Charles Esten is Married to His College Sweetheart: The Couple is Parents to Three!
Best known for playing Deacon Claybourne in ABC drama Nashville, Charles Esten is an actor, comedian, and musician. Also known as Chip Esten, he has credits in films like American Family, Thirteen Days, and Late Last Night. Esten played Madelyn Cline's onscreen father in the hit series Outer Banks.
Esten was born on September 9, 1965, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He made his debut in the improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? We get it if you too have been crushing on Esten, but sadly, the actor is married for nearly three decades and is leading a happy, drama-free life. Find out more ahead.
Charles Esten and His Wife's Thriving Marriage!
The Nashville actor is happily married and a doting father to three kids. Outer Banks hardcore fans may find Esten's steady life offscreen hard to believe, given he plays a manipulative, conniving, antagonist Ward Cameron in the show. But Esten's real life is in complete contrast to that of his role.
Esten married his college sweetheart in 1991. Photo source: Celebrity Babies
Esten met his now-wife, Patty Hanson Puskar, in college; Charles is a graduate of The College of William and Mary. His wife reportedly enrolled in the college from Italy. On November 2, 1991, the couple tied the knots at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Winter Park. They went on to have three children, Taylor, Chase, and Addie.
An ordeal soon came the couple's way, which perhaps made their relationship stronger. Their daughter Addie was diagnosed with leukemia; she is completely recovered now. Esten started dedicating a part of his life to leukemia battlers. He is the national chairman for the annual Light the Night Walks, a fundraiser that benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Esten's daughter, Addie, is a leukemia survivor. Photo Source: Cowboys and Indian Magazine
In conversation with the Boots, Esten proves why he is a go-to husband standard. The actor cites he got fortunate in his love life. "I look back on the fool that I was at that age," he adds, "I didn’t make many right decisions back then, "She might be the only one."
Know More About Charles Esten's Wife!
In an interview, Patty reveals she had intended to join Duke University. But she didn't get accepted, "So I came to William and Mary. Just randomly, But God had a plan because that's where I met Chip," said Esten's wife. Patty Hanson comes from a military family. As an actress, she has credit in the 1996 film Tin Cup.
"My wife is my biggest fan," Charles told People. Photo Source: E Celebrity Mirror
Although not much is known about Patty, she is her husband's biggest fan. Esten once revealed he had no shortage of females' attention since starring in Nashville. But no woman can top his wife of over 29 years. When Esten was selected as a regular in Nashville, his wife didn't flinch and moved to Tennessee.
“People come up and say, ‘I’m your biggest fan,’ and I appreciate that, and I’ll never argue, but in my head, I go, ‘Nope. My wife is," Esten told People. He has a recurring role in Tell Me Your Secrets, and the actor recently announced that he would be performing two Franklin shows.
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