Who is Dennis Quaid’s ex-wife? Kimberly Quaid Wiki Bio
Kimberly Kathryn Buffington Quaid was born in Austin, Texas USA, on 17 October 1971 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds American nationality. She is a real estate agent, who gained recognition after marrying the famous American actor Dennis Quaid, while she became even more popular when she divorced him after 14 years of marriage.
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Early life and education
Kimberly was raised an only child in Austin by her father Thomas B. Buffington; nothing is known about her mother, as her family has always been rather old-fashioned where the woman is to stay home and take care of the house and the children.
Kimberly dreamed about becoming a famous model while growing up, and attended Hyde Park Baptist High School where she was physically active, running track and playing lacrosse as she believed this would help her sculpt her body, so that she would be ready to work as a model. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at the University of Texas graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Career as a real estate agent
Kimberly ventured into the field of real estate shortly after graduation, setting her dreams for modelling aside after she landed her first job with the help of her father. She has been working for Buffington Signature Homes since 2015, and is currently a real estate agent.
Love life and marriage with Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid and Kimberly met at a party in 2002, where they were introduced by a mutual friend, and two years later they married on 4 July 2004, with the event being held in Paradise Valley in Montana at Dennis’ ranch; only the two’s closest friends and family attended, counting around 50 people. Three years later on 8 November 2007, Kimberly gave birth to their twins Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone.
Troubles began in the first half of 2012 when Kimberly filed for divorce, but later withdrew her request, however, later that year in October, the two started living separately and Dennis went on to file for divorce this time, on 30 November 2012. They got back together in September 2013 before the divorce could be finalized, but split for the last time on 28 June 2016, with their divorce being finalized on 27 April 2018.
Dennis asked for joint custody, but Kimberly was given full custody of the twins.
Kimberly was Dennis’ third wife – his first was P.J. Soles, an actress and a producer, and they were married from 23 November 1978 to 23 August 1983. On 14 February 1991, Dennis married Meg Ryan, a famous American actress and a producer, and they were together until 16 July 2010, while Meg gave birth to their son Jack Quaid, now an actor, on 24 April 1992.
Hobbies and other interests
Kimberly likes to travel, and her job as a real estate agent has taken her all around the state of Texas, while she has also travelled around the US for both work and pleasure. She has been to several European countries some of which are Italy, Sweden and England.
Kimberly is an advocate of patients’ safety, becoming interested in the matter after one of her twins, when they were only 10 days old, was given a huge dosage of heparin after the medical worker mistook one medicine for another. Luckily, the worker soon noticed and fixed the problem, and today Kimberly is helping produce documentaries related to preventing these kinds of errors.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actresses and actors are Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, and Robert De Niro, while some of her favorite movies are “Devil Wears Prada”, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, and “One Day”.
Appearance and net worth
Kimberly is 48 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.76m) tall, weighs around 133lbs (60kgs), and her vital statistics are 37-27-36.
As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million – she received $2 million as divorce settlement. Dennis is paying her $13,750 each month for child support (she gets even more if Dennis makes over $1.3 million per year) while she also received $1 million after settling their properties, and got to keep her Mercedes.
Who is Dennis Quaid? Wiki Bio
Dennis William Quaid was born in Houston, Texas USA, on 9 April 1954, so his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He is an actor best known for his roles in comedy movies such as “The Parent Trap” and “The Big Easy”. Dennis was raised in Houston by his father, William Rudy Quaid who was an electrician, and his mother Juanita B. ‘Nita’ Quaid who was a real estate agent.
Dennis studied at Paul W. Horn Elementary School where he became interested in acting, and then attended Pershing Middle School before going to Bellaire High School. He was focused on studying acting while attending the University of Houston, but quit after a year to pursue his career as an actor full-time.
After moving to Hollywood in Los Angeles, Dennis had trouble finding work, but gained recognition after he was cast to appear in the comedy film “Breaking Away” in 1979, followed by his praised performance in the historical film “The Right Stuff”. He won his first lead role in the musical drama film “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” in 1981, the in the science fiction movies “Enemy Mine” in 1985, and “Innerspace” in 1987, among others.
He faced problems in 1994 after being diagnosed with anorexia nervosia, caused by his loss of 40lbs for the role of Doc Holliday in the biographical western movie “Wyatt Earp”. He managed to overcome the situation as well as to fight his cocaine addiction, and went on to appear in many more critically acclaimed movies, some of which are “The Rookie” in 2002, “The Flight of the Phoenix” in 2004, and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” in 2009. Some of his most recent roles in movies have been in “The Intruder”, “A Dog’s Journey”, and “Midway”, all released in 2019.
Dennis is a philanthropist who organized golf tournaments each year between 2002 to 2007, at which celebrities played golf while the money was split between local charity organizations working with children. He has donated money for the building of many medical clinics and hospitals in Central America, and has also donated to the International Hospital for Children located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He is a musician as well, and has been a member of the band The Sharks for years now – one of his first singles, “Closer to You”, could have been heard in the movie “The Big Easy” performed by him. Dennis was a pilot in the past, and had a Cessna Citation ‘plane.