For those who had followed Eugene Levy’s career path from his first movies in the 70s when he was catapulted to stardom by the Canadian show Second City Television, you know that the actor has long been married to his work wife Catherine O’Hara.
The couple not only worked together on the show but went on to forge a successful career in many of Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries. This includes the Best in Show in which they acted like a couple.
Recently, they have accomplished what may be their biggest joint success, the famous Canadian-made show and Netflix hit Schitt’s Creek, in which she is a creative consultant. This has made people wonder whether the couple is actually married?
The actor is not married to O’Hara, instead, his wife is Deborah Divine. The American Pie actor and Deborah Divine have been together since 1977. The American Pie actor and Deborah Divine have been together since 1977. It is not clear how they met, but it has been evident that Eugene loves his wife during their time together.
Even though there is little information on Divine, the little that there is, is impressive. She is a production manager, screenwriter, and producer. She has been involved in movies like The Edge of Night.
Most people know her for her role in Maniac Mansion, which she wrote and was created by Eugene. It aired between 1990 to 1993 on YTV and Family Channel.
There are very few pictures of Divine on the internet but she has been pictured with Mitchell Obama and other cast members of the Schitt’s Creek show. She has a wonderful family as is evident in the show.
Even though she does not have a huge social media presence, Her Twitter account is under the moniker ‘deb d’, where she posts on the hilarious matters of marriage life and shoutouts to her husband. She once wrote during his birthday, “Oh, and Happy Birthday to my @Realeugenelevy whose anti-aging thing is starting to piss me off!” During Eugene’s Emmy’s acceptance speech, the audience was reminded that O’Hara, who was also awarded, was not his real wife.
He said that he was thankful to his wife through a sweet speech and went on to say, “all the love, support and sage counsel over the years.” Their union has been kept on the low, and maybe this is why it has managed to last more than 43 years.
Deborah Divine, like her husband, was born in Canada and has dedicated her life to entertainment, even though she is mostly behind the scenes as a production manager or producer. She has taken part in the production of soap operas like Another World and Search for Tomorrow to Gruber and The Higgins Boys. She is also a creative consultant on Schitt’s Creek, a show co-created and acted by her husband, son, and daughter.
They are Wonderful Parents
The couple is parents to two of Schitt’s Creek actors, Sarah Levy and Dan. Dan plays David Rose, Eugene’s son, while Saray acts as Twyla Sands, the Cafe Tropical owner. One can say that acting really runs in the family’s blood.
Divine has been referred to as a string woman during her time as a parent. In 2019, Eugene told the People that they used to be strict back when the kids were still young. He stated, “The thing was for us, if you crossed the line, there was going to be some sort of punishment.”
Her devotion to the family was instrumental in Dan accepting his sexuality earlier. While being interviewed on Watch What Happens Live, Dan confessed that she was the first person to approach him and ask if he was gay. He says their close bond was influential in helping him embrace his true identity.
Dan also said that he admires his dad for having a successful and consistent career that he attributes to his talent, professionalism, and humility. He went on to say, “in this industry, that says a lot about a person and their work. To have him as an example, in terms of how to navigate this business, has been invaluable.”