Through Blake Lively, the Lively entertainment family has risen to prominence in Hollywood as actors and actresses; from her mother, Elaine, who is a talent scout to her stepfather, Ernie Lively, and her siblings, who are all members of the entertainment industry. However, one member of the family who is not as prominent is Ronnie Lively, her mother’s first husband
Despite the years of stardom of his daughter, Ronnie Lively has remained an unknown entity and details about the life of Elaine Lively’s first husband continue to remain elusive. However, we have been able to gather a few facts about Elaine Lively’s ex-husband and you can read all about it below.
Who is Ronnie Lively?
Ronnie Lively is the ex-husband of Elaine Lively and father of Blake Lively’s two sisters. Not much is known about his background, and it is believed he was born sometime in the 1940s due to the birthday of his ex-wife, Elaine, who was born on the 11th of June, 1947. As for his education or profession, not much is known about him and he continues to exist outside of media attention.
No one is certain how long Ronnie Lively and Elaine Lively were together, but they are believed to have been married sometime between 1966 and 1979, during which they gave birth to three children, Robyn Lively who was born in 1972, Lori Lively in 1966 and Jason Lively in 1968.
Important Facts About Elaine Lively’s Ex-Husband
His Children are Professional Actors
Ronnie Lively might not be a popular name in Hollywood, even with respect to his last name, but his children are. Robyn Lively, who was born in February 1972 is a notable actress who has appeared in over 95 movies and TV shows, including popular titles like The Karate Kid Part III, Ouija, Teen Witch, and several others. She has also been nominated for a few awards, including the Daytime Emmy Awards for ABC Afterschool Specials.
His second daughter, Lori Lively, has appeared in over 30 movies and TV shows, including appearances in films like Simon Says, I Kissed a Vampire and shows like The Mentalist, Love. Inc. and several others.
His third child, Jason Lively, although now retired, was an actor with 16 credits to his name across movies and TV shows. Some of his popular titles include The Dukes of Hazzard, Brainstorm, and a couple more others.
His Ex-Wife, Elaine has Remarried
We do not know what led to the end of Ronnie Lively’s marriage to Elaine Lively, but Elaine has since moved on and started a new family of her own. Elaine, who is a talent manager, got married to Ernie Lively on the 12th of December 1979 and she has given birth to two children, Blake Lively, and Eric Lively.
Just like Ronnie’s children, Blake and Eric are also actors who have starred in multiple projects across movies and TV shows. Blake Lively, in particular, is known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the series, Gossip Girl.
His Ex-Wife Used to be an Actress
Ronnie Lively’s former wife, Elaine Lively is primarily known to be a talent manager who is focused on identifying potential actors and actresses, but for a brief moment in her career, she ventured into the world of acting.
Elaine Lively’s solitary appearance as an actress was in the video game, Return to Zork, which was released in 1993. In the game, she played the character, Milly Moodock. It is her only appearance to date as an actress with her only other onscreen appearance coming in the show, Extra, where she appeared as herself.
Ronnie and Elaine’s Husband Share the same Last Name
It is rare to se ex-husbands and current husbands of one woman bearing the same name, but that is the case with Ronnie and Elaine’s husband, Ernie Lively because they have the same surname. How did this happen?
Ernie adopted the Lively last name when he got married to Elaine in 1979. His birth name is Ernest Wilson Brown. Ronnie Lively’s full name is Ronald Otis Lively.
Ronnie Lively is a Grandfather of Six
Ronnie Lively, through his two children, Robyn Lively, and Jason Lively, has become the grandfather to a total of six grandchildren – five grandsons and one granddaughter.
Through Robyn Lively’s marriage to Bart Johnson, who is also an actor, he became a grandfather to three children, Baylen, Kate and Wyatt Blake.
He became a grandfather to an additional three children through his son, Jason Lively’s marriage to Lani Lively.