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Who are Katey Sagal's children? A look at Sarah, Jackson White, Esme Sutter and actor's surrogacy journey at 52

Two of Sagal's children have followed their famous mother into the world of show business and it is yet to be seen if 14-year-old Esme will follow in the same footsteps
Katey Sagal with children Sarah and Jackson (Getty Images)
Katey Sagal with children Sarah and Jackson (Getty Images)

'Married with Children' is a show that is almost synonymous with its leading lady, Katey Sagal. It was Sagal's role as Peg Bundy on the show that truly made her a household name. Being married with children is certainly something Sagal knows a thing or two about, especially since her journey with motherhood has been unique. 

Sagal is the mother of three, including 26-year-old Sarah and 25-year-old Jackson, with her second husband Jack White, and fourteen-year-old Esme. It was Sagal's journey to becoming a mother with her youngest Esme that was particularly eventful. Esme is Sagal's child with her third husband, 'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter.


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In an interview with People Magazine, Sagal said, “When Kurt and I first got together, he wasn’t interested in having any more children. He was happy being the stepparent to Sarah and Jackson. But he’d never had his own biological children, so about five years into the relationship we started toying with the idea of maybe we should raise a child together.” With age being a factor, Katey says they started to explore adoption. She elaborated, “At this point I was too old to carry a child. So at first we explored adoption, but that proved to be way more difficult than I expected."

The couple then decided to use a surrogate and Sagal was 52 when she and her husband welcomed their daughter Esme into the world. About her experience with surrogacy, Sagal said in an interview with OK magazine, "We headed down the adoption road at the same time we were investigating the surrogacy road and left it up to whatever happened first, because we weren’t attached to either way. Our surrogacy situation just fell into place really easily.”


For Sagal, who suffered the tragic stillbirth of her first child Ruby Alexandra, the unexpected gift of motherhood couldn't have been sweeter. Sagal's eldest children have both followed their famous mother's footsteps into show business. Sagal's daughter Sarah Grace White is an actor known for her roles in 'The Bastard Executioner', 'NCIS' and '68 Whiskey'. Son Jackson White is an actor and director known for 'Mrs. Fletcher', 'Ambulance' and 'The Middle'.

It remains to be seen if the acting bug bites teenager Esme as well. With a mother who's still wowing audiences at 67 in and as 'Rebel', ABC's new legal show based on the life of Erin Brockovich, we think the talent that runs in this gene pool is hard to deny. To catch episodes of 'Rebel' you can tune in to ABC on Thursdays at 10|9c.