Behind all the movies and one hit television show that we all loved, there was a man who lived a complicated life. Ted Danson, best known for television show cheers more movies like three men and a child And made in AmericaThere are so many stories to tell. You would think that with all the success, life would have been simple, but the truth is that he was in complete disarray when he met his now-wife, Mary Steenburgen.
Being ‘Made in America’ Wasn’t Easy
Danson, from the outside, looked like it was everything. However, there were mysteries in his life that would eventually be revealed in a very bad way.
He was first married to Randy Danson, a more recently seen actress temptation of christ. Both were married in 1970 and then divorced in 1975. They mostly ended because the two were going in different directions. Their careers had taken off, and they just parted ways.
Two years later, in 1977, Danson found a new love. He married producer Cassandra ‘Casey’ Coates. Two years after that, they welcomed a daughter. However, due to complications during delivery, Coats was left paralyzed on one side. The two stayed together and eventually adopted another daughter but taking care of his wife put pressure on the marriage.
This “rift” between him and Coates opened the window for trouble, and Danson soon formed a relationship with Whoopi Goldberg while filming. made in America. Coates filed for divorce and walked away with a whopping $30 million, an amount that is still considered one of the most expensive celebrity divorces of the time. It may have been worth it because Danson and Goldberg had considered marriage, but their family opposed it, so the two ended up.
Ted Danson’s Light at the End of the Tunnel
Good things came for Danson in 1995 when he married his third wife, Steenburgen. They actually met in 1993 on the sets of pontiac moonIn which they played the role of a married couple.
Danson, personally, “a mess“. cheers His second divorce had just come to an end after 11 seasons, as did his relationship with Goldberg after just 18 months.
Steenburgen was also going through a few things. His father was not well and had suffered several heart attacks. It was a fact that as she grew up she felt it cast a shadow over her life as an adult. Going through tough times, before actually meeting Danson, she used to watch Cheers and admits that it always made her feel better.
Their respective personal life issues made it possible for both of them to bond while supporting each other emotionally. It also helped that Steenburgen thought Danson was brilliant.
Even after years of marriage, he reportedly said, “Thank God I have the opportunity to marry a woman I love dearly.” Danson finds her balance, according to AARP.
celebrating 25 years
Recently Danson and Steenburgen celebrated their 25th anniversary. Looking back, their wedding took place at Danson’s home in Martha’s Vineyard, with about 150 people in attendance. There are rumors that some big names, including Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson and Bill Clinton, who was the president at the time, were on hand to witness the wedding. The president and Steenburgen’s family were all from Arkansas and had known each other for years.
Not only have their relationship and love flourished over the years, but so have their respective careers. Steenburgen has appeared in films titled: Proposal And step brother. Recently, she was also Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlists. Danson has appeared in films such as Saving Private Ryan, ted, and several television shows including baker and recently good place.
Through it all, both personally and according to those who know them best remain closer than ever.
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