• John Schneider is an actor who discovered fame enjoying Bo Duke on ‘Dukes of Hazzard’
  • He additionally performed Jonathan Kent, Superman’s human dad, on ‘Smallville’
  • The star has 4 youngsters, whom he admitted weren’t ‘talking’ to him for a time frame

John Schneider has not too long ago made headlines for his alleged controversial assertion about President Joe Biden. The actor tweeted that the president must be “publicly hung” and is “responsible of treason” in response to a tweet the president made towards Donald Trump, per Deadline. Because of this, the Secret Service has reportedly opened an investigation into John’s feedback.

Nonetheless, he backtracked on the since-deleted tweet in an announcement to the outlet: “That is my closing touch upon this. I neither stated nor implied any such factor. Regardless of headlines claiming in any other case, in my put up, I completely didn’t name for an act of violence or threaten a U.S. president as many different celebrities have accomplished previously. I counsel you re-read my precise put up and take note of the phrases earlier than believing this nonsense.”

Earlier this 12 months, John mourned the demise of his spouse Alicia Allain, who handed away from most cancers on February 21, 2023 at 53 years previous. “My stunning Smile is ache free, residing in her new physique alongside Jesus,” the Dukes of Hazzard actor wrote on his Instagram on the time, alongside a stunning photograph of his producing accomplice, whom he married in 2019.

John Schneider posing with daughter Leah Schneider. ( Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Alicia was the veteran star’s third spouse. From 1983 to 1986, on the peak of his reputation throughout Dukes of Hazzard’s run, John was married to Miss America Tawny Elaine Godin. The quick union was adopted by a wedding to Elly Fort, which started in 1993 on a excessive and ended on a really dramatic observe in 2014, together with John spending time in jail for failed alimony funds, per TMZ.

Throughout their marriage, John and Elly (Elvira) welcomed a daughter named Karis. John additionally grew to become a father to Elly’s youngsters from her first marriage, Mandy, Leah and Chasen. “My spouse and I’ve 4 children – Mandy, Leah, Chasen and Karis – and I’m father to all of them, however I’m Karis’s organic father, ” he instructed Father.com in 2012. “So once I married Elly, she had three youngsters, and we instantly grew to become a household as a result of I needed to be a dad … needed, needed, needed to be a dad.”

Study extra about John’s 4 grownup youngsters, and why they weren’t on “talking phrases” for a time frame, in accordance with John, beneath.


John together with his organic daughter Kari in 2005. (2005 Kathy Hutchins/Hutchins Ph/Newscom/MEGA)

John and Elly welcomed their daughter, Karis, in 1997. Little is understood about their solely organic baby, though she seems to be a firefighter.

Mandy & Leah

Little or no is publicly recognized about Mandy and Leah, the daughters from Elly’s earlier marriage. Leah has reportedly labored as behind the scenes in Undertaking Runway (2005-2013) and Undertaking Runway All Stars (2013-2014).

John spoke out on how he didn’t need to seem absent to his daughters whereas he labored in Hollywood. “My want was, I didn’t need to be a visitor in my home. I needed my children to know that I saved coming again in order that I may simply hang around with them and be a dad at house,” he instructed Father.com. “And I consider it labored; they’ve that impression that Dad is anyone that went away to work, however that he lived right here, you recognize. He was right here. It’s actually robust.”


John with son Chasen Schneider in 2003. (Bei/Shutterstock)

Chasen was born in Los Angeles on December 31, 1991 and though not biologically associated to John, he adopted in his father’s performing footsteps. He labored on The Secret Lifetime of The American Teenager (2008-2011), Anderson Bench (2016), and Hate Crime (2017). Then he up and moved to Britain to hone his craft.

“He utilized to a number of British drama colleges together with RADA, Guildford, Royal Scottish Academy and LAMDA,” in accordance with his IMDb bio. “He lived in London and acquired full coaching in classical, fashionable theatrical and movie performing, in addition to motion, stage fight, dance, voice, singing, theatrical clown, voice performing and varied different disciplines.”

Chasen now reportedly lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Why The Children Reportedly Stopped Chatting with John

John Schneider and his ex Elly Fort in 2007. (Image Excellent/Shutterstock)

As talked about, John and Elly’s divorce wasn’t a stroll within the clouds. John was ordered to pay his ex over $18,000 per thirty days in alimony, and after he reportedly ran up a tab of over $150,000 in again alimony, he was sentenced to 3 days behind bars within the L.A. County Jail in June 2018. Though he was launched the identical day, he was reportedly ordered to finish 240 hours of neighborhood service to make up for the failed alimony funds.

Whereas its unclear how this affected his relationship together with his 4 youngsters, John revealed they weren’t speaking to him across the time he appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2018.  “I’m hoping that I’ll do my household proud, I’ll do my love over there proud,” John stated, per PEOPLE, referencing his girlfriend on the time, Alicia, earlier than including, “and perhaps my youngsters will communicate to me once more.”

Later within the episode, he added, “I by no means thought, within the imaginative and prescient of my life, [what I never saw] was not having a relationship with my youngsters. It greater than hurts. ‘Damage’ is a tiny, tiny phrase. I don’t have a phrase for what that appears like.” The singer did observe ghat he needed to reconcile together with his children. “I feel they know that, and it’s sort of as much as them what they do with that,” he stated.

It’s unclear if John and his children have mended their relationship.

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