- Roberta Leighton is an actress who married actor Corey Young more than 2 decades after they first met
- She had previously been engaged to actor David Hasselhoff
- The 70 years old Minnosota-born may have ended her marriage to Corey but kept it private
Apart from Roberta Leighton being an actress and claiming fame through her roles in films such as Barracuda (1978), Stripes (1981), and Young and Restless, she also added the title of celebrity wife who was married to actor Corey Young.
Even with the speculation that her marriage may have lasted 35 years with Corey, there are other speculations that the marriage may have crashed but in a quiet way.
Here is what we know about the love story of the actors.
The Actress Met Corey on the Set of General Hospital
In 1963, Roberta met Corey Young on the set of General Hospital, a TV series in which she played the role of Shirley Pickett. The series was released on April 1, 1963, and focuses its story on “Kelly’s Diner”, and the hospital among others. It also features Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Alicia Leigh William, and Robin Christopher.
After they met, the actors who would become a couple did not start their relationship immediately and may have kept it on the low when they did. 25 years later in 1988, they headed for a wedding.
Roberta Leighton Was Married Before Young
Based on reports, before The Young and the Restless actress was married to Corey, she had been married to another man. This would make her marriage to the Survival Quest actor her second husband.
There is barely any information about the first marriage.
Also based on reports, the actress was engaged to David Hasselhoff – an actor famous for Nightcap, Baywatch, and Knight Rider.
The engagement was said to have lasted from 1970 to 1971 before it ended.
After the relationship ended, Hasselhoff married actress Catherine Hickland in 1984 and divorced in 1989. In the same year of the divorce, he married Pamela Bach and divorced in 2006.
In 2018, the actor became married to another actress Hayley Roberts.
He is also the father of actors Taylor Ann Hasselhoff and Hayley Hasselhoff who were born in 1990 and 1992.
The Marriage May Have Failed
Although there are reports that the actors who tied the knot in 1988 are still married, a Facebook page believed to belong to Corey under his birth name Thomas Corinthian Young may suggest a different story entirely.
They are Facebook friends but Young posts images of a woman dubbing her as “baby”.
His relationship with the said lady may have started around 2012 or earlier. This is based on a judgment that their images together on social media are traced to the year.
On the other hand, there is no trace of Rebecca’s photos on the timeline of Corey.
The Couple is a Year Apart in Terms of Age
Roberta Leighton Weimar is said to have been born on March on March 23, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. As such, she is a year younger than her spouse Corey who was born Thomas Corinthian “Craig” Young. He was born on March 27, 1954, in Long Beach, California, USA.
Both of them had lived their earliest lives away from cameras. Regardless, it is claimed that Leighton attended Robbinsdale-Cooper High School in New Hope, Minnesota where she graduated in 1971.
Do They Have Any Children Together?
The actors have not given information about whether they have any children. However, Roberta has posted an image of a young woman on her Facebook page that may suggest a close relationship such as mother-daughter.
If the lady, Stevi is the daughter of the actress, then Roberta is probably a grandmother.
Where are Roberta Leighton and Corey Young Now?
The actress and reported model at a time has stayed away from the limelight since she appeared in The Young and The Restless that she left in 1998. Yet in 2020, she appeared in The Hollywood Moment at Home Edition in the S1 episode 6 “BJ Korros/Melody Thomas Scott”.
Also, she reportedly had plastic surgery that had a negative effect on her face. There are opinions that it may have been one of the things that made her vanish from Hollywood.
In a similar path, Corey Young also left the movie scene in the 1990s. Based on the Facebook page linked to him, he is self-employed.