This will be good news for anyone who ever had a Teen Beat poster of Ricky Schroder in their locker. Or, you know, anyone who ever had a picture of Newt Dobbs from Lonesome Dove that they ripped from a TV Guide. I’m sure those people exist. TMZ says that after 24 years of marriage, Ricky Schroder is getting divorced from his wife Andrea Schroder.
A 21-year-old Ricky met a 17-year-old (eeesh) Andrea while he was filming a movie in Canada in 1991. They got married a year later, and ended up having 4 kids. Ricky converted to Mormonism for her. Hearing the word “Mormon” immediately made me picture a smiling Ricky ringing Andrea’s doorbell and asking her if she likes her new house and if he could clean her gutters.
TMZ says that Andrea filed papers in Los Angeles only a few weeks before their 24th anniversary. She wants sole legal and physical custody of their youngest kid (the other three are of legal age) with visitation for Ricky. She’s also demanding spousal support.
TMZ doesn’t know exactly why they decided to split. But I think I have a theory. A few years ago, Andrea and Ricky were on an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now, and she showed off a “dream board” – which was really more of a bag – that she made when she was 8. On the inside there was a picture of Ricky and she’d written that her dream was to marry/meet him and have kids with him.
And now they’re getting divorced and cashing spousal support payments. That paper bag totally came from a haunted grocery store, I know it. Quick, throw your dream bags into a fire! It could be cursed!