30 Rock star Tracy Morgan reveals that he and his wife Megan Wollover have split up after nearly five years of marriage.
The comedian (51 years old) and Megan (33 years old), who share the seven-year-old daughter of Maven Sonae, married in August 2015, 14 months after he remained fighting for life after a horrific bus accident that killed his friend James McNair.
“Sadly, after almost five years of marriage, Megan and I filed for divorce. This is a challenging time for everyone involved, so I urge you to respect our privacy, “Tracy said in a statement on Wednesday through PEOPLE magazine.
It’s over: 30 rock stars Tracy Morgan and his wife Megan Wollover SPLIT after almost five years of marriage (the couple introduced together in January last year)
He is also the father of three adult sons Gitrida (34 years old), Malcolm (32 years old) and Tracy Jr. (28 years old) from a previous relationship with ex-wife Sabina Morgan.
Tracy announced his involvement to Megan while walking the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in September 2012, and later his near-death experience seemed to force the couple to marry after a long engagement.
“We’ve been through so much and our love is stronger,” Tracy told PEOPLE’s wedding magazine, adding that he was determined to go through physical therapy so he could walk down the aisle without the help of a club. or in a wheelchair.
To make it difficult, Tracy suggested that his near-death experience led them to marry after a long engagement (the couple in the photo last February).
On June 7, 2014, Tracy was a passenger in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus who was involved in an accident with six vehicles just after 1:00 a.m. when the vehicle was traveling north on a road in the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranbury.
Tracy’s minibus was hit from behind by a trailer driver operated by a Wal-Mart driver, which caused a chain reaction crash, which critically injured him and tragically killed comedian James McNair (62), known as “Jimmy Mac”.
Last year, Tracy tweeted about the incident, remembered her friend James, and thanked Megan and his family for helping him overcome his suffering. “Five years ago, me and my friends, Jimmy Mac, Jeff, @ARDIEFUQUA, @ HarrisStanton, You and Joceleyn, were in a terrible accident. There’s no day I’m missing, I don’t miss my friend Jimmy Mac, who unfortunately lost his life tonight. I love you Jimmy. He tweeted.
The Road to Healing: Tracy appeared at today’s show in 2015, when he was horrified when he discussed a terrible accident, let him fight for his life and kill his friend James McNair.
He sent a second tweet and added, “Thank God for my family. I am eternally grateful for the love and support they give me. My wife, daughter, sons and friends brought me back to my feet. I live every day when I try to do them well and I make the best use of this second chance. ‘ ”
Tracy spoke to PEOPLE about his recovery from his wedding in 2015, Tracy said: “I don’t want to go down the aisle or in a wheelchair with my wife,” he adds: “So I had to go hard with the therapy it had to be better. There were no questions, questions and answers about that. ‘ “
In 2017, Tracy agreed with Wal-Mart to pay him several million dollars, but the exact amount remained confidential. However, reports proposed at a time when the retailer could have paid out up to $ 90 million.
He later revealed that he was in a coma two weeks after the accident and had to undergo treatment for traumatic brain injury, including daily speech, cognitive, professional and physical therapies.
Tracy first found a star as a longtime cast member on Saturday Night Live, then from 2006 to 2013 he played together at 30 Rock.
In 2009, he was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role Emmy.