A Look at Robson Green’s Two Marriages and Affair with a Vicar’s Wife
Robson Green is a fascinating actor who has captivated the audience with his stellar performance as detective Inspector Geordie Keating in the ITV detective drama Grantchester.
Green’s Keating and Tom Brittney's Reverend Will Davenport work together to find the culprit and the events that lead to the killing.
And while Green may be a great actor, the drama in his personal life is just as fascinating. He is currently in a relationship with Sunday school teacher Zoila Short.
They first met at a gym in Newcastle, started dating, and eventually moved into Green’s home in Northumberland.
In 2018, the couple was spotted for the first time in public on the set of Grantchester.
Robson Green and his co-star Tom Brittney. (Source: Instagram)
Before the duo began dating, Short was married to a reverend, and when they got together, their relationship made headlines, with many speculating that Green came between Short and her husband.
Robson Green Blamed for Breaking up Vicar and His Wife
In 2016, reports surfaced Robson was involved in an affair, causing the breakdown of a marriage between Reverend Geoffrey Short and his wife.
The reverend, who was given an OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, had three children with Short.
The former couple had met while he worked in financial services and was staying in Hong Kong. They remained married six years after their first meeting.
Speaking to the Mirror about the affair, Geoffrey said he was shocked when he learned about the romance as it was sudden.
It made him question his faith. “We had a great life together. People thought she was the ideal vicar’s wife, and she was. She loves the boys, and everyone said what a fantastic mother she was,” Geoffrey told the outlet.
He added he got home from work one day, and suddenly, everything changed.
Short told him she was leaving to live with the actor. She told him she had fallen in love with Green after they got talking in the gym. The reverend noted he was struggling to forgive his wife.
Robson Green’s Two Failed Marriages
Green was married twice before falling in love with Short.
His first marriage was to occupational therapist Alison Ogilvie on June 22, 1991, but they separated eight years later.
Green had reportedly cheated on his wife with Pamela McDonald, who was married to Emmerdale actor Ian Sharrock at the time.
In 2016, he opened up about the affair, noting fame had gotten to him and caused him to “lose touch with what matters in life.”
After splitting with the therapist, he met his second wife Vanya Seager, a former Page 3 model, in 1995, while recording Unchained Melody at BMG Records.
They welcomed their son, Taylor Seager-Green, in 2000, and a year later got married. They exchanged their vows in Buckinghamshire, after which they celebrated with their family in Mauritius.
But after 16 years together, the couple separated, stating their marriage had “irretrievably broken down.”