In his life, beloved actor Alan Thicke was married three times and had three children. For about five years in the 1990’s, Thicke was married to Gina Marie Tolleson, but their marriage ended in divorce. Read on for the facts on Tolleson.
1. Her Son Carter Was With Thicke When He Died
Today I lost my best friend and my idol, and the world lost one of it's finest. I have never known a more kind, loving, hairy, and generous person in my life and I am forever grateful for the light that this man brought to my life and so many others. You will be missed every second of every day. You are a legend and I love you Pops. Until next time.
Tolleson and Thicke had one child together, 19-year-old son Carter, who was playing hockey with his dad Alan when Alan suffered a fatal heart attack. TMZ first reported the tragic news of Thicke’s death and said that Thicke was suffering chest pains and vomiting when an ambulance was called. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
2. Tolleson Was a Pageant Queen
Gina Tolleson was a pageant queen and she actually met Thicke while he was hosting the 1991 Miss World Pageant, according to Zimbio. They married in 1994 and divorced in 1999. In her pageant career, Tolleson won Miss South Carolina USA 1990, Miss World America 1990 and also Miss World 1990.
3. Alan Thicke Was Married to Tanya Callau When He Died
The same year that Thicke and Tolleson divorced, he met his third wife and widow Tanya Callau. Callau was a model and the two met in Miami. They married on the beach in Mexico in 2005 and Thicke’s son Robin sang to them at the reception. The couple have appeared on several reality shows together, including Family Feud and Wife Swap.
4. Thicke Had Two Other Sons With His First Wife Gloria Loring
Alan Thicke was married to Days of Our Lives actress Gloria Loring from 1970 until 1984 and the couple had two kids together. Thicke had two sons – Brennan and Robin. The world knows Robin Thicke as an award-winning music artist. In the wake of his father’s death, Robin posted the following message on his Instagram account:
My father passed away today. He was the best man I ever knew. The best friend I ever had. Let’s all rejoice and celebrate the joy he brought to every room he was in. We love you Alan Thicke. Thank you for your love. Love, your grateful son.
Loring posted her sadness online, as did Thicke’s son Carter. In addition, many celebrities who were fond of Thicke wrote about their grief on their social media accounts as well.
5. The Couple’s Son Carter Starred With Dad Alan On His Reality Show
Carter Thicke appeared on the reality show Unusually Thicke, which followed him around with dad Alan Thicke and Thicke’s wife Tanya. Check out a clip from the show above.