Malcolm Jamal Warner Splits With Regina King, ’80s TV Junkies Weep

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Malcolm Jamal Warner and Regina King seemed like a match made in ’80s child star heaven. But after two years, the actors have called it quits — breaking the hearts of The Cosby Show and 227 fans, everywhere (a moment of silence for NBC’s genius mid-Eighties prime-time lineup).

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According to Us Weekly, the split was a little on the harsh side. An insider said that Theo “wasn’t feeling it anymore,” and actually asked the Southland star (and her son!) to move out of his pad. “She’s brokenhearted,” added the source. We can only imagine — by all accounts, King was head over heels. “Malcolm and I have a lot in common,” the award-winning actress told Essence, back in January 2011. “We’ve both been child actors and were also blessed to be raised by incredible mothers who instilled good values in us. Things are maturing nicely.” Exactly one year later, she gushed to Parade that, “I believe the universe has a plan, and we probably wouldn’t have been ready years ago. We both had to do whatever we had to do to be ready for each other now.”

Bummer. We hope these crazy kids find their way back to each other.

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