Actor Randy Quaid,65, who has appeared in Independence Day and Vacation was taken into custody last night in Vermont after he attempted to cross the border from Canada with wife, Evi Quaid, director of The Debtors and Star Whackers. Quaid and his wife were detained by troopers at the Highgate Springs Port days after Canadian officials said Quaid would be deported. Bail was set for $50,000 each.
Here’s what you need to know about Evi and her relationship with Randy.
1. She Was Granted Canadian Citizenship
She was eligible for citizenship because her father was Canadian, according to CTV News. She received her citizenship in 2011 and was hoping to sponsor her husband so the couple could remain in Canada.
Randy was denied bid for permanent residency in Canada in 2012.
2. They Were Charged In 2010 With Vandalism Charges And Are Wanted In California
Quaid is wanted in Santa Barbara, California for felony vandalism charges filed in 2010 after he and his wife, Evi, were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned, according to the Associated Press.
They fled to Canada after warrants were issued for their failure to appear in court over the California burglary charges, according to E! News.
The couple claims to have been cleaning the property, which they thought they sold several years ago, when they were arrested for trespassing and vandalism. They claim to have been fraudulently arrested and set up by someone within the Santa Barbara government, according to IlluminatiWatcher.com.
3. Evi Directed The Documentary, ‘Star Whackers’, About The Hollywood Assassins Who Threatened Them
Supposedly, a mob-like group has been out to get the Quaids for years. Evi made a documentary, Star Whackers, that gives a detailed account about these Hollywood assassins.
4. The Couple Met On The Set Of ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’
5. Randy Proposed a Few Weeks After They Met
After a few weeks of knowing one another, Randy proposed.
Evi told People Magazine:
“I was sort of expecting it, actually. It was just so obvious that’s where it was going.”
The couple were married on Oct. 5, 1989 at the San Ysidro Ranch near Santa Barbara, California, according to About.com.