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


Kevin Fontana is an Ohio-born husband of Bern Nadette Stanis, the actress known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans Anderson in NBC’s comedy series, Good times. Fontana is the New York-born actress’s fourth husband, as well as the one with whom the actress has lived the longest.

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

However, Fontana and his wife have always kept the details of their relationship secret. Moreover, almost nothing is known about the husband of the N-Secure husband of the actress. Get to grips with his life (before he became the partner of Bern Nadette Stanis), his career and even the most remote.

Kevin Fontana is from Cleveland: Parents, Age, Education

While not much has been discussed about his history, Kevin is believed to hail from Cleveland, Ohio. He is also one of three children born to 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 details, his close aliases on Facebook have often wished him his birthday is July 21.

Such uncertainty also prevails when it comes to his upbringing or his parents. Although, according to insiders of Fontana’s family and friends, the Cleveland native’s father, often referred to as Waddy, was Mr. Fontana, a football coach.

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

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

Fontana reportedly studied at St. Henry’s School (though now renamed Bishop Lyke School). It is further believed that he have been a member of the school choir team.

Although Fontana’s current profession is solely on settlements and estimates.

Kevin Fontana’s relationship with his wife, Bern Nadette Stanis

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

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

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

Explain further, the Hidden Blessings actress stated her desire to give hope through her lasting marriage to Kevin.

Stanis believes that the male-female relationship is very important to her because she calls herself the type of person who believes that men and women have to work to be together.

Kevin Daughter With Bern Nadette Stanis Is A Student

Bern Nadette and Kevin Fontana also share a daughter named Brittany Rose Cole. Kevin’s daughter, Brittany, is a university student and is said to be a member of the Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society.

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

Kevin Fontana’s wife Bern Nadette Stanis was married three times before

Kevin is not the first man Stanis has married. The car hoppers music video model was first wife of Thomas Fauntleroy from 1974 to 1978. Thomas was Bern’s friend from high school.

The Situations 101 A writer who once spoke of her first marriage said it was interesting because she was a virgin at the time and a young woman who didn’t understand how it really worked.

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

However, the first marriage of the now 68-year-old would end after four years. Explaining the split, Bern said in an interview that she was married to a man who was not very nice to her and was often hard on her too.

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

However, Kevin’s longtime partner admits that her first marriage made her strong and that’s how she became interested in relationships as well.

After her official divorce from Thomas, Bern became a little more cautious and wanted to make sure she wouldn’t marry anyone who was inappropriate. A year after her divorce from her first husband, Bern married her second, Darnell Johnson, in January 1979.

Stanis’ second partner, Darnell, was a Brooklyn nightclub owner. This marriage of the Last night writer wouldn’t end up so amicably either; although Stanis kept the reason behind the divorce very private.

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

Nearly a year after the divorce from her third husband, Redd, Stanis would walk down the aisle again. And this time it was with Kevin. Unlike her previous courtship, the ex-election contestant’s union with Kevin is said to last significantly longer and is still going strong.

Stanis Says Her Marriages Have Changed Her

Bern Nadette writes in one of her books that her outlook on love and life has 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, you love me. But now I see the difference.”

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

How Rich Is Kevin Fontana Wife, Bern Nadette; What is her net worth?

Although Kevin has been a long-time partner, Stanis has not had success comparable to when she was on NBC’s Good Times as Thelma, the Brooklyn-born actress, turns out to be quite a wealthy celebrity after all, with a net worth of over $6 million.

Fontana’s wife may not be a regular cast in any of the modern series, but at least she’s still in the league of millionaire actresses. Furthermore, the Good times alum has still managed to stay in the public eye through her books, podcast, and others.


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