Shelley Long’s Ex-Husband, Bruce Tyson; Know His Wiki, Age, Marriage & Many More

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 14, 2024 | Updated on: February 14, 2024
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Bruce Tyson is the ex-husband of the award-winning American actress Shelley Long. The couple got married in 1981 and lived as a husband and wife for more than two decades before they decided to part ways in 2004. The former flames share one daughter together.

So, post his divorce from Shelley, where is Bruce now? What Does He Do? Has he remarried? Read the article to know the full bio of the ex-celebrity spouse.

Key Takeaways

  • Bruce Tyson is Shelley Long’s ex-husband. They were married for 23 years from 1981 to 2004.
  • He is currently an Investment Counselor at Morton Wealth.
  • Bruce shares a daughter with his former wife Shelley. His only child is a former actress and now is a co-founder of a design company.
  • He has a granddaughter from his daughter’s marriage.
  • Tyson now lives in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Wiki: His Age And Education

Bruce was born to his parents on January 4th, 1953 making him 70 years old in 2023. Similarly, he grew up in his hometown alongside his family and had a decent upbringing. His birth name is Bruce Living Tyson.

Bruce is in his 70s
Bruce Tyson is leading a happy life. Source: Instagram

As for education, he studied at Wesleyan University. The celebrity ex-husband belongs to a White ethnic background and is an American national.

Is An Investment Counselor

As per his LinkedIn, Bruce is currently a partner and investment counselor at Morton Wealth. The company was once ranked one of the top 100 Independent advisors by Barron Magazine. Shelley’s former spouse joined Morton in September 2015 and has been consistently working here since then.

Before, he was at Weston Capital Mgmt, Inc. for 30 years. In three decades of his working tenure at Weston, he served in two positions.

  • Portfolio Manager ( from 1985 to 1997) and
  • President (1997 to 2015)

Was Married To Shelley Long For 22 Years

On October 16, 1981, Bruce walked down the aisle with his now ex-wife Shelley in a low-key wedding ceremony. The former flames first met on a blind date in 1979 and dated for two years before tying the knot.

Bruce and his ex-wife Shelley
Bruce attended the event with his ex-wife Shelley.

The ex-couple had a beautiful marital bliss for more than a decade. They used to be spotted together at several events happily holding each other’s hands for years and years. But suddenly, the news of their separation surfaced in 2003 which surprised their well-wisher.

Bruce and his actress wife divorced on November 14, 2004, after 23 years of their marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Before Bruce, Long’s first marriage with Ken Solomon had also ended in divorce.

Bruce’s Ex-Wife Shelley Suffered Depression Post Their Divorce

Ending her union with her hubby Bruce which lasted for more than two decades turned out to be a traumatic experience for Shelley. She hardly could cope with the situation and started spending more time in her bed without eating.

Just two days after her divorce was finalized, the actress was admitted to UCLA Medical Center. She apparently contemplated suicide by overdosing on painkillers. After the incident, when Bruce was approached for his reaction to his ex-wife’s reported suicide attempt, he just said, “She’s OK,” and also anticipated that she will survive the painful phase.

Did Remarry After His Separation From Long?

Going through his social media handles, it doesn’t seem like Bruce remarried. None of his posts on his social displayed his possible current partner.

Similarly, his former partner Shelley is also unmarried. But, back in 2019, the Cheers actress was spotted together with an unidentified male friend at the famed Pacific Palisades.

Her supposed date carried her shopping bags while she was holding her pet dog leading us to assume that she is in a relationship with the person. However, she herself hasn’t made any official statement regarding the matter so it might be all speculation.

His Former Wife Shelley Is An Accomplished Actress

Born on August 23, 1949, Bruce’s then-wife Shelley started her career in showbiz as a model. After winning three Regional Emmy Awards for hosting a local show Sorting It Out, she slowly made her way to television and then the big screen.

As of now, it’s been about five decades since she has been a prominent face in Hollywood. She has 87 acting credits to her name as per IMDb including the hit sitcom Modern Family in which she starred as DeDe Pritchett. In the award-winning series, she worked alongside Nolan Gould, Ariel Winter, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, and Ed O’Neill.

and Shelley Has One Daughter

Together with Shelley, Bruce welcomed a daughter named Juliana Tyson on March 27, 1985, in Los Angeles. Like her mom, Juliana also pursued a career in acting and was recognized for her role in Privileged (2008), The Etruscan Smile (2018), Guitar Now (2018), and Cry Now (2014).

Bruce is a father to a daughter
Bruce with his daughter and son-in-law. Source: Facebook

Further, she also worked as a choreographer for a decade at Book Kat Dance Theatre before launching a design firm, Good Juju Ink in partnership. At present, she serves in the position of Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director in the company.

Bruce’s Only Daughter Is Married Now

As for her personal life, she is happily married to her husband John Ryan Kissick. They tied the knot on September 28, 2015, and coming up to 2023, it’s been almost ten years since they are leading their married life gracefully. The Kissick couple is also a parent to their daughter Josephine Belle Kissick.

Social Media Handles

Bruce is on Instagram with 130 followers. Most of his Insta posts are about his granddaughter and his travel diaries. Further, he is also on Facebook.

Where Is Today?

As far as the media is informed, he currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California. He seems to be living a single and retired life. He often spends time with his daughter and grandchild. Likewise, he is also occupied with his other professional venture.

Bruce’s Net Worth

He is reported to have a net worth of $2 million. Meanwhile, her former partner Shelley has an estimated fortune of $5 million in 2023.