Alfre Woodard on Being Happily Married to Her Husband of 40 Years

Alfre Woodard husband Roderick Spencer

Regarding relationships in Hollywood, it’s rare that a marriage can survive decades-long ups and downs.

However, Alfre Woodard and her husband prove they’re nothing like the others! One of Hollywood’s power couples has been married for four decades, and their love story is still going as strong as ever.

The Secret Behind Alfre Woodard’s Long-Lasting Marriage to Her Husband

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Roderick Spencer and Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard first met her now-husband, Roderick Spencer, in the early 80s. They started dating soon after and got married in 1983.

In an interview with People, the notable actress stated that getting married to Roderick was “the best thing” she ever did.

“I’ve been fortunate enough that we have continued to find that we learn best together,” she shared. “There’s always been a strong artistic connection between us,” Alfre continued.

Alfre and Roderick share two children: a daughter named Mavis and a son named Duncan. Alfre later revealed that the key to her long-lasting marriage is understanding that they “speak the same language” a.k.a in tune with each other’s needs and feelings.

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Alfre Woodard and Roderick children (Duncan and Mavis)

“First, it was just us and the things that we love and what we wanted in the world,” Alfre shared about how their relationship evolved. “And now it’s the project of being copartners with our children in their lives,” she concluded.

Well, with how Alfre and Roderick are willing “to listen and grow,” it’s no wonder that the couple survived all the trying times throughout their four decades together!

How Alfre Woodard’s Loving Relationship with Her Husband Also Translates Into Their Working Partnerships

Being married to a writer has its perks. For Alfre Woodard, it’s getting to work with Roderick Spencer, a.k.a her husband! The award-winning actress told Essence that Roderick is “a brilliant writer.” The funny thing is, Alfre asked her husband to write the script for the 2019 movie Juanita, which she starred in!

“I said I don’t need an anniversary, birthday, or Christmas present,” Alfre recalled. “I said, just write this script for me,” she laughed.

The 12 Years A Slave actress also claimed she “knew that he would be able to find Juanita in a way that I could really inhabit her.”

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