Ben Thomas is an actor and also the ex-husband of Roseanne Barr. Ben Thomas’s ex-wife began her Hollywood career in stand-up comedy before gaining the attention of the public with her television sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018). She won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show.
Ben Thomas: Bio Summary
|actor and ex-husband of Roseanne Barr
|Place of Birth
|United States of America
|Roseanne Barr (m. 1995–2002)
Ben Thomas was the third husband of Roseanne Barr
Before Ben Thomas and Barr got married, she was previously married to Bill Pentland and fellow comedian Tom Arnold. The actress had three children Jennifer Pentland, Jessica Pentland, and Jake Pentland– with his first husband Bill. they were married for 16 years before calling their marriage a quit in 1990. Before Barr married Bill Pentland, she had a child- Brandi Brown at the age of 17 which she gave up for adoption but later reunited.
After her marriage with Bill came to end, the actress tied the knot four days later with her fellow comedian Tom Arnold. The actress and Comadian filed for divorce from Tom Arnold on April 18, 1994, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. Their efforts to have children were unsuccessful.
Thomas was the personal security guard of the actress
On Valentine’s day February 14, 1995, the former Last Comic Standing star married her third spouse Ben Thomas who was her one-time personal security guard. The couple tied the knot at Caesars Tahoe with a reception at Planet Hollywood. Roseanne expanded her family when she became pregnant via IVF, welcoming her youngest child, son Buck Thomas, in November 1995.
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The couple has been spotted at various events together when they were married. The former loves attended Maxim Magazine’s ‘Circus Maximus’ First Annual Hollywood Gala and Party – circus, and concert hosted by Shannen Doherty at the Swimming Pool in Hollywood, California, on 7th May 1999 together.
Roseanne Barr and her ex-husband Ben Thomas, were at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on 8th September 1994 together with her children Jessica, Jennifer, and Brandi. Barr was the host of the awards ceremony. The couple stayed together until 2002. The reason behind their divorce is unknown.
Though her marriage with Ben came to an end in 2002, she’s been a dedicated mom to her beloved children. The actress has featured all her children in her Sitcom Roseanne except her youngest child Buck Thomas. Roseanne Barr moved on very quickly. Thomas also made appearances on his wife’s Sitcom Roseanne according to his IMDB profile. That is his only movie credit according to the IMDB profile.
The actress is not cool with her ex-husband
According to a report by TMZ in 2011, Rosie is pissed that ex-hubby/bodyguard Ben Thomas wants the actress to pay for him to fly out to Hawaii for 10 days every month — along with a new wife he met in the Philippines — so Ben can visit the former couple’s son Buck. Roseanne Barr revealed when she decided to move to Hawaii, she always expected to pay for her ex-husband Ben Thomas to fly out to visit their kid — but “him alone.”
The actress claims she was shocked when Ben demanded the comic also pay for the new wife to accompany him during his monthly trips to Hawaii. TMZ also reported that Ben Thomas claimed Barr signed a contract in which she agreed to the arrangement — but Roseanne Barr says she was “coerced” because Ben was threatening to block their son from attending a prestigious private school in Hawaii unless she played ball.
Where is Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband Ben Thomas now?
Thomas has been out of the limelight after her marriage with the actress came to an end. She has not been granted any interviews or made headlines in recent years. His ex-wife Roseanne Barr moved on very quickly. In that same year they divorced, Barr met Johnny Argent online after running a writing competition on her blog and began dating him in 2003, after a year of phone conversations.
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The actress and her new lover now live on a 46-acre (19-hectare) macadamia nut farm located on the Big Island of Hawaii with her son Buck. Barr purchased the property in 2007 for $1.78 million. Barr is also a grandmother of Seven after her son Jake Pentland had a daughter in April 2021 by sharing a photo of the family of three on her Instagram.