Ted Danson and Cassandra Coates-Danson

Ted Danson and Cassandra Coates-Danson

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(30 July 1977 - 3 June 1993) (divorced) 2 children
In 1979, his second wife, Casey Coates-Danson, suffered a stroke while giving birth to their first child, and Danson abandoned his burgeoning career for six months to care for her. After her recovery, Danson landed his first notable television roles, opposite Lee Remick in The Women’s Room, and starring with Christopher Lee in Once Upon a Spy.

Danson's second wife was producer Cassandra "Casey" Coates; the couple were married in 1977. On December 24, 1979, while giving birth to their first daughter Kate, Coates suffered a stroke, and Danson spent several years caring for her and helping her recuperate. The couple later adopted a second daughter Alexis. Danson's affair with actress Whoopi Goldberg led to their divorce in 1993. It was one of Hollywood's costliest divorces, reportedly costing Danson $30 million.
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30 July 1977
3 June 1993
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Alexis  Female

Kate  Female

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Cassandra Coates-Danson was married to Ted Danson. They started dating in 1976. They were married on 30th July, 1977. After 15 years of marriage they divorced on 3rd June, 1993. They had 2 children: Alexis, their eldest daughter; and Kate, their youngest daughter, is 35 years old.

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