Who Is Jeff Sessler? Ex-Husband Of Mackenzie Phillips

by Pragya Wed Dec 13 2023 Updated On Tue Dec 19 2023

Jeff Sessler is the ex-husband of American actress Mackenzie Phillips. He is an American citizen by his nationality. 

Jeff Sessler with his ex-wife, Mackenzie Phillips.
Jeff Sessler with his ex-wife, Mackenzie Phillips. Source: Pinterest

About Jeff’s Ex-Wife Mackenzie 

Mackenzie is a professional actress

She is well known for her appearance in the movie American Graffiti as Carol Morrison

Also, she is famous for portraying Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time.

She was born in 1959 to her parents, Susan and John Philips

She grew up with five siblings. 

Married Life Of Mackenzie

Mackenzie has been married three times in her life. Her first marriage was with Jeff Sessler

They tied the knot in 1979 when Mackenzie was just 19 years old. 

Unfortunately, their marriage lasted only for two years, and they divorced. 

After that, she tied the knot with Shane Fontayne in 1986.

They share a son named Shane Baraken. They were married till 2000 and later parted ways. 

She then married Keith Levenson in 2005. However, shortly after their matt, they got divorced.

Mackenzie Phillips with her husband.
Mackenzie Phillips with her husband. Source: Pinterest

Age And Net Worth

His ex-wife, Mackenzie, is 64 years old. She has a net worth of $1 Million

Mackenzie Had Sex With Her Father 

Mackenzie opened up about her incest with her father in an interview with Larry King

She revealed she was engaged to Jeff Sessler and would marry him in 1979

They were both pleased and excited about their marriage, but Mackenzie’s family wasn’t happy. 

So, her dad came to Florida to talk to Mackenzie about not marrying Jeff. 

Mackenzie went to talk to her father in a hotel room where her father had lots of drugs. 

She went there, and they both started taking lots of drugs and then Mackenzie blacked out. 

When she came to her senses, she found herself having sex with her father. 

She felt embarrassed and was disturbed by the whole act and didn’t talk to her dad for months. 

Mackenzie Destroyed Her Life

Mackenzie was one the famous actresses back in the 90s and 2000s

She was known for her character play in One Day at a Time and was the highest-paid actor in the show. 

She was paid 50k per episode, which allowed her to earn money and succeed at a young age. 

However, she didn’t utilize the money as she spent most of her money buying drugs and getting stoned. 

She became a complete addict, which got her fired from season 5 of her show One Day at A Time

Her addiction destroyed her life and even got her arrested at the LA airport for felony possession. 

Thankfully, her family was there and took care of her and got her into rehab. 

Mackenzie’s Father Abused Her

Mackenzie came clean about her sexual relationship with her father in her memoir and has even talked about this matter in many interviews. 

She said that the first time she slept with her dad, she felt she was raped. 

She didn’t get connected to her dad for a long time until she had to go on a road trip with her dad again. 

She started taking drugs with her dad and started waking up with her leggings down. 

She didn’t share her story with many people then but did tell some of her close friends and boyfriends. 

After hearing about her sexual relationship with her dad, many of her boyfriends even broke up with her. 

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