Inside The Life Of William True Stevenson: All About Kirstie Alley’s Son

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Inside The Life Of William True Stevenson: All About Kirstie Alley’s Son

William True Stevenson is a professional fishing trip guide/captain from Clearwater, Florida. He is better known as the son of the Cheers and Look Who’s Talking actress, Kirstie Alley, and her ex-husband, Parker Stevenson.

True is the first child of Kirstie and her former spouse; he though has a bit of a story from the time he became the son of It Takes Two actress, Alley.

While True didn’t follow in his parents’ footsteps, he seems to be enjoying his current line of work; in the sea. Learn in excess about him; up from his origin and his teenage years to his wife, and children, & what exactly he does for a living.

William True Stevenson’s Birth Details; He Was Adopted

The beautiful William True Stevenson was born on September 28, 1992, to father Parker Stevenson and mother Kirstie Alley. The Cheers actress and her then-husband had adopted William in 1992.

Actress, Kirstie Alley with her and Peter Stevenson's first child, Wiliam True Stevenson.
William as a child with his actress mother, Kirstie Alley.

Becoming a Mother was tough for the actress, Kirstie. She had suffered a miscarriage in 1990 with her and her ex-husband Parker Stevenson’s first child.

So, Kirstie after speaking to her doctor about the possibility of not being able to have children decided to adopt William two years later and a daughter in 1994. At the time the former couple, Kirstie and the Lifeguard actor were residing in Maine.

Kirstie Alley Named William True Stevenson After His Grandfather

The now 29 years old True got his name after Kirstie’s grandfather, Clifford William Alley. In her book, Art Of Men 2012, explaining the meaning behind her adopted son’s name, the Toothless actress writes the reason for her choosing the name, True was because of her preference for the combination of different numbered syllables in a name.

Instead of names like mine, Kirstie (two), Louise (two), and Alley (two). Mixed syllables skip the singsong effect. William has never been used.

writes the Madhouse actress in the Art Of Men 2012. Of True’s first moniker, the Kansas-born actress says she named him William because she likes the name William and its short-form Will.

Alley states while not her biological son, True created the most exhilarating effect on her life until the Family Sins actress adopted Lillie. Kirstie in her book also writes during the infant phase of True, there was no break-in period, no adoptive-parent syndrome; it apparently was just natural and profound.

William True’s Sister, Lillie Was Also Adopted 

True is not the only adoptive child of Kirstie and her ex-husband, Peter Stevenson. He also has a sister, Lillie Price Stevenson who the Summer School actress adopted in 1994 two years after she welcomed William.

Look Who's Talking actress, Kirstie Alley, in the middle, with her son, William and daughter, Lillie.
Cheers actress Kirstie Alley, in the middle, with her son, William, and daughter, Lillie.

Will’s sister and Kirstie’s daughter, Lillie Price Stevenson was born on June 15, 1994.

William True Stevenson’s Parents, Kirstie Alley And Parker Stevenson

True’s adoptive parents, Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson were married from 1983 to 1997. The couple separated in 1997 after nearly 14 years of marriage.

William parents, actress Kirstie Alley and actor, Peter Stevenson.
The former couple, Kirstie Alley, and actor, Peter Stevenson. Shutter Stock

They finalized their divorce in California. Before Parker, True’s mother, Alley was married to Bob Alley from 1970 to 1977.

William Education: He Is Educated

It is presumed True studied at Scientology’s Delphian School since his sister, Lillie too was a student there. The private boarding school, which apparently costs around $50,000 a year, is set on 800 acres near the tiny town of Sheridan.

Some other notable students of Delphian School include the Top Gun actor’s daughter, Isabella, and Crash director Paul Haggis’s daughter, Lauren.

William True Stevenson Is A Captain

The Emmy-winning actress’ son, William True is apparently USCG licensed captain at Rebel Coast Charters, a fishing trip company in Clearwater, Florida. He has been a member of Rebel Coast Charters since April 2019. William started fishing as a kid in Maine during the summer.

Cheers actress, Kirstie Alley's son, William True Stevenson, in the left, with his clients.
Captain, William True Stevenson, in the left, with his clients.

