Everyone deserves a chance to have some love in their lives, to get the chance to express their love in the purest form and take it as far as they want. It is the opportunity that was given to all Americans when the Supreme Court declared gay marriage legal. Since then, a lot more Americans have been able to live their truth, and experience love in its wholesomeness. One of these people is Martie Allen, who is married to Kristy McNichol, the popular actress, and singer.
Martie Allen and her wife have been together since 1991, going through the journey of fighting for gay rights together. Their relationship has not only been one of the great examples of a gay relationship but of the possibility of long-lasting love in an industry like Hollywood.
Learn all you need to know about Martie Allen below.
Martie Allen Biography, Age
Martie Allen was born into the world on the very first day of a new year in 1960 on January 1. She was born to parents whom very little is known of. Details such as her childhood years and her education history are very much unknown at this point in time.
But for her relationship with Kristy McNichol, Martie Allen might not be a recognizable name to the public. Although she desired and pressed for a career as an actress like her wife, she was unable to kickstart a career in the profession, but the disappointment was not the only thing she got from her attempt to be an actress. It was through the journey that she met her lover and wife, Kristy McNichol, who was born two years later than her on the 11th of September, 1962 in Los Angeles California.
While her partner went to make a name for herself in the industry, starring in projects like Starsky & Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Love American Style, and winning awards like the Emmy and Golden Globes, Martie Allen stayed behind the scenes supporting her partner.
Since Kristy McNichol retired from the profession, Martie and her wife have focused on using their wealth in establishing an acting academy and passing on their knowledge and experience to aspiring actors and actresses. Both of them also engage in social work in support of the gay community.
If Married, Who is Her Husband?
Because of the overwhelming majority of heterosexual relationships, it is understandable that many people, by default expect a woman’s romantic partner to either be a husband or a boyfriend. However, for Martie Allen, she hasn’t been in a relationship with a man since 1991 when she started dating Kristy McNichol.
As a result of the dearth of information about Martie Allen’s life and background, it is difficult to know when she discovered she was a lesbian and accepted her sexuality but we know she began to date her wife in 1991 and they got married in a very private ceremony a few years after.
While they lived together as a married couple, the world lived in obliviousness to their status, particularly that of Kristy McNichol who was more of a public personality until 2012 when she came out and announced her sexuality to the world. According to Kristy, she only did so to encourage others who lived in the closet to come forward and live their truths.
Both Martie Allen and Kristy McNichol are noted to have dedicated their time to social work, by helping minorities, particularly the gay community.
Martie Allen’s Net Worth
Unlike her wife, Martie Allen has a life strongly walled off from the media and as such, there is very little information regarding her professional life and in turn, her net worth. However, her wife, Kristy McNichol is worth a staggering $7 million, made from appearing in several films and television shows, including shows like The Love Boat, The Golden Girls, and Family. Being a married couple, her wife’s net worth, combined with whatever she brings to the table financially provides a luxurious lifestyle for both of them.
Body Features, Height and Weight
Martie Allen has dark brown hair and brown colored eyes. She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches weighs 70kg. A look at Martie shows she keeps herself healthy through regular exercise and it shows in her body measurement of 34, 24, and 32 inches which measure her bust, waist and hip sizes respectively.