Who Is Symbria Wright? All About Johnny Whitaker’s Ex-Wife

November 13, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Symbria Wright is famously known as the ex-wife of the former child actor, Johnny Whitaker. The two of them were married for a very short period of time. Ever since the separation, however, no one knows where she is or what she’s been up to these days – that changes today!

    If you’re one of those fans who desperately want to know who Symbria is, this article is the right one for you. Here, you’ll find all the necessary information on her – her early life, her married life with the Family Affair star, and her life after the divorce. Over everything, where is she in the current day and age? Read to find out!

    Symbria Wright’s Life Before She Met Johnny Whitaker

    Wright’s life before the short-lived marriage is very vague. Before Whitaker came into her life, not a single soul knew who she was. Furthermore, she lived a peaceful yet normal life until everything changed with the hero’s entry.

    On the contrary, there are a couple of sources that claim that she was born and raised in Reseda. It is a small suburb in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. Moreover, although her exact age is unknown, we believe she was born around the same time as her ex-partner i.e., 1959 or 1960. With this in mind, at present, she must be 62-63 years old.

    To add further, she attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for her higher studies.

    She And Her Star Ex-Husband Tied The Knot In 1984

    The former duo met in college and fell in love very young. After dating for some time, Symbria and Johnny walked down the aisle together on 15th June 1984.

    Family Affair cast
    Little Whitaker with his “chosen family” i.e., the cast of “Family Affair

    Unfortunately, to this very day, nothing much is known about their wedding day. They sure had an intimate wedding ceremony with only a few of their closest ones invited to witness their love. Nevertheless, we do believe that it was one of the most beautiful weddings anyone had ever seen!

    But, as sad as it is, it did not last for long. Merely 4 years after getting hitched, the child actor from General Hospital and his beloved college sweetheart called it quits. Their divorce was finalized in 1988.

    Symbria Wright Married Whitaker’s “Close Friend” After The Divorce

    Despite the heartbreaking separation, Symbria got along with her life. According to a number of sources, she married Johnny’s “close friend” after ending her first marriage. But, due to privacy concerns, the name of her current husband isn’t out in the open.

    Now, since no one knows what led to her divorce from Whitaker, people have assumed that she cheated on him with his friend. Nonetheless, it is yet to be proven.

    Furthermore, leaving the rumors aside, the 63-year-old actor/director did not marry again. As of now, he has been enjoying his single life.

    The Child Actor’s Dream To Have A Huge Family Ended After Wright Left Him

    Johnny Whitaker grew up in an environment where each member of the family was close and supportive. Having said that, he was always a family man at heart. In turn, he wanted to have a huge family of his own when he was ready.

    Former husband and wife, Johnny Whitaker and Symbria Wright did not have kids of their own
    The 63-year-old star with his godson’s children

    During an interview, The Littlest Angel star said,

    “When I get married and have a family, I am going to listen to my kids. I’ll have eight or more. I like kids, especially young ones.”

    He was only a teenager when he expressed this to a reporter. Only if he knew that his marriage would go in vain just 4 years after tying the knot, life would’ve been different.

    Regardless, he is fulfilling his dreams in a different way. As per the actor’s Twitter account, he has a godson named Mané. Moreover, he calls and loves Mané’s 3 children – 2 boys and a girl – his own “kids”.

    Among Other Things, The Divorce Also Took A Toll On Johnny Whitaker

    Wright’s ex-lover had an on-screen family whom he loved dearly – the cast of Family Affair. Sadly, a few of his chosen family members passed away untimely.

    Actress, Anissa Jones died of a drug overdose at the age of 18. Likewise, Brian Keith, who helped Johnny get into his role in the sitcom, took his life in 1997. The losses were unbearable, on top of having to go through a rough divorce with Symbria.

    Moreover, Whitaker could not get through the grief on his own. So, instead of getting actual help, he chose the path of drugs and alcohol. In no time, he became an addict. Talking about his struggles, he said,

    “I decided to go to the dark side. I made a consious decision that being a goody-two-shoes had gotten me nowhere. I lose two apartments and three jobs.”

    Thankfully, his real-life family came to the rescue. They actually had to “threaten” him to get the help he needed.

    What Are Symbria Wright’s Whereabouts In 2023?

    In 2023, the celebrity ex-spouse lives an extremely private life. She’s hardly ever active on social media as well and doesn’t make an appearance in public. Therefore, it is next to impossible to figure out where she is today.

    Symbria Wright met her famous ex-partner in college
    Johnny Whitaker

    But, if we have to guess, we believe Wright still lives in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, perhaps, she is still married to her ex’s best friend and is living the life of her dreams. On top of this, we also assume she has kids of her own who are there to take care of her.

    Her First Husband Enjoys A Massive Fortune Alone; How Much Is Wright’s Net Worth?

    Tom Sawyer actor, Whitaker, has a whopping net worth of $2 million. So far, he’s been enjoying his fortune all by himself. Then again, how much is his former wife’s net worth? Well, the answer is still unknown. Since Symbria Wright is nowhere to be found, even her net worth is a mystery on its own.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Symbria Wright
    Popular Name Symbria Wright
    Birth Place Reseda, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California
    Birthday 1959-1960
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Caucasian/Christian
    College Brigham Young University
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married