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Ernie Hudson Claims He Was Reluctant To Marry His Second Wife Because She Was White

Date February 26, 2019

Ernie Hudson, the actor most known for playing Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters, was married twice in his life. In 1963, he tied the knot with Jeannie Moore when she was just 16 and he was 18.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The couple welcomed two sons before they divorced in 1976. After their marriage was officially over, their sons moved in with Ernie, and he has been raising them by himself.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Later, Hudson married again but his second marriage proved to be quite controversial at that time.

Despite all the differences

In 1975, Hudson met his second wife, Linda Kingsberg, who used to work as a flight attendant. Their union was frowned upon at that time as the pair didn’t share the same skin color.

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The actor revealed that he had some doubts about whether he should marry Kingsberg because he was nervous about being a part of the interracial couple. He admitted that he knew their romance would create problems and he was not far from the truth.

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People didn’t recognize them as a couple and even realtors were reluctant to show them houses to buy. Linda once commented:

People told us not to have children, because the children would be confused.

But the pair didn’t follow that advice and after 10 years they got married. Now the couple is raising two children together, sons Andrew and Ross.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hudson commented that he tries to set a good example to all of his kids and give them as much love as he can. Even if they don’t appreciate it sometimes, at least they know that he is always by their side.

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