Melika Payne has been married to actor Carl Payne Jr. since 1992. Their marriage almost ended in 2012 when she filed for a divorce. However, she later withdrew the divorce petition. Before she married the actor, she was one time the girlfriend of singer Bobby Brown, with whom she had her first child Landon Brown with.
Formerly known as Melika Williams, the wife of Carl Payne has four children, and one of them Malek has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Her son is known for his role in the 2017 film Misguided Behaviour.
Melika Payne Married the Martin Actor 31 Years Ago
Melika’s husband is k own for his role in the 1980s and 1990s sitcoms, Martin and The Cosby Show. The pair reportedly tied the knot on December 7 1992. During the first 5 years of their marriage, Carl was co-starring in the hit sitcom Martin with the famous actor Martin Lawrence.
Melika and Carl currently share three children, Carl Jr., Malek, and Kaleb, however, after they tied the knot, the latter became the father figure in the life of Melika’s son, Landon. When Melika married, her first son with Bobby Brown was reportedly 2 years old.
Here are 7 Other Interesting Facts about Melika Payne
1. Melika Payne is Currently 54 Years Old
The actor’s wife was born Melika Michem Williams on April 10, 1969, in Los Angeles. Melika is a very private person and has not shared details about herself and her family. Nevertheless, it seems she is related to Helena X Henderson and Maryann Henderson.
At the moment, Carl Payne’s wife is said to be 54 years old.
2. She Had Her First Child at the Age of 17
Melika dated the legendary singer, Bobby Brown from 1984 to 1987. At that time, both she and the singer were 17 when they had their son Landon. By the time Landon was two, the romance ended.
Melika married Carl when her son was only 5 years. Also, later on, her ex-lover married Whitney Hoston, the queen of pop music and they had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina . Despite not being together, Melika and Bobby Brown still remained friends for the sake of their son.
3. Melika Payne’s Marriage Almost Crashed in 2012
After almost 20 years of marriage, Melika Payne filed for a divorce in 2012 at the Los Angelos County Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. She also asked the court for sole physical custody of her two sons then Carl Jr. and Malek.
However, she later withdrew the divorce petition while she and her husband patched up their relationship and remained together.
4. What Does the Mother-of-Four Do?
At the moment, it seems Melika Payne is just living a low-key life without any detail about what she does. However, her LinkedIn which was updated a long time ago, states that she once worked as a Broker Sales Representative at BenefitMall.
Her husband, on the other hand, is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music &Art and Performing Arts. He has starred in other movies and series aside from Martin. He appeared in 12 episodes of The Cosby Show before his character was squashed by Bill Cosby for wanting to grow his hair out.
Some of his other movie credits include:
- The Last Dragon (1985)
- Swirl (2003)
- Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008)
- Love Me or Leave Me (2010)
- Marry Me for Christmas (2013)
- Black Privilege
- Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan (2020-22)
- Kid’s Crew (2022)
5. Two of Her Children Work in the Entertainment Industry
Melika Payne’s children Landon and Malek both work in the entertainment industry. The former is said to be a singer-songwriter, actor and also an assistant director. He is known for his projects The Nightmare Pill (2018), PostScript (2011), and Bobby Brown: Every Little Step(2022).
Melika’s other son, Malek is also an actor. He appeared in the 2017 film, Misguided Behaviour.
6. What is Melika Payne Up to?
Although details about her whereabouts are still unknown, it is quite obvious that she is living her best life raising her kids with her husband. Also, her sisters have often shared pictures of her on social media hanging out so it would be safe to she is just having fun on a low key.
Based on Landon, social media posts, it seems he has a daughter which makes her a happy grandmother as well.
7. What is Her Net Worth?
The wife of the actor has not shared her earnings with the public yet but it is believed that she benefits from her husband’s $1 million net worth. Carl Payne has had a bubbling career as an actor, film producer, director, and singer.