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Cedric the Entertainer, 59, always has a smile on his face — and that’s probably because he’s been happily married to his wife, Lorna Wells, for almost 25 years! The famous actor, comedian, and TV host is eternally devoted to his wife, and likewise for Lorna. She’s been by her husband’s side throughout his impressive career. Cedric, whose real name is Cedric Antonio Kyles, has had many opportunities in life, including hosting the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration with his The Neighborhood co-star Tichina Arnold. The special airs February 10, the day before Super Bowl LVIII, on CBS and Paramount+.
Cedric is lucky in his career and in his marriage. He’s been blessed with a wonderful wife and family. Keep reading to learn more about Lorna.
Who Is Cedric The Entertainer’s Wife?
Lorna Wells is Cedric’s wife. Unlike her famous husband, Lorna does not work in the entertainment industry, and she prefers to live a life out of the spotlight. However, she does break tradition sometimes to support her husband at Hollywood events like the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards, which Cedric hosted. Lorna was also at Cedric’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in July 2018.
Cedric the Entertainer and Lorna Wells in Hollywood, California in July 2018 (Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
How Did Cedric The Entertainer Meet His Wife?
Cedric was early in his career when he met his wife. The two first crossed paths in the 1990s while he was hosting the BET show ComicView. They started dating in 1995 and tied the knot four years later on September 3, 1999.
Do Cedric The Entertainer & His Wife Have Kids?
Cedric and Lorna have two biological children together. Their son Croix Kyles was born in 2000, and their daughter Lucky Rose followed in 2003. Cedric also has a daughter Tiara, who was born in 1990 from a previous relationship, Lorna officially adopted Tiara after she married Cedric.
Cedric talked about being a devoted father in an interview with Man Enough in June 2020. “I take great pride in my kids being my kids because I’m their dad,” he said. “Sometimes you project an image of yourself, but when things slow down, you can see you let someone else do a lot of the work. You have no excuses when you don’t have to be anywhere.”
Cedric featured his children on his 2023 album Soul of Christmas, and opened up about what it was like working with them in an interview with BET. “You know, they bad. My son did one little ‘ooh woo woo’ in the background and now he’s talkin’ about ain’t nobody coming to see you, the coming for me,” Cedric said. “He thinks he’s the lead singer now. He can’t be junior up there. It was just great. My daughter has a really sweet voice. My son was having a good time singing on it and did some backgrounds, and he’s got that funny bone. He’s silly, like me.”
What Has Cedric The Entertainer Said About His Wife?
Cedric the Entertainer has gushed over his wife numerous times since they first got together. He talked about how September 3, 2024 will mark their 25th wedding anniversary in his BET interview.
“We’re coming up on the 25th and it’s some kind of milestone when you do 25 years,” he said. “My wife is not a social media kind of person. She is a real OG from L.A. So you know, her love is sincere, direct, and purposeful, and she makes sure that I return that. I’ve learned to love that about us. The rest of Hollywood has nothing to do with us being a famous couple. It’s about us being a couple to each other. That’s what we wake up and do. That’s really been a blessing, the way that we approach it and stay off the grid. So a lot of respect, a lot of love, a lot of laughter, and a lot of taking the time to be the object of each other’s affection.”
While appearing on the Jennifer Hudson Show in October 2023, Cedric mentioned that Lorna is more into celebrating anniversaries than birthdays. “We’ll celebrate the anniversaries. Birthdays not necessarily a big deal. Everything for her is a celebration. For me, less,” he said.