Get to know more about the Rebecca Gayheart’s soon to be ex-husband, Eric Dane. Below are facts about him including his overall net worth.
Eric Dane: Rebecca Gayheart’s soon to be ex-husband
If you watched the movie, ‘Grey Lady,’ released last year, then perhaps you saw the familiar face of Eric Dane, a very handsome man many women dream about in their sleep. If you happen to be one of these ladies, we have good news for you, even if it’s bad news for Rebecca Gayheart. Dane is back on the market, and you’re free to audition for his heart because he and Gayheart are getting a divorce. You surely haven’t forgotten the towel scene, have you? Ever since his role on ‘Charmed’ in the 2000’s, Dane has been one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. He was once the husband to actress Rebecca Gayheart. 45-year-old Eric Dane was born in San Francisco, California. Dane’s mom is a homemaker while his father was a designer and an architect. Just after Dane turned seven, his father died of a gunshot wound. Dane and his younger brother were then raised by their mother. Dane attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California until he transfered to San Mateo High School in 1990 which was where he graduated from in 1991. An active athlete in high school, Dane played in the boy’s water polo team. His screen times include: ‘The Last Ship,’, ‘Burlesque’, ‘Marley & Me’, ‘Charmed’, and TV show ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart were such a lovely couple, but they finally gave in to their domestic issues and filed for a divorce. Dane’s wife of 14 years, Gayheart filed for divorce on Friday and cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of their split-up. Gayheart further demanded a spousal support from her husband, Eric Dane and joint custody of their daughters Billie and Georgia. Dane said that he was okay with Gayheart’s decision and stated that he loved her and their family. The father of two also asked the media to give them some space for them to deal with what was coming their way.
Dane was struggling with depression
Eric Dane had taken a break from ‘The Last Ship’ to work on the depression he was struggling with . In an interview with ‘Today,’ Dane said that he needed to take some time off because he was dealing with depression and he felt the stigma behind the fact that he was dealing with a mental illness. He felt conflicted because he had no idea of what was depressing him so he took a break and sought treatment. He’s doing well and on his way to recovering. Dane told Jenna Bush and Dylan Dreyer that he would listen to his body and that it was important for him to do so. His depression had gotten so bad that he wasn’t able to get out of bed each morning. At first he thought he might be dealing with a physical problem because he’d never felt like this before but he soon realized it was more serious than that. Dane felt like he had dealt with depression his whole life because there was nothing different about him up until his diagnosis.
Interesting facts about Eric Dane
His father died tragically
Eric Dane lost his father when he was just seven years old. His father was a Navy man turned architect and interior designer once his career with the Navy was through. His father, however, was a troubled soul, and according to Dane himself his father died of a gunshot wound. Dane never said if the wound was self-inflicted or if it was accidental, though Dane’s grandmother felt as though it was an accident. Without a husband to support her, Dane’s mother raised her sons’ alone.
Gayheart dared him to propose to her
How Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane met is not much of a story, but was is known is that the pair dated for ten months before they got married. Eric Dane revealed that he just asked her if she wanted to go out and she accepted. Ten months later, they were married. Gayheart dared Dane to propose to her. They were having dinner at a restaurant and she asked him if he had ever asked someone to marry him, and he asked her exactly that. Dane was probably joking, but Gayheart said yes! After saying, ‘YES!’ they paid their check, got into the car, and went straight to the airport where they caught the red eye from LA to Las Vegas. They eloped and were married the next day!
He was involved in a scandal
In 2009, a nude video of Gayheart, her husband and their friend, and former Playboy model, Kari Ann Peniche leaked onto the web. There were no sexual acts performed in the tape, but the three were all naked in Peniche’s apartment, hanging out in a hot tub discussing their potential porn titles. All of the stars were highly intoxicated and at some point, Gayheart said that she was so high that she wanted to lie down. After the video leaked, the representatives of the couple issued a statement saying that it was merely a private consensual moment that involved a married couple that was shot years ago.
His net worth
According to ‘The Richest,’ Eric Dane has a net worth of $7 million. The actor has made most of his net worth from starring in movies and television shows such as ‘The Last Ship’, ‘Burlesque’, ‘Marley & Me’, ‘Charmed’, and ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’
Despite being handsome, Dane has been through hardships in his life. He was struggling with depression, addiction, and now his wife is divorcing him. We hope things will soon be looking up for this talented actor and his family.