Valerie Velardi Biography
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Valerie Velardi|
|Divorce||Robin Williams (June 4, 1978 - December 6, 1988)|
Valerie Velardi is the first wife of the late actor-comedian Robin Williams. They were married for ten years and had a son together, Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams.
She Is The First Wife of The Late Robin Williams
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 tied the knot two years later, on June 4, 1978. They were married for ten years before divorcing on December 6, 1988.
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.
Valerie became a grandmother on May 22, 2019, with the birth of Zak's and his fiancé Olivia June's daughter, McLaurin Clement Williams.
What Was Robin Williams Famous For? How Did He Die?
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.
Velardi has been 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.
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.
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.