- Rebecca Linger is reportedly a former model who was married to Nick Nolte from 1984 to 1994
- The estranged couple share a son together named Brawley, born in 1986, and lost their first daughter even before she was born
- Many years after their divorce, not much has been heard about Linger compared to her husband who has remained active in the entertainment industry
Rebecca Linger is popularly known as the ex-wife of Nick Nolte; a professional multiple award-winning American actor famous for movies like 48 Hrs (1982), and A Walk in the Woods (2015).
The estranged couple started dating in 1983 and tied the knot a year later. Their first challenging moment was when Rebecca had a stillbirth a few months after their wedding. This incident aggravated the issues Nick had with excessive intake of alcohol until when his ex-wife was able to take it in again. Despite the fortune of welcoming another child, Linger and Nick lost the grip of their marriage and called it quit in 1994.
About two decades after Rebecca divorced Linger, nothing much is heard about her except that it is scantily mentioned that she was a model at a point in time in her life.
Who is Rebecca Linger
Rebbecca Linger was reportedly born on the 1st of January 1970. Her former husband Nick Nolte was however born on the 8th of February 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, and educated at Westside High School, Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He is currently 82 years old. While Linger is 53 years old.
Apart from the 53 years old being the ex-wife of the Hollywood Star, she is also the daughter of Dr. Thomas Linger who was said to have been a consultant on several films that Nolte did.
How Rebecca and the Hollywood Star Met
Linger has said she met Nick at a 1983 party in her hometown of Charleston. Becky who is a doctor’s daughter and previous model said she abandoned her job and her father’s house to live with Nick immediately after they started dating. She also said she began staying with the actor at the point he was shooting the movie The Ultimate Solution (1985) in New York.
Linger noted that her decision to be with Nolte made her family worried but she insisted. Her ex-husband married her when she was five months pregnant in Lake Tahoe and their union greatly helped Nick with his drinking habit.
Why Her Marriage With Nick Nolte Ended
Rebecca and Nick’s decade-long marriage likely ended due to his addiction and abuse of substances. The actor who was 29 years older than Becky at the point of their marriage had serious issues with excessive intake of alcohol and cigaret. Becky coming into his life was like Godsent as she notably helped him overcome his addictions.
In 2005, Nolte admitted that he had struggled with substance abuse for the majority of his adult life and had begun abusing alcohol at an early age. After remaining sober for nearly 10 years; that is his marital period with Becky, he resumed drinking in the late 1990s Following his divorce with her.
According to Nick, all the women he has been with have not been able to live with him for long. By the time he was 25, he married an older divorcee named Sheila Page but they divorced after 5 years.
1n 1970, he again married Karen Eklund but the couple parted ways 7 years later. The actor gave love a chance again in 1978 and got married to Sharyn Haddad, a 23-year-old dancer but their marriage again crashed 5 or 6 years later.
Rebecca Linger Reportedly Housed Her Ex-Husband After His House was Wrecked by Fire
In October 2008, Nick Nolton reportedly moved in with his ex-wife after escaping the fire that gutted his residence in Califonia.
The fire which was confined mainly to his living room was said to have left him with minor injuries and destroyed items worth £1.08 million. He was also said to have suffered smoke inhalation and minor abrasions in the fire which was caused by an electrical fault.
At the time of the fire incident, Notle’s 2-month-old daughter with wife his wife Clytie Lane whom he married in 2016 was not at home.
The actor allegedly had to make do with Linger’s home because it was the nearest safe harbor for him and his son Brawly.
Where is Linger Now?
Many years after parting ways with the Hollywood star, Rebecca probably is still single. Though sources have revealed that Rebecca used to be a model, there is not much information to back this fact up. Her life has remained pretty mute since after her divorce from Nick Nolte.