Valerie Velardi Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 May, 2021
Facts of Valerie Velardi
Date of Birth: 1950 , May-25
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Valerie Velardi
Birth Name Valerie Velardi
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 million
Children 2
Divorce Robin Williams (m. June 4, 1978 - div. December 6, 1988)
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Rappaccini, Popeye
Siblings 3
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Valerie Velardi, an American born-personality did gain screen time in Popeye (1980), however, is widely popular as the first ex-wife of late actor-comedian Robin Williams. The duo remained in a marital relationship for a decade before they divorced. While together, the now-former couple welcomed a son, who is an actor as well as a mental health advocate.

What Is Valerie Velardi's Age?

Velardi was born on May 25, 1950, in the United States to Leonard and Dee Velardi. As of 2021, Valerie is 71 years old. She is one of the 4 children; has a sister named Leslie and has three brothers: Leonard Jr., Peter, Theron.

First Wife of Late Robin Williams- Divorced After 10 Years

Valerie Velardi is the first wife of three of the late actor-comedian Robin Williams. They met in 1976 in San Francisco at a bar where Williams was bartending before his career took off.

They connected instantly and married after 2 years of dating, on June 4, 1978. They were married for ten years before divorcing on December 6, 1988. 

CAPTION: Valerie Velardi and her now ex-husband (late) Robin Williams divorced after a decade of marriage in 1988 SOURCE: [email protected]

In the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Velardi revealed that Williams was unfaithful during their marriage and she knew and tolerated her husband's infidelity, saying:

"He loved women. Absolutely loved women. And I got it. I understood and I wanted him to have that, but I also wanted him to come home."   

Mother Of Son Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams

Valerie is a mother to a son, Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams, with Robin Williams. Zak was born on April 11, 1983. Her son is married to his second wife Olivia June, they welcomed a son McLaurin Clement Williams (born on May 22nd, 2019), making her a grandmother.

CAPTION: Valerie Velardi with her son, daughter-in-law, and her grandson SOURCE: [email protected]

Further details on her daughter Francesca Fataar from her previous relationship are yet to be out.

What Was Robin Williams Famous For? Cause Of Death?

Robin Williams was an eminent actor and comedian. He has had several iconic roles in movies like The World According to Garp, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and the Night at the Museum trilogy. 

Williams won his first and only Academy Award for his performance as Dr. Sean Maguire in the 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting. Besides that, he has won two Emmys, six Golden Globes, five Grammys, and two SAG Awards.    

Williams committed suicide at his Paradise Cay, California home on August 11, 2014, after a long battle with depression.

Career Journey- What Is She Doing Now?

Valerie Velardi does record her career as an actress in her own right, albeit in a far smaller capacity than her ex-husband, Robin Williams. Her first on-screen role was Valerie in the 1966 drama feature Rappaccini starring Yvonne Durchfort, Sue-Ann Jones, and Perry King

CAPTION: Actress Valeria Velardi SOURCE: [email protected]

She shared the screen with her then-husband, Robin Williams, in the 1980 live-action adaptation of the eponymous cartoon, Popeye, as Cindy, the Drudge.  Velardi was also featured in the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind chronicling the life of the late actor. 

Aside from acting, Velardi pursued a career as a yoga instructor, artist, and dance instructor. Currently, the American celebrity ex-wife lives a retired life and shares a close bond with her son.

What is Valerie Velardi's Net Worth?       

Valerie Velardi's net worth is yet to be determined at the time of this writing. According to some online reports, she is believed to have at least $1 million in accumulated wealth.

In contrast, Robin Williams was believed to have $130 million worth of wealth at the time of his death, which went to his children upon his death.