Who is Isaiah Washington's wife? Actor's partner of 27 years slapped a makeup artist in a club in 2012

Who is Isaiah Washington's wife? Actor's partner of 27 years slapped a makeup artist in a club in 2012
Jenisa Garland and Isaiah Washington attend the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)

MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS: Isaiah Washington’s early retirement from acting has made the news, what with the actor’s rant on Twitter. In his chaotic headline-making announcement, Washington said, "It is with a heavy heart and a sense of relief that I am announcing my early retirement from the entertainment industry today. Those who have been Following/Witnessing my journey here on Twatter since 2011 all know that I have fought the good fight, but it seems that the haters, provocateurs and the Useful Idiots have won."


Washington added, “I’m no longer interested in the back and forth regarding a ‘color construct’ that keeps us human beings divided nor am I interested in politics or anything vitriolic. I will be traveling this great country before it falls into Socialism and then Communism. Until then, know that this Frederick Douglass Conservative will keep his powder dry and loves you all! I am truly grateful for your support over the years.” His bombshell retirement news has put his personal life in the spotlight, with fans wondering about his family and friends, especially his wife, Jenisa Garland.


'Haters have won': 'Grey's Anatomy' alum Isaiah Washington announces RETIREMENT from acting in a Twitter rant

Isaiah Washington says Ellen Pompeo took $5M to not talk about 'nasty' Patrick Dempsey



Who is Jenisa Garland?

Washington is among those rare Hollywood actors whose marriage has lasted long. He and Garland have been married for 27 years and are still going strong. Articlebio reports that the couple tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 1996. They have three children, Isaiah Akin, Thyme and Iman. While Washington is known for his scathing and dividing opinion on anything and everything, Garland in contrast does not have much of a social media presence. She is rarely seen in public. 

Did Jenisa Garland slap a makeup artist?

While not much is known of Washington and Garland’s relationship, the pair did have their own bad moments. In January 2012, it was reported that Garland slapped Merc Arceneaux, a makeup artist at Club Deep in Hollywood, while she was speaking to Washington.


Expressing his anger, Arceneaux stated that she "had no right to put her hands on me," per RadarOnline. He said, “My feelings are hurt- I never received an apology.” Eyewitnesses claimed Garland “marched up to Merc while she was chatting with Isaiah and said, ‘Really, Merc? Really?’” adding, “She threw a drink in Merc’s face. And when Merc said to Isaiah, 'Talk to your wife,' Jenisa slapped Merc across the face.” More than a decade has passed since the incident, but Washington or Garland have yet to comment on the matter.

Share this article:

 Who is Isaiah Washington's wife? Actor's partner of 27 years slapped a makeup artist in 2012