Who Is Kevin Fontana? Untold Facts About Bern Nadette Stanis’ Husband

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Kevin Fontana is an Ohio-born husband of Bern Nadette Stanis, the actress known for playing Thelma Ann Evans Anderson in NBC’s comedy series, Good Times. Fontana’s the New York-born actress’ fourth husband but also the one with whom the actress has stuck the longest.

Kevin and Stanis have been husband and wife for more than four decades; the couple has been together since the early 80s and together also share a daughter.

Fontana and his actress spouse, however, have always kept the details of their relationship behind the closet. What’s more, next to nothing is known about the husband of the N-Secure actress’ husband. Get a hold of his life (prior to becoming the partner of Bern Nadette Stanis), his career, and even the remotest.

Kevin Fontana Is From Cleveland: Parents, Age, Education

Although not much about his history has been discussed, Kevin is presumed to be a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He further is one of the three children of his parents. His siblings include a brother, Joseph or Joe Fontana, and Kim Fontana fully Kimberly Fontana Hayes.

From left, Good Times actress, Bern Nadette Stanis' husband, Kevin Fontana, his father, his sister, Kim, and his brother, Joseph.
Black Jesus actress, Bern Nadette Stanis’ husband, Kevin Fontana with his father, his sister, Kim, and his brother, Joseph. Facebook

While sources vary from date to date regarding Kevin’s birth specifics, his close aliases on Facebook have often wished him his birthday on July 21st.

The suchlike obscurity is also rampant when it comes to his upbringing or his parents. Though as per insiders from Fontana’s family and friends, the Cleveland native’s father, often referred to as Waddy Mr. Fontana, used to be a football coach.

As for his mother, she apparently died at 73 in June 2014.

Kevin Fontana with his brother, Joseph Fontana.
The brother duo, Kevin and Joseph. Facebook

Fontana allegedly studied at St. Henry’s School (though now renamed Bishop Lyke School). Further, he is also believed to have been a member of the school’s choir team.

Though Fontana’s current profession is exclusively up to reckonings and estimations.

Kevin Fontana’s Relationship With His Wife, Bern Nadette Stanis 

While Fontana and the one-time Black Jesus actress Bern are yet to reveal how or when they met each other or even when actually they tied the knot, the couple is believed to have tied the knot on July 19, 1981.

Though some other reports claim Fontana married Bern on December 27, 1981. Bern Nadette once said having a great partnership with her husband, Kevin is her biggest goal.

Kevin Fontana with his wife and Good Times actress, Bern Nadette Stanis
The Parenthood actress, Bern Nadette Stanis with her husband and Cincinnati native, Kevin Fontana. Instagram

Explaining further, the Hidden Blessings actress stated her desire to impart hopefulness through her lasting marriage with Kevin.

Stanis believes the man-woman relationship is very important to her because she refers herself to as the type of individual who believes that men and women should work to be together.

Kevin Daughter With Bern Nadette Stanis Is A College Student

Bern Nadette and Kevin Fontana, together, also share a daughter named Brittany Rose Cole. Kevin’s daughter, Brittany is a University student and allegedly is a member of Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society.

Brittany reportedly considers her father a huge inspiration. She often mentions her father including her actress/author mother on her socials telling them how grateful she is to have them.

Kevin Fontana’s Wife Bern Nadette Stanis Was Married Thrice Before 

Kevin is not the first man Stanis had married. The Car Hoppers music video model was first the wife of Thomas Fauntleroy from 1974 to 1978. Thomas was Bern’s boyfriend from high school.

The Situations 101 writer once talking about her first marriage said it was interesting because she was then still a virgin and a young woman who didn’t understand how it really worked.

“Well, my first marriage was interesting because I was a virgin. I was a young woman and didn’t understand how it really worked.”

The first marriage of the now 68 years old, however, would end after four years. Explaining the split, Bern, in an interview, said she had married a man who wasn’t very kind in words towards her and was also often harsh with her.

Good Times actress and Brooklyn native Bern Nadette Stanis.
Kevin Fontana’s wife and actress, Bern Nadette Stanis.

Kevin’s longtime partner though admits her first marriage made her strong and because of it she also got interested in relationships.

After her official divorce from Thomas, Bern went on to become a little more cautious & aimed to make sure she wouldn’t marry someone unappropriate. A year after her divorce from her first husband, Bern married her second, Darnell Johnson in Jan 1979.

Stanis’ second partner, Darnell was a nightclub owner from Brooklyn. This marriage of the Last Night writer too would end not so in an amicable way; though Stanis kept the reason behind the separation very private.

Bern then went on to marry a mechanical engineer, Terrence Redd. Stanis, however, would once again face divorce; and this time with Redd. Bern’s this marriage, in any way, produced a daughter, Dior Ravel, the first child for the New Yorker artist.

Almost a year after divorcing her third husband, Redd, Stanis would once again walk down the aisle. And this time it was with Kevin. Unlike her previous courtships, the ex-pageant contestant’s union with Kevin would last significantly longer and has been going strong still.

Stanis Says Her Marriages Changed Her

Bern Nadette’s in one of her books writes her view on love and life changed over the years through all of her marriages. During an interview in 2009, the Julliard school graduate said,

“Being older and wise, you can almost see it. You can see who loves you and who doesn’t and when I was younger I didn’t understand that. If you say you love me then you love me. But now I can see the difference.”

With Kevin, Bern would also have her second child and daughter no 2, Brittany Rose. Speaking of daughters, Stanis now is also a grandmother through her eldest daughter, Dior.

How Rich Is Kevin Fontana Wife, Bern Nadette; What Is Her Net Worth? 

While Kevin’s longtime partner, Stanis hasn’t had success similar to when she was on NBC’s Good Times as Thelma, the Brooklyn-born actress, turns out to be quite a rich celebrity, nonetheless, with a net worth of over $6 million.

Fontana’s spouse may not be a regular cast in any of the modern series, but she, in any case, is still in the league of millionaire actresses. Further, the Good Times alum has still managed to remain in the public attention through her books, podcast, and others.


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