When Luke Perry passed away, his death was mourned across the world by fans and well-wishers of the Hollywood movie star and it brought into focus the closest members of the actor’s family, which included his ex-wife Rachel Sharp, who gave birth to his kids.
Other than her relationship with Luke Perry and appearance in the film Teen Wolf Too, Rachel Sharp has mostly lived outside the confines of Hollywood, working as a businesswoman. And, she has been able to build quite a successful career for herself.
Her marriage to the 90210 actor lasted 10 years but it was a beautiful relationship, from how they met to the latter years of their relationship. Learn more about this and Rachel Sharp below.
Rachel Sharp Biography
Rachel Sharp was born sometime in 1969 to Alan and Harriet Sharp. Much of her background years are unknown but she was raised along with her sister, Rudi Davies.
Her journey from childhood to adulthood remains a mystery but prior to meeting her husband, Rachel Sharp worked in the furniture industry, first as a saleswoman and then having a business of her own.
After a couple of years working outside the confines of Hollywood life, Rachel Sharp took a break and starred in the film, Teen Wolf Too, where she played Emily in 1987, a couple of years before she met her ex-husband Luke Perry.
It is believed that after her appearance in the film, Rachel Sharp returned to her life as a furniture businesswoman before she met Luke Perry and eventually kickstarted a relationship.
Her professional life throughout the marriage and after its eventual end remains unknown. The woman only appeared on the show Entertainment Tonight in 2019 after her ex-husband’s death. Rachel Sharp is believed to be living in Los Angeles, close to the other surviving family members of Luke Perry, her two children – Sophie and Jack.
Who Are Rachel Sharp’s Kids and Family?
Actors have fans spread across different age groups and gender and those fans often express their love for their beloved actor in different ways. Some buy merchandise, while others tattoo the face or name of the actor on themselves.
In the case of Rachel Sharp, who was a big fan of Luke Perry, she sent him her lingerie, a bold move that eventually led to a date with Luke Perry and kickstarted their relationship.
All of this happened in 1991 and they dated for two years before they decided to take things to the next level by getting engaged to be married. Their wedding was held in California with the reception at the Pinot Bistro in San Fernando Valley.
The wedding had in attendance 50 people, including co-stars of Luke Perry from 90210 in attendance. After their wedding in 1993, Rachel Sharp and Luke gave birth to their first child, a son, Jack Perry who was born on the 15th of June 1997. Sophie Perry was born three years later on the 7th of June 2000.
For almost 10 years of marriage, things appeared to be well between Luke Perry and Rachel Sharp until rumors of their separation began to fill the airwaves. In their 10th year of marriage, it was officially confirmed that they were getting divorced.
Since they got divorced, Rachel Sharp has mostly stayed off the attention of the media. On the other hand, Luke progressed with his career with appearances in shows like Riverdale. The actor was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer before his death. Rachel Sharp’s ex-husband sadly passed away in March 2019 after suffering a massive stroke.
Other Facts About Luke Perry’s Ex-Wife
1. Her son Jack Perry is a professional wrestler known by the ring name Jungle Boy. While his father was alive, he attended a few matches to watch his son perform.
2. Rachel Sharp’s relationship with Luke Perry and their eventual divorce combined with her own income from her life as a furniture businesswoman has earned her enough to own a $2.8 million home in Los Angeles. Her exact income is unknown but her ex-husband was worth $10 million at the time of his death.
3. Her middle name is Minnie.
4. The fatal stroke that led to her ex-husband’s death wasn’t the first major health challenge for the actor. In 2015, he battled colorectal cancer, which he won after undergoing surgery.