Rebecca King-Crews Bio: Everything about Terry Crews Wife, Children and Career
Rebecca King-Crews is an American actress, singer and TV personality. She is best known as the wife of the famous comedian, Terry Crews. They have been recognized as one of the enduring couples in the American show business. Terry has always been in the limelight, but not much has been known about his wife. Here’s everything to know about Rebecca King-Crews and detailed insight into their relationship.
Beauty Queen to Theater Actress
Rebecca King-Crews was born on December 24, 1965, in Benton Harbor in Michigan. Her father died when her mother, Anna King Lund was 30 and their children were under 6. She along with her younger sister, Elizabeth and younger brother, Sam was raised by their struggling single mother. She credits her mom for her success in life.
Confident and poised as a teen, she started participating in beauty contests and was crowned Miss Gary, Indiana in 1984 while in high school. She also started singing at a young age.
She graduated from the Lew Wallace High School as a class topper. Later, she went to study musical theatre at Western Michigan University, where she met her future husband. She was granted the WMU Fine Arts Scholarship and WMU Academic Scholarship.
During her college years, she performed in various regional theater productions and musicals like The Wiz, Pippin’, Evita and The Music Man. She was actively involved in Black Civic Theater and appeared in a regional production of Dreamgirls. Around that time, she created her own gospel group, The Chosen Ones, in which she served as a singer, songwriter, and producer.
Married with Five Kids
She started dating Terry Crews in 1989. Initially, she was convinced that they were never going to be anything more than friends. She told E! News, “He almost got stuck in the friend zone… He was a little too nice.”
They got married in 1990 and welcomed their first daughter, Azriel the same year. She is clearly following her parents’ footsteps. She is an actress, singer, creator and also a make-up artist.
Rebecca and Terry welcomed their second daughter, Tera Crews in 1999 and third daughter, Wynfrey Crews in 2004. Their youngest child and only son, Isaiah Crews was born in 2007. Terry has also adopted Rebecca’s daughter from a previous relationship, Naomi Burton-Crews.
Though their relationship has been billed as one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood, it hasn’t always been so easy. They didn’t have problems as ordinary couples have like extramarital affairs and drug addiction. However, Terry’s dirty addiction nearly cost him his fairytale marriage.
In 2014, he released his autobiography, Manhood: How to Be a Better Man or Just Live with One, where he talked about his long-standing pornographic addiction that seriously affected his family and nearly ended his marriage. With his wife’s support, he underwent therapy and overcame the addiction between 2009 and 2010, and has since taken an active role in speaking out about the condition and its serious impact.
Though he kept his addiction a secret for many years, his wife found out later, to which he said,
“My wife was literally like, ‘I don’t know you anymore, I’m out of here.’ That changed me. I had to change because I realized this thing is a major, major problem.”
Later, during their appearance in Dr. Phil, Terry revealed that they worked out their issues in marriage and decided to stay together. Rebecca said that it took nearly three years for her to trust him again after considering leaving him for good. Terry is eternally grateful that his wife understood him and supported him through the hard times. Wait, there’s more!
So, what’s the reason behind their successful marriage? According to the Huffington Post, they went on 90-day sex fast, which left him more devoted and “more in love” than before. Terry stated,
“90 days — no sex, all relationship, all talk, all cuddle…I found that at the end of that 90 days …I knew who she was, and it wasn’t about ‘Let’s go out because I know I’m gonna get some sex later.’ It was like, ‘Let’s go because I want to talk to you. I want to know you’.”
Now, they are living as a happy couple and are looking forward to extending their family. They said that they are thinking about adopting a sixth child.
The Family Crews and Rebecca’s Acting Career
Rebecca is a gospel singer and goes by the stage name “Regina Madre” as a recording artist. She began acting in the 1990s and has since appeared in shows like E! True Hollywood Story and The Mo’Nique Show. She has been featured in various magazines like Jet, Heart and Soul, Reality Magazine, TV Guide and Today’s Black Woman.
She along with her husband and five kids appeared in a family reality show, The Family Crews, from February 21, 2010 to May 15, 2011. The show depicted how Terry managed time for his family amidst the busy schedules, and also how Rebecca prioritized her kids and family over her career as an actress and singer. The show was well-received by the fans and critics and was said to be “full of positive messages about marriage, parenthood, and family with subtle references to God and Christianity.”