Charles D. Lowe is famous as the father of an American-born actor, filmmaker, and podcast host Rob Lowe. Charles is a lawyer.
His son, Rob, is married to Sheryl Berkoff.
Charles Divorced His Wife When Their Kids Were Young
Charles was married to Barbara Hepler, a former high school teacher.
They gave birth to their two sons, Robert (Rob) and Chad, from their marriage union.
Soon after giving birth to their second child Chad, they got divorced. Their eldest son Rob was just four years old at the time.
Following their divorce, both of them moved on with their respective life.
He got married for a second time to his ex-wife, but unfortunately, their second marriage also ended in divorce when Rob was 12 years old.
She married for the third time to a therapist and moved to Malibu, California, with Rob and Chad.
Barbara died in 2003 after battling breast cancer, the same disease that had taken the life of her mother and her grandmother.
Age And Net Worth
Charles is 81 years old.
As an aspiring lawyer, he earns a hefty amount, but his net worth is under review.
Rob has a jaw-dropping net worth of $100 million, which he has amassed from his incredible career as a film and television actor and filmmaker.
Charles Is An Award-Winning Lawyer
Charles is an award-winning lawyer. He has been honored with numerous awards and accolades in his career, spanning over three decades.
He has been listed as one of the best lawyers since 1989, and also he is the only divorce and family lawyer in Dayton to be named one of the best lawyers in America.
Charles Is A Proud Father Of Three Sons
Charles is the proud father of three sons. Besides Rob and Chad, he also has one more son. He has a son named Justin from his second marriage.
Like his elder son, Chad is also an actor and recipient of an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Life Goes On as a young man living with HIV.
His youngest son Justin is a cinematographer.
Charles Was Diagnosed With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Charles was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer that forms in the lymph system. He was diagnosed in 1990.
According to his eldest son Rob, he had experienced flu-like symptoms and swollen glands for a while but had no idea it might be more severe, so he delayed being diagnosed.
He only went to see the doctor after the gland grew larger and larger, but thankfully, he managed to fight off the disease.
Rob sharing the experience, wanted people worldwide to be aware of the symptoms of the disease at the right time.
Son's Sex Tape Scandal
Rob faced controversy and legal issues back in 1989 after he was caught up in a sex scandal that involved two women, then 16-year-old Atlanta girl named Lena Jan Parsons and her 23-year-old friend, Tara Seburt.
The sex tape was filmed in 1988 but leaked the following year.
After the tape was released, Rob confessed to not knowing the girl was underage.
The teenager's family filed a lawsuit against him. However, he did not face any criminal charges after he agreed to perform 20 hours of community service in his hometown Dayton.
While appearing on Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show in 2019 to talk about his book, Rob said that the scandal was the best thing that ever happened to him and explained how it changed his life.
He admitted inventing the sex tape himself and that he didn't make as much money off it as everybody does now.
He then went on to say that the scandal is one of the reasons behind his sobriety.
He recalled waking up one day and asking himself what he was doing with his life.
He said it was a long time, and people still talk, but it's the best thing that ever happened to him because it got him sober, and married.
He has been married for 29 years and has sons, and he continued he doesn't think any of that happens without going through the scandal.
Rob was about 25 years old when he got so, but before that, he was in his rough years battling alcohol abuse and was also seeking more fame.
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