Trevante Rhodes | Getty Images
Trevante Rhodes | Getty Images

Does Trevante Rhodes Have a Wife? The Actor Was Engaged to Mara Wright

Akhona Zungu
Apr 20, 2023
12:03 P.M.

When news broke that Trevante Rhodes would soon marry his partner, Mara Wright, many took to social media to express their grief over "losing" the handsome actor. However, it remained a rumor, as neither Rhodes nor Wright commented on the announcement, let alone go public with their romance.


Louisiana native Trevante Rhodes drew his first breath in Ponchatoula on February 10, 1990. Growing up in a tight-knit family, Rhodes developed a love for film and television during the holiday seasons in his youth. He and his mother would watch several movies, and she always picked the most "heart-enriching," as he recalled.

Rhodes only followed his passion for the industry after graduating college. So far, no records indicate any activity in Drama or theater in his youth, but he was an active athlete throughout his school and college years, playing football and running track. He graduated with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Texas in 2012.

Trevante Rhodes is pictured at the Netflix "Bird Box" Press Conference on December 10, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil | Source: Getty Images

Trevante Rhodes is pictured at the Netflix "Bird Box" Press Conference on December 10, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil | Source: Getty Images

Soon after, he debuted his on-screen career as Dr. Peter Montgomery in the 2012 film short "I Came Back." Rhodes appeared in several other productions throughout the years. Still, it wasn't until he starred as Chiron in "Moonlight," alongside Mahershala Ali (married to Amatus Sami-Karim) and Naomie Harris, that he received his flowers.


He is also renowned for his roles in "Bird Box," leading alongside Sandra Bullock and Tom Hollander, Tyler Perry's "If Loving You Is Wrong" as Ramsey Walters, and most recently as Mike Tyson in the biographical mini-series, "Mike." In addition to such a rewarding career, Rhodes is also a father who reportedly got engaged in 2019.

Trevante Rhodes Was Engaged to Model and Fitness Instructor Mara Wright


The news broke in August 2019 when Mara Wright's family members posted photos and videos depicting her and Rhodes celebrating their engagement. One such member (tarrah_cooper_wright on Instagram) shared a picture on her story, showing the happy couple embracing, with Wright donning a diamond ring on her left hand.

The image was decorated with a banner at the bottom that read, "Congratulations." Many Twitter users were devastated to learn Rhodes was taken but congratulated the Hollywood star on the milestone. His reported wife-to-be is a fitness instructor at Barry's and a model based in Los Angeles.

However, as news of their engagement spread, neither Rhodes nor Wright addressed the speculation. The lovers hadn't even gone public with their romance, as they hadn't made a red-carpet debut or appeared on each other's timelines. Hence, it remains to be known if they indeed planned to marry.


Trevante Rhodes Welcomed His First Child Recently

Rhodes revealed he'd become a first-time father as he promoted his feature film, "Bruiser," in March this year, though he didn't specify when this happened. He shared that he was dedicating the production, which he felt was "a reflection" of his life, to his first child. He has yet to share pictures of his little one.

Earlier this month, his rumored fiancee shared a video montage of clips and photos depicting sweet moments between herself and her son, captioning, "My baby turns 2 this month and I AM NOT OK." It's not the first time the toddler appeared on Wright's timeline, though he's often facing away from the camera in pictures or shot from a distance. Still, it remains to be known if the boy is Rhodes' son and if he and Wright are still together.


Trevante Rhodes Once Addressed His Sexuality: 'I Was Born Loving Women, but I Easily Could Have Been Born Loving Men'

In "Moonlight," Rhodes portrays the story of a young boy's journey into and navigation within adulthood as a gay black man. In preparation for his role, he adopted a non-binary perspective on sexuality, as he explained, "I was born loving women but I easily could have been born loving men. It's the exact same sensation… You don't fall in love with someone [just] for their physical [traits], but for their mental."

Shortly before the film was released, he spoke about its impact and how it depicts a very particular experience of intersectionality; his character is not only gay, but he is also black in America, which he acknowledged is something that can be "perceived as the worst possible thing."

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