Don Cheadle Says He Secretly Married His Longtime Partner Bridgid Coulter

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle arrives at the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Don Cheadle Says He Secretly Married His Longtime Partner Bridgid Coulter

The two have been together since 1992.

UPDATED ON : JULY 1, 2021 / 01:23 PM

Written by BET Staff

Don Cheadle and his longtime partner Bridgid Coulter have secretly tied the knot.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (June 30), The Black Monday star told guest host Wanda Sykes that he and Coulter married during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While many were already under the impression that the couple was already married, Cheadle wasn't holding it against anyone, including Sykes.

Sykes said that she was shocked when the award-winning actor personally contacted her with the news. 

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“You texted me at the top of the year, I guess, and you told me that you just got married," she said. "And I was like, 'Oh d**n, the pandemic got to Don and Bridgid.'"

To where Cheadle replied, “Yeah, I mean, that’s understandable given that we’ve been together 28 years before we got married. I hold you blameless,” he said to Sykes.

Cheadle and Coulter have been together since 1992 and have two daughters together, Ayana, 26, and Imani, 25. 

Watch the interview below:

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)


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