After Taraji P. Henson tricked some of her celebrity friends into thinking they had posted nudes online, people have began to wonder if one of her victims, Thunder Force actress Octavia Spencer, has a husband. Let’s find out.

Who is Octavia Spencer?

Octavia spencer has been in the news recently for starring in Netflix movie Thunder Force alongside Melissa McCarthy.

But this week, she was in the news for an all together different reason. The actress fell victim to an April Fool by Taraji P. Henson, who had Octavia and Gabrielle Union thinking they posted a nude photo of themselves online.

The Shape of Water actress took to Instagram to share the prank from her Hidden Figures co-star, saying it made her “heart drop”.

“Did you mean to post nudes on your story?” read the text from Henson, then at the bottom, Henson wrote, “April Fools! Just kidding, in case your heart dropped!”

The 50-year-old from Montgomery, Alabama, has an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 2012, she scooped the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the 2011 movie The Help.

Spencer is an alumni of Auburn University, where she majored in English with a double minor in journalism and theatre.

It was on the advice of Tate Taylor that Spencer moved to LA to properly pursue acting. Taylor later directed The Help, the movie for which Spencer won her Oscar.

Spencer is also a children’s author.


Does Octavia Spencer have a husband?

So, does Octavia Spencer have a husband? In short, no.

In November 2016, the New York Times wrote after a sit down with the actress that she was “working so much that she has spent only six weeks at home in Los Angeles this year,” perhaps leaving little time for a relationship to blossom.

At the time of the article, Spencer was shooting for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a civil rights era drama. She offered further insight into her personal life.

“It’s really difficult to be in that mind-set of the ’60s and then go out into the real world and have fun,” she said. “So I don’t. I isolate.”

The actress did say in the same interview that she was “dating the wrong people and trying to find love,” likening herself to an archetypical romantic comedy character.

On the subject of industry dating, Spencer added: “You do not want to muddy the waters at work.”

At the 2015 SAG Awards, her date was her friend and fellow actor Josh Hopkins, sparking unfounded rumours that the pair were dating.

There were also murmurs that she was dating Tate Taylor, but the star dismissed this – stating that she and the openly gay director have been friends for nearly 25 years.

It appears that the constant figure in the American movie industry is solely focussed on her career with no time for love or children.

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