*Former “Cosby Show” star and former EURweb contributor, Joseph C. Phillips, is headed for divorce after 23 years of marriage.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the actor’s wife, Nicole Phillips, filed for divorce on July 19 citing irreconcilable differences, and says they’ve been separated since November.
Phillips — who played Lt. Martin Kendall, husband of Lisa Bonet‘s Denise Huxtable — had been married to Nicole since 1994. The couple has three sons: Connor, Ellis, and Samuel.
Nicole is seeking joint custody of the lone minor, Samuel, and is asking the court to deny Joseph spousal support.
Phillips, a conservative television and radio commentator with a weekly syndicated column, most recently had a supporting role on the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” playing the father of Alisha Boe’s character.
In other Joseph C. Phillips news …
If you missed it, during the Bill Cosby sex drama, the actor wrote a stinging essay about his boyhood idol Bill Cosby, and coming to the realization that he is indeed “guilty” of drugging women with whom he wanted to have sex.
In the essay, titled “Of Course Bill Cosby is Guilty,” Phillips begins by recalling his admiration of the veteran entertainer while growing up.
I watched everything Bill Cosby did. My father had several of his comedy albums; I memorized them backwards and forwards. Bill was one of two comics that I imitated and memorized. Richard Pryor was the other. I owe my sense of humor to Bill Cosby. However, for me, Bill Cosby was more than a comedian. Bill was my idea of a great man – a great Black man! He was good looking, talented, smart, and he was fearless. The Cos was a ladies man, but also good father and husband – devoted to his wife and children. Bill was educated; he collected art and was fluent in jazz. After my father, Bill Cosby was the man I aspired to be. Few get an opportunity to meet their idol, much less work with them. I was blessed in that regard, and even more blessed that I found my idol as clever, kind, and brilliant as I had imagined.
He writes about the “parade” of women who Bill would have on set at “The Cosby Show” – all “light-skinned” with “good” hair, Phillips noted.
When I joined the cast of the Cosby Show in 1989, it seemed to be common knowledge that Bill played around. When I say common knowledge, I mean that it was just something that people seemed to know without anyone saying anything. Bill sleeping around was a “fact” that, like, the air, seemed to just be. You didn’t have to see it or hear it to know that it existed.
Get MORE of the essay HERE.