When Chesapeake Shores star Diane Ladd fell ill and was told she had six months to live, it was her spouse Robert Charles Hunter and their kids who helped her outlive the doctors’ estimated life expectancy. And now, after defying death, the powerhouse actress is back for the final season of the Hallmark Channel’s original drama, and her husband is still supportive as ever.
So, who is Diane’s spouse, Robert? Scroll down to find out.
Meet Diane Ladd Spouse, Robert Charles Hunter
Robert Charles Hunter is Diane Ladd’s third spouse. The two tied the knot on February 14, 1999, and thereafter lived as one blended family, with kids of their own.
Prior to Robert, the Chesapeake Shores star was married to William A. Shea, Jr. from April 1973 to 1976. And before him, Diane was in matrimony with actor Bruce Dern from 1960 to June 1969. Together, Diane and Bruce shared two kids — one of which, Diane Elizabeth Dern, (first daughter, born on November 27, 1960) tragically died at the age of 17.
Reportedly, Diane Elizabeth passed away 15 days after accidentally falling into the family pool and hitting her head causing a massive brain hemorrhage.
Diane and Bruce’s second daughter Laura Dern was then born on February 10, 1967.
Laura is also an actress like her mother who graced movies like Rambling Rose (1991), October Sky (1999), I Am Sam (2001) We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004), Jurassic Park (1993), and Jurassic Park III (2001).
On December 23, 2005, Laura then married musician, Ben Harper. And together, they welcomed three children — Harper, Ellery Walker, and Jaya Harper.
But Diane isn’t just the grandmother of three grandkids. Infact, she is a grandmother to 10 — seven from Robert’s.
The last we saw them, Robert and Diane were out on a vacation with their grandkids.
Overall, the fire was still going strong between the two old couples. According to Diane, her husband was “wonderful and amazing” and time and again, they even made time for a romantic dinner.
Robert Charles Hunter Age
Robert Charles Hunter was born on April 3, 1948. That made him 74 years of age in 2022.
He is 12 years younger than his wife Diane Ladd.
Robert Charles Hunter Job
Robert Charles Hunter is an author, speaker, advisor, and business leader. He started out working in his family business throughout high school and in 1974 he went to work at Frito Lay, a PepsiCo company. Soon after, he was then transferred to Pizza Hut headquarters where he implemented a consolidated distribution/services system that grew to a $4 billion enterprise.
In August 1997, he then retired as the president and CEO of PepsiCo Food Systems. And two years later started working as the CEO of Exxcell Entertainment, Inc.
Since then, Robert has sought metaphysical studies and began a journey of learning about alternatives to the world he knew and pursuing those that piqued his interest. Fortunately, on a road trip to Sedona, Arizona, Robert awakened his latent awareness of things unknown, broadening his world perspective and focusing on what it meant to be alive.
Wanting to share his experience, Robert then started writing a series of six books titled Curious Journey. The first two, Origins and Energy were published in 2008, and the third was a work-in-progress then. In these books, he introduced concepts, enlightened readers, and lead skeptics down a path that can inspire further critical thinking.
“He seeks to inform and educate – not indoctrinate – others on ideas, insights, and discoveries of the world around us we may not yet know,” his official bio read.
As for Robert’s education, he graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from the College of Artesia in 1969. He then went on to do his postgraduate work at Penn State University in 1981 and also has a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Logos Center.
Fun Fact: Robert appeared as “Detective Hutchinson” in the 2006 movie Inland Empire.
How Much Is Robert Charles Hunter Net Worth?
Robert Charles Hunter flaunted a net worth of under $50 million in 2022.
On the other hand, his wife Diane was worth $10 million then, all thanks to her time as an actress, director, producer, and writer. So far, she’s graced over 140 movies and TV shows including Chesapeake Shores, Enlightened, Kingdom Hospital, Charlie’s War, The Law of Enclosures, Alice, and more.
Her timeless offbeat charm and beauty were presented in Hollywood Golden Era in the most understated roles. No wonder, she was one of the most sought-after unconventional performers.
In her honor, Diane was named the “Best Supporting Actress – Television” Golden Globe Awards winner in 1981 for her role in Alice. Likewise, she was a nominee for the same category in 1992,1991, and 1975 for her roles in Rambling Rose, Wild at Heart, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.
Did you know: Diane’s real name is Rose Diane Ladnier. She was born in Meridian, Mississippi, to parents Mary and Preston Paul Lanier.
Is Robert Charles Hunter On Instagram?
Sadly, we couldn’t find Robert on Instagram. But you can spot him on Diane’s IG @rosedianeladd.
Where Does Robert Charles Hunter Reside?
Robert resided in Encino, CA as of 2022.
How Tall Is Robert Charles Hunter?
Robert stands tall at a height above 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm).
He is much taller than Diane who is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).