Throughout Constance Tower’s lifetime, she has been married twice. Her first husband was to the Panamanian businessman Eugene McGrath who doubles as the father of her two children; Michael and Maureen McGrath. She later married the Mexican actor and former ambassador John Gavin who remained her husband until his unfortunate passing in 2018.
While you’ll soon learn more about Constance’s two marriages, her professional life has been nothing short of awesome. She has been active in the entertainment industry for more than half a century and gained prominence in the 1950s thanks to her appearance in mainstream films, Broadway productions, and television series. Some of her famous works includes, “The Horse Soldiers” (1959), “Capitol” (1982), and, “General Hospital”(1997).
Constance Towers was First Married to a Business Man (1959-1966)
Constance’s first husband was Eugene McGrath. Unlike the American actress who pursues a thriving career in the entertainment industry, her ex-husband leads a private life. As such, there are no established records about him or his professional endeavors, except for the knowledge that he is a businessman from Panama.
Details on how the two crossed paths have not been stated. What is known however is that they exchanged vows in 1959 and embarked on a journey together.
They were together for seven years which saw the birth of two children, Michael and Maureen McGrath. Unfortunately, they parted ways in 1966, the same year Constance appeared in the stage plays “Show Boat” (1966) and “Carousel”(1966).
Since their divorce, Eugene has remained largely away from the entertainment industry, and little information is available about his current activities or whereabouts.
She Was Married to her Second Husband, John Gavin Until his Death in 2018
Constance and Gavin first met in 1957 at a party through Gavin’s godfather, Jimmy McHugh. what started as a friendship eventually blossomed into a romantic relationship. In 1974, after several years of dating, they took their love to the next level and exchanged vows in front of their friends and family members.
The couple enjoyed 44 years of marital bliss before a tragic event shook their lives in 2018 when Gavin passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 86. This was after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
According to the American actress, the secret to their nearly half-a-century marriage was the unending love and constant trust they shared for one another despite being previously married. She also noted that they were distant from each other at some point because of their careers but never had a moment of uncertainty.
Even though death snatched him away, the actress expressed that he’s still very much a part of her life.
Prior to his union with Constance, Gavin had been married to actress Cicely Evans in 1957. Together, they had two children Cristina and Maria Gavin. Unfortunately, their marriage came to an end in 1965.
Gavin also had a brief relationship with the actress Luciana Paluzzi, two years after he divorced his first wife. The pair met on the set of the 1967 film “No Roses for Robert”. They were together for some years before parting ways.
Constance Tower’s Second Husband was also an Actor
Like Constance, her second husband, John Gavin was also an actor. He was born on April 8, 1931, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. His career in the entertainment industry kicked off in 1956 and he soon gained recognition for his roles in notable films and TV series such as “A Time to Love and a Time to Die” (1958), “Imitation of Life” (1959), “Spartacus” (1960), “Psycho” (1960), “Midnight Lace” (1960), and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (1967). He often played leading roles for producer Ross Hunter, leaving a lasting impact on the silver screen.
In addition to his acting career, Gavin also delved into diplomacy. He served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1971 to 1973, showcasing his leadership skills and dedication to the industry. Furthermore, he held the esteemed position of United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1981 to 1986.
It was his contributions as an ambassador that got Constance actively involved in a multitude of charities such as the National Health Foundation, the Red Cross, the Blue Ribbon of Los Angeles, the Children’s Bureau of California, and Project Connie – a platform which offered aid to those in need of medical and rehabilitation assistance after the Mexican earthquake of 1985.