Meet Real-Life Spouses of the 'Blue Bloods' Cast
The popular CBS show "Blue Bloods," tells the story of the fictional Reagan family. The Irish Catholic family is a police family with a long-standing history in law enforcement. The show has a stellar cast including Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Len Cariou, and Sami Gayle. There are many onscreen flames and fans often wonder who the stars are partnered with offscreen. Here is a look at the cast's real-life spouses.
Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy
The pair first met in 2012 on "Watch What Happens: Live." They met again in 2013 when Wahlberg made a guest appearance on her VH1 show and they immediately hit it off. Wahlberg and McCarthy dated for a year before tying the knot and have been married for five years.
Bridget Moynahan & Andrew Frankel
Tom Brady's ex, Bridget Moynahan married businessman Andrew Frankel in 2015. The pair held a super secretive ceremony in the Hamptons. Moynahan has a son with her ex, Tom Brady. Frankel, who is the co-president of a Wall Street institutional brokerage firm is also a proud father of three boys from a previous relationship.
Will Estes landed a starring role on the prime-time television series CBS drama "Blue Bloods." The role was his return to TV acting. He might be one of the most recognized faces on television but the actor is notoriously private and there are no credible records of him being in any relationships.
Len Cariou & Heather Summer Hayes
Len Cariou is currently married to Heather Summerhayes. They have been married since 1986. Before that, the star was married to Susan Kapilow from 1975 until 1978. He also has a daughter, Laurel Cariou, with Patricia Otter. Heather, on the other hand, famously wrote "Sixtyfiveroses: A Sister's Memoir" , and she has no children.
Tom Selleck & Jillie Mack
The pair have been married for over thirty years. Selleck spotted Jillie on stage in the show "Cats" and continuously went back to watch the show until eventually landing a date with her. Selleck had a son from a previous relationship but the couple also has a daughter of their own.
Amy Carlson & Syd Butler
Amy Carlson is married to Syd Buttler. They tied the knot on May 22, 2004, after meeting years earlier in 1997 at a "Saturday Night Live" party. They have two children, a daughter named Lyla who was born in October 2006 and a son named Nigel who was born in August 2009. They have been together for over 15 years.
Jennifer Esposito & Louis Dowler
Jennifer Esposito fell in love with Louis Dowler. After a two and a half year romance, the pair got engaged in May 2014. They tied the knot in November the same year. This time definitely lasted much longer than Jennifer's previous marriage which saw her file for divorce from Bradley Cooper in May 2000.
Marisa Ramirez & Nathan Lavezoli
Marisa Ramirez and Nathan Lavezoli got married in 2002. However, their marriage fell apart and they got divorced in 2011. In 2016, Ramirez welcomed her daughter, Violet Rae, into the world. She has not revealed who is the father of her baby and this has caused massive suspicion.
Vanessa Ray & Landon Beard
Vanessa Ray and Landon Beard dated for six years before they tied the knot in June 2015. The couple had gotten engaged in January the same year.
"Thinking about it now, I could feel his heart pounding even through the many layers of clothing we had on out there," Ray said about their engagement. "He pulled out the ring, we cried."
Abigail Hawk & Bryan Spies
Hawk started her career as an actress and simultaneously completed her college degree. When she wasn’t attending voice and theater classes at the University of Maryland in College Park, she was acting in real life. Abigail ended up starring in shows such as ‘Reality Check’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’
Her character in ‘Blue Bloods,’ Abigail Baker, is considered to be her first starring role in a major TV series. Although private about her personal life, we do know that Hawk has actual ties to the NYPD off-screen too, through her husband, FDNY Lieutenant, Bryan Spies. The couple were engaged in 2009 and got married a month later in April.
Gregory Jbara & Julie Jbara
Gregory is an American actor and singer, who’s most popularly known for his role as NYPD DCPI Garrett Moore in the series. Starring in the show since the first series in 2010, we can safely say that Jbara is a true ‘Blue Bloods’ veteran. He is a class act in his own league!
