John Lithgow, a multi-talented personality, is an American actor, musician, poet, author, comedian, and singer best known for his role as Dick Soloman in the comedy series 3rd Rock from the Sun which aired from 1996 to 2001. John Lithgow has made his appearance in several famous TV series which includes Dexter, The Crown, etc. He has won two Tony Awards, six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award and four Drama Desk Awards for his role. But, unlike his successful career, Lithgow has had quite a hard time leading his married life.
John was married to his wife, Phoebe Jean Taynton. However, after sharing a son together, they divorced. But it didn't take John a long time to start his new relationship. John married for the second time to Mary Yeager, and it hit the right tune. The couple shares 2 children together, and both are now grown-ups.
John Lithgow and his second wife Mary Yeager
Well, Lithgow, who appeared in Broadway productions including the musical adaptations of Sweet Smell of Success and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is in the highlights for his own Broadway show Stories by Heart and also for his personal life. Let's know the details on John Lithgow's married life, relationships, past affairs and children.
John Lithgow's Blissful Married life with his Second Wife
Every one of us seeks for the pure love. However, not everyone gets to experience such love in their relationships. Well, life gives chances to all, and John Lithgow grabbed the opportunity really well getting married to for the second time. Although it is not known how the relationship between John and Mary began but as reported, the two met for the first time through a mutual friend.
John Lithgow recalled his first date with Mary and said:
She was all turned out, and I was in sweaty tennis gear.
Soon after a week of dating, the couple decided to get married. They got married on December 12, 1981, in a private wedding ceremony. However, none of them have shared the photos of their wedding.
John Lithgow married twice, his second wife Mary Yeager
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John even told that he and Mary were very much delighted to be together and described, Mary as a beautiful girl saying:
Mary is a wonderful combination of earthy and intellectual. We both feel like country bumpkins in Los Angeles. I’m an Ohio boy, and she’s a Montana girl. Yet we’re both very educated.
It's been more than 36 years of their marriage, but the old-time couple is still going strong in their relationship. All these years, the couple has kept themselves free from the rumors and mishaps of divorce.
Both of them even can be seen together enjoying the lovely moments.
John Lithgow and Mary Yeager at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes Party