'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Todd Bridges Divorcing
Todd Bridges and his wife, Dori, have decided to go their different ways. The couple announced the end of their 14-year marriage.“Diff’rent Strokes” star
The two have one son, 13-year-old Spencir Bridges, who is following in the footsteps of his dad by becoming a child actor.
Bridges acknowledged the breakup on Twitter. Dori is “a great mother im glad to have had the years to know her and have a great kid with her,'' he said. "As we know, people grow apart and we did.” He added Monday, “Life is full of changes.” The two married in 1998.
A statement from Bridges reads, "The Bridges have decided that disunion is in the best interest of their collective futures. Although Todd and Dori are going their separate ways, they are mutually committed to the well-being of their son."
When Bridges was 13, he won the part of Willis on the popular sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” which ran from 1978-1986 and also starred Dana Plato and Gary Coleman.
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In his 20s, the star battled a cocaine habit and ran into trouble with the law for allegations of drug possession and carrying a concealed weapon. Said Bridges about that time, "I know how terrible life was when I was using drugs.”
Bridges wrote a tell-all memoir in 2010 called "Killing Willis," which detailed his drug addiction after the popular TV show ended.
The 47-year-old, who says he is now clean, most recently played Monk on the show “Everybody Hates Chris.” He and Dori appeared on MyNetworkTV's new show, "Decision House," in the "Burned Bridges" episode. The actor next appears in the Adam Sandler comedy, “That’s My Boy.”