Suzanne Chase, Chevy Chase’ ex-wife; Is she dead? Where is she now?

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Suzanne Chase, Chevy Chase’ ex-wife; Is she dead? Where is she now?
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Suzanne Chase came to the limelight as the ex-wife of the American comedian, actor, and writer Chevy Chase. Her ex-husband has been working in the film industry for over fifty years. Chevy has appeared in dozens of TV shows including Christmas VacationSpies Like UsHot Tub Time Machine, Community, and many more.

Besides, Suzanne and her ex-husband Chase were in a very short-term marital relationship. Then, after the divorce, the comedian has been married twice. So, did Chevy and his first wife share any children? Did Suzanne start her new love life after the divorce?

You will find out after scrolling till the end. Additionally, let’s also explore Suzanne’s age, career, whereabouts, net worth, and many more.

Who Is Suzanne Chase? A Short Bio Of Chevy’s First Wife

Suzanne Chase was born in 1949, in the USA. As of 2023, she is 73 years old. Suzanne’s birth name is Susan Hewitt. Apart from her birth details, there isn’t any information available about Suzanne including her parents, siblings, and other family roots.

On the other hand, her ex-husband was born on October 8, 1943, in Lower Manhattan to Edward Tinsley (father) and Cathalene Parker (mother). He spent most of his time in Woodstock, New York as he grew up. Chevy also has one older brother Ned Jr.

Suzanne Chase Is An Actress

Suzanne Chase is reportedly an actress. But, it is yet to confirm if she is really an actress. If we go as per the reports, then she has starred in three TV projects, so far. Her acting credits include films like, Shake Well Before Using, A Trip Down Mammary Lane, and Amateur Lesbians 8.

Besides Suzanne’s career, her talking about her ex-husband Chevy’s profession, the actor has been in the film industry for more than five decades. Chase’s ex-husband first came to the limelight after appearing in the Television show Saturday Night Live. Then, he became known for his comedic act.

Suzanne Chase's husband in the show that helped him to grab the media attention
Actor Chevy Chase attends the taping of “Saturday Night Live” on February 14, 1976, at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Getty Image

However, he left the show and began pursuing a career in film. In the 1980s, he appeared in a number of hits including Fletch and National Lampoon’s Vacation. Likewise, Chevy has starred in several other movies Seems Like Old Times, Three Amigos, and Under the Rainbow.

From 1990 to the mid-2000s, the actor made a little gap in his film career. Then, since 2009, he continued his journey as an actor. The same year, he also made an appearance in the comedy series Community.

Suzanne Chase First Met Her Ex-Husband When She Was Still A Teen

Prior to their marriage, they met when Susan was 19 years old pretty and lively young woman. Similarly, the exes crossed paths for the first time at one of the rock concerts Chevy was playing with the group Chameleon Church, in Wesleyan. At the time, the actor was playing drums.

Soon enough their romance started to blossom. Susan was really supportive of Chevy’s passion. As per the actor, his first wife also thought he might become a big star even though he was earning just $25 per week at Channel One.

Suzanne's ex-husband palying piano
Suzanne’s first husband, Chevy Chase performs onstage at the piano wearing an LAPD hat in 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

A few months into their relationship, Suzanne’s then-boyfriend ran into Blythe Danner. The woman is believed to be his ex-girlfriend of Chevy. Later, they decided of rekindling their romance.

Not only that but, Susan’s ex even thought of calling off their romance, and marrying Blythe. Although Chevy went to inform his ex-wife about the breakup, he didn’t know she was pregnant with his child.

The situation left Chevy unable to get married to Danner. Eventually, Susan and Chase decided to have a child together. Then, the actor thought of having words with his mother. However, his mom didn’t let them have a baby and wished to end the pregnancy.

They Got Married But On One Condition

As mentioned above, Susan’s mother-in-law persuaded her to get an abortion which would be best for both of them. She agreed with the terms on one condition. She said she would only do it if she gets to marry Chevy.

