TV personalities will come and go, but only selective few will be remembered for their outstanding contributions to their fields and earn a legacy. Barbara Walters is one of such personalities who even after announcing her retirement remains a distinguished talk show host and TV personality. So where is Barbara Walters now? Find out if she is okay or does Barbara Walters have any health problems.
Learn all that in her bio and also facts like Barbara Walters health updates, her married life with husband, net worth, and so much more.
Who is Barbara Walters? Wiki, Bio
Barbara Walters is most famous for being the creator and longtime former host of ‘The View.’ She has also held an extensive career as an interviewer for NBC. She is currently retired and 89 years of age. She was born on September 25, 1929, so she will soon be turning 90 years of age.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Walters was the daughter of mother Dena Walters and Louis ‘Lou’ Walters who were both descended from the refugees during the time of the Russian Empire. Her paternal grandfather also came from Poland to the UK where he changed the family name from Waremwasser to Walters. So she is nationally in America but also has Russian ethnicity.
What happened to Barbara Walters?
Nothing happened to Barbara Walters well except for old age, which eventually will come to us all as well. She retired from ‘The View’ in 2014 and revealed that despite a few probable projects here and there, she will be retiring from it all. Maybe Walters has stayed true to her words as she has not even been pictured in public let alone reappeared on TV. This has also let people think that something terrible has happened to Walters like health problems. Find out if the rumours of Barbara Walters health problems are real.
Barbara Walters Dementia and Health Update
Barbara Walters health remains a topic of discussion and debate. At first, TMZ reported that Walters had become, “forgetful, fearful of falling, and isolated.” However Barbara’s PR Rep, Cindi Berger later revealed it was not true as she could confirm as a personal witness. But Radar Online again came up with an insider source who told that Barbara was already even planning her own funeral.
While planning your own funeral isn’t completely unheard of, it isn’t exactly common too. So are still waiting on any confirmation on that story, but the source claimed that Walters got the idea from writer and good friend Nora Ephron. Ephron really did plan her own funeral and is good friends with Barbara Walters, so the story has at least absolute validity.
Now new reports have emerged of Barbara Walters’ health update in 2019. According to ‘ib times,’ Barbara’s health is degrading, and she has a certain kind of advanced dementia. Dementia is a mental disorder common among elderly people above the age of 60, but once again, this news also has not been verified by Barbara.
Her reps have even straight denied any such health problems to have affected Barbara. Furthermore, Barbara Walters dementia reports claim that Walters couldn’t even recognize her friend and ‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
If these reports are accurate, we as well so many of her fans would be heartbroken.
Barbara Walters Spouse, Daughter, Married Life
Barbara Walters has had a long married life with 4 marriages with 3 husbands. She first married husband Robert Henry Katz on June 20, 1955, but divorced the Navy lieutenant after just 11 months in 1957. Lee Guber was her second husband, who was a theatre owner and producer. They married in 1963 and divorced in 1976. They have one daughter they adopted named Jacqueline Dena Guber in 1968, the same year she was born.
She married her third husband Merv Alderson twice, the first time was in 1981 and divorcing in 1976, only to go through the same process of married to divorce from 1986 to 1992. Merv Alderson was the CEO of Lorimar Television.
Apart from that, Barbara also has had many dating relationships like with lawyer Roy Cohn in college who helped her get her daughter’s adoption through. Roy had proposed to her before her wedding with her second husband, but she declined him. The 89-year-old has shared her gratefulness to Cohn in her autobiography. Walters only has one adopted daughter and always regrets she did not have more children.
Barbara Walters Net Worth
Barbara Walters net worth, even at 89 years of age, is estimated to be nearly 170 million dollars. We are not surprised as of how she achieved is a marvellous career with ABC, particularly the woman-led talk show ‘The View’ which in many retrospects she founded. Keep updating with us to learn more about Barbara Walters.
Quick Facts about Barbara Walters
|Full Name||Barbara Jill Walters|
|Age||89 years old|
|Birthdate||September 25, 1929|
|Birth Place||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Spouse||-(former husbands: Robert Henry Katz, Lee Guber, Merv Alderson)|
|Net Worth||170 million dollars|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Children||Jacqueline Dena Guber (adopted in 1968)|
Barbara Walters has not been in the public eye for a while, Health Problems, dementia, or something else? Find out where is Barbara Walters now and learn about her daughter, husband, married life, and net worth from her bio.