” of controversial figures including Donald Trump and R. Kelly.
She famously said that she would invite former president Donald Trump to her BBQ if he lived next door. “I would, but it would have to be on my turf because he’s used to things being on his turf and so I think we have to meet halfway. Let’s meet on the sidewalk in between the house. We would have to meet in the middle,” she said.
She went on to explain that she feels like racism is not going anywhere and that its important to try and find middle ground with people. Some fans were not feeling this.
She later turned her attention to R. Kelly in a not so subtle string of tweets posted around the time that he was arrested.
The actress expressed her disapproval of how so many can chime in on a controversy with little empathy for the people it involves. She particularly felt that black people “pounce” on other black people when presumed guilty, rather than trying to uplift them or help them heal from whatever it is they are dealing with.
“Its disturbing to watch black ppl pounce on other black ppl when they are already down..guilty or not, but when it comes to holding others races accountable for their horrific actions, I hear crickets,” the actress and singer wrote on Twitter.
*Its disturbing to watch black ppl pounce on other black ppl when they are already down..guilty or not, but when it comes to holding others races accountable for their horrific actions, I hear crickets. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Operate through love & compassion.— Tichina Arnold (@TichinaArnold) March 7, 2019
Well Arnold is not in a forgiving mood when it comes to her currently estranged husband. The pair married in 2012 but split less than 4 years later. Arnold had discovered that Hines was cheating after finding videos in his phone of him having unprotected sex with another one.
She quickly went to work sending the video to their entire family and friend group declaring the marriage done and that “all bets were off”. In the 5 years since it appears the two have gone their separate ways but had no official divorced until recently. Arnold claimed to have knowledge of at least 20 other women he has cheated with and is pushing to block any move by the court to grant him spousal support.