Bruce Hasselberg is the ex-husband of American actress Loni Anderson. The two met at the Miss Minnesota pageant event; Loni participated while Bruce was there to cheer his sister. Bruce and Loni liked each other, and soon after, they started dating. Bruce wanted to marry Loni Anderson, but her parents objected as they thought she was still young.
Despite Loni’s mother’s objections, Bruce Hasselberg married Loni Anderson in 1964. However, their relationship was short-lived, as they divorced two years later. The couple had one child together, Deidra Hoffman.
Life After Divorce
Upon their divorce, Loni Anderson got custody of Deidra as she was still young; Bruce Hasselberg was asked to pay for spousal and child support. He also visited his daughter often to see how she was doing. Bruce did not remain single after divorcing Loni, he married a woman whose name has been kept off the public, and they had a son named James Hasselberg.
Bruce Hasselberg separated from his second wife and married Barbara Howard; they stayed together until she died from cancer in 2013. It is unclear if Bruce Hasselberg remarried after the death of his third wife.
Bruce Hasselberg’s daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009; Bruce and his ex-wife have worked together to support their daughter. Bruce’s son is married and has children, making Bruce Hasselberg a grandfather of three. Besides, James Hasselberg is into real estate like his father and owns a real estate company.
Education and Career
Bruce Hasselberg graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956, after which he joined the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Retail Operations and Retailing. After college, Bruce ventured into real estate and invested in several businesses. He was vice president of the premier realty company and Space Center.
Bruce Hasselberg was the owner of Hasselberg companies for a long time before passing it down to his son James.
The Acting Career of Bruce’s Ex-Wife
Loni Anderson started as a model before switching to acting; she made her acting debut in 1966 when she appeared in the movie Nevada Smith. Despite making her debut, things did not work out for her until the mid-1970s when she landed a role in two episodes of S.W.A.T. She then appeared in more television shows that year including The Invisible Man, Phyllis and Police Woman.
In 1978, Bruce’s ex-wife landed the role of Jennifer Marlowe in the television series W.K.R.P. in Cincinnati. For her performance on the show, Loni received three nominations. Bruce’s ex-wife has since had a great career appearing in many television shows and films. She is still active in the acting industry, though her roles have reduced, probably due to her age.
Did Bruce Hasselberg’s Ex-Wife Remarry?
When Bruce Hasselberg divorced Loni Anderson, she stayed single for some time while raising her daughter before marrying. She then married Ross Bickell in 1973, divorcing eight years later. Bruce’s ex-wife then married actor Burt Reynolds, and they adopted one child, a son. Loni and Burt divorced in 1994 then she married Bob Flick.