Billy Dee Williams & Japanese Wife Teruko Nakagami Are the Lucky Grandparents of Multicultural Grandkids

Monica Otayza
Sep 09, 2021
10:57 A.M.

Billy Dee Williams is married to a lovely Japanese woman named Teruko Nakagami, and together, they raise multicultural grandkids.


It's not every day you see a multicultural family in Hollywood, but for Billy Dee Williams and his wife Teruko Nakagami, that's their reality. Initially, people were shocked when the actor started posting photos of his grandchildren on Instagram.

In 2018, he caused quite the stir when she shared a photo of himself sitting in-between his grandchildren who looked nothing like him. In the caption, he said, "Hard to put into words the love you feel when holding your grandchildren. #LuckiestGuyInTheWorld."

Billy Dee Williams on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Billy Dee Williams on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images



The post was met with mixed reactions, as some fans couldn't help but wonder how Williams was related to the kids. Meanwhile, many others gushed about how cute he looked with his grandchildren.

Although the actor lives a private life, he sometimes shares photos of his family on social media. He is happily married to his beautiful Asian wife, Teruko Nakagami. They've been married for over four decades and the couple is blessed with a daughter, Hanako Williams, together.



Before they wed, both Williams and Nakagami had been previously married. Nakagami's first husband was jazz legend Wayne Shorter, with whom she shares a daughter named Miyako.

Meanwhile, Williams was also married to his first wife Audrey Sellers, with whom he shares a son named Corey Dee. 12 years after Corey's birth, the actor married Nakagami.



Nakagami is a Japanese-American who was born in Chicago. She was originally named Irene, but she decided to change her name shortly after meeting her first husband.

While Nakagami and Williams remain together, they actually filed for divorce in 1993. However, they decided to work on their differences and by the year 1997, they started living together again.



The "Star Wars" actor's daughter Hanako is married to her Caucasian husband, Liam Toohey and together the couple has two adorable kids. The mother of two works for an art gallery in Beverly Hills as the general manager.

The actor's first child, Corey Dee Williams, lives a very private life. Although little is known about the handsome fitness trainer, it is gathered that he is a huge fan of “Star Wars” and he even got to feature in the movie as his dad’s stunt double.

At 84, Billy Dee Williams has accomplished quite a lot in life. He now enjoys a quiet life, sometimes being spotted out and about in West Hollywood. He is best known for starring in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and "Batman."

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