Adoption is another word for love. This is what same has happened in the life of the veteran actress, Kym Whitley, who has devoted her life to her adopted son. Kym Whitley is an American actress recognized for her role as Yolanda in the TV series, Young & Hungry. She was also nominated for the 2004 BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal as Ormandy in the comedy movie Deliver Us From Eva.
Kym Whitley Adopted Son; What About Her Hollywood Husband?
Kym Whitley is a mother of a son named Joshua. Back in 2011, she adopted the son after she got an unexpected call from a hospital. Sharing her experience with Radar Magazine, Kym told that she got a call from the hospital and an unknown woman said to her that they had a baby for her. After then she decided to adopt that baby. Her parents even encouraged her to take a leap of faith and become a mother. In an interview, she also gushed that she made the best decision ever in her life.
While Kym was sharing a beautiful bond with her son, Joshua, she was rumored to be in husband and wife relationship with American actor Rodney Van Johnson. She claims Rodney as her Hollywood husband. Rodney and Kym, who used to live with each other, starred in Raising Whitley on OWN have talked about their relationship.
In an episode in June 2013, Rodney asked Kym for a dinner date. He also added that he wants to be a fatherly figure of Joshua. Rodney said,
“I want to be Joshua’s father because I didn’t have that growing up.”
But in January 2014, they attended a joint therapy and revealed that they would never be together as a couple. In the therapy, they were asked if they had any intimate relationship, to which they had contrasting views.
Kym denied being physical with Rodney while the actor claimed that they had a physical relationship.
However, they are still good friends. In a tweet on 13 November 2015, she mentioned her favorite moment spent with her son and Hollywood husband, Rodney in the show.
Kym with Rodney Van Johnson and son in Raising Whitley on 13 November 2015 (Photo: Twitter)
As of now, she is enjoying her moment with her son and yet to get married. The comedian often jokes about her dating life. On 5 August 2012, she mentioned that her ex-fiancé is getting married and doesn't know how to feel. Though she revealed about her ex-fiancé, she is yet to unveil the identity of her former love interest.
What's Kym Whitley's Net Worth?
Kym Whitley gathered the net worth of $2.5 million. She derived the net worth from her career as an actress and a comedian. She earned the revenue from her supporting role in the American 3D science fiction action movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which collected $1.123 billion worldwide.
Her long-running series like Sparks(1996–98), The Parkers(2001–04), 'Til Death(2008-09), The Boondocks(2005–10), and Black Dynamite(2011–2015), also helped her to increase fortune to her net worth.
The 57-year-old actress has been performing in the numerous movies and TV series since 1992. She was also nominated for 2004 BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the 2003 comedy film, Deliver Us From Eva.
She has been portraying the leading role of Yolanda in the TV series, Young & Hungry since 2014. Also, as of 2018, she has a recurring part of Mrs. Malinky in Pinky Malinky.
Kym Whitley was born as Kym Elizabeth Whitley on 7 June 1961 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Her missionaries parents raised her. She completed her high schooling from Shaker Heights High School in 1979. Later she joined Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.