Ruth Weil was Frank Langella’s wife for a little over 18 years until she filed for divorce from the actor in November 1995. At the time of her filing for divorce, she had 2 kids with Frank who was, at the time, secretly dating his Eddie co-star Whoopi Goldberg.
Ruth Weil was an editorial director who worked with House Beautiful in her prime. Her marriage to Frank was however the major reason she has been in the spotlight.
After the divorce in the 1996s, Ruth Weil went off the radar and the closest people get to hear about her is when talking about her marriage to the Broadway actor and author.
She was 36 Years Old When She Married Frank Langella
Frank Langella was 37 years old when he got married for the very first, and only time. His wife is a 36-year-old divorcee whose prior life and relationship aren’t public knowledge.
What is known is that the couple got married on June 14, 1977.
This wedding was described to have taken place outside the city just after the theatre actor starred in the melodrama ‘Dracula’.
The newlyweds only had one day to honeymoon and celebrate their wedding as Frank had to return to his job.
According to nytimes.com, Ruth Weil was divorced at the time. She had also been engaged to the Broadway actor for quite a long while before they decided to get married.
According to Frank, a lot about him changed when he met Ruth. He became a better man and realized that he was a husband and did better at that than as an actor.
Ruth Weil and Frank Langella were married for almost 20 years but unfortunately, the marriage crashed.
On November 6, 1995, 18 years, plus, into the marriage, Ruth filed for a divorce from her husband. The reason for the divorce wasn’t made public. However, given that shortly after the divorce, Frank moved in with his Eddie co-star, Whoopi Goldberg, one wouldn’t be far from the truth if he speculated that cheating may have caused the split.
At the time, it was said that Frank and Goldberg were in a secret affair. Ruth Weil’s ex-husband even lived with Whoopi from 1995 until 2000 when they broke out and she kicked him out of her house.
This has even raised speculations that the actress may be lesbian.
What Happened to Ruth Weil?
At the time Frank Langella met his now ex-wife, Ruth Weil, she worked as an Editorial Director. This is a position she has held since the 1970s at the home decorating company, House Beautiful.
When her marriage with Frank ended, many believed that she went off the radar as she was not as famous as the other women Langella was linked with.
Her ex-husband has been linked with actresses Elizabeth Taylor who was married 7 times and Diane Baker.
Ruth Langella may have been out of the media’s radar because she has always been private. Even while married to Langella, she maintained a private life. Even her husband preferred to lead a private personal life although that was quite difficult to achieve for him.
As of 2010, Ruth’s name was still linked to House Beautiful. On the company’s site, they featured a throwback to Barbra Streisand’s 1974 California home. Weil was credited as the editor of that piece.
The editor, now 85 years old could most likely be retired and enjoying the pension for her hard work at House Beautiful or still writing.
In other news, Legacy carries the obituary of a woman named Ruth Weil Langella who passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021. There are quite a number of coincidences that suggest this could be the Netflix-canceled actor’s ex-wife. However, there hasn’t been any news regarding this from the actor, Frank.
Frank Langella and His Ex-wife have 2 Children Together
While Dracula star, Frank Langella was still married to his wife, now ex-wife, Ruth Weil, they had 2 children.
His kids are named Frank Langella III and Sara Langella.
As earlier stated, the family kept a private, low-key life so it’s difficult to tell what they are up to.
The ‘Dropped Names’ author who is famously known for his onscreen role as President Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon did a decent job in keeping his family out of the spotlight. Despite being a 4-time Tony award winner, he still managed to keep most of what he could about his family, private.
Such an irony for an author who wrote a ‘tell it all’ memoir about his colleagues in the entertainment industry.