- Robert Blake was married 3 times and was once charged with the murder of his second wife
- The late actor had three children – two from his first marriage and one from his second marriage
- One of his children was once claimed to be Christian Brando’s child
The late American actor Robert Blake was successful as an actor, yet his marriages have not enjoyed the same level of success. He was married 3 times to actress Sondra Kerr (19610-1983), Bonny Lee Bakley (2001-2001), and Pamela Hudak (2017-2019).
Apart from marriages, he also had a number of relationships. He also had 3 children – Noah Blake (b. 1965), Delinah Blake (b. 1966), and Christian Shannon Brando (b. 2000) who was renamed Rose “Rossie”. Blake’s first 2 children were born from his first marriage to Kerr while his last child Rossie was born from his union with Bonny and the child had earlier been claimed to be Christian Brando’s
Meet All of Robert Blake’s Wives
Sondra Kerr was the Former Actor’s First Wife
Sondra Kerr is Robert’s first wife and the former couple was married for 22 years from 1961 to 1983. They had two children, a son named Noah and a daughter before they divorced.
She has a career as a dancer and choreographer. She also had a career as a songwriter and performer before she became a member of Horton’s Dance Theater Company when she was 11 and after altering her birth certificate to show that she was 18 years old.
Sondra later made a big name for herself in the movie industry and was trained by acting coaches Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Martin Landau, and Lee Strasberg.
The actress cum Blake’s ex-wife became a lifetime member of The Actors Studio and currently runs her own academy, Sondra Kerr Blake (SKB) Studios Acting Academy.
As an actress, she featured in films such as Broadcast (2022), Grown Ups (2017), American Killing (2016), Days of Our Lives (1998), Shoot First: A Cop’s Vengeance (1991), and That Secret Sunda (1986).
He was the 10th Husband of His Second Wife, Bonny Lee Bakley
Bonny Lee Bakley was a high school dropout, a model, an actress, and a woman known for exploiting older men. She was Robert Blake’s second wife.
Bonny was married to Blake in 2000 after her first 9 marriages to different men, including American Baptist minister Glynn Wolfe failed. Her first marriage was to an immigrant in the US named Evangelos Paulakis and was done for a fee in order for him to stay in the US. She ended the marriage shortly afterward and Paulakis was deported.
Her longest marriage was 5 years to her cousin Paul Gawron from 1977 to 1982 after 2 children.
Focusing on her marriage with Blake, the former couple met at a jazz club. The marriage was shortlived but it did not survive without heavy controversies, including infidelity and murder.
Her infidelity to Blake traces to as early as they met. At the time, she was already having an affair with actor Marlon Brando‘s son, Christian Brando. Even though she became married to Blake, a major problem came up when she became pregnant and was not certain if Blake was responsible for Brando.
Well, she pinned the pregnancy on Brando and even named the child Christian Shannon Brando. However, DNA revealed that Blake was the father.
In the heat of the back and forth of the paternity of the child, Bonny was shot after having dinner with Robert Blake at Vitello’s Italian Restaurant in May 2001. The shooting took place while she was in the passenger’s seat of Blake’s car and it led to her death.
Blake was then arrested and charged with the murder of his ex-wife before he was found not guilty.
Pamela Hudak was the Former Actor’s Last Wife Before His Death
Pamela was Blake’s long-term friend and she even testified in court while he was charged with the murder of his second wife.
In 2017, they became married but the marriage lasted only about 2 years before it ended in divorce in 2019.
Who are Robert Blake’s Children?
Noah Blake is Robert Blake’s First Child and Only Son
Noah Blake is the eldest child and only son of the three children of actor Blake. He was born to the late actor on February 1 1965 in Los Angeles, California to the older Blake and his first wife Sondra.
He is an actor, teacher, comic, singer, director, producer, and voiceover artist. Noah has contributed to several works of art such as Red Rooms (2023), Mystery Men (1999), Mafia: Definitive Edition (video game, 2020), Dog Dreams, Becoming Blond (2012), and Harry and the Hendersons (1991-1993).
At the time of Robert’s death, there is not much information about his relationship with Noah. Yet, what is certain is that the younger Blake had supported his father in numerous ways. For instance, at the time Robert was facing charges for the murder of Bonny, Noah publicly affirmed the innocence of his father.
In his private life, Noah has a relationship and a son named Giovanni.
Delinah is a Professor and Blake’s Second Child
Delinah, the daughter of Blake with his first wife is not as famous as her parents or older brother. She was born in 1966 and graduated from Calabasas High School, California and later graduated from the university where she studied psychology.
She holds a career at California State University, Northbridge, as a licensed clinical professor. Also, she substitutes as a brain research teacher for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)’s children and adolescents recording different issues relating to sex, communication, and alcohol addiction among others.
In her private life, Delinah is married to author Gregg Hurwitz and the couple has two children.
Robert Blake Had a Battle Over the Paternity of His Third Child, Rose Blake
Rose was born on June 2, 2000, as the last of Robert Blake’s children. She was initially named Christian Brando and her birth resulted in a major controversy in her family.
Prior to her birth, her mother was dating her father as well as Christian Brando. Then, when she was conceived, it was uncertain who her father was.
This would lead to a back and forth and then a DNA that showed she was Blake’s child.
After the death of her mother, she was raised by her older step-sister, Delinah and her relationship with her father was not at its best.
As a child, Rose suffered from anxiety and depression.