Maritza Rivera is an American-Mexican actress who is known for being David Alan Grier‘s former spouse. The ex-pair were married from 1987 till 1995, before parting ways.
After splitting up, Rivera has maintained a low profile so much that she hardly appears in the public eyes. Nowadays, she has become a regular person, and people rarely recognize her.
Despite a few of her career involvements, most of her details are undisclosed. Other than that, there is barely any information regarding her. Below let’s look at David Alan Grier’s former wife, Martiza Rivera, and get to know her.
Maritza, The Star Before The 2000s
David Alan Grier’s ex-wife, Maritza Rivera, is known more for being his previous partner despite appearing in a couple of movies.
The short and pretty Rivera called it quits to her acting career and has never acted since the late 90s. She made her acting debut in the comedy-drama Losing Grounds directed by Kathleen Collins in 1982.
Maritza starred alongside Seret Scott, Bill Gun, and Duane Jones in her acting debut. She would later star in Floundering with talents like Ethan Hawke, John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Bob Thornton.
David Alan Grier’s former wife would have her big break in the hit TV series In Living Color, which we shall discuss below.
In Living Colors
Maritza Rivera appeared alongside her former husband in the show, In Living Colors. The famous sketch comedy television show has a total of 127 episodes which ran for 5 seasons.
The assembled cast members along with Rivera and her ex-husband were Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Coffield Park, T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Tommy Davidson, Shawn Wayans, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Rumor has it the former husband and wife met for the first time on the set and began their love life.
What Went Downhill?
The reasons regarding David Alan Grier’s divorce from his former wife and co-star Maritza Rivera remain undisclosed. As both were part of the showbiz industry and stars of the 90s, we can only assume the cause might have been an extramarital affair.
The Losing Grounds star’s former husband was linked with many ladies from the Hollywood industry. The 64-year-old comedian had a rumored affair with Shakara Ledard, a Bahamian model and actress.
Shortly after parting ways with his ex-wife, the theater actor was dating Lori Petty, an American actress, and director. So, the rumored extramarital affair might have been the main rumored reason why Maritza Rivera’s 8 years long marriage with David Alan Grier came to an end.
Her Ex-Husband Had Another Failed Marriage
David Alan Grier’s former wife, Martiza Rivera, remains completely hidden away from mainstream media attention. As for the Yale University graduate, Grier would marry again in 2007.
Christine Y. Kim, an American contemporary art curator, was with whom the 6’2″ comedian exchanged the vows for the second time. Their marriage lasted for less than 3 years as the divorced pair separated due to irreconcilable differences.
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Despite not having luck with marriages, David was blessed with a daughter. Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim was born in January 2008 and spends more time with her mother. The curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is married happily to Kevin Gruenberg and shares a child, Nizzy Gruenberg.
David Alan Grier remains single and has promised to be an ideal father to his child.
As mentioned above, Maritza Rivera remains hidden away from all the spotlights and media attention. The actress was never cast for a leading role despite showing skills in In Living Colors.
Furthermore, after splitting with her husband, she went completely underground, and details regarding her current lifestyle are not available.
As for her ex-husband, David Alan is still active with his acting and recently appeared on Netflix’s “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!” alongside Jamie Foxx.
Nevertheless, Maritza Rivera remains away from her showbiz lifestyle. We hope she is enjoying living a simple life and keeping things within. As she is in her 60s, we hope a family of her own surrounds her.
Regardless of everything, we expect David Alan Grier’s ex-wife Maritza Rivera to come into the public eyes and show what she has been up to after quitting her acting career.