American actress Tempestt Bledsoe is renowned for her portrayal of Vanessa Huxtable, the fourth kid of Cliff and Clair Huxtable, on NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

Bledsoe has also been seen as a television program host in shows like The Tempestt Bledsoe Show and Style Network's Clean House.

In her personal life, the 47-year-old actress has defied the established norms and paved her own path. She believes marriage isn't a means to achieve stability and happiness, and therefore, she is unmarried despite having a long-time partner.

Relationship with Darryl M. Bell since 1993

The Clean House star has been dating actor Darryl M. Bell, who appeared in The Cosby Show's spinoff show A Different World, since 1993.


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The lovebirds first met in 1989 in the set of A Different World, where she had a guest appearance. They initially hit it off as friends and began dating four years later.

In August 2009, they also appeared together in Fox's reality show Househusbands of Hollywood.

Despite being a non-married couple, the couple featured in the show, which focused on married couples, citing their long-term association.

Speaking to Hello Beautiful magazine in 2012, Tempestt said that marriage could get looming in the future while adding an old English proverb, "if it ain’t broke don’t fix it," to strengthen her point.

"I think we are very compatible. I think that is really the heart of it," she previously told The Oklahoman in July 2009. "People ask us what it is. I think a lot of couples find themselves together and find out that they are not really a good match. And laughter is also very important."

Staying true on her words, Tempestt reportedly is still unmarried but relishes her relationship with her partner.

Promotes Weight Loss and Skin Health Campaigns

The actress is one of the most vocal personalities when it comes to speaking about maintaining good health.

She personally underwent a weight loss of 19 pounds during the VH1's show Celebrity Fit Club and allegedly has not regained the flesh after that.

"For me, what works best is to try to eat healthily and not worry about the scale," the actress told People in March 2011.

Tempestt, who is a vegetarian, encourages obese people to join a fitness club and perform daily exercises to achieve weight loss and get a healthy body.

She is also an advocate of using sunscreen to protect the skin from skin cancer. She fronted the ‘Go Naked’ skin cancer ad campaign to aware people of skin cancer and the benefits of using sunscreen.

Bledsoe's Career and Net Worth

Born on August 1, 1973, in Chicago, Tempestt, she graduated from New York University.

Bledsoe's break into stardom came at an early age, with the role of Vanessa Huxtable in NBC's The Cosby Show. She furthered her career as a TV host and also participated in various reality shows, including VH1's Celebrity Fit Club and Househusbands of Hollywood.

With her roles and appearances in various projects, she has earned good fortune, too. She has a net worth of $6 million, Celebrity Net Worth reports.