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Anthony Anderson might not be getting a divorce after all.

According to reports, Anderson’s estranged wife Alvina Stewart has requested for her divorce petition to be dismissed. Apparently, the two are going to try and work things out.

Alvina filed divorce back in September 2015 after 16 years of marriage — a move that came as a shock to Hollywood. Alvina, who married her college sweetheart in 1999, initially cited “irreconcilable differences.”

The black-ish star’s then estranged love not only also requested spousal support, but joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their then 15-year-old son Nathan. According to documents, she would allow Anthony reasonable visitation.

It’s unclear what brewed between the two over the past two years, but clearly, the pair simply can’t live without each other. The couple also has a 19-year-old daughter, Kyra.

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Is Hollywood Trying To Make Sterling K. Brown The New Denzel Washington?

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Sir Sidney Poitier was a force to be reckoned with in the 60’s and 70’s. Denzel Washington came onto the scene in the late 80’s and instantly stole the hearts of women around the world. And we can’t forget about the Blair Underwoods, Morris Chestnuts and the Shemar Moores of the 90’s.

But while many of these men are still around knocking roles out of the ballpark, we can’t help but notice the push for one major newcomer: Sterling K. Brown.

Although having been in the business for some time, it was Brown’s portrayal of Christopher Darden in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson that really stole the attention of audiences around the nation.

And if that wasn’t enough, Brown became one of the most idolized characters on NBC’s This Is Us, playing a successful Black man in a successful Black marriage, navigating his way though his relationships with siblings.

Now after picking up two Emmy Awards, there seems to be a big push in the media to make Brown the new universal “it” man. Sure he is the ultimate trifecta — ear to ear smile, impeccable acting chops and a banging body.

But there’s a very direct narrative being told. Is Sterling on his way to becoming Hollywood’s new beef cake? Is Hollywood setting the star up to have the same level of celebrity and placement in this bizarre hierarchy as the beloved Denzel?

On Monday, Brown even appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show for the first time somehow ended up with his shirt off.

Sure the popular daytime series had a “reason” behind having the actor ride a tractor without his shirt on … but this is clearly another way of reminding the world that the sex appeal is on point.

Needless to say, nobody will replace the many men who have led the way for stars before them. But there’s no doubt the industry is holding it’s arms wide open for Brown to come running in for the largest embrace of a lifetime.

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