‘Charlie’s Angels’ star Cheryl Ladd and her happy marriage to her first husband’s best friend

Cheryl Ladd, renowned for her role in the iconic series “Charlie’s Angels,” experienced both professional success and personal turmoil, which ultimately led to the dissolution of her first marriage. However, from the ashes of that relationship emerged a lasting connection that has spanned over four decades.

Initially hesitant to step into the shoes of the beloved Farrah Fawcett, Ladd joined the cast of “Charlie’s Angels” as the younger sister of Fawcett’s character, forging her own path within the show’s legacy.

Despite the show’s immense popularity and the career boost it provided, Ladd’s demanding schedule and prolonged separations from her first husband, David Ladd, took a toll on their marriage, ultimately leading to divorce.

However, amidst the challenges of divorce, Ladd found solace and companionship in David’s best friend, Brian Russel, whom she eventually married.

Their union not only brought them closer but also blended their families, with Ladd becoming a stepmother to Russel’s daughter and vice versa.

Ladd and Russel’s relationship flourished as they navigated the joys and challenges of parenthood together. Although they never had children of their own, their bond with each other and their daughters remained steadfast over the years.

Transitioning from the intense filming schedule of “Charlie’s Angels,” Ladd found fulfillment in subsequent projects and cherished the time spent with her family. Reflecting on her career, she expressed gratitude for the opportunities and experiences it afforded her, recognizing the importance of her family above all else.

Despite the ups and downs of her personal and professional life, Ladd’s resilience and unwavering faith have sustained her.

Now a grandmother and still actively pursuing her passion for acting, she embraces each new role with enthusiasm and gratitude, finding joy in her family and her craft.