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Who Is Traci Wald Donat? Unkown Facts About Helen Reddy’s Daughter

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Traci Wald Donat is a director. But, Traci is mainly known as the daughter of the late Australian-American singer and actress Helen Reddy. After the harsh struggle in her music career, Traci’s mother Helen got her 15 singles ranked in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Similarly, some of her mother’s hit songs and albums include I Am WomanI Don’t Know How to Love HimFeel So YoungCenter Stage, and many more.

Besides, Traci has been in marital bliss with the former actor Lucas Donat for more than three decades. Are they still together as of 2022? Do they share any kids?

Let’s explore everything about Traci Wald Donat including her age, height, father, wiki, net worth, and many more.

Know Traci Wald Donat Age: Short Intro On Her Early Life

Traci Wald Donat is 59 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 19, 1963, to Helen Reddy (mother) and Kenneth Weate (father). Similarly, Traci’s paternal grandparents are Claude Gifford Weate and Eunice Gladys Jessie Wheeler Weate. Furthermore, her maternal grandparents are Stella Campbell and Maxwell David “Max” Reddy.

Traci Wald Donat and her mother Helen Reddy
Traci with her mom Helen

She was raised by a single mother as her parents got separated when she was 3 years old. She along with her mother moved to Los Angeles where she spent most of her childhood.

Besides, talking about her racial background, she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and is American by nationality. Furthermore, when it comes to her education, Wald has kept it to herself and has yet to be revealed.

Does She Have Any Siblings?

Traci does share a half-younger brother Jordan Sommers (B. December 12, 1972) from her mother’s second marital relationship with Jeff Wald. Like her, Jordan also prefers to do off-screen jobs. He is now a successful producer. Her brother has worked as a co-producer in the movie I am Woman, and a producer in the short movie, Easy 4U2 Say, and Photo Finish.

Besides, did you know Traci’s mother Helen was previously married to Milton Ruth? They didn’t share any children.

Traci Wald Donat Is A Herbalist And She Also Has Some Movies Credit

Traci started her own herbal company named Simples in 2017. Her company is based on the traditional folk medicine practice that shares the wisdom of ancient plants as a medicine. At Simples, Donat makes a kind of tonic from every sort of herbal plant. She actually started the business along with her long-time husband Lucas Donat.

Likewise, the star kid has opened a small store with few working members. In an interview with Focus.TV, Traci has explained everything about her business. Take a look at the video down here!

Besides, in 1989, she even worked on some TV projects as a director. Traci is mostly known for A Nightmare on Drug Street.

Traci Wald Donat’s Mother Helen Reddy Was A Famous Singer

Before knowing Traci’s mother’s professional life, did you know she was born during World War II? Later, when Helen turned 25, she started pursuing her music career. In 1968, her debut single One Way Ticket was released but couldn’t get the fame she wished for from her first song.

Traci Wald Donat mother Helen Reddy is a singer
Traci with her mother Helen and daughter Lily

Henceforth, Helen released her debut album I Don’t Know How to Love Him in May 1971. And her mom rose to stardom with her single named I Am Woman (1972), which ranked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Other than that, she released dozens of albums including Center Stage, Ear Candy, Helen Reddy, Play Me Out, Imagination, Feel So Young, and many more.

Who Is Traci Wald’s Father? Details On Her Parent’s Marriage And Divorce

Traci’s father Kenneth Claude Weate was a musician/singer and a Melbourne native. In fact, Kenneth was one of Helen’s family friends and the couple had met each other on multiple occasions. Likewise, Helen married her ex-husband Weate to defy her parents who wished her to follow them into show business.

Traci Wald Donat's parents are no longer in this world
Traci’s parents stayed in a marital relationship for 6 years

Eventually, Traci’s parents walked down the aisle in 1961. Similarly, at the time of the marriage, her mother Helen was just 20 years old. The couple was together for six years, however, due to some differences, they decide to walk their separate ways in 1966.

Soon after, Traci and her mother relocated to Los Angeles. Likewise, her mom got hitched for the second time to Jeff Wald in 1968. Surprisingly, her mother got married to Wald just three days after the meeting.

Traci Wald Donat shares a great bond with her step-father Jeff Wald
Traci with her daughter and step-father Jeff

Sometime later, they started living at the Hotel Albert in Greenwich Village. The pair were together for over a decade and during that time they shared a son named Jordan Sommers. Unfortunately, their relationship also ended in a divorce and the couple decided to part ways in 1981. Despite the former couple’s relationship, Traci was close to her stepfather Jeff.

Traci Wald Donat’s Long-Time Marital Relationship With Husband Lucas Donat: Are They Still Married?

As said before, Helen Reddy’s daughter Traci has been in a blissful marital relationship with the former actor Lucas Donat for over three decades. Her husband is currently an advertising executive and innovator. Their romance started to blossom in the mid-’80s.

After dating for some time, Traci and her husband Lucas exchanged their vows on July 20, 1984. The wedding was held in a very low-key ceremony in front of their family and close friends. However, the director has kept the other part of her love life far from the prying eyes of the media. Whatever the case, the lovebirds are happily married to date and we hope that they will keep on being together till the end of time.

They Also Share A Daughter: Who Is She?

Traci and her husband welcomed their only daughter Lily Donat in the late ’90s. However, they haven’t revealed her exact date of birth to date. But, their daughter is pretty much into singing, just like her grandmother Helen Reddy.

On the other hand, Lily also pursued acting. Likewise, in 2016, she appeared as Lucy in the short movie named Easy 4U2 Say. Similarly, the actress portrayed the character of a Nightclub singer in the movie I Am Women.

Traci Wald Donat’s Parents Are No Longer With Us

Her father Kenneth Claude Weate passed away on 11 April 1970 around the age of 42 in his house in Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia. Similarly, his funeral was held at Fawkner Memorial Park.

On the other hand, Traci’s mother Helen Maxine Reddy died at the age of 78 on 29 September 2020. She passed away at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Calabasas, California, U.S. The singer suffered from dementia and Addison’s disease. However, the cause of death isn’t clarified.

Net Worth: How Rich Is Traci Wald Donat?

Traci Wald is estimated to have a net worth of $500,000. She has gathered her fortune from her career as a director and an entrepreneur.

On the other hand, her mother Helen Reddy was estimated to have a total net worth of $3 million at the time of her death.

Traci Wald Donat Is Active On Insta

Traci uses Instagram under her company’s name i.e @simplestonics. She has almost 7k followers as of 2022. She posts a lot of pictures related to her business but also posts a lot about her family, especially her mother Helen.