An American actress, Alison Berns is notably recognized as the ex-wife of famous Hollywood personality Howard Stern. Howard is a radio host, producer, director, writer, and a television star. The former actress is popular for her roles in the movies like ‘US Open Stores (1988)’, ‘Private Parts (1997)’, and ‘Negligee and Underpants Party (1988)’.
Apart from her projects,Alison grabbed the attention towards her when she got married to Howard Stern. Her 23 years of failed marriage suggests that no matter how long you have been in the relationship, you can’t always make it work. And no matter how many years of marriage fails, you can always start your life in a new way.
Early Life and Education
Going back to her early life, Alison Berns was born on May 26, 1954. She was born in Newton Center, Massachusetts, USA.
Berns attended Newton North High School, Newton, Massachusetts, before going further to Boston University. She got her degree in Communication from Boston University in 1976. She also acquired degree in Social Works from the Columbian University.
Alison Berns’s Relationship with Howard Stern
Alison rose to fame not because of her acting, but because of her husband, Howard Stern. Howard Stern is a legendary broadcaster, radio host, writer, and an actor. He gained much popularity through his show ‘The Howard Stern Show’ in America.
The duo met at the Boston University in 1974 while both were students. They dated for four years. After dating for long, they tied the knot on June 4, 1978, at the temple ‘Ohabei Shalom’ in Brookline, Massachusetts. The couple has three daughters named Emily Beth, Deborah Jennifer, and Ashley Jade Stern from their marriage.
Alison Berns’ Children
Emily Stern was born on May 7, 1983, in New York, USA. Emily is an American actress and casting director who rose to fame following her dedication towards her career. She went to New York University to achieve a degree in theater and acting. The actress has starred in movies like Remember Me released in 2017 and The Elevator Game in 2015. Furthermore, she turned into a singer with her first album ‘Birthday’ launched on October 23, 2013.
Deborah Jennifer was born on May 9, 1986. She tried doing some acting but didn’t reach any stardom as her father has. Deborah pursued her acting with an appearance in a single episode of the show called Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. She also played minor roles in the movies like For the Boys, Nudist Colony of the Dead, and Wide Awake.
Ashely Jade Stern was born on 24 January 1993 in Old West bury, Long Island, New York. Her fame has been only as the daughter of her popular father, Howard Stern. Ashley had a rough childhood due to her controversial father image and divorce of her parents when she was only seven.
An admirable couple of the Hollywood Alison and Howard decided to end their relationship after being together for more than two decades. They got divorced in 2001.
Alison Berns and Howard Stern Called Off Marriage
After being together for 23 years, Alison and Howard decided to end their relationship in October 1999 before making their divorce official in 2001.
Alison said that her husband made her feel that he was distant and cold. She began to feel alone and the relationship began to strain.
Howard also confessed that he became so focused on work that he neglected his family. In fact, work became more important for him than his family and friends.In an interview with Rolling Stones magazine in 2011, Howard spoke about his divorce with Alison. He stated that:
“My marriage ending blew my mind. I was upset that I failed, let down my family, my kids, my ex-wife; it all was very painful.“
He also added:
‘I felt like such a failure. It’s so complicated, and it’s hard for me to even figure out at this point what went wrong and how things that were so good could go so bad. It’s tough. I think I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to analyze that.’
They legally separated in 2001 with a settlement that increased Alison’s wealth.
Alison’s Life after Divorce: Married David Scott Simon
Soon after getting divorced, Alison married David Scott Simon on November 23, 2001. Unlike Alison, David is not a public figure. David Scott Simon is only known as the husband of Alison Berns. Besides this, he has no other ties that would connect him with the celebrity world. Alison’s ex-husband Howard Stern also moved on in his life and got married to Beth Ostrosky. Beth Ostrosky is an actress and a model.
After the divorce, Alison has taken a break from the spotlight and is taking care of her children. Alison and Howard still meet and get together when it comes to their children.
Berns’s Net Worth:
The former American actress’s net worth is estimated to be $ 20 million including the amount she earned from her career and divorce settlement with ex-husband Howard. Their divorce was among the most expensive divorce in the Hollywood.
Alison Berns is now living happily with her second husband David Scott Simon away from the limelight. She rarely makes public appearance nowadays.