It's not easy to balance the personal life with the professional career. In fact, it's often challenging and sometimes it ends up being a significant factor for a couple growing apart. Rick Steves was in a blissful married life with his wife before their relationship abruptly ended.
It's nearly a decade since Steves split from his spouse. Has the travel writer found anyone post-divorce who's managed to steal his heart? More significantly, how was his first married life and why did they split? Did the former duo share any children? Let's find out.
Rick Steves's Relationship Status - Is He Dating Anyone Since His Divorce?
After his divorce with his first wife, Rick Steves has reportedly remained single for the last 8 years.
Previously, Rick was married to his girlfriend turned wife Anne Steves. The wedding took place in St. Thomas of Villanova while the reception was held at Saint David Gold Cup. Anne used Calla Lilies with roses and a trace of Hydrangea for her bridal bouquet.
The couple was dating for a long time before tying the knot. However, the pair was not meant to go the distance as they ended up divorcing in March 2010.
While getting interviewed on the topic of separation, Rick claimed it was just "personal issues". No specific reasons were cited to the media as the couple chose not to reveal it. You can't really blame them as they probably did not want to attract controversies.
Going into more details about their divorce, as per the State of Washington's court case information website, it was Anne who filed for one in Snohomish Superior Court in the State of Washington in September 2009.
The case number was listed as 09-3-02434-2 while the court granted her a divorce on 5th March 2010. The financial records relating to the divorce was sealed by the court on April 15, 2010, and again on June 11, 2010.
The records indicated the parties executed a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. It indicates one party transferred partial or full ownership of a financial account in his or her name to the other party.
Rick is also a board member of the National Organization for the Legalization of Marijuana. Moreover, he is highly involved in a charity housing project for homeless mothers.
Rick's numerous professional commitments might have caused the couple to grow apart since he needed to dedicate significant time and attention to his work.
The divorced couple Rick and Anne are blessed with two beautiful children named Andy Steves and Jackie Steves. After the couple's separation, both of the parents got equal custody of their children.
Although the pair is no more together, Rick is still caring for his children and strives to fulfill every parental responsibility.
In particular, Rick's son appears to be very close to his father. In fact, Andy is following in his father's footsteps. He is now an entrepreneur as he has founded a travel company named Weekend Student Adventures Europe.
Moreover, in 2016, he released his first book titled Andy Steves' Europe: City-hopping on a Budget. The book provides all the tips and itineraries developed for budget backpackers on the classic circuit through Europe.
Meanwhile, the former couple looked adorable together but they perhaps were not compatible in the long run. Rick tends to travel to Europe for about four months every year so they grew apart significantly.
Shortly after the divorce back in 2012, Rick stated in his blog he recently began traveling with a remarkable woman named Trish Feaster.
However, it is unclear if the travel writer met Feaster prior to his divorce, or if his relationship with her was one of the reasons that led to his marriage breaking down. What is certain, though, is the fact that the once adorable couple was not meant to last a lifetime.
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Steves might be single at present but his dedication towards love and affection is still lively. Have a look at his Instagram photography above!
Rick Steves' Professional Career
Rick Steves began his career as a traveling teacher in The Experimental College. Moreover, he was a tour guide during the summer. In his early years, he wrote his first edition of "Europe Through the Back Door".
Later, Rick opened a storefront business which was both a travel center and a piano teaching studio. From 1991 to 1998, he ran his television show titled Travels in Europe with Rick Steves. Steves later launched his show Rick Steves' Europe in September 2000 and airs a season every year.
Rick recently started several books and program with travel in Europe. He also launched a mobile application, a library of audio content that includes self-guided walking tours in 2010. Moreover, he is a social worker for the homeless and arts and vocal proponent of the legal use of marijuana.
Rick Steves: Quick Facts
- Born on 10th May 1955 in Edmonds, Washington.
- His birth sign is Taurus.
- His father was the owner of a piano store and he would teach him piano there.
- He graduated from the University of Washington.
- He is best known as an American author and television personality who is an expert on European travel.
- He became the host of the PBS show Rick Steves' Europe.
- He encourages the readers to see themselves as "temporary locals" instead of tourists by traveling independently.
- His net worth is estimated to be $10 million.