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Tichina Arnold Reportedly Finalizes Her Divorce from NBA Assistant Coach Rico Hines After Sex Tape Leaks 

Actress Tichina Arnold is legally single and ready to mingle after it was revealed that her annulment from her ex-husband DaRico Hines has been finalized. The “Martin” star filed for a divorce from the Toronto Raptors development coach in 2021, roughly five-and-a-half years after allegedly being involved in a sex tape scandal.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, a judge signed off on the 53-year-old star’s request on Friday, July 15. Details of their post-marriage proceedings are scarce. However, an unidentified source claimed they both have decided to waive their rights to collect spousal support, each walking away with their personal assets. 

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 21: Tichina Arnold attends 51st NAACP Image Awards – non-televised Awards Dinner – arrivals on February 21, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

The “Everybody Hates Chris” star initially announced her separation from the then-G League assistant coach in January 2016, stating that she had received texts from several women regarding her husband.  

Five years later, Arnold said she was getting divorced after a video showed him engaging in sexual activities with an unnamed woman. Arnold denied being behind the leak but admitted she shared the damaging footage with her close loved ones to seemingly “announce her split.”

During an interview with People the “The Neighbors” star told reporters she didn’t “expect it to go public the way it did.” She also expressed feeling “betrayed.” 

The New York native shared, “I had that feeling of, you know, beyond him being my husband, this is supposed to be my friend, my confidant. Somebody who I can trust. And when you can’t trust the person that you sleep with every night, there’s a problem.” 

She continued. “I could no longer trust him. I could no longer lay with him. And it doesn’t make him a horrible person. We all make mistakes, but not with me and not on my time and not in my life.”

Despite her short-lived marriage, Arnold said she didn’t regret how she conducted herself in the aftermath, citing Hines’s prior indiscretions. “I’m sure there are a lot of people that are upset with me, but it’s not their problem,” she said. 

“This was my issue that I needed to deal with, and I’m old enough to deal with my issues. I saved myself first before I was on a sinking ship. I just have too much to lose for someone else’s indiscretions,” she added. 

Arnold and Hines tied the knot in August 2012, surrounded by their close loved ones. They share no children. 

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