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Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel 'secretly ends marriage after 23 years'
"The Facts of Life" Cast -- Then & Now!
September 23, by charismania. Odd to see her on Survivor. Even odder to learn, after doing some random poking around to see if I could find her old Coffee Talk blog, that she and her husband of 25 years had quietly divorced last December. I did a little more digging, and I actually found the article. I mean, come on, what daughter wants her Father to choose a husband for her? Steve, and I became friends when I was assigned to a prayer group that he, as a pastor, was appointed to oversee. Looking back, I can see that it was a set-up right from the start.
Regrets? She Has A Few! Lisa Whelchel Says She Would Not Have Married If She Could Do It Over
April 10, Credit: Getty Larry Busacca. In a new memoir for which she's seeking a publisher, actress Charlotte Rae discusses her reaction to learning in the s that her then-husband, composer and music editor John Strauss, was gay. Rae -- whose Edna Garrett character on the sitcom " Diff'rent Strokes " led to her Emmy-nominated role as a girls-school housemother in the spinoff "The Facts of Life " -- added that, "John's secret confirmed my feelings of inferiority. That I was less than a woman.
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