Arnold Byrd is a former Seargent in US Marines who rose to fame as the husband of an American actress, singer, comedian and activist Jennifer Lewis. His wife, Jenifer (aka Jenifer Jeanette Lewis) is known for her role in Poetic Justice, The Preacher’s Wife, The brothers, and others.
As a famous husband, Byrd has made a handful of media appearances alongside his actress wife, Jenifer. The duo share an adopted daughter who is also an actress by profession. But apart from that, he has always been out of the limelight. So very little about his life has been reported in the media.
So if you’re curious about the personal details of Jenifer Lewis’ husband Arnold Byrd, we’re here to help. In this article, we will let you know some undiscovered facts about Arnold Byrd along with his early life, wiki, family, net worth and his marriage to an actress.
Arnold Byrd is a former sailor in the US Marines: more about his profession
After completing his master’s degree, in the year 1998Arnold began his professional career as a Site Project Manager in California, where he worked for 2 years and 6 months. He also moved to GE Transportation as technical director in Apr 2001. His tenure in this company was approximately: 1 year and 11 months.
After that, in the year 2003he joined the United States Marine Forces Reserve as Future Operations Chief and served as an employee for: 2 years and 1 month. He then ended up as Maintenance and Repair Superintendent at APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers. Likewise, he also worked for Eagle Marine Services as a Marine Superintendent.
He currently works at Fenix Marine Service as an Operation Manager and has been working here ever since 2018. In addition, he has been more than Container Yard Superintendent 3 year in Terminal Island, CA.
Arnold Byrd is married to actress wife Jenifer Lewis
In the year 2012, Byrd is married to actress Jenifer Lewis. The couple dated for a few years before getting married. While there is no information about their first meeting, the two have been very fond of each other from the start. In addition, the husband and wife have been together for more than ten years and live happily together.
About their love life, Byrd’s wife Jenifer once said: News4usonline that she feels great and happy to be his wife. She, on her better half, stated:
“I’m so in love and so happy. “He’s tall, dark, and handsome. He’s smart. He is the father of three children. So he has lived. He has a life and he doesn’t have to borrow mine. I considered myself a mature man – a mature man looking for a mature relationship. I am one of the happiest women in the world.”
Hence, we can say that the couple both enjoy each other’s company and have a happy married life.
Short bio about his wife, Jennifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis was born on the 25th from January, 1957 in Missouri, USA as her parents’ youngest child. From an early age she dreamed of becoming an artist. To follow her dream, she reached New York and made her professional debut that year 1979 as a singer in Broadway Musicals. But as time went on, she got a break as an actress.
She first appeared in the 1988 movie Beach. After that she did several movies and TV series like Sister Act, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Dirty Laundry, Murphy Brown, and much more. Moreover, for her roles in matriarchal film, she is also known as “The Mother of Black Hollywood”.
Arnold Byrd’s Husband Jennifer Struggled With Sex Addiction And Bipolar Disorder
In her memoirs, The Mother of Black HollywoodBryd’s wife shared her personal journey where she opened up about her struggles with her undiagnosed mental health issues in her 20’s. She explained how she used sex and alcohol as a coping mechanism for her disturbed mental health.
About her mental illness, one actress wrote:
Just as alcoholism wasn’t really about the drink, my addiction wasn’t really about the sex. It was about the unresolved psychological problems that were hurting me. Sex was just my painkiller.”
As time went on, her health began to deteriorate and she sought a therapist who diagnosed her mental illness with bipolar disorder and helped her cope with her sex addiction. Lewis started taking drugs that she initially refused because she thought it would turn her into a zombie.
But in the end she agreed therapist named Rachel, and slowly started to feel better. In this regard, she further said:
My reactions weren’t so extreme anymore. Whatever major issue or disaster loomed, I might say, “bring it” and move on. I was better able to listen and be present and aware of the world around me,’
Currently, Byrd’s wife is in a good mental state and happy in her life. Going through such a critical mental illness made her feel more compassionate towards others with the same illness. Today, she doesn’t hesitate to help people with bipolar disorder and is open to addressing mental health issues.
Children of Arnold Byrds: He has an adoptive daughter with his wife
Arnold does not share a biological child with his wife Jennifer. But Byrd, along with his famous wife, has adopted a daughter named Charmaine Lewis. When they adopted Charmaine, she was just a seven-year-old girl who met Jennifer on the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in LA.
But today Charmaine is also known as an actress and has already acted in the 2015 movie Strange blood and Instagram is a liar.
His 3 children prior to his relationship with Jennifer
Byrd seems to have 2 sons and a daughter from his previous relationship. But the name of all his children is unknown (his only son’s name is AJ), he shared their photos on his Instagram caption, ‘My baby girl all grown up’, My eldest sonand Happy for my son all the way in PA!”.
In this regard, his current wife also mentioned that he was the father of three children when she met her.
Arnold Byrd’s Social Media Presence
Talking about his social media handles, a famous husband is on Instagram under the username @oohrahbyrd115 of 50 followers and 53 messages in total. He was active on his Insta account until September 2021 and has not shared anything since.
On the other hand, his popular wife, Jennifer Lewis, is very active on Instagram under the username @jeniferlewisforreal of 1.2 million followers.
What is his net worth?
Arnold has been making money all his life. He still works as an Operation Manager, so it goes without saying that he has earned more from his profession. According to some sources, he has a net worth of $1 million.
On the other hand, his wife has an estimated worth of $2 million from 2022.
Arnold Byrd Wiki, Education
Regarding his early life, we have no details about Arnold’s early childhood and his exact date of birth. However, according to some sources, Jennifer’s husband is in his 60s. He grew up in his hometown along with his sister whose name is unknown.
Talking about his education, he completed his BASc in public administration at California State University in 1982. For further study, he joined the University of Phoenix in the year 1995 & obtained his MA (Master of Arts) degree in Nonprofit/Public/Organizational Management in 1996.