In the late 1970s, while he was still a teenager, Shaun Cassidy would get people’s pulses pounding with his renditions of love songs. He inherited his talent from his film and theater star parents, Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy, who both worked in the entertainment industry.
David Cassidy, his elder half-brother, also followed in their father’s footsteps by appearing on “The Partridge Family” as Keith. This role was originated by David Cassidy. In 1977, Shaun’s song “Da Doo Ron Ron” climbed all the way to the top of the charts.
After that, he had a supporting part in an episode of “The Hardy Boys,” in which he played a young investigator. For almost the whole of two years in a row. Teenage females had a reason to obsess over Shaun since he was featured on every cover of the magazine Tiger Beat.
In an interview with Page Six that took place in December 2021, the musician said that three other members of his family had already achieved success by the time he became 18 years old. He reflected on the fact that his mother had previously won an Academy Award while he was just 24 years old.
David was a major pop artist, and his father had a successful career as a matinee idol on Broadway. In spite of this, the first time he ever signed a signature was when he was only five years old, and the reason for this was because his mother’s maiden name was Jones!
In an interview with Page Six at the time, Shaun, who was 63 at the time, said that it was “terribly difficult” for him to see his brother suffer from alcoholism. He admitted to observing the pattern in each family and made the following observations:
“It’s so difficult, and nobody really has the appropriate guidelines on how to handle it,” the speaker said. “It’s very horrible.”
David’s lifelong struggle with alcoholism ultimately led to his loss in 2017, at the age of 67, from complications related to the failure of the liver and kidneys. Even though it had been more than 20 years since Shaun had sent stadium spectators into a frenzy, he was nonetheless thankful for the support he had received from them in the year 2010.
The celebrity pointed out that there is a “unique link” between yourself and the person who bought your album as their first one, who attended your show for the first time, or who purchased your poster for the first time. He said how a 42-year-old lady would approach him, and he would immediately see their nine-year-old self in their eyes, and it would move him deeply. He shared this experience with the audience.
Fortunately for Shaun, he did not follow in his brother’s footsteps and commit himself by getting into the same line of work; rather, he got married and had a family. In spite of the fact that he had a modicum of fame, his wife opted for a more low-key existence.
During his interview with Page Six, Shaun discussed how he had utilized his celebrity as a “launchpad” in his career. He said that becoming famous was exciting and that he felt as if he’d won the jackpot, but he eventually had to confront the reality that he needed to make a decision about how he wanted to spend the rest of his life.
It was up to the singer to decide how he was going to support himself financially. Shaun had seven children by the year 2021, and he attributed his success in life to the fact that he had his family to thank for keeping him from falling into disgrace following his days as a teen idol.
The celebrity has been married three times, the first time being to his wife Ann Pennington on December 1, 1979. He has also been married to two other women. Before they divorced on July 4, 1993, they had the joy of welcoming two children into the world.
He wed his second wife, Susan Diol, on May 7, 1995, and the couple had one child before announcing their intention to split on March 1, 2003. On August 28, 2004, he married his most recent and present wife, Tracey Lynne Turner, and together they have four children. She is also his significant other.
During an appearance that Shaun made in 2010 on “The Oprah Winfrey Project,” he divulged the fact that he had met Turner when they were both working on a television show. She was completely oblivious to the fact that he was a well-known teen idol at the time.
Despite all of his accomplishments, the celebrity said that his family was the most important thing in his life. He referred to them as the “fulfillment” of his dream and emphasized the fact that they were the subject of his dream.
The artist also provided a tour of his family’s two-acre dream house in Los Angeles, which they shared with numerous adoptive animals that had been saved, one of which was a tortoise. His wife let them know that, in their eyes, he was not a famous actor or musician, but rather “simply a family person.”
She related how her husband volunteered at their children’s school, attended PTA meetings, and prepared the children’s lunches in addition to attending the Little League games with the family. In the month of April 2019, Shaun uploaded a picture on Instagram that showed his wife occupying a chair on their front porch.
He said that he did not post many photographs of her online since she wished for them to remain private. Despite this, he decided to publish the photo since it depicted a “well-deserved moment of post-Easter leisure” that was “too wonderful to ignore.”
Caleb Turner Cassidy was the couple’s first son and kid, and he was born on March 3, 2005. Roan Howard Cassidy was their second son and child, and he was born on September 23, 2006. In the month of December 2008, the couple had their third child, a girl named Lila Tracey Cassidy.
After being apart from the public eye for the last four decades, Shaun Cassidy has expressed his desire to reconnect with his devoted following.
Another daughter, this one called Mairin Cassidy, was the family’s most recent addition, and she was born in June of 2011. Since Shaun stepped away from the music scene, he has continued to have a successful career and has been responsible for a lot of well-known television programs.
In 2010, Shaun disclosed the fact that he had been working in the television industry as a writer and producer for the previous 15 years. When he looked back at earlier interviews in which he was asked what he wanted to do when he grew up, he often said that he wanted to be a producer rather than a singer, and he added:
“And I know that I should count my blessings that I was able to complete it.”
According to his IMDb profile, he has worked as a singer, writer, actor, and producer. It was said that he has produced or originated a number of television shows, including “American Gothic,” “Cold Case,” “Cover Me,” “The Agency,” “Invasion,” and “Emerald City.”
In addition, he served in the same capacities for the show “New Amsterdam” and “Hysteria,” for which he authored and executive-produced episodes. Despite this, music continued to run through his veins, as shown by the fact that his website said he had two upcoming gigs in Honolulu in the year 2023.
During his set at Sony Hall on December 19, 2021, he said that the last time he played in New York was at Madison Square Garden. This was his first performance in the city in over a year. After being apart from the public eye for the last four decades, Shaun expressed his desire to reconnect with his devoted following.