How Katey Sagal’s Husband, Kurt Sutter, Is Her Ride Or Die

Katey SagalShe is a television veteran. From her first role on the sitcom Married…with Children to her more recent stint as Dan’s new wife on The ConnorsHer career is full of iconic TV characters. The 67 year-old actress has been happily married for over a decade to a writer/producer Kurt SutterSince 2004. Here’s everything you need to know about Katey Sagal’s husband and the unbreakable bond they share.

It began as a slow burn

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Before meeting Kurt Sutter, Sagal was married twice—to musician Freddie Beckmeier from 1978 to 1981 and to Jack White (not the White Stripes singer) from 1993 until 2000. Sutter met her shortly after she split from White. Although they instantly fell in love, it was a while before they were able to get together.

“We were introduced through a mutual friend, and he asked me if I would have coffee with him sometime, and I said yes,” Sagal explained in a 2009 interview with “And then I was kind of was out of touch because I had my little kids and was running around with my children. And then he called me like a couple months later and asked me to coffee, and we went and kind of never left each other after that.”

Sagal and Sutter have many things in common, including their Hollywood careers. Sutter is an accomplished writer, producer, and director who’s worked on shows such as The ShieldHe was the original creator of FX. Series Sons of AnarchySagal starred in the film, called “The Movie.” In October 2004, the couple tied the knot at their Los Felix home.

The 57-year-old likes to joke about his and his wife’s fame, as he did in an October 2021 Instagram postSagal was struck by a car and was pronounced dead at the scene. “She’s the only one bringing in money right now,” Sutter wrote. “So I’ll be picking her up from the hospital later, taking her to that Dancing With the Stars audition.”

They have three children

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30:  Actress Katey Sagal (L) and husband executive producer Kurt Sutter pose at the after party for the screening of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" at Sky Bar on August 30, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
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Sagal already had two children from her marriage to Jack White when she met Sutter—Sarah Grace, born in 1994, and Jackson James, born in 1996. Sagal says that Sutter became their stepdad when they were married in 2004. “If you asked [Sutter], what he would tell you probably is when he came into my life, I already had two children, and he’s their stepparent, and I was very protective of my children,” Sagal admitted in a 2013 interview with NPR. “He hadn’t been around that kind of energy quite so much.”

Three years after tying the knot, Sagal and Sutter welcomed their own child into the world, a daughter Esmé Louise. Esmé was born by a surrogate in January of 2007.

“I’d had some medical issues after the birth of my other two children, so I was unable to carry a child, so we were always looking at alternative approaches,” Sagal said in a 2007 interview. “We headed down the adoption road at the same time we were investigating the surrogacy road and left it up to whatever happened first, because we weren’t attached to either way. Our surrogacy situation just fell into place really easily.”

This couple and their amazing blended family deserve our congratulations!