Imagine being a happy woman married to the love of your life. You two have a son together. Now as years pass by, your husband dies and your son is diagnosed with autism. How would you feel? Well, it is just an imagination for you, but for Nancy Alspaugh, it is the sad reality.
Nancy Alspaugh is an aspiring screenwriter as well as a producer born on 4th of May, 1955 in the United States. She is a struggling single mother who is perfectly balancing her personal and professional life.
Who Nancy Alspaugh Married to? Her Husband and Kids
Nancy Alspaugh got married twice in her life. First with an American news anchor, Matt Lauer and later with H.Read Jackson. Both the marriages ended tragically and doesn’t include biological children. However, Nancy does have an adopted son.
Nancy Alspaugh’s First Marriage
Nancy and Matt started falling for each other in the early 1980s after they met on the TV show, PM Magazine. The show was a news cum entertainment show where Alspaugh worked as a producer and Lauer was its host.
They tied the knot in 1982. After about six years of togetherness, the duo decided to end their marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 1988. Although rumors suggested that Matt cheated on Nancy, she later announced that it was all false.
The 6 years long married relationship didn’t involve any children but the duo was and is still in good terms after the divorce. In November 2017, Matt was fired from NBC after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from female co-workers.
However, Nancy, despite their terrible history, chose to support him and said that he would not do any such action. She added by saying that he is the best person to ever hold that job and that no one but him deserves to have it.
Nancy Alspaugh’s Second Marriage
Nancy then fell in love for the second time with FOX executive, H.Read Jackson. There are hardly any records on when they started dating and their wedding date, but they sure tied the knot and were happily married until Jackson’s death tore them apart.
Read died after a lot of sufferings due to cancer on 25th January 2016. Nandy did share a child with Jackson, a son, Wyatt Jackson. They adopted him at his birth and at three, Wyatt was diagnosed with autism.
Being a single mother of an autistic child, Nancy is a very strong woman who inspires other mothers to be the same. She says her son has inspired her to be involved in as many charities as possible which surrounds with autism.
Nancy Alspaugh’s Net Worth and Career Insights
Nancy, being a successful screenwriter and producer has a net worth of $500,000 as of 2019. She made her career breakthrough as a writer when she wrote four episodes for Leeza Gibbon‘s show, Leeza. In 1992, she also worked for another famous talk show, Vicki! as a screenwriter for which she was nominated for 1997 Outstanding Special Class Writing.
Additionally, the 64-year-old diva is also the co-author of two books Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys released in 2005 and Not Your Mother’s Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging in 2003. She has won several awards throughout her career including, Gabriel Award, Associated Press Award, and United Press International Award.
Apart from this, she is also the executive director of ACT Today which is a non-profit organization established with a motive to care and treat the autistic individuals. The organization has raised more than $5 million for various causes since its launch back in 2014.