Xen Martin is famous for being the son of celebrities as both his parents are well-known faces in the American entertainment industry. His mother, Tisha Campbell (aka Tisha Michelle Campbell), is an American actress known for the ABC comedy series My Wife and Kids, Rita Rocks, Dr. Ken, and The Guard. She is also a dancer and singer. In addition, Xena’s mother has won several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and the NAACP Image Award.
Xena’s father, Dwayne Martin, is also an American actor, popular for his roles as Willie in the 1992 film White Men Can’t Jump, Philip in The Inkwell (1994), and Kyle Lee Watson in Above the Rim (1994). He is also a former basketball player who played NCAA Division III basketball at New York University. As regards Xena’s parents’ cohabitation, his parents are no longer together as of 2022, as their divorce was finalized in December 2020 after 23 years of marriage.
In addition to his parents’ personal and professional information, who is Xen Martin? What does he do? Is he still autistic? Today in this article, we’ll detail the life of Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin’s autistic child Xen Martin, along with his age, college, his disorder, Instagram, relationship status, and more.
Who Is Xen Martin?
As mentioned above, Xen is the son of Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin. He was born on 8 August 2001 in Los Angeles, California, United States, which means he will be 21 years old in 2022. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 months. His parents, therefore, raised him with a lot of love, care, and support.
He is also a lion and American by nationality. Xen is of African-American ethnic origin.
Xen Martin Was An Autistic Child? Is He Still Struggling?
Xen was diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old. His mother, Tisha, suspected that Xen had something different when he received a hepatitis B injection as an infant. He was then taken to the hospital and doctors confirmed that he had autism. They had told his parents that he would never be able to speak or learn. So throughout his childhood, he struggled with communication.
In this context, his mother Tisha shared the struggle her beloved son experienced. She wrote,
#reflecting #autism there was a time when he couldn’t speak. There was a time he wasn’t able to say; “momma,” “ouch,” let alone “I love you.” There was a time when he couldn’t stand the touch of another human being. There was a time when I wasn’t able to kiss, hold or hug him. He said, “kissing hurts my skin! It’s like fire! It’s like I’m being burned!”
But today it is not the same. Xen is now much healthier and can communicate as required. He is even studying at college. In an interview with Essence magazine, his parents Campbell and Martin say: “Xen is very happy,
Xen was non-verbal; he would flap his arms and rock back and forth. He’s never been in a special needs class because I wanted him to model after typical kids and now he’s a typical kid.
They went on to say,
Xen says that he’s not autistic anymore. This is my baby’s reality.
Xen’s Sibling: He Has A Younger Brother
Xen has a younger brother named Ezekiel Czar Martin. Ezekiel was born on 8 September 2009. At birth, Ezekiel was 9 lbs, 9 oz, and 23 inches tall. According to his mother, he was so big at birth that his newborn clothes did not fit him.
Tisha told People magazine,
“He doesn’t fit newborn clothes, he wears three-month-old baby clothes. His cheeks are so serious. He is so healthy. He’s just perfect.”
Now, in 2022, Xena’s brother is 13 years old.
Xen’s Mom Co-Founded The Organization Colored My Mind
Actress Xena’s mum is co-founder of a non-profit organization called Colored My Mind, which spreads awareness about autism. She has been actively involved in raising awareness about the disorder since her wonderful child was diagnosed.
Actress Xen’s mother even made a short film, Colored My Mind, about parents of autistic children in 2011, together with four other mothers of autistic children. Its sole purpose was to empower and educate parents of autistic children.
Xen Martin’s Achievements Despite Growing Up With Autism
In general, children with autism find it difficult to communicate and learn new skills. But for Campbell’s first-born child, the opposite is true. According to his mum’s Instagram, he is doing better despite being autistic.
On 26 January 2021, Martin’s mum Tish shared his achievements on her Insta, saying: ‘Martin is autistic,
My BABY!!!! Just got an “A” in his public speaking class!!! My baby who doctors said may not EVER talk!!! That’s MY BABY #AUTISM
Not only that, but Xen has managed to get a driving license. Moreover, his achievements are also linked to his academic excellence. He was never in a special needs classroom, and like a typical child, he went to school and is now a college student.
Xen Martin’s Educational Details: Which College Does He Go To?
Xen has been a student since 2022 in college. He graduated in February 2020 from a high school called California Virtual Academics during the Corona epidemic. His achievement was celebrated by both his parents on their social media accounts. At this happy moment, his father Duane wrote on his Instagram profile,
CONGRATULATIONS XEN MARTIN ON GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND MOVING ON TO COLLEGE….
Xen’s mother Tisha told us about his enrolment at Dream College. She wrote.
Today my son, Xen, got into the college he’s talked about since he was eight years old. He didn’t wait for anyone to help him. He didn’t wait for us to help him and when someone said he’d never get in — He applied anyway. My baby wants to be an animal conservationist and he will be.
Ken is currently studying zoology at Moorpark College in California.
Xen Martin’s Career: What Does He Do For Living?
As far as his professional career is concerned, it seems that he is not seriously involved in any field because he is more of a student than a professional. He is an aspiring zoologist and is currently studying at college. However, a recent Instagram post by his mother says that he has started working with his professor. The Instagram post reads,
‘My son just got a job working with his professor! #proudmom’.
Xen Martin’s Relationship Status: Is He Dating A Girlfriend?
Xen is reportedly having an affair with a girl whose name has not yet been revealed. On the occasion of his 20th birthday, his mother dedicated some words of praise to Xen in which she mentioned that Xen has a girlfriend. She wrote,
Your immense desire to be a STRONG DEPENDABLE man and to take care of me, your little brother, and to be a considerate, loving, and trustworthy person to your girlfriend makes me PROUD!
It is clear from this statement that Xen is in a relationship and is a very loving and caring boyfriend to his girlfriend.
Is Xen Martin Active On Instagram? His Other Social Media Account
Xen is not currently active on Instagram. However, some time ago he had a verified Instagram account with the username @xenhundred. Now, @xenhundred is unavailable, it seems to have been closed. In addition, Duan’s son is on Facebook with 290 friends.
His famous parent, his mother Tisha, is on Instagram @tishacampbellmartin with 2.2 million followers and his father Duane is active on his Insta account with the username @duane_martin with 170 000 followers.
Xen Martin’s Net Worth
To the best of our knowledge, Xena’s net worth has not yet been estimated. He is currently a college student, so it is obvious that he has plenty of time to start his career.
On the other hand, his mother Tisha Campbell has an estimated net worth of USD 1.5 million, while his father Duane has an estimated net worth of USD 15 million.