Traci Wald Donat is an entrepreneur and a director by profession. She came to the limelight as the daughter of former Australian-American actress and singer Helen Reddy. Her mother is known for her songs and albums including I Don’t Know How to Love Him, I Am Woman, Feel So Young, Center Stage, and many others.
The celebrity kid isn’t just good at her professional work, but also is a good wife and a proud mother. Indeed she has been leading a very blissful marital relationship, unlike her parents. Well, don’t worry, we will also talk about her parent’s short-lived marriage.
Let’s go through this article and also explore everything about Helen’s daughter Traci Wald Donat including her age, height, father, and net worth.
Traci Wald Donat: Details On Her Family Roots, Age, & Early Life
Traci Wald Donat was born on January 19, 1963, to mother Helen Reddy and father Kenneth Weate. As of 2023, she is 60 years old. Traci is American by nationality and belongs to Caucasian descent.
Besides, talking about her family roots, her maternal grandparents are Maxwell David “Max” Reddy and Stella Campbell. Likewise, she is the grandchild of Claude Gifford Weate and Eunice Gladys Jessie Wheeler Weate.
Wald spent most of her early life in Los Angeles. As we said earlier, her parents weren’t on good terms and, when she was three years old, she had to live with her mother only. Many have frequently asked about Traci’s educational background, unfortunately, she hasn’t disclosed the details regarding her academic qualification.
Siblings; She Has A Younger Brother
The 59-year-old star kid has a younger-half brother named Jordan Sommers who was born on December 12, 1972. Jordan is the son of Helen and her second husband Jeff Wald. As of 2023, her brother has worked as a producer in a number of TV projects like I am Woman, Photo Finish, and Easy 4U2 Say.
Who Were Traci Wald Donat’s Parents? Their Professional Career
Both of Traci’s parents were in the music industry. Although her father Kenneth Claude Weate’s work isn’t known to the public, he is recognized as a former musician/singer from Melbourne. On the other hand, talking about her mother Helen, the music artist was born during World War II.
Similarly, when it comes to Helen’s professional life, she entered the music world at the age of 25. In 1968, she released her debut single titled One Way Ticket. However, her first song wasn’t that popular. A couple of years later, in 1972, she came up with another single I Am Woman, this time, the song was listed in rank #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Then after Traci’s mom released numerous albums, some of them are Ear Candy, Center Stage, Helen Reddy, Imagination, Play Me Out, Feel So Young, and so on.
Details On Her Parents’ Relationship & Split
Traci’s parents were already friends before staying in a relationship. In fact, they knew each other through their relatives and they also had crossed paths on multiple occasions. It was her mother’s plan to get married as she was forced to be a part of her family’s show business but, as you already know, Helen was only interested in music.
So, to defy her parents’ wish, the music artist and her ex-husband exchanged their vows in 1961. After a half-decade of marriage, Wald’s parents finalized their divorce in 1966. The exes disclosed irreconcilable differences, as the reason for their split.
A couple of years after the split, in 1968, Traci’s mom and the film producer Jeff Wald walked down the aisle. What’s interesting about their marriage is that they decided to get married after knowing each other for only three days. Like her mother, Wald also shared a great bond with Jeff, in spite of him being her stepfather.
In addition to this, they were in a marital relationship for over 10 years and as mentioned above, the pair welcomed a son Jordan Sommers. In 1981, Jeff and Helen ended their relationship. Then from 1983 to 1995, Helen was married to Milton Ruth.
Where Is Traci Wald Donat’s Mom & Dad As Of 2023
Neither Traci’s dad nor her mom is alive as of 2023. The music artist Helen died on 29 September 2020 at the age of 78. Helen passed away in a hospital in Calabasas, California, U.S. Her funeral was held at the Motion Picture & Television Country House.
On the other hand, her father Kenneth Claude Weate died on 11 April 1970 in his residence in Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia. Later, his body was buried at Fawkner Memorial Park.
What Does Traci Wald Donat Do For Living?
In 1989, she started landed a job as a director. Similarly, Traci has worked on the TV project titled A Nightmare on Drug Street. Besides, as of 2023, she has her own herbal company Simples. Wald opened the company in 2017, with the goal of making traditional folk medicine that shares the wisdom of ancient plants as a medicine.
Traci has been making different kinds of tonics from every possible herbal plant. Currently, there are a limited number of staff as it is just a small store and often her husband helps her out.
Her business is really growing well, and her work is also featured on Focus. TV.
Who Is Traci Wald Donat Husband? Details On Her Marriage
Traci Wald Donat is married to the former actor Lucas Donat. Her long-time husband works as an executive and innovator in an advertising company. Talking about their love life, Traci and her husband Lucas started seeing each other in the mid-1980s.
Sometime after they first started dating on July 20, 1984, the pair said ‘I do’ in front of their close family and friends. Their marriage ceremony was low-key. Unfortunately, neither Traci nor her partner has disclosed their early romance and marriage to the media or on their respective social media handles.
It has already been over three decades ever since their marriage. Although they have not revealed how they maintain their relationship, we can guess it might be due to how private they are about their marital life.
Children: Traci Is A Mother Of One Daughter
Traci and her husband Lucas share a daughter named Lily Donat who is believed to be born in the late 1990s. So has her daughter started a career of her own? Well, Yes, Lily is an actress. She has appeared in the movie I Am Women as a Nightclub singer. Similarly, in 2016, she starred in the short movie titled, Easy 4U2 Say.
Furthermore, she has been showing a pretty decent interest in music. We can guess, she has definitely inherited her grandmother Helen Reddy’s genes.
Traci Wald Donat’s Net Worth?
Traci Wald has an estimated net worth of $500,000. She earned her fortune as a director and an entrepreneur.
On the other hand, her mom Helen Reddy was a millionaire. To be more precise, the singer had a net worth of $3 million.
Is Traci Wald Donat Active On Social Media Handles?
Traci is active on Instagram under her company’s name @simplestonics. On her Instagram profile, we can see, she has almost 7k followers as of 2023. Helen’s daughter often uploads images and videos featuring her company’s work and sometimes gives glimpses of her family.