In the series of famous prominent gay couples such as Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades, as well as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, you will also find Amanda Bearse and Carrie Schenken, who have also been around for quite some time.
However, Carrie Schenken herself is not necessarily a celebrity. Instead, she has become popular as the significant other of the famous American actress Amanda Bearse. The two have been a couple for many years and are not only married but also have a child together.
Carrie Schenken Bio and Profile
Carrie Schenken was born on April 24, 1958, in Florida, United States. She also grew up in the States. As someone who was out of the limelight for most of her life until her relationship with Bearse, you don’t know that much about her personal life, her parents, and siblings.
Nonetheless, it is said that although she graduated from high school, she did not go to college. Before she met her partner, she had several low-paid jobs. She is known as a camera technician.
Facts about Amanda Bearse’s Wife
1. Relationship with Amanda Bearse
As mentioned above, Carrie Schenken is a married woman whose wife is the actress, director, and comedian Amanda Bearse. The two met for the first time in 2008, although it is not known exactly how they met.
They met for up to two years before they decided to enter into a marriage in 2010. Only very close friends of the couple and their relatives participated in the event, which took place only in the background. Since their marriage, they have made a special effort to keep their private life and all information about their family away from the media.
It is publicly known that they have a child together, Zoe Bearse, who was adopted by Amanda in 1993, more than a decade before she met her future wife. Although Zoe is now an adult woman, there is still no information about her. According to some reports, she is not the only child of the couple, because after their union they adopted another child whose identity is still a mystery.
It was in 1993 when Amanda Bearse first publicly identified herself as a lesbian. At that time, the actress was the only person who ever came out as a lesbian at prime time. As early as 1991 there were speculations about her sexuality in various media, but it was not until 1993 that she came forward to confirm these speculations. Her main reason for coming out was to make it clear to others that gays and lesbians are also normal people.
In 2015 there were some reports that Carrie Schenken and the actress were no longer together because Amanda had moved on to another lover. Later, however, it turned out that this was not true as the two are still very much together.
Even before her relationship with Carrie, Amanda had a relationship with the actress, comedian, and singer Sandra Bernhard. The two were already connected in 1983, even before Amanda finally came out. Although there is not much information about them as a couple, it is known that they did not survive together as a couple for a long time before they decided to go their separate ways.
Bearse was also associated with a woman who was simply identified as Amy. Again, it seemed to be a relationship that did not last long, as there is not much information about it. It is believed that she also dated other people, but since she is a private person, there is not much to say about it.
2. She was born in the same state as her partner
Both women were born in the state of Florida. More than that, both were born in 1958. While details about Carrie’s early life are difficult to learn, the case for Amanda is different.
3. What’s her net worth?
Although we have not been able to confirm this in any meaningful way, there are several reports that Carrie Schenken has a net worth of $1 million. While this is significant, it is much less significant when compared to the $16 million that Amanda Bearse has as her net worth.