Danica McKellar was first married in 2009 to Mike Verta, composer and her long-time partner. A year after their son was born, she filed for divorce. In February 2013 the divorce was finalized and soon after she met and fell in love with Scott Sveslosky to whom she is happily married now.
Divorce was finalized in February 2013.
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Getting married for the first time
They had been dating since 2001, but it took them a surprising eight years before Danica McKellar and Mike Verta finally married in March 2009. According to Danica’s sister, she had married the love of her life. A year later son Draco was born.
Looking at pictures of the couple throughout their nearly 12-year relationship, the two always seemed happy. They’re perhaps not the likeliest couple, given that she is an actress, an advocate for education, a write of children’s books and a mathematician and he’s a composer, somewhat older than her.
A divorce without reasons?
Alas, Draco was not even two years old when Danica, in June 2012, filed for divorce from her then-husband citing irreconcilable differences. It would appear that the love ended rather quickly and one has to wonder what happened. All things considered one is inclined to say that it may not have been the greatest idea to get married. After an 8-year relationship, it seems somewhat pointless to get married and then divorce only three years later.
However, Danica seems to be a bit of a romantic and perhaps she and Mike thought it was time. After all, few people marry expecting to get divorced again. And didn’t her sister call Mike the love of Danica’s life? Apparently not so.
Danica herself has not said much about the reasons for the divorce. She spoke no ill word about her ex-husband and merely said that a divorce is a sad thing to happen to someone, only second to a death in the family. It is rumoured that she was fed up with being the sole breadwinner in the family for most of the time, with Mike Verta sitting at home and composing his music.
Such a situation puts a strain on any relationship, and it tends to breed resentment. If it indeed played a role, then the breakdown of their marriage is certainly explicable. Danica was definitely not happy about the divorce and went on record saying that she was not ready to date after the divorce was finalized in February 2013.
At least they had an amicable divorce. They will share the custody of their son Draco and thanks to a prenup everything else was sorted without much difficulty as well.
It didn’t take long for Danica to be ready once again to get out there and start dating again. Perhaps that wasn’t quite what she had in mind, but after being set up on a date with lawyer Scott Sveslosky, she fell in love at first sight. Yes, she’s definitely a romantic. She later gushed that she knew he was the person she’d been dreaming of her whole life almost as soon as she laid eyes on him.
But Scott felt the same and in September 2014 he popped the question. Where it had taken Danica and her first husband eight years to make it down the aisle, Scott and she were married after only another two months.
The wedding took place on November 15, 2014, in an intimate sunrise ceremony in Hawaii. Danica and Scott exchanged their own vows, accompanied by their sons, each from their previous relationship. The four even exchanged family vows that were also written by each of them themselves.
Clearly, Danica has found her Prince Charming and nobody will be surprised, if, perhaps, another member will be added to the family. The two do make for a good-looking couple and would certainly produce cute offspring.
As for Mike Verta, he is a dedicated father to Draco, but it is not known if he’s seeing anyone new now. He’s never made a statement concerning his divorce. No doubt he will move on from Danica, if he has not done so already, and find new happiness eventually as well.