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Everything To Know About Comedian Kym Whitley: Net Worth, Married, & Weight Loss

Kym Whitley is a successful American actress, comedian, and author. Sixty-year-old Kym is best known for the series ‘My Brother and Me,’ ‘Sparks,’ and ‘Young and Hungry,’ ‘Fun With Dick and Jane‘, and ‘I Love You, Man.’ She is featuring in an episode of TV’s original, autobiographical series ‘UNCENSORED.’ The episode aired on Sunday, 19 September 2021, where Kym Whitley shares her misconstrue of ‘White Chicks’ star Marlon Wayans’ penis for ‘a small bat’ and more.

Who Is Kym Whitley?

Kym Whitley is an American actress and comedian born on 21 June 1961 in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with a zodiac sign as Cancer. She stands at the height of 5 foot 2 inches and weighs around 65 kg, and her birth name is Kym Elizabeth Whitley.

She gained the record of most widely-viewed premieres ever on the Oprah Winfrey Network. For her reality docu-series named ‘Raising Whitley‘ that aired on 20 April 2013. She also has several awards in her name, including the 7th Indie Series Awards in 2016 for ‘Best Guest Actress-Drama.’

For her education, Kym Whitley graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1979. Then she joined Fisk University for further study and became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. 

Who Are Kym Whitley Parents?

Kym was born to parents William Whitley and Kaysonia Whitley. Her father, William Whitley, was an architect, worked in construction, and her mother is Kaysonia Whitley.

She has two siblings. She is the youngest member, and she has older brothers Kyle Whitley and Scott Whitley.

Is Kym Whitley And Jackee Harry Related? 

American actress Kym Whitley has a lookalike. Her name is Jackee Harry. 

When Kym lookalike suffers from internet fans, start relating them since they have an undeniable similarity. To which Jackee Harry and Kym Whitley came together. And shared a post where they could be seen posing side by side with a caption;

‘Kym Whitley and I are compiling evidence to put these rumors to rest once and for all! #GiveMyReflectionABreak’

The post was shared on 3 August 2016 and shared from Jackee Harry Facebook account.

How Did Kym Whitley Lose Weight?

Actress and comedian Kym Whitley surprised her fans with her drastic weight loss. She lost 25 pounds during the pandemic. She struggled with her weight issue privately all her life.

Kym, who drastically lost 25 pounds in five months, gave credit to the Weight Watchers program.

Kym Whitley shared her weight loss through an Instagram post. On 9 August, she shared her before and after look. On the post, Kym Whitley flaunted her slim waist and flat tummy in a tight-fitting green gown.

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In the caption, she thanks the Weight Watchers program. And explain that though she lost 25 pounds, her target was 40 pounds.

“I am so thankful to my Posse and my @ww coaches! The most exciting thing is I don’t Have to wear a Spanx all the time!!”

Kym is all thankful to Tamela Man, a WW ambassador, who was inspired by Tamela Mann’s success with the Weight Watchers program.

When she got an opportunity to join Weight Watchers program, she brought along a few friends and family members. And with the right support system and meals, they lost a combined 277 pounds.

What Is Kym Whitley’s Net Worth? Career Insights

Kym has an estimated net worth of around $2.5 million, earning from his professional career as a comedian.

She started her journey in the early 90s. With guest-starring roles on comedies “The Parent Hood,” “Martin,” and “Married… with Children“, “Moesha,” “That’s So Raven,” “The Parkers,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

However, in 1989, Kym got her breakthrough as she was cast in Shelly Garrett’s popular play Beauty Shop that started in Los Angeles and later traveled across the US. 

Kym had hosted the short-lived BET show in 2000. She was one of “The Adults” in the earlier seasons of All That.

In 2010, Kym Whitley co-hosted the short-lived talk show ‘The Brian Mcknight Show.’ She co-hosted with R&B musician Brian Mcknight.

While from2012 to 2013, Kym had a recurring role on the BET comedy ‘Let’s Stay Together as Charmaine Wax.’

Kym docu-series ‘ Raising Whitley‘ made history as it had 1.2 million views, making it the fifth biggest premiere in the history of the Oprah Winfrey network. Due to the season 1 success, the network ordered a season 2 that premiered on 4 January 2014.

She is well recognized for movies Fun With Dick and Jane‘ and ‘I Love You, Man.’

Kym was nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Guest Actress for her portrayal as Big Candi in the Emmy Nominated, “The Bay, The Series,” Digital Daytime Drama Series as well as she was part 2017 Primetime Emmy Winning episode of “Master of None” written by the Emmy Winning Writers, Lena Waithe, and Aziz Ansari.

Kym Whitley, featured in Freeform’s sitcom ‘Young and Hungry‘ for five years, ended in 2017. Other than that, she is an accomplished voice-over actress and lends her voice to Honeybee on ‘Black Dynamite: The Animated TV Series and the role of Melonee in ‘Rango.’

Kym Whitley, Is She Married?

Kym Whitley is unmarried, and she blames late singer Gerald Levert for so. However, she is an unmarried single mother who adopted a son Joshua.

She was in a long-time relationship with the late singer Gerald Levert. She has known Gerald Levert since her childhood and attended the same school too. Kym explores the memory where late singer Gerald Levert promised her to get married when they turn 50 in ‘UNCENSORED.’

However, 4o years old was found dead in his Cleveland, Ohio home. His death was declared accidental, as a tragic incident happened after consuming a fatal combination of prescribed medications. 

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Not only this, but Kym also shares that she and Gerald Levert had an off relation. Late singer Gerald is famous as a Casanova singer, and even actress Mo’Nique asked for Kym Whitley’s blessing to date his long-time lover, Gerald Levert. Interestingly, Kym Whitley gave her green light. 

Kym later found love again in Nas and Rodney Van Johnson. Kym Whitley and Rodney Van Johnson had an adopted son ‘Joshua’ in January 2011.

They decided to stay in a living relationship in 2014 for the sake of their son. Though she is in a living relation, they don’t share intimate relations, and she is single. And loves to go on dates.