Diane Ladd Found Her Happily Ever after with Her Current Spouse After Two Failed Marriages
Three-time Oscar nominee actress Diane Ladd has suffered quite a few misfortunes in her personal life, especially regarding her marriages with ex-husbands.
But that is all in the past as she is now in a much better place, thanks to her present spouse.
Diane Ladd’s Marriage with Her Current Spouse
The veteran actress is currently married to Robert Charles Hunter, an author, speaker, advisor, and business leader. Robert is her third husband.
The couple has been married since 1999 and seems to be very much in love even after 22 years of marriage.
Diane Ladd enjoying lunch with her spouse Robert Charles Hunter in November 2014. (Source: Twitter)
Ladd and Hunter both have children from their previous marriages. But they're all a part of one blended family now.
All their children have kids of their own, making the couple granddad and grandmother to all their grandkids.
The duo lives in California and likes to spend quality time with their ten grandchildren. They seem to live a blissful life now that they get to teach their grandkids things like climbing a rock or building something on the beach.
Both Ladd and her husband have admitted that they have a unique connection with all ten of their grandchildren, and they get the most amount of joy of being with them.
Diane Ladd’s Previous Marriages
Ladd’s first spouse was actor Bruce Dern, to whom she was married for nine years between 1960 and 1969.
The former pair had two children — daughters Laura Dern and Diane Elizabeth Dern.
The actress has been very outspoken about her broken marriage with Dern. In an interview with Parade magazine (via Deseret), the 86-year-old revealed that her first marriage broke because of their first daughter's death.
Their first daughter Elizabeth died by drowning when she was just 18 months old.
The former couple tried to cope with their daughter's death, but the grief was too much to bear, which tore them apart.
Besides, she has also admitted that losing her first child made her overprotective of their second daughter, Laura.
But despite being a protective parent, Ladd made sure that Laura chased her dreams of being an actress.
Back in 2018, the caring mother shared a photo of her daughter on Instagram with a heartfelt caption that read, “Watching my kind, caring, talented, beautiful daughter who fights for all of us. So proud of you, Laura.”
Although the first marriage did not work out, she still seems to be on reasonably good terms with her first spouse. So much so that she has directed him in a film.
In an interview with My New Orleans, she even joked about it and said, “I say, ladies, if you want revenge, direct your ex-husband.”
The actress also acknowledged that it had been a privilege for her to work with him. Ladd joking added that Dern might not have been a good husband, but he was a great actor.
Ladd’s second spouse was William A. Shea, Jr. They were married for four years after her first divorce.
However, this marriage did not work out well, and Ladd divorced him in 1976. She does not have children with him.