Actor-comedian Chris Tucker is engaged to Fox 5 anchor Cynne Simpson, Tucker has a teenager son from his past relationship

HitBerryPublished on   05 Jul, 2015Updated on   04 May, 2021

American stand-up comedian Chris Tucker is in news again and this time, it’s because of his show Chris Tucker Live. His live show which was widely received was exclusively premiered out on Netflix this month.


His show, Chris Tucker Live, which was produced under his banner, Chris Tucker Entertainment has been directed by, Phil Joanou.

Chris Tucker Career

Earlier, Chris came into the limelight as he became engaged to his longtime girlfriend and Atlanta’s Fox 5 news anchor Cynne Simpson. He preferred to keep his private affairs. However, after much digging, info on his wife-to-be was revealed. "I’m off the market," said Tucker.

But that’s pretty much what he teased. "It’s true. Well, I can’t say [who she is]. You’ll have to find out on your own", he said jokingly. There were even rumors that the couple already secretly got married but later the marriage reports turned out to be false.

Chris Tucker Past Affairs 

The actor-comedian has a teenager son from his previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Azya Pryor. His 16-year-old son, Destin Tucker lives with his mother in Los Angeles. Simpson shares a great bonding with his son and was spotted with Tucker and Destin, as they enjoyed holidays in Puerto Vallarta back in July last year.

The couple also made several appearances together over the past year or so. Interestingly, Tucker’s future wife, Simpson also had interviewed him for her channel Fox 5.

Well, the show, Chris Tucker Live was filmed at the Historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. In his special, Tucker who is also from Atlanta shared his life experiences through comic impersonations among other acts.

Chris Tucker Achievement 

In Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer sang praises of Tucker. He said, "Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time." He added, "We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe."

Tucker is seemingly thrilled about his association with Netflix. He has joined the league of Netflix’s other stand-up comedy specials like Aziz Ansari, Craig Ferguson, Nick Offerman, Chelsea Peretti and Chelsea Handler among others.

On this, he had a few words to share. "I’m thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special," said the man, who is famous for playing Detective James Carter in Rush Hour movies.

“Before people started seeing me in movies, I was doing standup. It’s always been a part of me, and now I’m excited to share it with my fans around the world.”

Chris Tucker Legal Issues 

Tucker isn’t the kind who keeps making headlines now and then. But earlier, Forbes printed an article on Chris Tucker he was "reportedly hit with a new lien". The new lien added $2.5 million to his previous $12 million.

In addition to this, he had back taxes totaling $14,068,047.50 added up in the course of 7 years. His reports said that "poor accounting and business management" is to be blamed for the IRS lien.

In most cases, the IRS can only file liens if Notice and Demand for Payment, which is like the ultimatum sent only after several prior notices, has not been accounted for even after 10 days of its receipt. But turns out, the stand-u comedian didn’t take things seriously, so the lien was filed!!!