Tom Skerritt’s first two marriages were fraught with difficulties. Despite the fact that the actor’s previous marriages had failed, the third time was the charm for him. And he seems to have found happiness with his current wife, Julie Tokashiki, who is 30 years younger. His third marriage has outlasted his previous two. So, what made the third time differently? Skerritt discussed his wife and what made her unique in a 2020 interview with Closer.
Two Failed Marriages of Tom Skerritt
The East of the Mountains star married young artist Charlotte R Shanks and had a child at the age of 21. From 1957 through 1972, Skerritt was married to his first wife. The actor had a difficult time in his marriage’s last years. His wife had suffered mental illness, and he was struggling to care for their three children. Colin Skerritt, the actor’s eldest son, remains alienated from him. Skerritt is blamed for not being a present parent.
His second-oldest daughter, Erin, a noted poet, sympathized with her father and stated she knew what he was going through. He used to bring his children to the set and attempt to care for them since their mother was ill, but he didn’t have the time. Skerritt was therefore a single parent until his second marriage to Susan Ellen Aran. From 1977 through 1992, the couple was married for 15 years. Skerritt and Susan have a son named Colin. In 1980, the couple bought a home on Lopez Island and started a bed and breakfast there. Skerritt’s marriage to Susan, on the other hand, did not endure. In 1992, they divorced. The cause of their divorce was never revealed.
Tom Skerritt met his third wife Tokashiki
Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Skerritt met his third wife Tokashiki, a Fox studio executive while shooting Picket Fences. According to The Seattle Times, his wife was wary on the first date but found Skerritt to be a soulmate and a romantic. They tied the knot in 1998. In a follow-up interview, the Alien star remarked of his wife, “she’s powerful, lovely.”
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“I look at her with admiration and wonder at who she is.” “She’s really a fantastic work of art,” he continued.
Skerritt became a father at the age of 86 when he and his wife adopted Emi, a 12-year-old daughter, in 2007. He described Emi as a formidable adolescent. Skerritt’s four other children have all discovered their vocation. Andy, his son, is a computer specialist. Matt is a creative director and filmmaker. Collin has dabbled with acting and is well-known for Tuscaloosa (2002).
Even at the age of 87, the actor had no intention of retiring. Instead, at the age of 88, he received his first starring part in East of the Mountains. He’s worked in practically every film genre throughout the course of his six-decade acting career. Skerritt may be described as a workaholic. When he isn’t performing, he is running Triple Squirrels, a film studio he co-founded with his wife of 34 years. In his spare time, the actor writes, paints, and plays tennis.