Kel Mitchell attends the world premiere of Prime Video's "Fallout"
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Good Burger, Bad Marriage: Kel Mitchell's Tumultuous Relationship With His Ex-Wife

Kel Mitchell has managed to keep his personal life out of the public eye. However, his relationship with his ex-wife has gotten messy!


Jul. 10 2024, Published 6:07 p.m. ET

If you grew up in the 90s and were a fan of Nickelodeon, you probably remember Kel Mitchell. Kel first gained recognition as a cast member on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That. His energetic performances and comedic timing made him a standout amongst the network’s stars. Nickelodeon took notice of Kel’s talents and paired him with his All That co-star Kenan Thompson, a spin-off series, Kenan & Kel. The series ran from 1996 to 2000 and became a cultural phenomenon.

The duo later starred in the cult classic Good Burger before their career went in different directions. “We were placed together because we worked so well together and all that,” Kenan told Entertainment Weekly. It was just a journey of being adults. Time passes, and more time passes, and it just became ridiculous.”

After his initial wave of success, Kel continued to build his career with various roles in television and voice acting. Over the years, Kel has built an impressive career and a thriving personal life. Today, Kel is happily married to his longtime love, Asia Lee; however, his romantic past is storied.

Here is a breakdown of the drama between Kel and his ex-wife, which came to a head after he made scathing allegations against her. Read for details on his past marriage and net worth!

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Who is Kel Mitchell's ex-wife? Everything we know about his past marriage.

In 1999, Kel married Tyisha Hampton. During their time together, the pair welcomed two children. However, their relationship came to an end in 2005. Kel has since made startling accusations about his time with Tyisha. In a sit down on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, Kel accused his ex-wife of being unfaithful during their marriage. According to Kel, Tyisha cheated on him before they even tied the knot.

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Actor Kel Mitchell and wife Tyisha Hampton attend the 'Mystery Men' premiere.

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“I ended up marrying my ex-wife because we had another baby,” Kel said. “We had the abortion, and then we had a baby, and she ended up telling me that the baby that was aborted wasn’t mine. Within that process, you already marry within a lie.”

Tyisha responded to Kel’s allegations, denying the claims made by the former child star.

“This man is lying about abortions. Just the fact that you’re even lying about abortions is crazy,” Tyisha said in a TikTok video. In another clip, Tyisha claims that she is not the woman Kel is referring to.

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Kel Mitchell’s net worth reflects his time in the entertainment industry.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kel has a $500,000 empire. The publication reports that Kel’s net worth includes his earnings from Nickelodeon and the creative ventures Kel sought after All That. In 1997, Kel starred in Good Burger, a film adapted from a popular All That sketch.

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Kel Mitchell at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Strangers: Chapter 1" held at Regal L.A. Live on May 8, 2024 in LA.

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He later voiced T-Bone in the animated series Clifford the Big Red Dog, further diversifying his portfolio. Per IMDb, Kel had guest appearances on shows like The Steve Harvey Show, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and One on On, which kept him in the public eye and added to his earnings.

These days, Kel is exploring ventures outside of entertainment. Kel has authored two books, Blessed Mode: 90 Days to Level Up Your Faith and Prank Day. Kel also reunited with Kenan in 2023 for Good Burger 2, a sequel to the beloved 1997 film.

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