Sue Cassidy, the wife of ‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy has filed for divorce after 23 years of marriage. The filing comes after the former teen heartthrob’s third DUI arrest. Find out more about steadfast spouse who is now calling it quits.
Three arrests in three different states in four years, to be precise; New York, Florida and California in that order. The now 63-year-old David Cassidy, who rose to fame in the 1970s as one of the members of the fictitious Partrige Family band of the TV series, went into rehab after the last arrest.
It is not known whether Sue Cassidy filed for divorce because of the arrest. She did, however, share some words with TMZ saying, “I’m glad David is getting the help he needs and I am confident he will come back better and stronger than ever.”
She also added: “This has been looming for some time…I am truly heartbroken that our marriage is ending.” TMZ claims the couple has lived separately for the past four months leading up to the divorce filing.
For his part, David Cassidy told UK Daily Mail, “It is very sad that Sue chose to take this approach. I have tried to resolve this amicably outside of the public eye. I have reached out to her with no response over the last three months. It’s a sad day for me and for our son Beau.”
As for the particulars of the Sue Cassidy biography, before she took his name, she was known under her maiden name, Sue Shifrin and is sometimes known to this day as Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, on Facebook, for instance where her account bears that name. She is the mother of the couple’s 23-year-old son, Beau Cassidy.
The slender, attractive redhead is not an actress, model, dancer. However, she is very much in the entertainment industry as a musician and a songwriter. She is active on Facebook where many of her postings and photos are public. She is the co-author of a motivational book and is also an Arbonne independent consultant.
Sue Cassidy posted a public statement on Facebook saying, in part: I want to reach out and say “thank you” to everyone for your wonderful letters of support at this very trying time. It’s not how many times you fall down… it’s how many times you get up. That is a lot easier to do when you are loved and when you have a purpose. I have both. And I am grateful.”
A divorce, most especially after so many years, is nothing less than painful. When it brings unwanted publicity it compounds what is, in her words a “very trying time.” Unfortunately, for Sue Cassidy, the longtime wife of David Cassidy the insatiable celebrity-obsessed culture would like to make a divorce a spectator sport and a spectacle.
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