Is Leonard Roberts secretly married? A look at his mysterious love life amid 'Heroes' racism controversy
The couple is said to have exchanged marital vows in an intimate morning ceremony at a secret location, but his spokesperson has refused to confirm or deny it
Rumor has it that Leonard Roberts, the actor famous for his roles in 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'Heroes', secretly got married to someone he has been dating for a long time. There had been much speculation that the lovebirds were all set to announce their engagement and now it seems as if they jumped straight into matrimony. American Sun-Times wrote that Leonard Roberts and his girlfriend were seen shopping for engagement rings. They were checking out some pricey bling in several major jewelry stores — especially major diamonds.
However, different outlets have different reports. According to Washington Daily News, the actor was spotted wearing his wedding ring earlier this week. The couple is said to have exchanged marital vows in an intimate morning ceremony at a secret location, before few close friends and family members. Yet, it is still a mystery whether he is married or not as his spokesperson refuses to confirm or deny it.
While not much is known about his personal life and previous relationships, his professional life isn't quite a secret. Born in St Louis, Missouri, Roberts is best known for his roles as Sean Taylor in 'Drumline' and for playing Forrest Gates in the fourth season of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and DL Hawkins in the first season of Heroes. Apart from this, he has acted in 'Castle', 'Criminal Minds', 'Mom', 'Agent Carter', and 'CSI Miami'. However, recently, he made headlines when he opened up about his time on the sets of 'Heroes' and his termination.
His difficult time on the sets of 'Heroes' has become a subject of much discussion and gossip, as he faced immediate friction with his main co-star Ali Larter — and believed that creator and showrunner Tim Kring was indifferent to him, making him feel singled out as a Black actor. This belief was further cemented after he was fired from the show after its first season.
Things were tense between him and his co-star Ali Larter. The tension was visible to everyone on the set, as once she even refused to do an intimate scene with him, and didn't even acknowledge a gift he had sent her. While this discomfort brewed, he realized that his role on the show was getting visibly smaller. Though he felt that his role was 'creatively' unfulfilling, he was happy to learn that he was returning in Season 2. Things took a turn for the worse. Roberts mentioned that the cast members would be featured on a collector's edition.
"Upon arriving backstage at Radio City Music Hall for a rehearsal, I caught my co-star’s eye. 'I’m hearing our cover is selling the least of all of them,' she told me. It was the first and only thing she said to me that night and I believed the subtext was clear: I was tarnishing her brand," Roberts wrote. Later, he received a call from Kring, saying that due to “the Ali Larter situation,” when the show returned for Season 2, audiences would learn that D.L. had died. "I was stunned," Roberts added. Kring said that his character had been painted into a corner as he didn't have any 'chemistry' with Larter. And so, his character was killed off.