Lisa Whelchel divorced after 24 years
Lisa Whelchel‘s marriage is over. The 49-year-old ‘Facts of Life’ star ended her 24-year marriage to 61-year-old Steve Cauble.
“The divorce was final on March 1, and [I] went out to be on Survivor on March 10. Going out to Survivor was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss”, she told People.
Lisa left her Texas home to compete on Survivor: Philippines while her marriage was falling apart. “I just never thought it would happen to me. It was painful to realize that it wasn’t going to work out”, she added.
Lisa met Steve and they worked together in Christian ministry since ‘The Facts of Life’ ended in 1988.
They have three children together. Lisa said that, despite the divorce, the whole family remains close, even watching the premiere of the show together.
Well, that’s good. At least this is what former partners can do for their children. Having a family which works as an unit even though the parents are divorced is a good environment for the kids to grow in.