Thomas Gottschalk on separation from Thea
“It was a life decision that I don’t regret a day”
They were considered a dream couple for around 40 years – but then Thomas and Thea Gottschalk separated in 2019. Now the moderator is talking about this decision.
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Thomas (72) and Thea (76) Gottschalk were married for around 40 years. But then the “Wetten, dass..?” presenter and his wife surprisingly announced their separation in 2019. It wasn’t a spontaneous decision, as the TV legend now reveals in the “Bunte” interview, because he still believes in long-haul relationships.
“After 40 years of marriage, I didn’t elope with my wife with a 28-year-old ballet dancer, I didn’t jump over a stick lightly,” said Gottschalk about the separation. He further explains his decision: “It was a life decision that I don’t regret a day.”
After the separation, Gottschalk had a request for his sons
The moderator does not want to reveal more. Because he hates talking about private things “that will be rated tomorrow on ‘breakfast television’ by some celebrity expert who can figure something out.”
Together with his eldest son Roman (39), he also spoke on RTL about the marriage. The talk show host informed Roman and his younger brother Tristan (33) directly. “I informed the two of them first. So I confided in both of them. I saw that as my duty, »says Gottschalk in the RTL program «Exclusive Weekend». The father of two had a request for his sons: “You have to stay with mom. You two must now fill the gap I left. That’s your job.”
New partner after 40 years of marriage
Thomas Gottschalk met Thea Hauer, as his ex-wife is single, in 1972 at the Munich Medicine Ball. Four years later they said yes. Their happiness in love was crowned by their two sons, Roman and Tristan, with whom they lived in Malibu, California, during their marriage. After about 40 years, the couple separated. Thomas Gottschalk has had a new partner at his side in Karina Mross (59) for three years. (bsn)