Is Whoopi Goldberg Related to WWE Legend Bill Goldberg?

Published 02/05/2022, 9:00 AM EST

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WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg made headlines when he made his comeback to WWE on this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown and challenged the longest reigning Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

However, there is one more celebrity sharing the same name ‘Goldberg’, who is making headlines these days. American actor, comedian, author, and television personality, Whoopi Goldberg is making headlines for her recent “obscene” remarks on the Holocaust incident.


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Now, since both the celebrities share the same name – Goldberg, there are many fans online thinking whether or not the two are related.

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Well, the answer is no. Whoopi Goldberg’s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, and she is not related to the wrestler Bill Goldberg in any way.

What is Whoopi Goldberg’s real name?

As mentioned above, Whoopi’s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, which clearly indicates that she is not related to the former WWE Universal Champion, Goldberg.

Since 1982, Whoopi has been a popular TV personality and has won numerous awards for her contribution to the industry of show business. Some of her most notable awards winnings are – an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.


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However, Whoopi is currently suffering from backlash about making insensitive comments on the Holocaust incident. Goldberg got for two weeks earlier this week, days after claiming on ABC’s “The View” that the Holocaust.

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Who is Whoopi Goldberg’s father?

There’s not much information out there about Goldberg’s father. However, her father left the family when Whoopi was still a kid and she was dependent on her mother who worked multiple jobs to support the family.

Looks like the absence of a father figure really drove the Grammy winner to think big, and she started performing plays when she was still a kid.

Who is Whoopi Goldberg’s husband?

Goldberg has been married three times in total. Her first marriage was with Alvin Martin in 1973. However, this marriage lasted for six years and the couple announced their divorce in 1979.


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The ‘Sister Act‘ actress then got married to cinematographer David Claessen in 1986. However, this marriage didn’t last long as they got divorced in 1988.

Whoopi’s third and last marriage came in 1994, which was with union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg. But this marriage suffered the same fate as the couple separated in 1995.


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Currently, ‘The Ghost’ actor is single and has stated several times that she is not ready to have another partner because of three failed marriages and the reasons contributing to it.


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Prithvi Mishra


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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.
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