- Connie Britton is an Emmy-nominated actress who has worked on some of the biggest shows
- She married her college sweetheart, but the union lasted only four years
- Connie has kept her love life under control and is a single mother
Connie Britton55, is a five-time Emmy-nominated actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s playing Nikki Faber on the super-popular television series, Spin City. She also acted especially The West Wing before starring in NBC’s hit series Friday Night Lights. However, while her career was taking off, she was going through a divorce. Connie was married to an investment banker John Britton for four years, but very rarely spoke publicly about the marriage. Read on to learn more about John Britton and what Connie’s relationship status is today.
What happened to John Britton?
John Britton and Connie met while they were students at the prestigious Dartmouth College and married in 1991. Very little is known about the marriage since it fell apart just as Connie was making a name for herself in Hollywood. However, in a 2009 interview, she revealed that getting divorced in her 20s was a difficult transition.
“I got married at 24. When I look back, it seems young,” she said red book after being asked about the “highlights” of her early adult years. “I have grown and changed a lot. A definite highlight was seeing The brothers McMullen. It was such a pleasure to shoot that movie – and then we ended up winning the Sundance Film Festival. That big-break moment is visceral. It happens once in a decade, maybe once in a lifetime.”
When asked about the “downsides” of her 20s, she replied: “Divorce is hard. I was about 29 when my husband and I split. I think we probably did better than most because we were young and didn’t have children – but divorce is difficult.”
John stayed out of the public eye, so very little information is known about him. However, a LinkedIn page for a person by his name who attended Dartmouth and graduated in 1989 shows that he is a former portfolio manager at Select Equity Group. A link on the profile leads to a website that displays various types of artwork and describes John as a “painter, sculptor and musician.”
Connie Britton Becomes a Single Mother
After the divorce, Connie continued to work as an actress and did not remarry. She was notoriously private about her love life, but opened up about the time she decided to experience a new kind of love: the love of being a mother. The White Lotus star adopted her son, Jobin 2011 from Ethiopia when he was 9 months old and talked about the decision about Watch What’s Happening live in 2021. “I had no idea what I was even getting into, so it wasn’t so much ‘I can do this’ as much as I knew I wanted to be a mom,” she recalled to host Andy Cohen.
“And, in fact, both of my parents passed away within three years, and all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh, no. My family is no more,” she explained. “I mean, I have a twin sister, but it was a big loss, losing my parents, and I wasn’t in a relationship that felt like it was going to be a marriage relationship, so I thought, ‘What am I waiting for? I know I want to adopt. I can do it,'” she added with a laugh. “But it was a little delusional because it turns out it’s a very difficult thing to do, but I would just encourage anyone to do it.”
Is Connie dating anyone?
The Happiest girl alive actress was spotted holding hands and kissing It’s us writer and producer David E. Windsor in October 2021, per the Daily mail. It is unknown when they became an item and unclear if they still are.