“Why Did I Get Married” Star Embroiled In Nasty Divorce
Tasha Smith may have become a household name through her starring roles in Tyler Perry dramas “Why Did I Get Married?” and its OWN television spin-off “For Better or For Worse,” but the actress and her botched up marriage to self-proclaimed entrepreneur Keith Douglas had more drama than the cross-dressing Madea director could ever muster up.
Just up until last fall, the Camden, N.J.-bred actress traipsed her spouse around to a host of Tinseltown’s finest events. And then shortly after the pair was seen canoodling at the after party for “Addicted,” where Smith ironically played a therapist, the defecation hit the fan when news spread through Hollywood that there was trouble in paradise.
In November, Smith and Douglas’s down low marital strife made headlines with each pointing fingers at each other about the faltering marital union. Smith alleged that Douglas flew into jealous rages, called her homophobic slurs and accused her of sleeping with other women. (Smith is besties with Tisha Campbell Martin, who battled lesbian rumors throughout her unsteady acting career.) In retaliation, Douglas filed a restraining order against Smith, requiring her to stay at least two yards away from her while they shared the same residence.
The estranged coupled duked it out in court last week with Smith ending up on the losing end. She was ordered to pay nearly $7,000 a month in spousal support to Douglas. She’d reportedly already shelled out $50,000 to him in December.
But that’s not it.
A source close to Smith, who most recently starred on the hit television series “Empire,” claims Keith Douglas is a gold digger and that unbeknownst to the actress, he was married five times before her.
Tasha’s twin sister, whom she was estranged with for a brief spell, secretly hired a private investigator on a hunch.
“He was acting a monkey fool, spending Tasha’s money like it was his –buying thousands dollars worth of shoes on shopping sprees at one time,” the source tells BOSSIP, adding Douglas accumulated a collection of Rolex watches, a rare coin collection and solid gold pieces.
“His pimpish, bizarre behavior sent red flags and chills down Sidra’s spine so she would question him and his rampages would carry on excessively like he was possessed. Tasha would be so exhausted. He would rant and rave and stomp and intimidate her so it was like some kind of Gestapo type interrogation technique.”
The back and forth would take its toll on her workload, the source said. “Sometimes she would have three and four scripts that she had to memorize in 24 hours. It was distracting and exhausting.”
“So in order to have peace and quiet and rest, she would surrender to his demands, which included repetitious scheduled sex on demand, meal preparations, just plain old Neanderthal ridiculous behavior.”
Douglas, who also brands himself as a minister, motivational speaker and author, was also reportedly dubious in handling his wife’s business affairs.
“He would rehearse passages from the bible and preach these so called Christian gospel, but in the meanwhile he would make a deal and accept let’s say $10,000 for a personal appearance for Tasha and then turn around and tell her it was a deal for three thousand dollars. He had a so called assistant, her name was Andrea Wilson, and they had a joint bank account, and would embezzle so much money from Tasha.”
Smith, who once had close relationships with Tyra Banks and was an acting coach for Lance Gross, knew something was rotten in the cotton when she finally looked at her husband’s phone.
“One day Tasha picked up his phone to answer an urgent text and the text came through from Andrea Wilson with a photograph of her vagina and may I add the ugliest vagina I ever saw, followed later by photos of he in her lingerie get ups talking about ‘Baby, I am waiting for you!’”
Another explosive allegation the source made was about Tasha’s fertility struggles and how Keith reacted to it.
“I think he was trying too kill her after he realized he couldn’t get her pregnant.,” the source said. “She spent kazillions on doctors and hormone shots and intravenous whatever you call it, she was like a pin-cushion. She was so good and so disciplined but the shots and medicines just weren’t enough. Every time he would come around her for a while he would leave or she would have to go to work and she would become violently ill, they never could find anything wrong with her.”
“I started thinking she was allergic too him. It was so weird.”