Whitney Sudler Smith is the star and also an executive producer of Southern Charm. And thanks to that, his mother Patricia Altschul was known amongst the fans. But what about his dad, Lon Hayes Smith? How much do you know about him?
Let’s learn all about Whitney’s parents as this article proceeds.
Who Are Whitney Sudler Smith Parents?
Whitney Sudler Smith loves his parents, Patricia Altschul and Lon Hayes Smith. While you may have seen Patricia on Southern Charm, the reason you haven’t heard much about Lon is because he’s dead.
But if he were alive today, we’re pretty sure he’d be an amazing addition to the Southern Charm.
At the time of writing this article, Southern Charm season 8 was still going on and there was a lot of drama to digest. It seems that the Bravo series picked up filming in late summer 2021 and all eyes were on Kathryn Dennis, who was celebrating her 30th birthday, and Naomie Olindo.
As for Whitney, he was, as always, visiting his mother and helping to care for her many pets.
Meet Whitney Sudler Smith Mom, Patricia Altschul
If you’re a Southern Charm fan then you should know all about Whitney Sudler Smith’s mom, Patricia Altschul. However, if you want to know her more than just Whitney’s mother, keep scrolling down.
Patricia Altschul Age
Patricia Altschul was born on April 16, 1941. That made her 81 years of age in 2022.
This also means that Patricia was 26 years old when she had Whitney on June 2, 1968.
Her parents are Francis and Walter (a doctor).
Patricia Altschul Net Worth
Patricia Altschul flaunted a net worth of $50 million in 2022.
An American socialite and reality television personality, Patricia isn’t just popular on TV. She was also well-known for being extremely active in the art community and as a real estate agent.
It was 1997 when Patricia first purchased a 30-room mansion in Long Island and sold the home for $12.5 million in 2009. In 2008, she then paid $4.8 million for the Isaac Jenkins Mikell House in Charleston — a 9,500 square foot home built in 1853 — and renovated it spending more than $5 million. For this, the star even received a Pro Merito Award/Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston.
Furthermore, her House was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As for her education, Patricia attended Marymount School and Olney Friends School, and later graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1964 and a master’s degree in 1965, both in archaeology and art history.
After completing her studies, Patricia then worked at George Washington University as an instructor. Soo, after, she then started a private art dealership called Arcadia, in Georgetown, and joined the world of real estate.
Is Patricia Altschul On Instagram?
Yes, as of July 2022, Patricia flaunted 518K followers on Instagram @pataltschul.
Meet Whitney Sudler Smith Dad, Lon Hayes Smith
Whitney Sudler Smith’s dad Lon Hayes Smith was a “nice, kind, brilliant man.” Or at least this was how Patricia remembered him.
Get to know him better as this article proceeds.
Lon Hayes Smith Cause Of Death
Lon Hayes Smith died after a short battle with leukemia. “It was a terrible summer,” Patricia recalled.
What Was Lon Hayes Smith Age At The Time Of His Death?
Lon Hayes Smith was 84 at the time of his death in 2021.
This kind soul was born on March 15, 1937, to Avise Hayes Smith and Delton Smith, and raised by his mother in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Lon Hayes Smith Net Worth
Lon Hayes Smith flaunted a net worth of above $100 million in 2022.
Yes, the guy was wealthy! So, what did he do? Well, he was the Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley before retaining in 2004. Also, he used to work at Paine Webber.
As for his education, Lon graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1959 with a B.S. in Business. Later, he then received his MBA degree from American University.
How Long Were Whitney Sudler Smith Parents Married?
Whitney Sudler Smith’s parents were married for 15 years.
The two were married in 1979 after meeting through a mutual friend, and in 1994, they got divorced stating that the lives they wanted to lead were too different. While Patricia was selling art, Lon wanted a wife who would entertain his clients.
But despite separating, the two maintained a positive relationship, except for the times they argued who got Whitney for Christma. But it was always pleasant. “He’s a fabulous father, a lovely human being, quite successful, very smart. Whitney’s very close to him,” Patricia once talked about him in an interview.
After Lon, Patricia then went on to marry Edward Stitt Fleming from 1989 to 1995, and Arthur Altschul from 1996 to 2002.
How Many Kids Did Whitney Sudler Smith Parents Have?
Whitney Sudler Smith seems to be his parent’s only child.
Where Do Whitney Sudler Smith Parents Live?
Whitney’s mother resided in Charleston, SC as of 2022, while his dad down upon them from heaven.