Phil Donahue, who is married to Marlo Thomas, is once a divorced man. Yes, you read that right!! Phil married Marlo after the divorce with his first wife, Margaret Cooney. After Marlo's marriage with Phil, she instantly became a mother of five children. As you have guessed it, all of them were her step child.
Phil Donahue is an American media personality, writer, and film producer widely known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show. His current wife, Marlo Thomas is an American actress, producer, and social activist, best known for starring on the popular sitcom That Girl and Free to Be... You and Me.
So, what happened after their marriage? Did the couple add more children to the family? Let's explore their love affair, relationship, and married life. Stay with us.
Phil's Second Marriage after Divorce with First-Wife Margaret Cooney
Though Phil Donahue is currently enjoying a happy married life with wife Marlo Thomas, he has once gone through a tragic marital relationship. He was previously married to Margaret Cooney (both the profession and identification of his first wife is a mystery till date).
Renowned American media personality Phil Donahue
Phil and Margaret tied the knot in 1958, and the couple stayed together for 17 long years. But unfortunately, the relationship between them started turning sour ending their marital relationship with a divorce in 1975.
When they called off their marriage, Phil and Margaret were already the parents of five children: four sons namely Michael Donahue, Kevin Donahue, Daniel Donahue, and James "Jim" Patrick Donahue and a daughter, Mary Rose.
After five long years of his divorce with Margaret, Phil went on to date Marlo Thomas (daughter of comedian and television producer Danny Thomas and an American actress Rose Marie Mantell Thomas ). The couple eventually tied the knot on 21 May 1980. This was Phil's second and Marlo's first marriage.
Happily married husband and wife: Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas
After their marriage, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Marlo Thomas became the mother of five children (all from his ex-wife). Unfortunately, Phil and Marlo's youngest son James "Jim" Patrick Donahue died suddenly in August 2014 because of an aortic aneurysm. He was 51 years old when he died and was living in Honolulu.
Video: Marlo Thomas with husband, Phil Donahue
The couple does not share any child together. Phil with his wife and children currently resides in Manhattan.
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