Remember Vanessa from 'Cosby Show?' She's been dating co-star for 25 years but they're not married

Cynthia Rita
Aug 16, 2018
09:21 P.M.
Share this pen

Former Cosby Kid Tempestt Bledsoe, 46, has been involved in a long-term relationship with Darryl Bell, Ron Johnson from “A Different World," and they don't want to make it official yet.


Darryl said in an interview a few years ago that he doesn’t mind the current status of their relationship. He also likes being the "Stedman" to her "Oprah." They started dating five years after they first officially met when Bledsoe made a guest appearance on "A Different World" in 1989.

Darryl not only appears to be happily unmarried, but he is also comfortable with the woman in his life being the breadwinner. Several years ago, the actor inherited $14 million from his father’s estate but misappropriated it all with his poor investment decisions. So it makes sense that Tempestt, a Stern School of Business graduate, is in charge of the finances.


Explaining their unconventional relationship, Darryl emphasized the need to make each other laugh:

"I think it is really important that we are able to make each other laugh. Have you noticed that some of the ugliest stand-up comedians have some of the cutest girlfriends? If you can make a woman laugh, you will find your way into her heart, I believe in the institution, too. I always say you never know what is going to happen 20 minutes from now, but, at the moment, we are happy and we have been happy, so we will see what the future brings.”


However, Tempestt’s response to People insinuated something different. Asked why they were never interested in walking down the aisle, the actress said:

“I wouldn’t say never, but we feel great about the way things are.”


Either way, she’s happy.

“This is a tough business for anyone, especially if you start out young,” she said of Hollywood. “I feel really lucky about the way things have turned out.”

The couple made an appearance on Fox’s 2009 reality show, "Househusbands of Hollywood," which showed the life of couples where the partners of successful women handled the house duties.

After five years away from the screens, Bell recently took a role on the series "Insecure," Bledsoe, on the other hand, has been out of the spotlight since 2014.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Bruce Willis' 'Big Gang of Women' Stands by Him amid His Aphasia Diagnosis — Inside His Blended Family

April 01, 2022

After Millionaire Husband’s Death, Old Widow Is Forced to Live In Dirty Old Trailer – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Tom Brady & Pregnant Bridget Moynahan Split - She Wed Husband at Secret Ceremony 9 Years Later

February 20, 2022

Bride Doesn’t Want Her Dad in Wheelchair to Walk Her Down the Aisle until She Sees Him on TV — Story of the Day

May 17, 2022

Poor Girl Sells Family Heirloom for Grandma’s Operation, Sees It on Her Doorstep Days Later — Story of the Day

February 22, 2022

Michael J Fox Was ‘Isolating’ Himself From Wife of 34 Years & Kids - She Helped Him to Become Part Of Family Again

March 19, 2022

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Designed Farmhouse with 'Future of Their Family' in Mind ⁠— Inside Their Home

April 19, 2022

After Husband's Death, Widow Learns They Were Never Married and Cannot Claim Inheritance — Story of the Day

February 03, 2022

On Valentine's Day, Rich Girl Rejects Poor Guy, She Appears on His Doorstep Years Later – Story of the Day

February 14, 2022

Tom Hanks Has Been Married to Wife Rita for 33 Years Who He Met amid Broken Marriage to College Sweetheart

January 26, 2022

Tia Mowry's Husband Waited a Year to Ask Her Permission for 1ST Kiss Even Though She Knew He Was 'The One'

May 15, 2022

Rich Girl Mocks Poor Waiter until He Saves Her Father’s Life One Day – Story of the Day

March 06, 2022

18-Year-Old Dancer Cuts Parents Out of Her $3M Prize After They Urge Her to Get Rid of Her Baby — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022