Casey Coates is known as the ex-wife of an accomplished American actor Ted Danson. Her ex-husband is known for his role in numerous TV series and movies. For his work, the actor has also won numerous awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards.
The former couple was in a marital relationship for a long time before calling it quits. From their relationship, they even became parents of two children, one biological and one adopted.
It’s been decades since their divorce and we all want to know where Casey is now. What is she doing? She suffered from paralysis after the birth of their first daughter, so how is her health now? Let’s find out!
The relationship between Casey Coates and Ted Danson
The former couple started dating a few times after Ted’s divorce from his first wife, Randy Dancer in 1975. In an interview with Weekly closer, Ted said it was love at first sight for him. At first, he was a firm believer that having more than one relationship is far-fetched, but that all changed when he first met Casey.
Ted wasn’t as famous then as he is now. He had a series of minor or guest roles in numerous TV series. On the other hand, Casey was a Hollywood producer. Fortunately, everything worked out in the end and the couple exchanged vows July 30, 1977in an intimate wedding ceremony.
The former couple are parents of two children
Two years after their marriage, Ted and Casey became parents for the first time and welcomed their first daughter, Kate Danson, On December 24, 1979. Kate is also an actress and has appeared in a handful of movies including Cousins (1989), Keep the real estateand Kemper: The CoEd Killer.
The duo later decided to adopt a child and welcomed another daughter, Alexis Dancer. She was born in 1985. Unlike her older sister, Alexis remains visible behind closed doors.
Although Alexis and Kate’s parents separated when they were both young, they never let their children feel alienated. In fact, Casey and Ted remain amicable to this day.
Casey’s paralysis reportedly ended her marriage to Ted
After spending more than ten years together, the couple decided to call it quits. They divorced in 1993, after 16 years of marriage. It was one of the most expensive divorces ever, as Ted Casey had to pay a whopping $30 million in alimony. The reason behind their divorce, as Ted himself said, was that the couple didn’t feel the same as they did initially.
The main reason behind the couple’s sudden split was Casey Coates’ stroke that she suffered after giving birth to their first child Kate. Apparently, one side of her body became paralyzed during childbirth.
For most of her excruciating journey, Ted was by Casey’s side. He took care of his wife for several years as any real man would. However, things slowly started to fall apart for the two. In the interview with Weekly closerhe said, “We were adjusting to the fact that we weren’t the same people we were before it happened.”
Did Casey get married after she divorced Ted?
No, as far as we know, Casey didn’t marry anyone after her divorce from Ted. On the other hand, her ex-husband Ted is married to his third wife, Mary Steenburgen since 1995.
They do not share biological children. However, Ted is the stepfather of Mary’s children, Charlie McDowell and Lilly McDowell.
Casey Coates Date of Birth and Early Life
Casey Cassandra Coates was born on January 31, 1937 in New York, United States. As of 2022, her age is 85. She holds American nationality. Moreover, she is of white ethnicity and has French ancestry.
However, information about her parents and siblings is not available. Yet we know that her mother and father have sadly passed away. Besides, Casey’s parents raised her on the north shore of Long Island, New York.
She graduated with a degree in Environmental Design
For her formal education, Casey Coates attended Great Neck High School. She later moved to Boston and attended Lasell College, which until 1989 was known as Lasell Junior College.
After completing her studies, she moved to London, United Kingdom. Coates stayed in the European city for about a year before returning to New York City. During her time in London, Casey leaned a bit towards environmental conservation.
Because of her interest in environmental conservation, she decided to do a bachelor’s degree in the field. She joined the BFA in Environmental Design program at Parsons School. Then, in the year 1975, she graduated from the university with honors.
Career: Casey Danson has a large portfolio to show for
While her ex-husband Ted is an accomplished actor, Casey has also made a name for herself in her own way. Immediately after graduating from Parsons School, she joined Ben Thompson’s firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, just a year after she moved to Los Angeles with her husband Ted.
Back in LA, Casey started working on solar energy as renewable energy and eco-friendly designs. Around the same time, her vision coincided with President Jimmy Cartertax benefit on solar energy.
In addition to her work as an environmentalist, she also served as a board member of Parsons School of Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Environment Media Association. She also served as an honorary board member of the Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation and served on the advisory board for Jimmy Carter’s Work Project in Los Angeles.
In addition to her environmental conservation work, Casey is also a producer. She has worked behind the scenes on many projects. Her best known work would be the documentary, Vaxxed: From cover-up to catastrophe.
What is Casey Danson doing these days?
To this day, Casey works to make the Earth livable. She lives in a solar power plant that she designed all by herself, of course.
She also runs an organization called Global possibilities which she founded in 1996. Her organization Global Possibilities advocates solar energy as a renewable energy and a natural successor to non-renewable fossil fuels.
Aside from all that, in the 80s, Casey Coates co-founder of American Oceans Campaign along with her husband, Ted. The non-profit organization aimed to protect and restore the natural state of the world’s oceans. Since 2002, the organization has merged with Oceana.
Net Worth: Casey pocketed millions from her divorce settlement
When Ted and Casey decided to separate in 1993, the divorce settlement became one of the most expensive in showbiz. Ted had to pay a whopping $30 million in divorce support. We’re talking about the early 90’s here, so in today’s day and age the money is worth more than that.
As of now, Casey is enjoying quite a lavish lifestyle. It is safe to say that her total net worth will exceed $50 million by 2023.