Sep 07 2007
Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell

Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin Laugh At The Rumors.. A Little Bit

According to some blogs and radio hosts Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin have either split up, are having fist fights, or Duane is somewhere having a Brokeback Lunch with Big Willie. Speaking to Essence, Tisha and Duane laughed at the rumors. Actually they seem to get phone calls from celebrity friends who read the same stuff and they all laugh at each other.

Cedric the Entertainer called about the divorce..  “I just want y’all to know, Dawg, y’all broke up.”

Marlon Wayans asked Duane why not him.. “Man, I’m mad at you! We all family. We love you, but the problem is, man, if you been gay all this time, I’m mad because you never hit on me. I’m handsome.”

Duane sold his gift from Mr. Smith.. “I was so disgusted with the rumors that I sold it [my Bentley]. What happened is, the Bentley, which I paid for myself, was delivered during my birthday party, and when it arrived, Will, another friend and I jumped in there and turned the music up. Those attending just assumed he’d bought me the car.”

Tisha’s opinion of the gay rumors.. “Whenever the Black community has leaders, potential leaders or a family unit, we emasculate them. You don?t ever see them do that to Ben Affleck or Matt Damon. On the real, we even did it to Oprah and Gayle. We have to get over that because at the end of the day who really cares?”

Now you’re messing with my money.. “I almost lost a deal because of all this gossip. Tisha and I own about six commercial buildings in Studio City, California, and were looking to acquire two other buildings. The realtor went online and read that we were getting divorced and called our clients and said, ‘Y’all need to get out of this deal because these two are divorcing, and you don’t want to get caught up in the separation of funds and all that kind of mess.”

But.. “We’re forgiving of the people writing this bulls—-. They don’t know any better. You don’t go after your people out front who are trying to change things. When you bring me and Tisha down, you’re bringing down hundreds of jobs, but they don’t think like that. We employ so many people when we’re shooting shows and movies and with the sports agency, so you don’t want to bring us down like that; it’s not a good look.”

Tisha and Duane have an autistic son that they’re more focused on caring for. Tisha talked about the day he was diagnosed.

“It almost felt like I was mourning the loss of my child. I remember letting out a bloodcurdling scream. I didn’t even realize it was coming from me. I was like, Who is the dog making all that noise (laugh)? I was screaming at the top of my lungs, “Why, why, why?” You don’t know what will happen because there are so many questions. Is he going to be independent of me? Will he ever say my name? Will he ever say, “Ouch?” All those initial hopes and dreams that you have for your child you fear will never happen, and you don’t want your child to struggle anymore than he has to.

God really doesn?t give you more than you can handle, and Duane and I went into this mode - most of the time this kind of thing can break a family apart. But we went into this mode where it was like, “Check this out, homey. I got you here. I’m leading right here.”

It’s actually a really good article. Forget the snips. Check it out for yourself.

Tisha Campbell & Duane Martin: Through the Fire”

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Ladydi Mon, Sep 10, 2007 - 7:02 pm

The only thing I am interested in about them is their autistic son. I know they waited a long time to have children and to have to deal with this and the other stresses of marriage and celebrity must be something else. How petty! I give them props, good to know they are not broke and struggling, six commercial buildings and buying a bentley! Good for them!

2 taiz e bianca Wed, Sep 19, 2007 - 7:56 pm

Tisha vc ? uma atriz muito boa, o seu papel na serie Eu, a patroa e as crian?as ? muito legal, vc ? d+.
bij???????oo de sua f?s Taiz e Bianca>

3 Jennifer aka Thu, Sep 27, 2007 - 11:32 am

I told them that the rumors wasn’t true,I told them he is to fine to be gay and people lie so much.It sad that your people try to bring you down after all we been through

4 jason ward friday january 4 2008 11;02 Sat, Jan 05, 2008 - 1:01 am

duane martin i never new you were gay i wach all your movies and your show all of us why did they canced the show you been messin with will smith. he is gay to like that movie in six degree and he think he thuff in that movie bad boys 2

5 SHAWN WAYNES FRIDAY JANUARY 4/2008 11.13 Sat, Jan 05, 2008 - 1:19 am


6 To the 2 post above Sat, Jan 05, 2008 - 2:43 pm

No more post until you get through the 5th grade. You sound very un educated. Stop embarrasing yourself fool!

