Lela Rochon is an American actress. Born on April 17th, 1964, she is 57 years young and beautiful as ever. She was born in Los Angeles, California, to Zelma Staples and Samuel Staples.
She graduated from Cerritos High School in Cerritos, California in 1982 and then attended California State University in Dominguez Hills.
Lela Rochon debuted in 1985.
Lela Rochon is best known for her roles in films like Harlem Nights, Boomerang, The Chamber, Waiting To Exhale, Why Do Fools Fall In Love and First Daughter.
She was a very successful actress in her times but is now off the radar to some extent, possibly by choice.
Personal Life And Family
Lela Rochon’s personal life and family are possibly the biggest reasons for her being slightly MIA or Missing In Action for a while now.
Lela Rochon got married to Adolfo Quinones in 1982. They were married for 5 years before separating in 1987.
Adolfo Quiñones died at the age of 65 on December 29th, 2020, at his home of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Lela Rochon’s second marriage was in the year 1999 when she married American filmmaker and comic artist Antoine Fuqua.
Antoine Fuqua is well known in the film world for his movies like The Equalizer, South Paw, Brooklyn’s Finest, Olympus Has Fallen, King Arthur, Shooter, and The Replacement Killers. Antoine Fuqua directed all these movies and many more and is deemed one of the most successful directors in Hollywood.
Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon have two kids together- Asia Rochon Fuqua and Brando Fuqua.
Let’s analyze a few reasons behind Lela Rochon’s inactivity.
Antoine Fuqua Cheating Scandal
Back in July 2019, Antoine Fuqua was caught kissing someone else. Keep in mind, Antoine and Lelo were married at that time. Antoine Fuqua was spotted kissing Nicole Murphy whilst on vacation in Italy. Nicole Murphy is a former model and actress.
Photos of the duo kissing went viral and this was obviously very embarrassing for Lela Rochon. Post this, she took a social media hiatus and came back after a while when the news had somewhat died down. But once something is on the internet, it never really goes away!
There were obviously still a lot of speculations and rumors about what this would mean for the couple. Would they stay together? Would they get a divorce? Nobody was confirming or denying anything.
Finally, the duo decided not to part ways and are together to this day.
Nicole Murphy also posted an apology to Lela Rochon online for kissing her husband despite knowing they were married.
Lela Rochon’s Medical Condition
Lela Rochon started gaining weight sometime around 2019. Her presence on social media also started dwindling. She isn’t very active right now either, with her last post being made in October.
Apparently, this is because Lela has an autoimmune disease. There were some rumors that she was suffering from lupus, however, this was never confirmed.
Where Is Lela Rochon Now?
Lela Rochon does not act that much anymore however she never officially “retired” from acting so, well, never say never!