Things you didn’t know about Peter Bergman’s wife of 35 years, Mariellen Bergman
On the screen, Peter Bergman’s character, Jack Abbott, may have been unlucky in the love department but in real life, the actor has quite an enviable love life. For more than the past three decades, Peter has been leading a blissful married life with his beautiful wife, Mariellen Bergman. Let’s take a closer look at Peter’s real-life romance.
Peter Bergman tied the knot with wife Mariellen in 1985
Peter kick-started his acting career in 1979 by landing the role of Dr. Cliff Warner in All My Children.
The actor had initially auditioned for the role of Dr. Jeff Martin which he lost to actor Charles Frank.
However, Dr. Cliff Warner proved to be a life-changing role in his career which paved his way to another prominent daytime role as Peter Bergman on The Young and the Restless.
Peter was a married man before starting his acting career. He was married to One Life to Live famed actress Christine Ebersole for five years before legally separating in 1981.
Four years later, in 1985, he got married to Mariellen and since then the pair has been inseparable.
While Peter may have found “the one”, his Y&R alter ego is still lacking a leading lady. Here’s Peter Bergman’s take on Jack’s one true love on Young and the Restless, and the second one too!
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Two years after marriage, Peter and Mariellen welcomed their first child, son Connor Bergman. Up until this time, dads were not allowed in the delivery room. But in 1990, when the couple was pregnant with their second baby, husbands were allowed with their wives in the delivery room.
However, Bergman still missed the blissful moment of the birth of his daughter Clare as he passed out during the process. According to Peter, he “did not handle the blood terribly well.”
“Both were C-section deliveries, but when Connor was born, dads weren’t allowed in the delivery room during the procedure. Three years later, it was okay, but I wasn’t much help because I kind of passed out. I didn’t handle the blood terribly well. At one point, [my wife] Mariellen said, ‘Can we make at least this part about me?’” Peter said in his interview with People magazine in 2008.
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In the same interview, Peter also revealed how he picked out the names for the children.
“I had read Leon Uris’ book Trinity the summer before Connor was born and the main character had that name…Clare had always been a favorite of mine because Mariellen’s grandmother was from the County Clare in Ireland,” Bergman said.
All in all, Peter Bergman and his beautiful wife Mariellen Bergman have raised a beautiful family together. Earlier this year, Peter Bergman revealed to Soap Opera Digest that he had a medical crisis which kept him away from the Y&R set. The actor underwent emergency eye surgery and was recovering at his home while Jack went on a business trip. Find all about it in this video from our YouTube channel.