7 Imari Adams Tue, Jul 15, 2008 - 6:23 pm

Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin were never really married…it was all a publicity stunt. Tisha Campbell is actually married to the brother in law of Jimmy Walker, Martin Walker. I know this 1st hand, because I have been the Walker family Butler for the better part of 2 decades. Tisha and Duane had an agreement in an effort to make a more marketable image for the media.Their child, is a paid actress. I was there when they held auditions, and I presume to be there when she is let go.

To truly understand the bigger issue at the crux of their perceived marriage, one must fully understand the man that duane martin is. I’m talking about a man who never had acting lessons…a man who belongs to a church whose pastor is involved in a cock fight scandal (see the Reverend Billy Angel), a man who is a direct descendant of Crispus Attucks….and a man who has been a member of the now seemingly defunct “Whig Party” for more than 8 years, just as 5 generations of his family were. To understand this man, one must first understand the party.

In the 17 and 1800s, one could scarecly go out on their front lawn without being confronted by Whig paraphenalia and fanfare. Their wagons trielessly campaigned on every cobblestone road in America. They had an almost celebrity like presence and appeal, at one time boasting a membership that included names like Paul Revere, Louis Pasteur, Crispus Attucks Sr, John Wilkes Booth, and Paul Robeson. Whig events were not only political, they were social and religious. They defined an entire generation of reformers, and set the stage for what was almost a second American civil war. Strong believers in family, it was routine for Whigs and Whig revivalists like Martin and Campbell to stage marriages and other unions for the benefit of onlookers, especiallty at a time when most of America was still reeling from an out of control Corn field tax that crippled every state from Maine to Mississippi. Is it any wonder that all these generations have still not truly overcome these chickens that have yet to truly and unconditionally roost?
Well they are roosting now my friends, and in all honesty, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

8 Chicken Pox Wed, Jan 20, 2010 - 2:06 pm

Yes Duane is gay! Hell he is Will Smith’s lover. Tisha is fully aware of it and does not care because she is on the “downlow” as well. If anyone has read, “Hiding In Hiphop, one of the excerpts goes like this:

Dean’s friend Sandy is working on a film with some major stars in it. “The lead was “Lucas,” (that’s Will Smith) who is a megastar. No matter what film project he was attached to it was bound to be a box office smash. In Hollywood, he is considered a golden boy and very bankable. However, there were already many rumors swirling about his sexuality, and even though he married, it was hard for him to shake those pesky gay rumors.”

Every day, Sandy says, Lucas’ friend “Kareem, (Duane Martin) a leading [married] sitcom actor,” visits his trailer, where they go inside and—everyone believes—have sex. Dean also says that Lucas runs with a circle of high-level superstar down low types. He later meets Lucas again and finds him to be “smooth, charismatic, and charming,” and his wife even brings goodies to the film crew.

9 Tayleah Hayes Fri, Mar 04, 2011 - 2:23 pm

tisha campbell is the best so yall niggas need to stop hating nd stop making rumors about my girl f all yall cause yall just jealous so go on about yall buisness nd stop worring about other peoples life story

10 kim Tue, Apr 26, 2011 - 12:33 am

why half the comments on here sound like conspiracy theories? wtf is wrong w/ people. even if the rumors were true, how does this affect your life personally? ill wait…......

11 Alysa Sun, Mar 11, 2012 - 5:27 pm

I thought that hes divorced from Jada!!! .....Anyway , why can two guys be friends without everybody jump to the conclusion that they are gays !!??!??! And so bloody what if he is…...maybe he got tired of womans !!! is his choice. Will U awsome !!! 😊