His adoptive father always had boats so he grew up around and on the water and ultimately became an avid fisherman after living in Florida. As a captain, his job includes specializing in family trips and catering each excursion to best fit the traveler’s level of experience.

True’s trips start from $300.

William often posts about his fishing excursion on his Instagram as well as Facebook.

Who Is William True Stevenson’s Wife? 

Kirstie’s son, William is married to Sarah Parker with whom he had his first child, a son, Waylon Tripp Parker in June 2016. Shortly after the birth of Waylon, Kirstie took to her Twitter to announce the news of her grandson’s birth.

Look Who's Talking actress Kirstie Alley's son, William True Stevenson with his wife, Sarah Parker.
Rebel Coast Charter captain, William True Stevenson with his wife, Sarah Parker. Instagram

Posting a black-and-white photo of her son Stevenson with his then newborn son, the now 71 years old, in the caption, wrote,

“When your son has a son…bliss. Yes, this is my secret happy news as promised …Welcome Waylon Tripp Parker.”

Then Alley posted more likewise photos.

Professional fishing trip guide, William True Stevenson's children with his wife, Sarah Parker.
Kirstie Alley’s grandchildren through her son, William True Stevenson. Instagram

In addition to Waylon, True and Sarah are also parents to two daughters, Rebel and Kit.

William Was First Engaged At 17

Before, Sarah, William was engaged to Lauren Sargeant his high school girlfriend; at the time, William was only 17 and still in school. Sargeant, on the other hand, was 18. Prior to their engagement, True and Sargeant had been dating for about a year.

Despite him still being in school, True had his actress mother’s full support and she also spoke highly of him in interviews. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in April 2010, while talking about her son’s marriage, Alley said,

“I feel good because they’re really in love. True’s got a level head. He’s a good guy. He’s very monogamous and he’s very sweet with her.”

Interestingly, True’s mother, Kirstie, herself was married quite young at just 19. Though it didn’t work and tried again at the age of 30 which didn’t work out either.

With two failed marriages, Alley at the time joked she was no expert on the matter so as to give advice to her then-teenage son on his early marriage. While it’s unconfirmed, much like Kirstie’s teenage marriage, True’s union with Sargeant seemed to have ended behind the doors. As such the fisherman is now the husband of another woman, Sarah Parker.

William True Stevenson Appeared In A Reality Series

While William is yet to appear in a TV or a movie (full-time), he has starred in his mother, Kirstie’s A&E reality show, “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life.” True was then still a teenager. The show also featured Kirstie’s daughter, Lillie.

Alley had signed with A&E for a reality series that chronicled her efforts to get down to 145 pounds. Earlier she had gained 230 pounds before deciding to develop her own weight-loss program.

And even prior to that, in 2005, Alley had ballooned to 200 pounds after which she signed on with Jenny Craig as a spokeswoman and did a series of commercials that followed her as she lost 75 pounds using Jenny Craig products.

William Follows Scientology

In Jan 2015, Kirstie Alley confirmed her son, William True Stevenson, and daughter, Lillie joining the Church of Scientology, following in their actress mother’s footsteps. The brother-sister duo decided to follow the faith in the wake of Lillie’s fiance, Nick Trela’s death.

Alley said the decision to join was solely her children’s choice. She added the act really helped her children a lot. Alley said her children becoming Scientologists was something that helped the family cope with the death of Lillie’s fiancé, Nick Trela, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident a month earlier.

Other Facts

  • When they were kids, Kirstie allowed a maximum of two hours of TV a night to True and Lillie and zero unmonitored computer time.
  • Alley claims Lillie and True were happy kids who had better body images than their mother.
  • She once revealed how William and his sister ate good, healthy, and organic food.
  • In 2005, William True Stevenson appeared in one episode of the Showtime series, Fat Actress.
  • True taught guitar to the Grease actor, John Travolta’s son, Benjamin Travolta; William’s mother, Kirstie, and actor John Travolta have been friends since 1989. That year they starred together in the film, Look Who’s Talking.
  • Both of William’s parents are quite rich actors. His father Parker Stevenson, who is now married to Lisa Schoen, has a net worth of over $10million while his mother, Kirstie Alley has a wealth of somewhere around $40million.