Who Is Arj Barker Married To? More On Wife And Family


Stand-up comedian Arj Barker is a divorcee with two daughters

Arj Barker, an American-born stand-up comedian and actor, was married to his wife of three years, Whitney Barker, before things fell apart, and they divorced. His wife and his married life jokes were part of his performances.

Since his marital relationship tore off, he’s been off the dating scene. Yet, curious fans do not give up that easily unless they track down details of his love life. In addition, Barker often gets queries about his family background- which he prefers not to answer that much.

In 2024, Arj (real name: Arjan Singh Āulakh) got in hot waters after he removed a breastfeeding mother and her seven-month-old child from the show.

Scroll the entire article about Barker’s married life, wife, family, and controversy.

Quick Facts

Full NameArjan Singh Āulakh
Stage NameArj Barker
NicknameArjy Bargy
Birth Year1974
BirthdayAugust 12
Place of BirthSan Francisco, California
ProfessionComedian, Actor
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active1989- present
Net Worth$5 million
Social MediaInstagram, Facebook, Twitter

Arj Barker’s Wife: Who Is He Married To?

Barker does not have a wife now, but he was once married. The stand-up comedian was in a marital relationship with his girlfriend-turned-wife, Whitney Barker (nee King). However, after three years of marriage, the duo divorced in 2020.

While Arjan never shared his wife’s photo on social media or disclosed any details about her, he did mention her in his comedies. No other information on his spouse is out, except she is Australian.

American comedian Arj Barker and his wife, Whitney, divorced in 2020 after three years of marriage
American comedian Barker is a divorcee (Source: Selinas.com)

As reported, Barker, who claims he remained a bachelor for most of his life, met his wife while doing shows in Australia. They dated for a year and moved in together. After living together for three years, they tied the knot in 2017.

In September 2019, he even performed in a comedy titled “Arj Barker- Married Life,” where he made jokes about his conjugal life and wife. Also, Barker addressed that despite his comedy, he respects his wife.

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Why Did Arj Barker And His Wife, Whitney, Divorce?

Fast-forward to 2020, their relationship dipped, as Barker confirmed that he and Whitney were divorcing. The shocking news came when he appeared on The Today Show, where host Karl Stefanovic asked if the comedian’s wife was joining him in his Australia tour.

Answering Karl, who divorced his first wife, Cassandra Thorburn, in 2017 and has a second wife, Jasmine Yarbrough, the comedian hinted at his divorce and said:

“Karl, you may relate to this. Marriages go through so many different phases and I feel like we’re past this sort of ‘I love you, I need to be with you all the time’. And now we’re entering a phase where we’re like, ‘It’s so cool’… how do I put it? It’s like we’re rediscovering our individuality. Oh wait, divorce, that’s it.”

Barker didn't tell the cause of divorce but admitted he made mistakes in the relationship
Barker didn’t tell the cause of divorce but admitted he made mistakes in the relationship (Source: Herald Sun)

Moreover, Barker confirmed that their decision to end their marriage was mutual, “My wife and I sat down, and we discussed it at length… and finally, we both agreed she was leaving me.”

Even if the reason for their separation never came, the comedian admitted that he made a ‘fair share of mistakes’ in the relationship.

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Does Arjan Barker Have Children?

Arj Barker never disclosed to the public if he fathered any kids, but as reports suggest, he shares two daughters with his ex-wife, Whitney. According to an article in Intouch Magazine, he and Whitney have joint custody of their daughters (aged 11 and 5 in November 2021), who reside in Melbourne.

Marital StatusDivorcee
Relationship StatusSingle
Children 2 (daughters)
Ex-Wife’s NameWhitney Barker (nee King)

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Is Arjan Barker Dating A Girlfriend Now?

After his divorce, Barker didn’t have a second marriage, so fans ask if the comedian is dating. However, there are no reports of his girlfriend.

Arj, whose Instagram bio reads “Comedian – Actor – Photographer – Carpenter,” mainly shares pictures of nature or his professional ventures on the platform. Even if there’ve been theories of his secret lover, he is alleged to be single unless substantial proof of his relationship comes up.

Who Are Arj Barker’s Parents? Nationality And Ethnicity

Barker was born in San Francisco, California, to parents of diverse ethnic backgrounds. His father was an engineer with Indian Punjabi Sikh ancestry, while his mother was an artist of European descent. Arj is an American by nationality and has mixed ethnicity.


How Old Is Arjan Barker? What’s His Height?

Born in 1974, Barker is 49 Years old as of this writing. His birthday falls on August 12, so his zodiac sign is Leo, and the people of this horoscope are warm, welcoming, and funny.

Arj Barker has an American citizenship and comes from a mixed ethnic background
Arj Barker has an American citizenship and comes from a mixed ethnic background (Source: Instagram)

Arj, trademarked for his “Star Trek” style haircut, stands 6 feet (1.84 m) tall and has black hair and brown eyes.

Date of BirthAugust 12, 1974
Age49 Years old
Height6 feet (1.84 m)

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What Happened To Arj Barker At Melbourne International Comedy Festival?

Barker sparked controversy and received backlash after he reportedly kicked out a mother and her seven-month-old child from his Melbourne Comedy Festival show at the Athenaeum Theatre on April 20, 2024.

Trish Faranda was in the comedy show with her baby in the show, where her baby “gurgled a bit,” which allegedly was “disrupting his train of thought.” At first, Barker acknowledged the baby and made a few jokes before the baby made a nose again, and he approached her, asking to leave.

Speaking to 3AW Radio, she stated her child was a baby and was breastfeeding her when the comedian Trish asked her to depart, which left her feeling “humiliated.” As reported, 10-12 people (mainly women and mothers) joined her as she walked out of the theater.

Barker sparked controversy after he asked a breastfeeding mother of a seven-month-old child to leave his show
Barker sparked controversy after he asked a breastfeeding mother of a seven-month-old child to leave his show (Source: NY Post)

It stirred controversy at the theater and later online—some criticized why Faranda took a baby to a 15-plus show, while some supported motherhood.

In response, Barker said, “The show is strictly age 15 plus, as clearly stated on the ticket site. She had an infant with her. The baby was disrupting my performance.” He also admitted feeling bad about that situation and offered her a refund.

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