Actor cum Writer Bruce Boxleitner: Divorced His Actress Wife in 2011, Where is He Now?
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1950-05-12
- Age 69 Years 3 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Actor
- Birth Name Bruce William Boxleitner
- Zodiac Sign Taurus
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Cliff Boxleitner
- Mother Diane Boxleitner
- Son/s Michael Boxleitner, Sam Boxleitner, Lee Boxleitner
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Verena King-Boxleitner (m. 2016)
- Divorce/Split Yes (Twice)
- Wedding Date October 5, 2016
- Ex-Wife Melissa Gilbert (m. 1995–2011), Kathryn Holcomb (m. 1977–1987)
- Gay No
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $3 Million (Estimated)
- Awards Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m) (1986)
- Nominees Best Genre TV Actor (1999)
- Career 1973–present
- High School Prospect High School
- College The Theatre School at DePaul University
- Height/ How Tall? 6' 2" (1.88 m)
- Weight 82 kg (181 lbs)
- Hair Short
- Hair Color White
- Eye Color Hazel
- Siblings 3
Bruce Boxleitner is a remarkably a versatile man. People mainly know him for his roles in movies and television shows, but he is more than a mere actor. He is a science fiction and a suspense writer and a former model, as well as had a busy voice over career.
Moreover, Bruce is known for his relationships which turned sour with his all three partners as well as his ex-wife.
Two Divorces - Young Bruce's Attempts At Finding Wife
Bruce Boxleitner separated from his wife, Melissa Gilbert, an American actress & television director, after 16 years of their relationship.
The former couple had married back in 1995 after dating for one year. Bruce met his future wife Melissa when he was young and perhaps a teenager when they both were on Battle of the Network Stars.
It was Bruce who ignored Melissa as he was many years older than him. It was his ex-wife Kathryn Holcomb, who introduced both of them to each other.
But, soon enough, they started dating on and off for a year. Both engaged twice, and it was Bruce who broke up twice. Moreover, they finally married on 1st January 1995 and that too in Melissa's mother living room.
Relatively Young Bruce Boxleitner and ex-wife Melissa Gilbert pose for wedding photos in 1995 (Photo:- pininterest.com)
The duo then had a son, Michael on 6th of October 1995. Their child recieved his name after Michael Landon, Melissa's mentor and a father figure during her 9-year long (from 1974 to 1983) tenure as Laura Ingalls on TV's Little House on the Prairie.
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Melissa has one more son, Dakota, who is from her previous marriage to Bo Brinkman.
Actor Bruce Boxleitner (2nd L), his wife, actress as well as SAG President Melissa Gilbert, and their sons Sam, (L) Lee (R) and Michael (Front) at the 84th Annual Hollywood Chamber Installation Luncheon at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on 28 April 2005 in Hollywood (Photo:- zimbo.com)
It was Melissa who had filed for divorce after 16 years of their marriage to fellow actor and writer Bruce shortly after their 16th wedding anniversary.
She wrote on her official website:
'Thank you all for your kind wishes and heartfelt messages. They really do mean a lot. Not just to me but Bruce and the boys too.'
Gilbert said in a statement to people.com on 1st March 2011:
"We have loved each other for a very long time, and we share four incredible sons together,"
Moreover, he added:
"On behalf of our family, we ask to be allowed our privacy during this very difficult time."
Melissa married Timothy Busfield on 24th April 2013 at Santa Barbara, California.
Bruce Boxleitner with his ex-wife Kathryn Holcomb circa 1980s (Photo: famous fix.com)
Bruce married his first wife, Kathryn Holcomb in 1977, but it ended in 1987. The former married duo has two sons - Sam (born 1980) and Lee (born 1985) - from the previous marriage which lasted for 11 years.
After the divorce, Kathryn married Ian Ogilvy in 1992 and had been ever since.
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Moreover, Bruce had a brief relationship in 1989 with Mary Hart, but it couldn't last for a year, and the couple broke up in the same year. Mary Hart has married Burt Sugarman and has been together for 27 years since 8th Apr 1989.
Married Again - Who's The Third Wife?
To Bruce's credit, he never gave up on finding the elusive one. His perseverance at the end bore fruit as he crossed paths with Verena King in 2013. Following three years of dating, in February 2016, he and then-girlfriend Verena got engaged. They wasted very little time tying the knot.
In October 2016, after eight months as an engaged duo, they finally got married in Kapolei on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Bruce Boxleitner and his young wife Verena King pose for romantic beach photos circa 2018 (Photo:- Verena King's Instagram)
There has been no sign of separation between the two as the pair has enjoyed a relatively low profile married life. To those unfamiliar: Bruce's wife Verena is an established industry name. She is a publicist by trade.
Bio Unveils Net Worth
Bruce William Boxleitner was born on 12th of May in 1950. A native of Elgin, Illinois, his biological father was a certified public accountant.
The Theatre School at DePaul University Alum gets best recognized for his roles in films such as Bring 'Em Back Alive, "How the West Was Won," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and Babylon 5.
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Besides his trailblazing acting career, he is a science fiction and a suspense writer as well as a former model. Because he is a multi-talented person and a top science fiction writer, his net worth receives valuation at a modest $3 million.