All the fans and family of Sidney felt a significant loss in their lives on this day as Sidney Poitier left this world on the 5th of January, 2022, at the age of 94 years. However, he is still well-remembered for his contributions to stop racism and make way for the black people in the entertainment industry. Poitier is the first black actor to win the prestigious Academy Awards.

He was quite an accomplished man when it came to his personal life as well. Sidney Poitier wives gave him six beautiful daughters who he loved more than anything in the world. In this article, we will discuss his personal life with his first wife, Juanita Hardy. 

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Who is Sidney Poitier first wife?

Sidney Poitier first wife is Juanita Hardy, whom he married on the 29th of April, 1950. There is not much information on how the couple met or started dating. However, the couple were living happily and had four kids together. Sidney and Juanita lived happily with their daughters Beverly Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Sherri Poitier, and Gina Poitier.

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What went wrong between Sidney Poitier and Juanita Hardy?

After living together for more than 15 years, the couple divorced in 1965. The reason for the divorce was Sidney's nine years of an affair with an actress named Diahann Carroll. Diahann and Sidney were both married when they felt an attraction for each other. They promised to leave their partners and unite.

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However, Sidney did not fulfill his part of the deal and stayed, although Diahann divorced her then-husband. Things then went sour between Sidney and Juanita, which caused their 15 years of marriage to break. Sidney then married his second wife, Joanna.

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What does Juanita Hardy do for a living?

Sidney Poitier first wife Juanita Hardy is a professional businesswoman currently working as the Founder and Managing Principal of Tiger Management Consulting Group, LLC. Her company is a business consulting agency that helps various private and public sector organizations to build capacity and realize strategies fit for them. 

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