Arsenio Hall, a popular host of the late-night shows and American actor, best known for hosting the late-night show, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show,’ shed tears while talking about his son in ‘Oprah's Next Chapter,’ Oct 21, 2013.
The Tale of Being a Single Father
In an op-ed of 2012 ‘Newsweek,’ he shared how much he loved to be around his kid by writing, “ I was determined to be there for my son's first walk, talk, boo-boo, and everything else. I didn't want to miss a thing.” He realized that being a single father won't be an easy job, so he rejected many opportunities for a period of time, from 1994 to 2012. After taking quite a long break, he returned to the TV in 2012 for a late-night show. Later he shared that his son was urging him to return to work.
Hall and his son posing in an event in Los Angeles
Relationship with rumored wife, Cheryl Bonacci
Arsenio had a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Cheryl Bonacci. He was always a man of secrets who carried his personal life privately and away from the media`s reach. The couple was rumored to have gotten married, but they ignored the speculations. Bonacci, who was Arsenio`s personal manager since 1999, parted ways with Hall after being together for a remarkable time. In 1999, then Ex-girlfriend Cheryl Bonacci gave birth to Hall`s child, Arsenio Hall jr. Hall then put a halt to his career and turned to be a single dad by deciding to give more of his time to his son.
A short bio
Arsenio Hall was born on 12th February 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. He was the son of Fred Hall and Annie Hall. As a child, Arsenio used to be fascinated by magic tricks and loved performing as a magician. He did stand-up comedy and even appeared on ‘Soul Train’ a few times. He gained sudden popularity when he started hosting the late-night show,’ The Arsenio Hall Show. The chanting, “ Woof, woof, woof!” was also made famous by him through his show, where audiences chanted instead of clapping. In his career period, Hall even carried out global significance projects by helping to fight the worldwide preconception of HIV/AIDS-infected people. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be $16 million.
The most recent picture of Arsenio Hall from his Instagram.