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Sheryl Lee Ralph Sets the Record Straight on Rumors She Doesn't Live With Husband Vincent Hughes

Sheryl Lee Ralph is clarifying details after reports surfaced claiming she's decided to move in with her husband after 18 years of marriage in an exclusive interview with E! News.

By Kisha Forde Dec 06, 2023 1:27 PMTags
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Sheryl Lee Ralph wants everyone to learn the truth of the matter.

After reports surfaced claiming the Abbott Elementary star decided to move in with her husband Vincent Hughes after 18 years of marriage, the Emmy winner is shutting those rumors down.

"It's not true at all," she told E! News' Francesca Amiker in an exclusive interview at the Critics Choice Association's Celebration of Cinema & Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements Dec. 4. Referring to the reports, she added, "If you're going to write things, just try to get it close to right. We've been married 18 years and together 21 years."

As for their home life together, the Dreamgirls alum noted that due to their busy work schedules, she and the Pennsylvania State Senator often find themselves on opposite coasts.

"We live together on and off, in that I'm shooting Abbott Elementary in L.A.," she explained. "He is at the Capitol every week, so we see each other in between."

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But there's no doubt on where they stand more than two decades later.

"Is that my man?" she shared, "Am I booed up? Do we enjoy cuffing season? Yes."

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And with season three of the hit ABC series fast approaching, the 66-year-old has found herself busier than ever as Barbara Howard, who fans will be more than thrilled to see again come next year. As she explained, this upcoming season should be, well, studied.

"Let me tell you something," she noted. "Quinta [Brunson] has the most amazing sense of this show—and don't expect what you've seen before to happen again. It'll always be brand new at Abbott."

But Abbott Elementary isn't the only show we're on the edge of our seats for in 2024. Keep reading to catch up on the premiere dates of your favorite shows.

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Naked and Afraid (Discovery) - Feb. 18

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CSI: Vegas (CBS) - Feb. 18

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The Equalizer (CBS) - Feb. 18

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The Rookie (ABC) - Feb. 20

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Will Trent (ABC) - Feb. 20

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Summer House (Bravo) - Feb. 22

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Pathological: The Lies of Joran van der Sloot (Peacock) - Feb. 27

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So You Think You Can Dance ( Fox) - March 4

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Password (NBC) - March 12

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7 Little Johnstons (TLC) - March 12

This season marks the beginning of some major new chapters for the Johnston family. With Emma and Alex starting senior year of high school, Trent and Amber inch closer to entering the empty nester phase of their lives and decide to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary all year long, complete with mystery dates and a salsa dance performance. Meanwhile, Anna becomes the first Johnston child to own a home, while Emma struggles to make real friendships. Alex and Allie’s relationship hits a rocky patch as the distance wears on the young couple. Jonah leans into his new hobby of BBQing and considers the possibility of making a career out of it. Finally, Liz and Brice reveal a big secret they’ve been keeping from the entire family. 

The Kardashians (Hulu) - Spring 2024

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Apples Never Fall (Peacock) - March 14

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Station 19 (ABC) - March 14

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9-1-1 (ABC) - March 14

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Girls5Eva (Netflix) - March 14

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Stormy (Peacock) - March 18

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