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FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, Ben Vereen participates in the panel for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" during the Fox Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. The New York Post reports that after the Tony Award winning actor’s first wife learned that their divorce in the 1970’s was never official, the pair appeared in a Brooklyn, N.Y. court room on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 to hash things out. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award winner Ben Vereen is divorcing his first wife — again.

The New York Post ( ) reports Vereen claims he divorced his first wife, Andrea, in the 70’s but she’s saying the divorce was never official and she only learned about it when she filed for Social Security.

The two were in a Brooklyn court Thursday to hash out the details.

After leaving his first wife, the Post says court records show Vereen married Nancy Bruner in 1976 and filed to divorce her in 2012.

Andrea’s lawyer, Harold Mayerson, said the second marriage wasn’t legal because Vereen was still married to Andrea, who’s asking that Vereen pay for the divorce.

Vereen’s attorney, John DiMascio, says nothing has been proven yet.

According to, Vereen was 17 at the time of his first wedding in 1964. Her lawyer says that Andrea was 14, and pregnant with the couple’s son.

Vereen won best actor in the 1973 musical “Pippin.”

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2 thoughts on “Did Ben Vereen Have Two Wives For 36 Years?

  1. Dee Montgomery on said:

    Ben Vereen is a womanizer. While married to Nancy Bruner, he had hundreds extra marital affairs and promised to marry many women. He’s a serial womanizer. The fact he too may be a bigamist, doesn’t surprise me. The first wife knew he had married Nancy and Nancy helped raise their first born. Vereen should pay for the divorce and let this poor woman get on with her life. .

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