Cuba Gooding Jr.’s personal life has been under intense scrutiny, overshadowing his successful acting career. In April, the Oscar-winning star pleaded guilty to forcible touching concerning an incident in a New York City nightclub.
However, due to Gooding’s compliance with court-ordered alcohol and behavioral treatment, his charges have been lessened.
Before his life became embroiled in controversy, Gooding was married to Sara Kapfer in 1994. However, after being together for 20 years, the couple separated.
According to documents, Kapfer mentioned “irreconcilable discrepancies” as the cause for their separation and requested joint custody of their three children.
A few years later, Gooding filed for divorce, and in his response, he requested to keep all of his earnings but agreed to pay spousal support.
Many may have wondered who Sara Kapfer was during the couple’s separation. Kapfer’s life goes beyond her famous marriage to Cuba Gooding Jr.
Sara Is A Mom & A Teacher
Despite filing for divorce in 2017, Cuba Gooding Jr. and his estranged wife, Sara Kapfer, have yet to finalize their divorce. However, the actor has stated that he and Kapfer maintain an amicable relationship. Gooding has mentioned that they still see each other occasionally and take their kids out together.
Although Kapfer has remained out of the spotlight and has not commented on their separation publicly, Gooding has revealed that she worked as a teacher’s aide.
The couple got married in 1994 and have three children together Spencer, Mason, and Piper. Gooding had previously praised Kapfer for being there for him even before he became a famous actor.
Cuba Has Stepped On
Following his split from his wife of 20 years, Sara Kapfer, Cuba Gooding Jr. found love again in Claudine De Niro’s arms. De Niro, the ex-wife of Raphael De Niro, the son of renowned actor Robert De Niro, began dating the Oscar-winning actor in 2018.
While initially described their relationship as just “hooking up,” their connection seems to have developed into something more significant over time.
Despite the intense media scrutiny surrounding Gooding’s personal life, including the highly publicized groping accusation against him at a New York City rooftop bar in 2019, De Niro has remained by his side.
This unwavering support was evident when the couple was spotted on a romantic getaway to Mexico two months after Gooding pleaded guilty to the crime of forcible touching.
Gooding’s Relationship With De Niro
It’s not surprising that Gooding’s relationship with De Niro has captured public attention. Both are high-profile figures in their respective industries, and their connection has sparked much speculation among fans and the media.
However, despite the intense scrutiny, the couple has managed to keep their relationship relatively low-key, preferring to keep their private lives out of the public eye.
It’s worth noting that De Niro has had her fair share of media attention in the past, primarily due to her high-profile marriage to Raphael De Niro. However, since separating from De Niro, she has opted to maintain a relatively low profile, preferring to focus on her personal life and career.