Who Is Georgiana Bischoff? Untold Truth About Richard Thomas’ Wife

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Who Is Georgiana Bischoff? Untold Truth About Richard Thomas’ Wife

Georgiana Bischoff is the wife of actor, Richard Thomas who is famous for his leading role as a budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons. They have been husband and wife for over 30 years during which they raised 7 children.

Both the couple are over 60 with all of their children fully grown-up. Richard is living a far relaxed life from Hollywood. However, not much has been discussed about his wife-of-over-three-decades.

Read how the actor managed to keep it strong for such a long time. Also discussing down the article is every facet relating to his wife’s life; from her early life to the present and her financial standings as well.

Georgiana Bischoff Ancestors Were Pueblo Indian

Bischoff was born in 1958 and is a descendant of the Pueblo Indian Tribe.

There has been hardly any information regarding her early life. Georgiana did have a history prior to meeting her current husband, Thomas. She had had two failed marriages. However, the information with respect to her childhood or her parents is seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

Bischoff Was An Art Dealer When She Met Her Husband, Richard Thomas

Bischoff married Thomas on Nov 20, 1994, in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles. They tied the knot in front of nearly 50 of their closest family and friends. Richard’s eldest son, served as the best man, according to reports. And his triplets, as well as Georgiana’s daughters from a previous marriage, took on the role of bridesmaids.

Georgiana Bischoff married Thomas on Nov 20, 1994, in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles. They had their wedding in front of nearly 50 of their closest family and friends.
Georgiana Bischoff married Richard Thomas in November 1994. She was an art dealer when she first met him. Source: Shutterstock

A year later in May 1995, Richard and Georgiana remarried in a Pueblo Indian culture.

Georgiana admitted she and her current husband never thought they would remarry but “when the passion came, it was great.”

Talking about his marital life with Georgiana, the Manhatten-born actor, said he’s married to the most honest, straightforward person, “so you always know where you stand.” He added there’s a lot of trust between them and they have a lot of fun together.

The parents of seven children are now believed to be busy with their theatre careers.

Where Did Georgiana And Richard Meet?

Allegedly Gonzales was working as an art dealer in Santa Fe, California, at the time when he met Bischoff. Precisely it was at downtown Scottsdale shop Shades of the West.

Her Husband Is An Emmy And Golden Globe Winner

As mentioned, Bischoff’s husband, Richard Thomas is best known for his leading role as an author, John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons. For his portrayal of John, he won an Emmy Award, with an additional nomination and two Golden Globe Awards.

The longtime partner of Georgiana also starred in the miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s It and played Special Agent Frank Gaad on FX’s spy thriller series The Americans. Throughout his acting career, Thomas has been in more than 50 shows.
Some of the films that he has been in include The Unforgivable (2021), Anesthesia (2015), Wonder Boys (2000), Battle Beyond The Stars (1980), You Will Like My Mother (1972), Last Summer (1969), among others.

Altogether, Georgiana Bischoff Has Seven Children

Her husband was previously married to Alma Gonzales (1975 to 1993). Bischoff too had an ex-husband prior to marrying Gonzales. In fact, she was married twice.

Georgiana Bischoff's husband, Richard Thomas was previously married to Alma Gonzales (1975 to 1993). Bischoff too had an ex-husband prior to marrying Gonzales. In fact, she was married twice.
Georgiana Bischoff and her husband Richard Thomas married in November 1994. Together they share a son. From their previous relationship, Thomas has four children and Bischoff has two daughters. Source: Getty

She had two daughters from her previous relationship: Brooke and Kendra, and Thomas was the father of four children: Richard Jr., Gweneth, Pilar, and Barbara.

The couple had their first child, Montana in 1996.

Bischoff Loves Strolling Through Central Park With Her Husband 

When Bischoff and her Emmy-winning husband used to live in New York, they used to take their son Montana to school through Central Park. They admit it is something that has made them love that part of the city. The Golden Globe winner said he and his wife take long walks in the park and it had been a nice consolation for both of them.

They Have Rather An Unusual Approach With Their Children?

Georgiana’s husband insinuates having a family with so many children, there are many anecdotes, stories, and lessons learned. However, he says one of the most important things is not trying to make children like parents. The Waltons star explained it is better that they be left alone, left free to grow into who they are. He though admitted that it was not easy but it was important.

Georgiana Bischoff and her husband used to live in New York, and they love Central Park.
Georgiana Bischoff and her husband, Richard Thomas says parents shouldn’t force rules on their children. The couple loves to cook together. Source: Shutterstock

Ultimately the actor ruled while it wasn’t easy, there was a lot of humor. Bischoff and her partner are very confident in saying that raising the way they wanted has been a great job. It caused a lot of tension and challenge, but today they and their children get together to enjoy Christmas dinner.

The old nesters now reside in Santa Fe, California.

Georgiana Bischoff And Her Husband Love Cooking

Apparently, the Thomas couple spends a lot of their free time in the kitchen. In fact, for the holidays they have a tradition. Richard cooks on Thanksgiving and his wife handles the kitchen on Christmas.

Additionally, they are very good at cooking and enjoy being together in the kitchen.

Georgiana Bischoff’s Net Worth

Bischoff with her family is considerably well-off. Though her personal wealth is yet to get an appraisal or that she, herself is yet to disclose it. On the other hand, she along with her husband has long been living a millionaire’s life with the latter’s net worth estimated at north of $6million.

To put it into perspective, they lived most of their parental life on the set of ultra-luxury residential skyscrapers, along the southern end of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City.

In Sep 2017, the couple netted quite a profit from selling their New York City co-op for $3million, which had originally cost them $1.55 million in 2004. Likewise, in October 2020, Bischoff and her husband sold a $1.85 million pied-à-Terre on Billionaires’ Row, Manhattan.