Alvin Martin: What Happened To Whoopi Goldberg First Husband?

Who is Alvin Martin?

Alvin Martin is a former Professional footballer and an English football manager. He is also recognized for being the ex-husband of Whoopi Goldberg. Born on July 29, 1958, Alvin Martin is 65 years old.

Today we will have a descriptive look at Alvin Martin’s life. His lifestyle, education, family, siblings, affairs, net worth, etc.

Let us get into it.

Alvin Martin Biography
Alvin Martin Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameAlvin Edward Martin
Famous asWhoopi Goldberg’s first husband
BirthdayJuly 29, 1958
Age 65 years old
Sun SignLeo
TraitsPositive- Ambitious, Loyal, Generous
Negative- Stubborn, Egoistic, Arrogant
BirthplaceWalton, Liverpool, England
Currently ResidingEngland
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseWhoopi Goldberg (ex-wife)
ChildrenAlexandrea Martin (daughter)
David Martin (son)
Joe Martin (son)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ProfessionFormer Football player
English football manager
Net WorthUSD 5 million
Social MediaTwitter

Early Life and Childhood

Alvin Martin was born in Walton, Liverpool, England, on July 29, 1958. He is 65 years old. His sun sign is Capricorn.

His parent’s information is not made public. We looked into several sites and articles. Unfortunately, there needed to be more information regarding their names.

He is of white ethnicity and follows the Christian religion. Regarding his physical appearance, Alvin has light brown hair and beautiful blue eyes, making him eye-catching. He stands six feet tall.

Alvin had been interested in football since he was a kid. However, his educational qualification has yet to be made public anywhere.

Relationships and Dating History

Whoopi Goldberg (Ex-wife)

Alvin married Whoopi Goldberg, an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. Whoopi was already an established actress in the industry when she met Alvin.

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Alvin tied the knot with Whoopi in 1973. They got divorced six years later. Alvin then since never married anyone till now. He is enjoying his single life with his children. He is also a grandparent now.

However, his ex-wife Whoopi was married in 1986. She divorced him two years later. She then married Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994 and divorced him a year later. Whoopi Goldberg was longest married to Alvin Martin.

In an interview done in 2017, Whoopi said that it was because of her that all her relationships didn’t last long and ended in divorce. She said,

“All three marriages didn’t get a hundred percent commitment from me. I didn’t feel the love married people should feel in a relationship, and it naturally didn’t come to me.”

Whoopi entirely took credit for all her failed marriages.


Alvin Martin has three children. They are son David Martin and Joe Martin and Daughter Alexandrea Martin.

Whoopi Goldberg with her daughter
Whoopi Goldberg and her daughter Alexandrea Martin

Alvin Martin’s sons followed in the footstep of his father and loved football. His son David Martin is a goalkeeper, and Joe Martin is a defender. Both of his sons have been doing great in the field of football.

However, his daughter followed in the footstep of her mom. Alexandrea Martin is an American actress and film producer. She has three children, Amarah, Jerzey, and Mason Dean, making Whoopi and Alvin’s Grandparents.


Alvin Martin has loved football since he was a kid. Alvin joined Merseyside club but left it as he was offered by Goodison park club. He gave his football trial for Queens Park Ranger but failed. He was then taken by west ham united for his passion for football.

Alvin Martin Young Career
Alvin Martin Young Career

Seeing him rising, selectors offered him to play as a professional player in 1976. After two years, he appeared on the ground as a professional player against Aston Villa. 

Alvin had a promising football career with West Ham for twenty-one years. During his time in West Ham, he played more than six hundred games. After twenty-one years of a promising career in West Ham, he left it at 37 and joined Leyton Orient.

Alvin Martin’s Hat Trick

During his time at West Ham, In the match against Newcastle United, Alvin scored three goals against three different goalkeepers. The match is vividly remembered for his outstanding performance. The game ended with West Han-8 and Newcastle United-1.

This match also meant a lot to Alvin because it was the first match in his career and his first goal in the league.

Alvin Martin’s International Career

Alvin debuted for England against Brazil in 1981. But his bad luck, he couldn’t play the final against Spain in FIFA WORLD CUP 1982 due to his injury. After this incident, he was out of the national team for two years until new manager Bobby Robson saw potential in him.

Alvin Martin in the field
Alvin Martin in the field

Finally, he got to play in FIFA WORLD CUP in 1986. He played against Paraguay, which resulted in the win, but sadly luck didn’t favor this time too. They lost the match against Argentina in the quarter-final.

Alvin Martin Net Worth

As of 2023, Alvin Martin’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 5 million.

In contrast, his ex-wife Whoopi Goldberg has a net worth of USD 60 million.

Is Alvin Martin still alive?

Yes, Alvin Martin is still healthy and alive. There are many rumors regarding his death. Many people confused him with Alvin H Martin, who passed away on September 15, 2022.

Alvin martin with his son, David Martin
Alvin Martin with his son, David Martin

Many people got confused because they had similar names, but Alvin Martin’s full name is Alvin Edward Martin, and the person who passed away was Alvin H Martin.                                        


How old is Alvin Martin?

Born on July 29, 1958, Alvin Martin is 65 years old as of 2023.

Who was Alvin Martin married to?

He was married to Whoopi Goldberg, but they got divorced six years later after their marriage. 

Did Alvin and His Ex-Wife Whoopi Goldberg have a child together?

Alvin and Whoopi were married for nearly six years. They have three children altogether.

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