Jaleel White is best known for his role as Steve Urkel in the sitcom Family Matters. He has also made notable appearances in Our Friends, Martin, Big Fat Liar, Sonic, Silence of the Heart, House, and so forth.

Picture of American actor, Jaleel White
Caption: Picture of American actor, Jaleel White (Photo: Birthday Wiki)

Is Jaleel White Married to Kellie Shanygne Williams? 

No, Jaleel White is not married to Kellie Shanygne Williams. The duo has worked together in the sitcom, Family Matters. In the sitcom, Family Matters, Jaleel and Kellie were an on-screen couple. 

Jaleel White with Kellie Shanygne Williams
Caption: Jaleel White with Kellie Shanygne Williams (Photo: Lipstick Alley)

Their relationship is purely platonic, they're just good friends. In fact, Kellie Shanygne Williams has been living a blissful married life with her spouse Hannibal Jackson since 2009. Also, they are parents of 2 kids as well. 

Father of a Daughter; Who is Jaleel White Wife?

Jaleel White has never been married however, he is the father of a daughter. His daughter's name is Samaya White. The father-daughter shared a strong relationship with each other. Jaleel often shares pictures with his daughter Samaya on social platforms. 

Jaleel White clicking selfie with his daughter Samaya while sitting in a car
Caption: Jaleel White clicking a selfie with his daughter Samaya while sitting in a car (Photo: Instagram)

So, Jaleel White doesn't have a wife. Also, he is not currently dating anyone. Some sites reported that White is single, but he usually keeps this aspect of his life out of the spotlight. Rather than being with anyone else, Jaleel is concentrating on his professional career while he is single. Time with friends and family is what Jaleel loves most.

Jaleel White Girlfriend & Past Relationship

Jaleel's only relationship was with his daughter Samaya's mother, Bridget Hardy. His ex-girlfriend Hardy is an actress who has not been featured in many movies. Bridget has featured in The Pirates of Penzance and Princess Ida. It's unclear how long they dated and when their relationship started. 

Picture of Jaleel White's ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy
Caption: Picture of Jaleel White's ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy (Photo: Daily Mail)

The relationship between Jaleel and Bridget does not seem ordinary, and it became a major topic for a while. However, their relationship ended with a breakup in the year 2012 sadly it wasn’t in a good term. His then-girlfriend Bridget was accusing Jaleel of Domestic Abuse (verbally and physically). Then Jaleel denied the claim.

What Happened between Jaleel and Bridget?

In the year  2012, Bridget made allegations against Jaleel and then made a statement in front of the media that he was an “abusive cheater.” Also, she recalled that Jaleel hit her around her chest and had a terrible temper. Then she told, he went on with breaking a toilet to express his anger. She said; 

Picture of Jaleel White with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy & their daughter
Caption: Picture of Jaleel White with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy & their daughter (Photo: Ghana Showbiz)

"Verbally and emotionally, he’s abusive. He told me I’m not working; I have no money; I’m white trash. None of it was true. He hit me across the chest area, He pushed me into the toilet, and it broke. Water went everywhere, through the walls and even to the kitchen downstairs”


Jaleel's violent behavior wasn't the first time he did it when they were arguing, according to Bridget. What really matters is: were Bridget's claims true? Then White came with clarification; “I Have No History of Violence.”  


Who is Jaleel White?

American actor, Jaleel Ahmad White was born on November 27, 1976, in Culver City, California. He became popular for his role as Steve Urkel in the popular 1990s sitcom Family Matters. White's character, originally meant to be a one-time appearance, became an instant hit with audiences and became a regular cast member. Prior to the show's end in 1998, White was a staple of the show for more than a decade.

Jaleel White posing for a picture
Caption: Jaleel White posing for a picture (Photo: Instagram)

His father Michael White was a dentist and his mother Gail White was a homemaker. His high school education was completed at South Pasadena High and John Marshall Fundamental High School. In 2001, he graduated from the University of California, in Los Angeles. Jaleel is of African-American ethnicity. Jaleel White has a net worth of around $8 million. White has a height of 1.77 M or 5 feet 10 inches tall.