The late actor John forced her to eat a bagel and cream cheese because he thought she was too skinny and when the director Dugan told Ritter that Amy was to play Ritter's wife in the movie "Problem Child", he told Dugan bluntly that she was too young to play the role.
This statement of Ritter, sure hurt Amy a little, but she got the part in the movie and they started filming right away.
Little did she know, Amy and Ritter started falling for each other, despite their huge age gap, they tied the knots on September 18, 1999.
The doctors presumed it to be a heart attack but later on, it was diagnosed to be a congenital heart defect.
Ritter died from an aortic dissection on September 11, 2003. The entire movie industry was shocked and disheartened by the sad news and Amy and her daughter was left all alone, without a father and a husband.
After five years of John's death, Amy filed a wrongful death lawsuit of $67 million against the radiologist Dr. Matthew Lotysch and cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee.
The Hollywood attorney has even played the role of father figure to Ritter and Yasbeck’s daughter, 14-year-old Stella.
Stella Ritter is now a full grown beautiful 19-year-old actress and composer. She's played a number of hit movies such as The Namazu (2012), This is My Friend (2007), Hannah Lost Her Smile(2013) and so on.