When you think of Hollywood couples, one of the unwritten rules is that in most cases, something will go wrong.
Too much fame and money isn’t exactly the best recipe for true love. But if something doesn’t go right the first time, there’s almost always a second chance.
The same rule applies to Cheryl Ladd and Brian Russell, both from a failed marriage and in search of true love.
Let’s go a little deeper down the rabbit hole and learn something new about these two lovebirds.
Cheryl Ladd is an American actress, singer and author.
Most of you may know Cheryl from her old glory days when she starred in the famous 1977 “Charlie’s Angels” series. However, her life back then wasn’t angelic at all.
After her sudden rise in popularity and fortune, her personal life fell apart. Her first marriage to David Alan Ladd began to crumble and finally broke up in 1979. Cheryl couldn’t be more broken.
Coming from a loving home and having an excellent example of a lasting marriage from her parents, Cheryl began to feel like a complete failure.
She couldn’t keep up with the fame and attention she was getting, and after her 7-year marriage ended, Cheryl found herself in a dark place.
This period lasted about a year before she sought professional help. Later that year, she fell in love with Brian Russell.
After the cancellation of Charlie’s Angels, Cheryl starred in numerous film projects. She also appeared in several feature films such as “Purple Hearts”, “Millennium”, “Poison Ivy” and “Permanent Midnight”.
Later in her life, Ladd published a few books and one of them was an autobiographical book about her love of golf.
She had the honor of hosting a well-known golf tournament sponsored by Buick for several years.
Who is Brian Russell?
Brian Russell is an American music producer. Despite being well known in the music industry, Brian likes to keep to himself.
Before meeting Cheryl, Brian was married to a musician named Brenda Russell. As we know, the marriage did not last and it was not long after the divorce that Brian met Cheryl.
There isn’t much information to brag about his early days and Brian doesn’t seem to be the kind of guy who likes making TV appearances to talk about himself.
Today, Brian and Cheryl work with the co-owners of their real estate company, building custom homes across the US.
How did Cheryl and Brian meet?
As we mentioned, Cheryl’s first marriage started to crumble after her sudden rise to fame and popularity.
But the period was not all bad as it is also the time when she met her current husband, Brian Russell.
Cheryl and Brian met through her first husband, David. They said the chemistry between them was instant and it only took a few dates before they fell head over heels in love.
The couple waited patiently for Cheryl’s marriage to be officially over so they could start dating.
In the dark place Cheryl ended up in, Brian was the only bright spot.
Cheryl and Brian officially got married in 1981.
She often talks about how all that fame and money in her early years put a heavy burden on her back and that it was a challenge for her to get her thoughts together.
Cheryl also said Brian has helped her a lot in coping with all that pressure and stress and she couldn’t be more grateful for it.