American actor Rob Lowe had been married to his wife, Sheryl Berkoff, for thirty years. 

The couple has two sons, Matthew Edward Lowe and John Owen Lowe, born in 1993 and 1995, respectively.

In January 2022, the actor sat down with People to talk about his life with Sheryl and their kids.

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No, Lowe isn't gay but has faced gay rumors, according to Mens Variety.

Rob Lowe and His Wife Fell in Love on Set

Rob and his wife Sheryl first met in 1983 on a blind date. Their second meeting was in 1989 on the set of the erotic thriller Bad Influence.

While Rob was in the starring role, his spouse worked as a makeup artist.

During one of their encounters, Sheryl asked the actor how he felt his character should look.

Her question caught Rob's attention, who saw something truly special in her. Rob said his wife went beyond how he looked and truly "saw him."

"I had the feeling that if I was ever going to be able to make it work with anybody, it was Sheryl [Berkoff]," the actor said in his recollection.

However, at the time, Rob was addicted to alcohol and drugs. According to the actor, his addiction would have made his union with Berkoff next to impossible.

"Intimacy and I were not very well acquainted, until very late in my life," Rob told the publication.

The pair wed in 1991.

Rob Lowe's Life with Wife and Sons

In 1990, the film star found himself in rehab in an attempt to get sober so that he could commit his life to his Sheryl.

The following year, the couple got married, and in the next four years, their family of four lived happily under the same roof.

Their first son, Matthew, was born on 24 September 1993, followed by their second son, John Owen, who was born on 6 November 1995. 

Reflecting upon his sobriety of nearly thirty-two years, he claimed he had loved every minute of his life post-addiction.

For his kids, he was "super ready" to coach Little League, carve pumpkins on Halloween, read books and serve "hot lunch on Wednesdays."

The family man's commitment was strongly felt when he worked on the drama series The West Wing from 1999 to 2003.

Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl Berkoff.

Rob Lowe with his wife Sheryl Berkoff at an event in Montecito, California. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

In between those years, he commuted eighty-two miles between his home in Santa Barbara and his work location in Los Angeles every day so that he could see his family and kiss his sons at bedtime.

Rob said his commitment was of value, as they knew he was always there for them.

The movie star also mentioned how Sheryl had been a great mother, and he still thinks she's the "hottest, sexiest, most beautiful, insane, complicated, and entertaining person."

Rob Lowe Helped One of His Sons Overcome Addiction

While Rob had a strong bond with his sons, his closeness with his youngest son, John, grew even more after he struggled with substance abuse during his late teens and early college years.

Reflecting upon his dad's support, John said Lowe was always there for him on the most personal level possible.


Speaking to People, Rob's youngest son credited his father as one of the reasons, if not the main reason, for regaining his sobriety and living a healthy lifestyle.

Rob's experience as a former substance addict came in handy and played a "majorly instrumental" role in John's road to sobriety.

"He never gave up on me," he said of his father, who helped him take his first-year chip and spoke alongside him at a twelve-step meeting in front of two hundred people.

John recalled the moment, calling it one of the most profound experiences of his life.

Rob's Younger Son John Owen is Following in his Footsteps

If you didn't know, Rob's younger son John, a keen pianist, has been following in the footsteps of his father. 

However, the successful father didn't want John or any of his kids to follow a career in the entertainment industry. 

The Standford University graduate first made his on-screen appearance in 2015 in the comedy series, The Grinder.

Two years later, he and his brother Matthew Edward Lowe were seen on The Lowa Files, assisting his family to navigate unsolved mysteries. 


In 2019, he did two stints: he acted in the Christmas film, Holiday in the Wild, and also worked as a writer in his dad Rob's 9-1-1:Lone Star, for which the patriarch is the executive producer in addition to a lead actor (Capt. Owen Strand).

John's latest project is the 2023's premiered Netflix series Unstable for which he portrayed the role of Jackson and also functioned as an executive producer.  

He was in "eighth grade or freshman year of high school" when he came to know of his father's s*x tape from a friend. He shared,

You know what it’s kind of like? Santa Claus. I don’t think most parents ever have that moment where they sit the kids down and go, ‘OK, we’ve got to tell you something.’ A kid just figures it out. There weren’t milestone markers, like, ‘OK, he’s 16 now, time for them to learn about this part of our life!’ Wikipedia and Google took care of that for us.

He has also touched up on how he felt insecure as a teenager. 

"I was so closed off and so out of touch with my emotions. I came off to people as this confident, probably cocky, self-absorbed extrovert. I loved to be the life of the party. The truth was, I was deeply insecure. I’d felt the pressure put on me as a young kid at a time when he doesn’t understand why people are talking about him or looking at him in a certain way," he shared. "I was a scared little kid trapped in a teenager’s body." Lowe's son continued about his darkest moments. "Many times I could have died. I really liked to push the limits of my body and numb out as much as I could."

Rob's Older Son is a Business Executive and Investor

The 9-1-1: Lone Star actor's older son Matthew Edward Lowe is an investor at the capital firm Miroma Ventures.


According to his LinkedIn, he is also a co-founder of LH Capital.

What is Rob Lowe's Net Worth?

According to Celebritynetworth, Rob Lowe's estimated net worth is $100 million. 

What is Rob Lowe's Height?

The Brothers & Sisters actor stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches.