Meet the Iconic Y&R Star, Eric Braeden’s Wife!!
Eric Braeden is famous for being the bad boy in the American soap opera world. Contrary to his onscreen alter ego, Victor Newman, the actor is a very lovable man in the real-life world, who has been married to his beautiful wife, Dale Russell Gudegast, for 58years.
As much as a womanizer his character is on The Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden is a loyal partner in real life. It’s quite rare these days but Eric has been married to his college sweetheart for more than 5 decades with no glitches ever recorded. The couple got married in 1966, welcomed a son, Christian Gudegast, in 1970 who would grow up to become a screenwriter/director/producer, and are currently grandparents to three daughters of their son.
While Eric is originally from Germany, his wife Dale is a native of LA, where the couple has been living as of now. Dale was born on November 17, 1941, which mean she is turning 83 years old this year, 2024. She is not active in the industry as of late but she does have a few acting gigs, including the 2001 movie, Holiday in the Sun, starring the Olsen twins and Austin Nichols. Most of you may not know that her sister Patricia Annette Olson was a prominent actress in the 60s.
In these recent years, Dale has not made many public appearances but she was present at one of her husband’s book signing campaigns to promote his autobiography, I’ll Be Damned. Reportedly, Dale has been thinking about writing an autobiography for herself as well but there are no details about it yet.
Even in his website bio, Braeden wrote, “Because Dale is so private, people don’t realize how much she influences what I do or don’t do. I make many decisions only after consulting her. She has been a supportive and calming influence in my life.”