Who Is Laurence Shanet? Ex-Husband Of Alyssa Sutherland

by Manisha Mon Jun 06 2022 Updated On Fri Jun 10 2022
Who Is Laurence Shanet? Ex-Husband Of Alyssa Sutherland

Laurence Shanet is an American director who has directed many commercials, films, music videos, internet content and stage plays. 

He is better known as the ex-husband of Alyssa Sutherland, an actress and model.

Laurence Shanet's ex-wife Alyssa Sutherland.
Laurence Shanet's ex-wife Alyssa Sutherland. Source: Instagram

How Did Things start Between Laurence And Alyssa?

Laurence was married to Alyssa, who is a well-known Australian actress

They met each other in 2006 while snowboarding upstate of the Big Apple

But they did not share any romantic bond at that time. Three years later, in 2009, they started seeing each other. 

Despite having a huge age gap and being from different countries, they managed to keep their relationship intact. 

The couple exchanged their wedding vows as husband and wife in 2012 in Thailand

But things did not go as they planned as their marriage only lasted for a year. 

They got divorced in 2013. The reason behind their split is still unknown, as Alyssa is a very private person, and she does not like to share much about her personal life. 

The couple does not have any children.

Laurence Shanet with his ex-wife Alyssa Sutherland. Source: Liverampup

Age

Laurence is 53 years old. 

Net worth

Laurence's net worth is estimated to be $1 to 5 million. All his income is from his directorial career. He is also a producer. 

His ex-wife has a net worth of a whopping $5 million

Why Did Alyssa Leave Vikings After Season 4?

Alyssa played the role of Aslaug, who was the orphaned daughter of a dragon warrior father and warrior mother in the period drama Vikings. 

She made her memorable entrance in Vikings at the end of Season 1 and Season 2. 

She had a dramatic death in Season 4. But did she say goodbye to such a devious character? 

Alyssa already knew that her exit was coming in Season 4. 

In 2016, right after her character's final episode, she told Entertainment Weekly that she had been waiting for Aslaug to be killed off ever since she joined the show. 

She admitted that she was waiting for this to happen the whole time she was on the show. 

She figured it out because her character was introduced controversially, and the only thing to do with her was to get rid of her at some point. 

She thought that it would happen earlier. She ensured that Aslaug would die in Season 4 while shooting episodes nine and ten. 

She said that she accepted her character's fate as the character's manner of death fit her personality.

Alyssa Talked About Role In Vikings 

In an interview, Sutherland spoke about her character. 

She thought that many fans misunderstood her character. 

She is very defensive of her character as Aslaug. Her character is very complex as a lot is going on in her life, and it will take some time to figure out her character. 

After watching a few more episodes, she said that people would love her character. 

She shared her experience of working with Michael Hirst. She had an amazing time working with him. 

She said that he gave so much input regarding their characters. 

The working environment was great at the set. She was happy and excited to work with such a legend. 

Lesser Known Facts About Alyssa

Alyssa was born in Brisbane, Australia. Before coming into the acting industry, she was a model.

She worked with Vogue in Australia when she was just fifteen years old. She got a chance to work with big brands. 

She made her acting debut in 2006 in the movie named The Devil Wears Prada.

She got famous for playing the role of Aslaug in the drama Vikings. She is not dating anyone right now. 

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