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Sara Kapfer: The Truth About Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Ex-Wife

Sara Kapfer: The Truth About Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Ex-Wife

Last updated: 05/11/2021 09:20 | 01/25/2021 07:20
Thomas Dixon

Table of Contents

Who is Sara Kapfer?Early Life and EducationCareer and AchievementsDating and MarriageEnding their MarriageSara Kapfer’s Net WorthHobbies and InterestsSara Kapfer’s Life Today

Fate has a funny way of turning things around. One day you have your best life, then the next day, it all goes haywire.

Things were like a fairy tale for Sara Kapfer when she married the love of her life, but it did not end happily, unlike fairy tales. Curious about who Sara Kapfer is? Continue reading, and you'll know the kind of life she has lived.

Who is Sara Kapfer?

In 1969, Sara Kapfer was born in New York City, USA. She holds an American nationality and is of White-Caucasian descent.

Sara Kapfer was just an ordinary school teacher before she got into the limelight of show business when she married a renowned director and actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. She is now a single mother of three children. Her marriage caused a buzz on the media, and so did her divorce, which added to her fame.

Early Life and Education

Sara spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles, California. Although there is not much information about her early life, it is believed that Sara was a studious person who has developed a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge with other people. She finished her elementary in the locality and attended her high school at North Hollywood High School located in California. Upon completing her primary education, she pursued her passion for teaching. She enrolled in a university and got her Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1991.

Career and Achievements

Sara started her career as a teacher right after she finished college in 1991. She worked in a reputed elementary school in Los Angeles for four years. Although her job wasn't as flashy as those in the media, Sara was able to do what her heart wanted to do before it was taken away from her when she married her high school sweetheart.

By 1994, Sara decided to leave her job as she embarked on a new journey of starting a family. She wanted to be a full-time mother so she can focus on her children's development and growth.

Dating and Marriage

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Sara Kapfer's love life blossomed as early as high school. She met the love of her life in her class in 1986. Sara Kapfer and Cuba Gooding Jr. were high school classmates and lovers. And just like teenagers, their love entanglement was a blissful one. Although people have assumed that their high school romance would be just as fleeting as it started, the couple proved them wrong by eventually marrying each other in 1994 after eight years of knowing each other.

Their marriage caused quite a buzz in the media, especially that a renowned actor married a non-showbiz personality. By the same year, Sara got pregnant. And so, she decided to pursue motherhood at the expense of her teaching career. She left her job and focused on her family. And in that same year as well, their first child, named Spencer, was born. In the succeeding years, two more blessings joined their family. They were christened Mason and Piper.

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Ending their Marriage

Since Gooding married a non-showbiz wife, many people thought that their marriage would last for a lifetime. Though their romance was like a fairy tale, unfortunately, it ended. In 2014, ten years after they tied the knot, Sara filed for a divorce.

Just as their marriage caused quite a frenzy in the media, their divorce also stirred up rumors and issues regarding their marriage. Although Sara knew that their life would be chaotic during the process and might hurt her family, she still went on to do what would be better for them in the long run.

She revealed hidden truths about their marriage life and her husband. She disclosed that Gooding acts as the loving and passionate husband that he is supposed to be in front of the camera. But off-stage, their marriage has a different color. Sara claimed that her husband has been cheating on her for years with different girls, which proved to be true when those "girls" started coming out of the shadow to reveal the truth.

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Those women admitted that they had an affair with Gooding while the actor is away from home due to his movie filming. They stated that Gooding would go to a bar and get drunk while using drugs, and then he would invite them to a hotel room to spend the night together. Gooding was even accused of raping a woman twice.

Sara knew that ending their marriage would be a big blow to their family, especially their children. But the longer she keeps it in, the more it hurts her, and the more it tarnishes the relationship. By 2014, Sara finally found the courage to end her marriage with Gooding, despite the consequences they might face. Sara admitted that making such a decision was hard for her because they have been through a lot and have made memories that she cannot just let go of.

Although Sara had already decided to cut the knot that tied them together, Gooding was still hesitant with finalizing the divorce process because he doesn't want to end their relationship. In 2016, the couple made an effort to reconcile and mend their already damaged marriage, but to no avail. By 2017, Gooding finally approved the divorce on his side. The fight for their children's custody was a strenuous battle, especially for their children, who were in the middle of all the issues. In the end, it was Sara who got full custody of their children.

Sara Kapfer’s Net Worth

Sara Kapfer only worked on her career for four years before she decided to be a housewife. For that matter, she did not have her source of income. Only Gooding supported the family with his paychecks throughout the years that they've been married.

When they finally divorced, Sara received a divorce settlement with a hefty amount of $15 million. Aside from that, she also received maintenance allowance for their children. All in all, Sara Kapfer has a net worth of more than $15 million.

Hobbies and Interests

As a teacher, Sara loved gaining new knowledge. To do that, she reads a lot. Her favorite book is a novel by Yann Martel, The Life of Pi. Besides reading, she also loves listening to music and watching movies, especially those that star Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie.

Sara is also a traveler. With a millionaire husband, she was able to travel all around the US. She also visited European countries, especially her dream holiday destination, which is London. During her travels, Sara was exposed to different cuisines and liked eating and trying out the various dishes the place could offer. She grew to love continental foods the most, although she is also fond of Italian cuisine.

Being a mother of three is tough parenting, especially if your children are as wild as a storm. Good thing for Sara that all her children are well-behaved. Being the wife of a star, Sara had a hard time finding a quiet place to cherish her time. But during free time, Sara manages to sneak out of the house and go shopping. Once in a while, she goes out of the house to enjoy her me-time.

Sara Kapfer’s Life Today

Sara Kapfer is now happily living her life as a divorced mother with her three wonderful children. Although things had been hard for them for the past few years, they did not let it destroy what's left of their family. Sara and Gooding are still communicating with each other regarding the welfare of their children.

Thomas Dixon | He creates the ideal marketing experience by connecting online brands with their target audiences. He recently completed a research paper on consumer conversion and took part in a community project on SEO optimization. Thomas is working on his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and plans to intern in an online marketing department soon.


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