Not many details have been revealed about Jbara’s personal life, but we do know that Gregory does, in fact, has a wife named Julie, along with two sons - Zachary and Aidan. The family currently resides in Los Angeles and seem to live a relatively normal life despite the fame.
Steve Schirripa & Laura Lemos
Schirripa started his career in the series in 2015, as Det. Anthony Abetemarco. Steve’s character is an investigator who works alongside assistant district attorney, Erin Reagan. Steve has been married to Laura Lemos since 1989, and the couple has two daughters together - Bria and Ciara.
John Ventimiglia & Melinda Ventimiglia
Ventimiglia is an American actor, composer, and writer, who is famously known for his role as Artie Bucco in ‘The Sopranos’, as well as his recurring role in this series. In ‘Blue Bloods,’ John portrayed NYPD Chief of Department, Dino Arbogast, in seasons two, three, and four.
Nick Turturro & Lissa Espinosa
Turturro, an American actor, writer, and producer, played a recurring role in the series as Detective James Martinez. He starred in the show on and off from season 1 to season 6. After meeting flight attendant Lissa Espinosa in 1995, they tied the knot a year later. The couple had their first child, daughter Apollonia, in 1997.
Peter Hermann & Mariska Hargitay
During his time on ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ Hermann first met lead actress, Mariska Hargitay. The two got married in 2004. They have a son, Miklos, who was born in 2006. They later adopted a baby girl, Amaya, in 2011. A couple of months later, they adopted once again - a baby boy named Andrew.
LaTanya Richardson & Samuel L Jackson
Richardson is a famous Atlanta-born actress and producer. She appeared in numerous movies, including ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ ‘When a Man Loves a Woman,’ ‘Losing Isaiah,’ ‘Lone Star,’ ‘U.S. Marshals,’ ‘The Fighting Temptations,’ and many others.
In 1980, LaTanya married longtime partner Samuel L. Jackson. They've been together for over 47 years now, and have established their own, nonprofit foundation. The Samuel and LaTanya R. Jackson Foundation funds programs for children who are affected by illness and poverty through the U.S. and Africa.
Holt McCallany & Nicole Wilson
American actor, writer, and producer, Holt McCallany is best known for his role as Bill Tench in ‘Mindhunter.’ In ‘Blue Bloods,’ he had a recurring role as District Attorney Robert McCoy, in the fourth and fifth season. Holt has been with partner, Nicole Wilson, for over 11 years.
Andrea Roth & Todd Biermann
Roth is a Canadian-born actress who started her career by playing Sally Field’s daughter in the 1995 ‘A Woman of Independent Means.’ Ever since then, Andrea continued working in the industry and has appeared in almost 100 films, TV shows, and stage projects.
Tamara Tunie & Gregory Generet
Tamara Tunie is an actress, producer, and director, who starred in shows such as ‘Flight,’ ‘The Devil’s Advocate,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ Her role in ‘Blue Bloods’ was Monica Graham in season seven and eight. Tamar was married to jazz musician Gregory Generet.
They were together for 20 years, until their recent separation. The two tied the knot in 1995, and do not have any children together. For Tamara, this was her second marriage; her first one, to Greg Bouquett, also ended in divorce in 1991. It seems they were just unlucky in love.
Robert Clohessy and Catherine Erhardt
In the CBS show, Robert plays the role of Sidney Gormely, an NYPD Lieutenant and also a Special Assistant to the Commissioner Frank Reagan. In the series, Gormely is quite the family man despite his hard-headed nature. He is happily married to his wife Sheila, and they have a son named Brendan.
In the same vein, Clohessy is all for family, regardless of his fame. Unlike most celebrities, Robert keeps a low profile with his wife of 32 years, Catherine Erhardt. Catherine and Robert met back in high school and were friends for a while before getting married years later.
They are proud parents of two sons Byron Clohessy and Myles Clohessy who are both actors. Myles is, however, the more prominent one as he has featured in movies such as ‘Instinct,’ ‘Quantico,’ and ‘Blue Bloods.’ Robert and Catherine reside in West Cornwall, Connecticut.