Kirsty Alley’s Ex-Husband Parker Stevenson Pays Tribute Following Her Death: ACTRESS The most well-known parts that Kirstie Alley has played are in the popular films and television series Cheers. On Monday, December 5, 2022, Kirstie’s family made a statement announcing her passing at 71.
Kirsty Alley’s Ex-Husband Parker Stevenson Pays Tribute Following Her Death
Following the actress’s passing on Monday at 71, Kirstie Alley’s ex-husband Parker Stevenson is grieving. In a statement to PEOPLE, the Parkers’ daughters True and Lillie confirmed Alley’s passing. Following the news, Stevenson, 70, honored Alley in a heartfelt Instagram post.
He posted a picture of Alley holding onto his button-down shirt as he grinned at the camera and said, “Dear Kirstie, I am so glad for our years together and the two amazingly lovely children and grandchildren we have.” “We will miss you. With love, Parker,” he signed off the post. She married Bob Alley from 1970 to 1977, and the two started dating in the 1980s.
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Alley and Stevenson allegedly met in a bar, described in a PEOPLE profile. Even though she didn’t know him as the Hardy Boys actor, she clearly remembered the event. She recalled, “I saw him and told my roommate, ‘For him, I would die.'” His first marriage and her second were consummated on December 22, 1983. Later, in 1992 and 1995, they welcomed their two adopted children: William and Lillie. Alley and Stevenson got divorced in 1997.
They later became grandparents in 2016 when True had his son Waylon Tripp Parker as his first kid and again in May 2021 when Lillie had her son Ripp Woodrow Graham as her first child. William and Lillie recalled Alley as a “wonderful mother” in their statement announcing her passing. On Monday, they released a statement saying, “We are sad to inform you that our wonderful, fierce, and loving mother has passed away following a struggle with cancer, which was just recently detected.”
They said, “She fought valiantly while surrounded by her closest family, leaving us no doubt about her unending enthusiasm for life and whatever adventures lay ahead. As well-known off the screen, as she was on it, she was an even better mother and grandmother.” Additionally, the children said that their mother’s “zeal and passion for life, her children, grandchildren, and her many animals, not to mention her perpetual delight of creation, were incomparable and left us encouraged to live life to the fullest just as she did.”
Who is Kirstie Alley’s Ex-husband Parker Stevenson?
Philadelphia-born Stevenson is 70 years old. Like his deceased ex-wife Kirstie, he is an actor. He played Frank Hardy in The Hardy Boys television series when he was younger. He is also well-known for playing Craig Pomeroy in the popular Baywatch television series. Blossom, Melrose Place, and Greenhouse Academy are a few other roles he has played.
When Was Parker Stevenson Married To Kirstie Alley?
According to Closer Weekly, Stevenson and Alley allegedly met in 1981 at a Los Angeles restaurant. William “True” and Lillie were the children they adopted after marriage in 1983. However, they separated in 1997. Kirstie informed Entertainment Weekly that they had “different life aspirations.”
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In a People interview, Stevenson claimed that he and Kirstie were “perfect opposites.” However, Waylon Tripp Parker, a child of their son William, made her a grandma and Stevenson a grandfather.
Was Parker Stevenson Kirstie Alley’s Only Husband?
Before Stevenson, Kirstie Alley was also married once. In 1970, the Cheers actress wed Bob Alley, her high school beau. After seven years of marriage, the two separated in 1977 without ever having a child. Kirstie acknowledged having an affair while she and Bob were still married in 2012.
She reportedly said: “I didn’t have sex, but I believe it was worse when you fall in love with someone else when you’re with someone, and you’re plotting and planning.” According to Entertainment Tonight. She also disclosed to the publication that although she was remarried to Stevenson, co-stars, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta had captured her heart.
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