Richard Pryor’s wife Jennifer Lee Pryor

Jennifer Lee Pryor

Jennifer Lee Pryor is the widow of iconic late comedian, Richard Pryor considered by many to be the greatest stand-up comedian of all time.

Jennifer’s late husband was also highly compelling on and off the stage, and full of shocking turns. He’s one of those people whose real life was so off-the-wall at times that it becomes tough to separate fact from fiction. Jennifer Lee Pryor would certainly know, she and Richard had a long and not so smooth story together.

She and Pryor had a long-relationship prior to their nuptials in 1981. At the time they only remained married for one year, but later were, re-married a second time in 2001, the second time lasted till his 2005 death of a heart attack.

Jennifer Lee Pryor

Jennifer Lee first met Richard back in the late 70’s after she was introduced to him by her friend Lucy, according to an interview she gave with Bam blog. Jennifer and Lucy worked together decorating Richard’s home at the time. She fell in love instantly and the two embarked in a relationship six months later.

Following their divorce in 1982, just a year after they were married, Pryor became involved with other women, he was married a total of five times.

Pryor’s first wife was Patricia Price, whom he married in 1960 and divorced in 1961. He married his second wife, Shelley R. Bonus, in 1968. They divorced in 1969. Actress Deborah McGuire was Pryor’s third wife in 1977.

Lee would be the fourth and Flynn Belaine the fifth, from 1986 to 1987. He married both Lee and Belaine twice.

Jennifer Lee is a former actor and producer. She has appeared in a number of films and movies, including the TV movie Footsteps, Act of Vengeance, The Man in the Glass Booth, Slaves of New York and Bold Native, among others. She was also Pryor’s manager during the time they were married.

Lee has decribed Pryor in interviews saying

“He was incredibly loving and vulnerable. When I met him, the thing that struck me most about him was his vulnerability. And I can tell you many women say this about him, that there was something so open and raw and refreshing about him.”

More recently, Lee spoke to gossip site TMZ and revealed her late and famous husband had sex with the late actor Marlon Brando.

Check her out on Twitter here.