Who are Steven Seagal's wives and children? Actor calls Putin's allies 'my family' on 70th birthday
Celebrating his birthday in Moscow, Seagal can be heard calling everyone in the room ‘my family and friends,’ while also declaring Putin 'one of the greatest world leaders'
At a party in Moscow for his 70th birthday, Steven Seagal reaffirmed his support for Vladimir Putin and his associates. On Sunday, April 10, the star of many Hollywood action blockbusters, including ‘Under Siege’, attended the party in Moscow. According to The Times, Russian state TV anchor Vladimir Soleviev and Russian journalist Margarita Simonyan were among the guests present at the event, both of whom have been placed on an EU sanctions list in retaliation to Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
In a video shared on Twitter, Seagal can be heard calling everyone in the room ‘my family and friends,’ while earlier declaring Putin 'one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today.' “I love all of you and we stand together, through thick and through thin,” he said in English, with a translator by his side. Seagal was born in Lancing, Michigan, and spent much of his childhood in Fullerton, California. He has been nominated for nine Golden Raspberry Awards and won the infamous 'worst director' award in 1995 for 'On Deadly Ground.' He was also nominated for 'worst actor' and 'worst picture' for the same work.
How many times has Steven Seagal married?
Steven Seagal was a Hollywood sensation in the late 1980s for his roles in 'Hard to Kill', 'Above the Law', and 'Under Seige'. He ruled the box office as a martial arts master. The actor has been married four times
Steven Seagal's first wife was Miyako Fujitani, a Japanese Aikido instructor, whom he first met at the Los Angeles International Airport in July 1974 during an Aikido seminar. When Miyako returned to Osaka, Seagal went with her as a dojo master to teach the art.
Miyako wasn’t attracted to him at first as he was too skinny and tall for her liking. She said that initially, Steven looked like a “Japanese Ghost.” However, as time went by, she became attracted to him due to his eyes and how he spoke “nice and soft.”
The two got married in December 1974. They had two children — a son named Kentaro Seagal, who was born in 1975, and a daughter named Ayako Fujitani who was born in 1979. However, the couple split in 1987. Seagal’s affair with American actress Kelly LeBrock is said to have led to the separation.
Adrienne La Russa
Seagal married 'Days of our Lives' actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984, a year which keen-eyed observers will note took place before his 1987 divorce from Miyako. It's possible Adrienne had no idea Seagal was already married at that time because their marriage was annulled later that year.
In 1987, Seagal married actress and model Kelly LeBrock, with whom he had three children: Annalize, Dominic, and Arissa. However, the pair got divorced in 1996 citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’ Following her divorce, LeBrock quit Hollywood and relocated to a ranch in California's Santa Ynez Valley.
In a 2013 interview with the Daily Mail, LeBrock said her "very ugly" divorce from Seagal led to her living as something of a recluse. "I admit, I became a hermit," she said. "When I split with Steven, the divorce was very ugly, and details of the case were on the evening news. I didn't want my kids seeing it, so I simply got rid of the TV. I moved my kids out of L.A. so they could grow up with real people—the kids of gas pump attendants, plumbers, and real family people."
"I had absolutely no self-esteem. I hated myself. I decided to swap my old life in Beverly Hills for a new one in the country, in Santa Barbara."
At 58 years old, Seagal married Mongolian native Erdenetuya "Elle" Batsukh. Elle was a professional dancer and his former personal assistant. Their marriage ceremony took place in 2009, and in September of that year, they welcomed a baby boy, Kunzang. The couple is still married.
Overall, Seagal has seven children from four relationships, two grandchildren by his eldest son, Kentaro and one granddaughter by his daughter Ayako Fujitani.
Meanwhile, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches its sixth week, Seagal praises Putin as he told Fox News in March that he saw Russia and Ukraine as ‘one family.’ Seagal added, “My prayers are that both countries will come to a positive, peaceful resolution where we can live and thrive together in peace. Most of us have friends and family in Russia and Ukraine. I look at both as one family and really believe it is an outside entity spending huge sums of money on propaganda to provoke the two countries to be at odds with each other." As the conflict between Russian separatists and Ukrainian soldiers worsened in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine earlier prevented Seagal from entering the nation after he got his Russian citizenship in 2017.