Sinbad, real name David Adkins, suffered a stroke as a result of a blood clot traveling from his heart to brain two years ago.
“Sinbad appreciates all the love and support you have shown him over the last two years. Many of you have asked for updates and if there is anything Sinbad needs or what you can do to help. As a result, the family has created a site where you can keep up to date with his progress and also provide an avenue for those who wish to give,” the family announced in an Instagram post.
So, let’s take a look at Sinbad’s relationship with wife Meredith and see where they’re at as of this year.
Who is Sinbad’s wife, Meredith?
David “Sinbad” Adkins is currently married to Meredith Adkins (née Fuller). The couple first tied the knot in 1985 but would later separate in 1992.
Meredith Adkins also works in the entertainment industry and has, in recent years, started working as a producer. Her IMDb profile credits Adkins with producing Retrospect, The Girl With No Brain, and Outcast.
Adkins starred alongside her husband in the 2011 reality TV show, Sinbad It’s Just Family. The couple allowed viewers a glimpse into their life with their two children.
Sinbad and wife Meredith reunite after divorce
Things weren’t always smooth-running for Sinbad and Meredith Adkins. In fact, just seven years into their marriage, Sinbad and his wife separated.
But it didn’t take long for the two to reunite. In 2002, Sinbad and Meredith tied the knot for a second time. They have been married in the two decades since.
In an interview with Black America Web, Sinbad shared the secret to his successful marriage. He explained that living apart from his wife is key to their marriage’s success. Sinbad shared that after they divorced and remarried, he kept his house for five years so he could go there when he got mad or needed some time alone.
Sinbad prophetically speaks on needing a wife who understands signs of a stroke
In an old stand up performance from the early 2010s, Sinbad touched on what he was looking for in a relationship. In this performance, the comedian prophetically jokes about needing a partner who can understand the signs of a stroke.
“You want a woman that understands the signs of stroke,” Sinbad jokes with the audience. “That’s what I’m looking for. A woman that’s got my medication in her purse (sic).”
This was part of Sinbad’s bit a decade before the comedian actually suffered a stroke. Sinbad suffered a stroke in October 2020. Two months later, his wife, Meredith, shared a touching photo to Instagram of the couple with their grandchild. Meredith captioned the post: “Missing you. Loving you. See you soon.”
Sinbad’s children follow him into the entertainment industry
David “Sinbad” and Meredith Adkins have two children together, a son name Royce and a daughter named Paige. The siblings have revealed that they also have a sister named Gem. It is thought that Gem is Sinbad’s daughter but not Meredith’s. Meredith Adkins revealed on Mother’s Day in 2019 that she is a step-mother, presumably to Gem. Gem keeps a private life away from her family’s fame.
While attending college in Arizona as a Journalism major, Paige Adkins decided she wanted to pursue her love for music and singing. She left school to become a member of the Christian rock/pop group, Press Play. The group found success, hitting the Billboard 200 at No. 45 and was even ranking No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums in 2009. The following year, Paige Adkins released her debut solo album. She opened for the likes of Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, and Sean Kingston throughout her career.
Paige’s younger brother, Royce, is a director and producer at LA-based production company, Stone Harbor Productions. Royce also is a creator and writer at Stone Harbor Comics.