Who are Maxine Waters' two husbands? Inside love life with Sidney Williams after divorce with Edward Waters

Maxine Waters was previously married to Edward Waters from 1956 to 1972. However, she is currently married to former NFL player Sidney Williams since 1977


                            Who are Maxine Waters' two husbands? Inside love life with Sidney Williams after divorce with Edward Waters
Sidney Williams and Maxine Waters (Getty Images)
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Representative Maxine Waters landed herself in trouble after making some controversial remarks regarding Derek Chauvin's murder trial in the death of George Floyd. Waters spoke at the Brooklyn Center, on Saturday, April 17, in the Minneapolis suburb where Daunte Wright, was shot and killed by police last week.  

The Congresswoman said that she was going to “fight with all the people who stand for justice” and "we just cannot allow such brutal killings to continue on our streets". However, her remarks on the ongoing trial sparked massive controversy with many believing that Waters is trying to instigate the people who are protesting on the streets of America.

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Waters said, “I hope we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away. We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joins demonstrators in a protest outside the Brooklyn Center police station on April 17, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  (Getty Images)


The Republicans were not really happy with what Waters said and demanded strict action against her for instigating the crowd in Minneapolis. Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy noted that Waters is “inciting violence’ by making such remarks. He further stated, “Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis – just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”

Judge Peter Cahill, presiding over Chauvin's trial, also said that Waters’ comments are “abhorrent” and might have given a lifeline to the defense in the ongoing trial. “I'll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill said.

Waters has been a Representative for California's 43rd congressional district since 1991. A member of the Democratic Party, Waters is currently in her 15th term in the House. The Congresswoman is married to former NFL player, Sid Williams. Apart from being an extraordinary athlete, he is also a former US Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Bill Clinton Administration. 

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Bill Clinton and Maxine Waters (Wikimedia Commons)


It should be noted that she was previously married to Edward Waters from 1856 to 1972. Let’s get to know a bit more about her personal life.

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Who are Edward Waters and Sidney Williams?

Maxine married shortly after graduating from high school in 1956. The Congresswoman was 18 when she got married to Edward Waters. The couple moved to Los Angeles in 1961 and Waters found work in a garment factory. After being married for 16 years, the duo decided to separate and filed for divorce. She divorced her husband and went on to complete her BA in sociology at California State University–Los Angeles.

The former couple shared two children together, Edward Jr. and Karen Waters. She remained single for almost 5 years and concentrated on her work in the field of politics. 

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Maxine Waters and Sid Williams attend Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)

Maxine met Sidney Williams in the mid-70s and started to enjoy his company. They met as she was making her rise through politics in the Los Angeles area. The duo worked for former Los Angeles City Councilman David Cunningham in the 1970s, overlapping at one point. According to a statement given to Los Angeles Times, Cunningham believed that Williams and Waters were not married at the time but they were dating.

The couple decided to tie the knot in 1977 and started working together. Williams was by Waters’ side as she rose from the state Assembly to the US House of Representatives. She was first elected to Congress in 1990. According to various reports, Williams and Waters live in a $4.8 million house in Los Angeles and reportedly had a net worth of more than $275,000 in 2016.

Waters and Williams do not have any children together.

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