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Leon Isaac Kennedy has been divorced from Jayne Kennedy since August 9, 1982. They had been married for 11.1 years. Leon Isaac Kennedy is currently available.

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Leon Isaac Kennedy

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Ex-Husband of Jayne Kennedy

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Jayne Kennedy

Entertainment - Other

Why Famous: First African-American Female Sportscaster on NBC

Age: 65 (b. 10/27/1951)


Jayne Kennedy's Relationships (2)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 8/12/1970 4.7 months
Engaged 1/1/1971 5.9 months
Married 6/28/1971 11.1 years
    Separated 4/26/1982 --
    Filed for Divorce 5/12/1982 --
Divorced 8/9/1982 --
 Total12 years

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Where and/or how did Leon Isaac Kennedy and Jayne Kennedy meet?

While starting her modeling career, Jayne met Leon Isaac Kennedy who was a DJ and a struggling actor/writer.

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Other Relationship Information about Leon Isaac Kennedy and Jayne Kennedy:

They fell in love and married in 1970. Motown's Smokey Robinson served as best man at the wedding. They moved to California to pursue careers in acting. In July 1981, she became the first African American actress to grace the cover of Playboy magazine. She and Leon Isaac posed together for a pictorial in the same issue, but none of the pictures showed her nude.

According to a report in the Village Voice, a home movie featuring Kennedy and her then-husband, Leon, engaging in intercourse was one of the earliest known example of a "celebrity sex tape." The tape was apparently released to the public by Leon after the two had divorced.

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