The Cast Of The Equalizer: Who Are Their Significant Others In Real Life?

It's fair to say that "The Equalizer" has been a success story for CBS so far. The reboot of the 1980s series only premiered back in February but has already earned plenty of plaudits — as well as millions of viewers. Making its debut just after the Super Bowl when plenty of us were still glued to the TV, perhaps it was always destined to be a winner, but we only have to wait until October for the second season to see if the show truly does have staying power.

Of course, the show's main character, Robyn McCall, is played by the super-talented actress-turned-rapper Queen Latifah, but the rest of the cast is just as star-studded, with Lorraine Toussaint, Chris Noth, and Adam Goldberg all playing key roles (via IMDb). While you might be familiar with the characters they play on-screen, what about the real people behind them? Let's take a look at the real partners, spouses, and significant others of the cast. 

Queen Latifah has a partner and son

Queen Latifah — born Dana Elaine Owens in New Jersey — has been making music and starring in various TV shows and movies for the past three decades, having released her first single in 1989 and getting her acting career off the ground in the early '90s by starring in movies like "House Party 2," "Juice," and "Jungle Fever" (via Britannica). 

The 51-year-old's personal life hasn't all been plain-sailing, however. She lived with depression after her brother died in a motorcycle accident in 1992, and just three years later, she was the victim of a carjacking in which her then-boyfriend was shot (via The New York Times). However, it seems like things have been looking up for Queen Latifah in recent years. 

In the past, there's been speculation over the actress's sexuality, but she'd always refused to be drawn on it — that is, until her acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards earlier this year, in which she acknowledged both her partner, Eboni Nicholls, and their son, Rebel, who was born in 2019 (via Radar). She reportedly met Nicholls backstage on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2009 before they eventually became a couple in 2013. 

Lorraine Toussaint was married, but not to Micah Zane

Before her turn as Viola "Aunt Vi" Lascombe on "The Equalizer," you might have been familiar with Lorraine Toussaint from "Orange Is the New Black," in which she portrayed Season 2's primary antagonist, Vee — or before that, from her role as Rene Jackson in the Lifetime drama "Any Day Now," which she starred in from 1998 to 2002 (via IMDb). 

Toussaint was born in Trinidad in 1960 and has described her childhood on the island as being quite strict (via HuffPost). In the late 60s, she moved to Brooklyn with her mom. Five or so decades later, in 2017, the star married Robert Tomlinson, who goes by his middle name, Michael. However, Toussaint filed for divorce just two years later. The couple had apparently been together for a while before tying the knot as they have a daughter together, who the actress spoke to HuffPost about raising. 

However, Toussaint is not — and has never been — married to a man by the name of Micah Zane. As bizarre as it sounds, it's been reported by various online outlets for years that she's married to this Zane guy, but there's one small problem: He's not actually a real person. Appearing on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" back when she was married to Tomlinson, Toussaint joked that "I have my real husband and then I have an internet husband." 

Chris Noth married Tara Wilson in 2012

What about Chris Noth? One of the biggest names in the cast of "The Equalizer," the Wisconsin-born actor has had a rich and varied career, portraying Mike Logan in "Law & Order" in the early '90s, Mr. Big in "Sex and the City" from 1998 to 2004, and Peter Florrick in "The Good Wife" from 2009 to 2016, among other roles (via IMDb). Seeing as he's now 66 years old with four decades of acting under his belt, fas may wonder what Noth's love life looks like.

Noth tied the knot with his long-time partner, the Canadian actress Tara Wilson, in 2012 (via People). Per People, the pair have two sons together — the first was born in January 2008, while the second arrived in February 2020. Wilson is around 28 years Noth's junior and has been successful in her own right. Having appeared in the likes of "Cedar Cove," "Once Upon a Time," and "Firefly Lane," both Wilson and her husband have become well-versed at balancing their careers with family life (via IMDb).

Adam Goldberg is with Roxanne Daner in real life

Now, it's time to take a look at Adam Goldberg. The 50-year-old might be best known for his turn as hitman Mr. Numbers in the first season of "Fargo," but he's had small roles in movies and TV shows as varied as "Saving Private Ryan," "Friends," "Dazed and Confused," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "My Name Is Earl" (via IMDb). In "The Equalizer," he plays Harry Keshegian, a hacker who fakes his death and is married to former Air Force sniper and current bar owner Mel Bayani, who's played by Liza Lapira (via The Equalizer). But who is the actor with in real life?

Goldberg is married to the artist and designer Roxanne Daner, with whom he got together in 2008. The couple's first child, a son, was stillborn, which is a topic neither person has shied away from. Since then, the pair has had another two children together — Bud was born in November 2014, while Sonny was born almost four years later in September 2018 (via AllVIPP).