John Ritter’s Wife: Everything To Know About His Spouse, Amy Yasbeck

Amy Yasbeck became John Ritter’s wife following his divorce from Nancy. They tied the knot in 1999 and remained married until John’s passing in 2003. Prior to Amy, John was married to Nancy Morgan, an actress who he divorced in 1996 after being married since 1977. John Ritter, a beloved comedy figure, had two marriages throughout his lifetime. Now, let’s delve into everything you should know about Amy Yasbeck.

Amy and John were married from 1999 until John’s death in 2003. (Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Like her husband, Amy has been an actress for many decades, with many of her best-known roles being in comedy films. She first met John while working on the 1990 film Child Problem together, and they also appeared together in an episode of The Cosby Show and an episode of Wings. Besides working together in movies, they made a guest appearance together on an episode of Amy’s show. That wasn’t the only time they worked together! In fact, they were in famous parts in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and The Mask (1994) comedy films.

Amy Married John In 1999 And They Had One Child

In 2003, the performer passed away and John and Amy remained a couple until that time. They tied the knot in 1999, a year after their offspring came into the world. A close associate of their son informed Radar Online in 2017 that Stella Ritter, the couple’s child, was undergoing a gender transition and now identified as Noah Lee. Amy gave birth to their eldest child two years after John and his former spouse separated in 1998.

Amy made her TV debut in 1985. (John Salangsang/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Amy’s Lawsuit Against The Hospital Her Husband Died In

As per The Times, in the demise of the sitcom actor, a jury determined that the physician who performed surgery on the actor had been acquitted of any negligence and responsibility in March 2008. She had received $14 million from certain defendants. The legal case aimed at obtaining $67 million in compensation from the lawsuit. The lawsuit was initiated against Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, the place where the Three’s Company celebrity passed away in 2008, by Amy, accompanied by the actor’s four children, following John’s unexpected death caused by aortic dissection in 2003.

Amy Gave Her Blessing To Continue ‘8 Simple Rules’

John’s performance on 8 Simple Rules garnered him a posthumous nomination for the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” Emmy award in 2004. The series proceeded with a third season following the acknowledgment of John’s character’s demise in the fourth episode of that season. According to ABC executives, then-ABC Entertainment President Susan Lyne stated to The Washington Post at the time, “We do not claim to possess complete knowledge of where this journey will lead us; we will handle each episode as it comes.” After consulting with Amy and some of John’s co-stars, the network executives made the challenging decision to continue the show. John’s passing occurred unexpectedly, with his death transpiring during the second season when the show had only aired three episodes.

Amy has been in many comedies like ‘The Mask’ and ‘Robin Hood: Men In Tights.’ (Nancy Rivera/Ace Pictures/Shutterstock)

Amy’s Recent TV Roles

Amy has also appeared in numerous TV shows, making guest appearances on popular shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Workaholics, and That’s So Raven. She has worked consistently throughout the 2000s and 2010s, including a short-lived sitcom called Life.