- Britt Helfer has been married to Robert Newman for over three decades
- She enjoyed movie roles in the 80s but disappeared from the big screen shortly after that initial stint
- The Utah-born former actress is the mother of two children, Connor and Kendal with her husband, Robert Newman
Britt Helfer enjoyed a successful stint as an actress in the 80s with roles in the movies Raw Force and The Princess Academy and many others. Despite having such a movie career in the 80s, Helfer became famous and popular by reason of her marriage to Robert Newman, well known for his role in Guiding Light.
Helfer soon became another ‘wanna-be’ in Hollywood as she disappeared after those initial roles. This has made fans curious about her whereabouts and marriage to the Guiding Light actor.
Britt Helfer Is Still Married To Robert Newman After Over Three Decades
Britt Helfer and Robert Newman are still married after many decades together. The couple tied the knot on 27 September 1986. For most of their marriage, the former actress and her husband shuttled between New York and Los Angeles trying to build their career.
Taking a page from his well-known role as Josh in Guiding Light, Robert her husband, and Britt have maintained a long-term love in real life. However, unlike his role character who married five times while returning to his first love, they have never been divorced.
Other Fascinating Facts No One Told You About Britt Helfer
1. Her Early Life and Age
The 80’s actress was born on August 2nd, 1959 at the Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Details about her family are not so clear. However, her husband was born in Los Angeles to a father who served in the army.
Britt’s taste for good things helped her set up in design business as we shall see later. Not surprisingly she graduated from the New York School of Interior Design.
After she graduated, Britt worked for a Manhattan design firm before leaving that job. She is currently 64 years old.
2. Her Acting Career Did Not Last Long
Britt worked as an actress and reached her peak in the 80s but has not been seen on the screen in recent times. Per IMDB, her first credited work was in the 1982 movie titled Raw Force. Also, she landed one of her renowned roles in Loving within the 80s period having worked in other Independent movies.
Other movies she appeared in include:
- Body Trouble-as Kate(1992)
- Dragnet-as Hillary Barton(1990)
- The Princess Academy-as Lulu Belle(1987)
- Street Hawk-as Blonde Waitress(1985)
- Young Warriors-as Heather(1983)
- Let’s Do It-as Melody(1983)
3. Britt Helfer Met Robert Newman At a Christmas Party
The super couple first met in 1985 at a Christmas party in Los Angeles. After making a connection, the two started dating. At the time they met, Robert left the Guiding Light for the first time while Brit was still a struggling actress.
However, by the time their relationship reached the ninth month, they decided to get married.
4. She is The Mother of Two Children With Her Husband of More Than Three Decades
Their marriage of 36 years produced two children, Kendal and Connor Newman. Connor Newman her oldest child was born on April 3, 1989, while his younger sister Kendal Newman came three years later on May 13, 1992.
Interestingly both children were born and raised in New York at different points when their father left Guiding Light. Their first child Connor tied the knot with Caroline Dias and they have started a family together.
5. Her Husband Spent 28 Years on the Longest Running Program In TV History
Robert, her husband is a well-known face on the popular TV series and one of the longest-running shows Guiding Light. He appeared in the role of Joshua Lewis, a super love character that helps to build the script.
Estimatedly, Robert Newman appeared in 3500 episodes of the show within the twenty-eight years he was cast. Ever since he took up the role, he appeared on the show from 1981 to 2009 when the season finale was shown.
All in all, Guiding Light which was first aired in 1937 holds the record for being the second longest-running drama in television. Unfortunately, the show was canceled by CBS due to poor ratings after a total of 72 years on air.
He has taken roles in many other shows both on and off Broadway as well as on screen. These are some of his works;
- Law and Order(2022)
- Chicago Fire(2016)
- Criminal Minds(2010)
- Class of ’61(1993)
- Destination America(1987)
- Massacre at Central High(1976)
- General Hospital(1963)
6. How Much is the Net Worth of Robert Newman’s Wife
Britt only acted in a few movies mostly in the 80s. These movies were not blockbusters and shortly after, she went quiet, as a result, her acting career ended even before it peaked. She has not revealed her net worth, yet she shares in the success of her husband of many years.
Robert Newman has appeared in many soap opera’s over the years, yet his net worth is quantified between $1 and $5 million.
7. Where is Britt Helfer Now?
The former actress is alive and kicking. Britt Helfer lives in Stamford with Robert. She owns and runs an interior design business called Britt Newman Design Concepts. Her husband spends time helping her out on her business whenever he is not on set.
The actor does the bookkeeping as well as other handyman jobs such as fixing the furniture, lighting, and window treatments.
She launched the company in 2007 and over the years, provided services between New York, Connecticut, and Worchester. She is certified by many professional bodies such as;
- American Society of Interior Designers
- National Kitchen and Bath Association
- National Professional Organizers