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William Lancelot Bowles, Jr.- Phylicia Rashad’s ex-husband

William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. is the ex-husband of Phylicia Rashad. William Lancelot Bowles, Jr.’s ex-wife Phylicia Rashad is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed “The Mother Of The Black Community” at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards and played Ruth Lucas on Cosby.

William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. is a dentist but he is very popular for been the ex husband of actress Phylicia Rashād.

William is the first man Phylicia got married to. How did the beautiful couple meet and started a relationship that lead to their marriage? The couples has not spoken publicly related to the circumstances under which they met and started their relationship, however, the couple got married in May 13 1972. The got married in beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family and loved ones.

They had one son, William Lancelot Bowles III, who was born the following year. The couple’s marriage didn’t last forever, the couple called their marriage a quit in 1975.

Much was not heard from William Lancelot Bowles, Jr. after their divorce. His ex-wife on the other hand moved on and got married Victor Willis (original lead singer of the Village People, who she met during the run of The Wiz) in 1978. They divorced in 1982.

She married former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashād on December 14, 1985. It was a third marriage for both of them and she took his last name. They were married after he proposed to her during a pregame show for a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day football game between the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions on November 28, 1985. Their daughter, Condola Phylea Rashād, was born on December 11, 1986, in New York. The couple divorced in early 2001.

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William Lancelot’s ex-wife, Rashad is a vegetarian. In May 2021, Rashad was appointed as dean of Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. In June 2021, her comments supporting the release of former co-star Bill Cosby from prison were criticized. Some called for Howard University to revoke her appointment, and Howard University stated that “Personal positions of University leadership do not reflect Howard University’s policies.” Rashad later apologized in an email to Howard University students and their parents.



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