By now, 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of rape or sexual harassment, and he was just convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault on April 26. Wrongdoing that egregious would be more than enough to break up any relationship, so many are wondering, is Bill Cosby still married?
In fact, he is. Camille Cosby, Bill's wife of more than half a century and his longtime manager, has defended him for years and still stands by his side to this day. In fact, Camille was all smiles on April 24 as she accompanied the her 80-year-old husband into court for his lawyers' closing arguments. (That said, her appearance that day was the first time she attended his retrial.)
In a 2016 deposition for a defamation case against Bill, Camille repeatedly invoked spousal privilege to avoid questions about her husband's behavior. And in 2014, as accusations mounted against the Cosby Show star, Camille released a statement saying he had been victimized by "untrue" allegations.
"The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work," she wrote in the statement. "He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He is the man you thought you knew."
She continued, "A different man has been portrayed in the media … It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by organizations painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media has given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband's accusers before stories are published or aired … None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking the victim. But the question should be asked: Who is the victim?"
Since marrying in 1964, Bill and Camille have welcomed five children together, three of whom are still alive and range in age from 41 to 53. Their only son, Ennis, was murdered in 1997 at the age of 27; and their daughter Ensa died of renal disease this February at the age of 44.