Casey Coates, Ted Danson’s second wife, experienced a stroke while giving birth to the couple’s first child, leaving her largely paraplegic. Their marriage was strained as a result of the incident, which caused the actor to start an affair with Whoopi Goldberg.
Ted Danson, a well-known American actor, is one of the best performers of his generation. He became well-known in 1980 playing the role of Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom “Cheers,” and he has remained a regular in Hollywood ever since.
Alongside Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenburg, the actor co-starred in the film “Three Men and a Baby” in a number of other popular productions. The comedy afterwards went on to earn the most money at the box office in 1987.
In addition, Danson has appeared in “The Good Place” and “Mr. Mayor,” both NBC comedies.
The excellent actor, however, had a rather turbulent personal life behind the scenes, going through two divorces, the second of which was among the most expensive in Hollywood.
Danson married actress Randall “Randy” Gosch for the first time when he was only 23 years old. At Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Mellon University, the two made friends while they were still students. The couple got married before they graduated because their love was so strong.
However, after graduating, they concentrated on advancing their acting careers, which had a negative impact on their marriage. Sadly, Danson and Gosch divorced in 1975 after four years of marriage. The actor rarely discusses their relationship even now, many years after their divorce.
Sadly, Coates’ left half of the body became paralyzed as a result of the stroke. The newborn girl survived, which turned out to be a bright spot on an otherwise gloomy day.
For the first month, the new mother did nothing but cry since she could not stand to be alone herself. She also expressed her devastation over the occurrence, telling Danson that she might be divorced if he so chose. The actor described the situation as horrible, but as he recovered from his shock, he set out to make a concerted effort to make things better.
Thankfully, Coates was able to regain her ability to walk, albeit with a little limp, thanks to the couple’s perseverance during this trying time. After that, they adopted Alexis, a second daughter, although Coates’s injury had strained their bond.
Although they made an effort to keep it a secret, Coates, Danson’s wife, learned of their relationship from the media. After the actor departed the Santa Monica home he shared with her and their two children, the mother of two subsequently filed for divorce in June 1993.
One of Hollywood’s priciest divorces, Danson’s subsequent divorce proceedings cost an astounding $30 million. The actor and Goldberg made their relationship known to the world soon after the divorce. The couple enjoyed the spotlight and frequently appeared out together.
At an event with roughly three thousand people in attendance that was held at the Friars Club in New York, the actor concluded his racial slur-laced monologue by chowing down on a watermelon. After that, Goldberg defended Danson by saying that she even contributed some of his acts. The comic proclaimed:
“Let’s be clear and upfront about everything. Coming out in blackface in front of 3,000 people took a lot of courage. If you don’t like it, that’s fine with me. I did.”
Afterward, Goldberg addressed their relationship, stating it was traumatic and out in the open, and the breakup of their friendship affected her terribly. She also said that the two could no longer be friends.
They first connected in 1993 while working together on the set of the movie “Pontiac Moon.” Both had recently ended difficult marriages; Danson was a single parent as a result of his marriage to Goldberg and Steenburgen.
“I met her when she was 40 and we connected when I was 45. We have experience living. It was fortunate that we met at that time since we both faced internal demons.”
After their union, the actor took on the role of stepfather to Steenburgen’s two children, Lilly and Charlie McDowell, from her previous union to actor Malcolm McDowell.
Due to the fact that all of Danson’s ex-partners’ children have become parents themselves, he and his wife Steenburgen have also become grandparents.