Remember Dr. Benton in 'ER'? He's 56 & Unmarried but Years Ago He Almost Tied the Knot

In real life, Eriq La Salle who played Dr. Benson in "ER" for a couple of years has decided never to get married and start a family. This decision comes decades after he almost tied the knot with his then-girlfriend. 

Eriq was previously dating his girlfriend Angela Johnson, even getting engaged in 1998. The couple almost got married, even purchasing a nice vacation house together. Unfortunately, they broke up soon after. 

The reasons for their breakup were never released to the public, but the fact that it happened right when they were planning their marriage might have meant it was a serious matter.

Despite being a part of mainstream television shows, Eriq has always been secretive about his personal life. Not a lot is known about who he's dated or where he's been, but it's clear that at 56-years-old, he isn't married and he doesn't seem to want to be married in the near future. Some people have even hinted that he was gay, but he's long confirmed that this isn't true. 

In an interview he had for his book called "Law of Depravity: Revised Edition," Eriq was asked if he was seeing someone who could potentially be his wife. He revealed that he wasn't seeing anyone, and it is highly unlikely that he ever will. 

The Impact of Angela Johnson

In other interviews, Eriq has made it clear that Angela was a very special person in his life. He stated that Angela was a great influence in his life, and she will always mean a lot to him. In fact, he still has trouble letting in other women in his life, because it will always be her for him. 

Eriq is known for being a witer, actor, director and producer. He has appeared in movies such as "Coming to America," and the hit TV show "ER." While he hasn't had any big projects for a while now, he remains to be active on social media to constantly update his fans. 

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