Is Fani Willis Married?
The answer is NO. Fani is not married at the moment. However, it is known all over that she was previously married to her now ex-husband, Fred Willis. Their bitter/sweet love story began in 1993, not long after Fani had just completed her studies at Howard University.
She noticed a handsome man who happened to be Fred, at the time he was working an extra job as a videographer, on the day she took the bar exam. Believe it or not, Fani said that Fred had nice legs; probably one of the reasons she fell in love with him.
The couple married in November 1996, mind you, she had just graduated from Emory University School of Law in May 1996. The couple enjoyed their marriage for 9 years until the unfortunate incident that happened in 2005 when they decided to split and this came as a shock to the online audience.
Their divorce records are not available at the moment but it is alleged that they separated on grounds of irreconcilable differences.
Nonetheless, Fani and her husband are still pursuing their respective careers. In fact, Fani has risen through the ranks and she has advanced in her career as we have discussed in her bio segment. Fani and Fred have two daughters together namely; Nia Kisura Willis and Kinaya Imani Willis.
She has raised her children primarily as a single mother and it has not been easy. She kept a couch in her office for her children to visit and sleep on while she was preparing for a trial.
Fani Willis Bio / Career
Fani serves as the district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, which happens to cover most of Atlanta. Her name, Fani, is a Swahili word which means prosperous. Swahili is a popular language in Kenya and Tanzania (East Africa in general).
Before taking this role as Fulton County’s assistant district attorney in 2001, she spent five years working in the private sector. In 2018, Fani established a criminal defense and family law business.
She campaigned against Howard, her former boss, who was facing allegations of financial mismanagement and sexual assault. Howard questioned the timing of the allegations of sexual misconduct complaints, claiming that they were filed within weeks of the general election.
In one of her career highlights, Fani requested a special grand jury in January 2022 to investigate accusations of electoral tampering by Trump and his associates.
A few months later, in May, a 26-member special grand jury was appointed with the powers to conduct investigations and issue summons. They were also given the task of informing the judge and Willis of any crimes that were identified.
On April 24, 2023, Willis announced she would decide whether to charge Trump and his close associates during the fourth term of the Georgia Superior Courts, maybe as early as July or August 2023.
On August 14, 2023, Willis’ office filed a 41-count indictment against Trump and 18 other individuals. They were photographed in the Fulton County Jail, including Trump.
Fani Willis Parents
Willis has followed in the footsteps of her father who also pursued a career in law. Willi’s father was a professional criminal defense attorney. Her parents divorced when she was still a young girl and she stayed primarily with her father who showed her the ins and outs of law.