At the time, abortion was illegal in the USA. Then, her mother-in-law arranged a trip to Puerto Rica for her son and Susan. There she had an induced miscarriage. After returning home from the trip, the actor decided to meet Blythe to tell her he would be unable to take their relationship further, as he had promised to marry Susan.

Suzanne originally known as Susan and her ex-husband Chevy Chase walked down the aisle on February 23, 1973, in New York. However, their marriage didn’t last long, and they decided to part ways. After staying in a marital relationship for only four years, the pair finalized their divorce on February 1, 1976.

Why Did The couple Separate?

As we already know, during their marriage period, Chevy was interested in music. One day after returning home from one rock ‘n’ roll concert, he discovered Susan had run away with an employee of Max’s Kansas City.

The incident came out of the blue in Chevy’s life. They were living in a one-room apartment, and witnessed cockroaches opening the door, beds unmade, and an ashtray filled with Cigarette butts that weren’t of the brand that Susan used to smoke.

Likewise, he also discovered a couple of long ashes. The conclusion was simple, Susan had an affair and left him for good. Ultimately, it was the end of their marital relationship.

Suzanne Chase’s Former Partner Married Twice Later: What About Suzanne?

Nearly a year later, the actor got married to his second wife Jacqueline Carlin on December 4, 1976. However, their relationship started taking a turn soon. Like his first marriage, it was a short-lived marriage. Then on November 14, 1980, Chevy and his second wife finalized their divorce.

For the next two years, Chevy stayed single, and then he walked down the aisle with his third wife Jayni Chase. They reportedly married on June 19, 1982, in Pacific Palisades. The couple is leading a blissful marital relationship. Besides, at the time of their wedding, Jayni was still in her mid-20s and her husband was double her age.

Suzanne Chase's ex-husband Chevy and his thrid wife
Chevy and his third wife Jayni are now in a marital relationship for over four decades. Facebook

Talking about Suzanne’s life after the divorce from her ex-husband, she had an affair with an employee of Max’s Kansas City. On one part, she is a very private person who tends to live a life behind closed doors. So, as of 2023, until and unless an authentic site confirms the relationship status of Susan’s, it will be neither single nor committed.

Did They Share Any Child?

No, the ex-partner doesn’t share any kids together. Although, Susan was once pregnant with Chevy’s child, sadly, they couldn’t welcome their child in the real world. Besides, her ex-husband has fathered three kids with his third wife Jayni. Their first child, a daughter, Cydney Cathalene Chase was born on January 4, 1983. She is currently 40 years old.

Suzanne Chase's ex-husband with his current family
The actor Chevy with his wife Jayni and their three kids. Facebook

Then, on January 19, 1985, they again welcomed a daughter Caley Chase. As of 2023, she has turned 38 years old. Then, on September 29, 1988, they became parents for the third time to Emily Evelyn Chase. Besides, Chevy reportedly has one son named Bryan Perkins who was born in 1979. However, he is least known rather than his half-siblings. Not only that but, his mother’s identity is also unknown in the media.

Where Is Suzanne Chase As of 2023?

Suzanne is like a golden goose, hard to find. In fact, she has disappeared from the media world. Not even a single online tabloid has come up front to talk about the Chevy’s wife’s whereabouts. Until Suzanne was in a marital relationship, often many sites provided the location she lived.

Even, in the book named I’m Chevy Chase… and You’re Not, some information about Suzanne’s whereabouts is included. But, after the couple finalized their divorce, she has chosen to live a life far from the prying eyes of the media.

How Much Is Suzanne Chase Worth?

At this moment, Suzanne Chase’s net worth is still under the radar. On the other hand, her ex-husband Chevy Chase is estimated to have a total fortune of $50 million as of 2023.  The 6 feet 3 inches tall actor is able to make his wealth count in seven figures as an actor.

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