Elizabeth Anderson Martin is a professional horse rider and an avid animal lover, and actress. Besides, her profession, she is also known as the ex-wife of William Shatner. Her ex-husband is a Candian actor primarily known for his role as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise.
She was married to him for 18 years even though she was 27 years younger than William. However, since her divorce from her ex-hubby, Elizabeth has been barely seen. So, where is she now? Did she marry again after splitting from her ex-spouse?
This article will clear all your doubts and queries as we are going to unravel all the information about William Shatner’s ex-wife Elizabeth Anderson Martin.
Who Is Elizabeth Anderson Martin? An Insight On William Shatner’s Ex-Wife
Elizabeth as we said earlier is a professional horse trainer. She was born Elizabeth Joyce Anderson on December 30, 1958. While she has not talked much about her parents, she had a brother named Daniel Leith Anderson who died at the age of 74 due to heart failure.
Talking about her ethnical background she belongs to a mixed ethnical race and is American as per nationality.
Elizabeth was very fond of animals from the start, especially horses. Andreson even started riding horses at the age of five. Similarly, because of her love for horses, she got her first Gailceno pony at the tender age of eight. When she was 14 years old she started equestrian training.
Furthermore, because of spending so much time with horses, she was in love with them and even went to college at Purdue University in Indiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Equine.
Elizabeth Andreson Martin’s Career As A Horse Trainer & Actress
After finishing her formal education, Elizabeth Andreson professionally started her career as a professional horse rider and trainer. Along with that, she became an equine judge. However, after meeting her former hubby William, she became very fond of the camera and she shifted her career towards becoming a digital photographer.
Apart from her career as a professional horse trainer she also started acting alongside William in a handful of projects including The Captains, Groom Lake (2002), Spplat Attack (2002), Wacky Races among others.
Elizabeth Martin’s Ex-Husband William Shatner Is Also An Actor
William Shatner is a Canadian actor born on March 22, 1931, to Joseph Shatner and Ann Shatner. He started his career acting in Canadian TV series and films and later did guest appearances in American TV series. He got his break after starring as James Kirk in Star Trek: The Orginal Series, Star Trek The Animated Series, and a total of seven Star Trek films.
Apart from his acting career, Shatner has also been a part of the music industry and has created albums like The Transformed Man, Seeking Major Tom, Ponder the Mystery, & many others.
Well, for all his works, Shatner has also won various awards including a Golden Globe Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
How did Elizabeth Anderson Meet Her Former Husband William Shatner? Their Marriage Detail
The former couple got hitched on 13 February 2001. They were married for 18 years. However, they decided to walk their separate ways and filed for divorce on December 10, 2019, just four days after Elizabeth’s brother died, stating the reason as irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in January of 2020. Both of them had signed a pre-nuptial agreement which stated that both the parties didn’t have to pay anything to each other.
Talking about their first meeting, they first meet each other in 2001. Because of their common love for horses, they were instantly drawn to each other and eventually began dating.
At the time, William had just lost his third wife Nerine Kidd who died because of drowning in their swimming pool after an alcohol and drug overdose. On the other hand, Elizabeth also had lost her husband Michael Gleen Martin to cancer. They were married for 15 years from 1982 to 1997.
Elizabeth Anderson Martin is the Forth Wife of William Shatner
Before walking down the aisle with Anderson, William was married three times. His first marriage was to a Canadian actress Gloria Rand from 1956 to 1969. During their eight years of marriage, the couple shared three daughters; Leslie Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner, and Melanie Shatner.
Later on, he was married to Marcy Lafferty in 1973, however, the marriage also suffered the same faith and the couple separated after 23 years of being together in 1996. They didn’t share any offspring.
Moving on, William’s third marriage was with Nerine Kidd, with whom he married in 1997. However, on August 9, 1999, she died because of drowning in their backyard swimming pool. William found her at the bottom of the pool at around 10 pm and was suspected to kill her. However, the result of the autopsy shows that her blood contained alcohol and diazepam. The case was then closed stating she died because of drowning.
Does Elizabeth Anderson Martin have any Children?
The professional horse rider was married twice. People would be led to believe that she must have children with at least one of her marriages. To tell you the truth, she doesn’t have any children. She was first married to Michael Gleen Martin who lost his life to cancer. They were married for 15 years from 1982 to 1997. But during that time they didn’t have any children,
Similarly, Anderson married the Canadian sta,r William Shatner. The pair were married for 18 years but just like in her first marriage, they didn’t have any children. However, she became the stepmother of William’s three daughters Leslie, Lisabeth, and Melanie which he had with his first wife Gloria Rand.
Elizabeth Anderson Martin Life After Divorce, What is She Doing Now?
Even after her divorce from Star Trek star William Shatner, the two remain good friends. The former couple even were seen together while celebrating William’s 90th birthday. Elizabeth has been continuing her passion for horse riding and has been a judge for many horse riding shows including the one held in the Indiana Arabian Club. Elizabeth has also won various awards for her accomplishment in the field and Whinny Award is one of them.
Apart from that, she has been actively participating in the charity event opened by Elizabeth and William called the Hollywood Charity Horse Show. They bring the top-of-the-chart riders who perform extraordinary stunts competing with one another to be marked the winner.
Similarly, she is also equally active in her photographic field. The horse trainer even has her website art by nature where she focuses on providing images that touch the viewer’s soul and provides well-being and happiness.
She wasn’t into photography at first but after traveling with William and two professional photographers Joanne Kalish and Joe DiMaggio on a photo safari tour, she fell in love with the world of photography.
Elizabeth Martin’s Net Worth
William Shatner’s, former wife Elizabeth is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million which she has accumulated from her career as a professional horse rider and trainer.
Similarly, her ex-husband William Shatner is estimated to have a net worth of $100 million which he has gained from his career as an actor, author, musician, producer, and director.