Everything You Need to Know about Danny Glover’s Ex-Wife Asake Bomani

Everything You Need to Know about Danny Glover’s Ex-Wife Asake Bomani

All about Asake Bomani, ex-wife of Danny Glover.


American actor Danny Glover, 74, has been married twice. His first marriage with his ex-wife Asake Bomani lasted from 1975 to 2000.

Asake Bomani’s early life and career explored

Bomani was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 1, 1945. As of 2022, she is 77 years old and belongs to an African American ethnicity with American nationality.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington High School in the US. She decided to make a living as a literary novelist in the United States.

Asake Bomani with his ex-wife Danny Glover.

Asake Bomani with her ex-husband Danny Glover.

She became a well-known author in 1993 after her book Paris Connections: African American & Caribbean Artists in Paris won an American Book Award.

In the past, she sang jazz. According to her ex-husband, she also had a strong sense of morality and self-worth while in college and was a jazz vocalist at the time.

There is no extensive description of her jazz singing career. It’s likely that she never pursued it professionally, which is why it never developed as much as her ex’s acting career did.

She is a secretive person who likes to blend into the background. Since her divorce, she has not been seen in any public places.

Asake Bomani’s net worth revealed

The American author’s current net worth is unclear. However, as of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of $1,000,000. Because bookshops charge $15 for her book, she might receive a substantial reward for her work.

Similarly, her ex-husband Glover has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Asake Bomani is a mother

Bomani is a mother of a daughter Mandisa meaning “sweet” in the Swahili language. She and her ex-husband Glover welcomed Mandisa in 1976. 

Danny Glover with ex-wife Asake Bomani and daughter Mandisa Glover at Oscars in 1990.

Danny Glover with ex-wife Asake Bomani and daughter Mandisa Glover at the Oscars in 1990. (Source: hollywoodlife)

However, there is a limited amount of information online concerning the former couple’s daughter. It is also unclear if the couple decided to co-parent the child.

Danny Glover’s relationship with ex-wife Asake Bomani

In the 1960s, Danny Glover and Asake Bomani attended San Francisco State University, where they first met. Glover expressed his beautiful memories of that momentous day in an interview with the Independent.

At the time, he was a college student and saw her. Glover stood outside her English class and waited for Bomani to emerge because she was too shy to approach her.

He greeted her and left as soon as she did. Glover claimed that Bomani’s amazement was very moved at him for not being able to tell her at their first meeting as a brilliant public speaker.

According to People, the actor received backing from the young jazz singer when he made the decision to leave his position as an examiner for the San Francisco Model Cities program in the 1970s and join the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre.

Regarding his wife at the time in 1992, Glover admitted to the publication, “I’ve always been infatuated with Sake.”

The pair wed in 1975 after a period of courting. Bomani told People, “We’ve been friends for so long, it’s like we grew up together,” before revealing what she finds difficult about the celebrity.

“Danny tends to love people unconditionally, and I want him to have conditions. Danny is less judgmental than I.” A year later, they gave birth to their daughter Mandisa (meaning “sweet” in Swahili).

On February 4, 1999, Predator 2 hero announced his intention to divorce Bomani due to their irreconcilable differences. In 2000, the divorce became legally final, with Glover remarrying Eliane Cavalleiro after a few years in 2009. 

However, the marriage did not last long. A representative for the actor told the DailyMail that they are “no longer married.” At this moment, it is unknown how long Glover and Cavalleiro were apart.

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