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Who Was Kate Tucci? Unknown Facts About Stanley Tucci’s Ex-wife

Kate Tucci was an avid social worker who mainly came to the media limelight as the first wife of actor/filmmaker Stanley Tucci. Her then-husband has starred in several TV shows like Murder One, 3 lbs, Feud: Bette & Joan, and many more.

However, Kate’s marriage with the actor Stanley lasted for more than a decade. Did they share any children? When and where was the wedding held?

Besides, did you know Tucci is no longer with us and passed away in 2009? Additionally, there are lots of interesting facts about Kate’s personal life. Let’s unravel everything about Tucci including her cause of death, breast cancer, funeral, and more facts!

Who Are Kate Tucci’s Parents? Details On Her Young Age, Wiki – Sister?

Kate Tucci was born Kathryn Spath on April 26, 1962, in San Francisco, the United States of America. She was born to Robert B. Spath and Dorothy Spath. Her father was the vice president of Enerpac Applied Power Inc. and her mother was a family counselor & therapist at the Waukesha Family Service counseling agency.

Similarly, talking about her siblings, there isn’t any information disclosed related to Kate sharing any sisters or brothers. So, it is safe to say, she was the only child in her family. She belonged to a White racial background and was an American by nationality.

Apart from this, after completing high school, Kate went to study at Lawrence University and later enrolled at New York University.

Kate Tucci Was A Social Worker By Profession

As we all know, Kate was recognized as the former wife of Stanley Tucci. But, she also had her own professional career. She used to work as a social worker and also a producer.

Nevertheless, she started working as a philanthropist after completing college. Later, Kate got involved in the film industry and worked as a producer in the shows like Blind Date (2007).

Details On Kate Tucci’s Wedding: She Was Married To The Actor Stanley Tucci

The celebrity spouse Kate and her husband Stanley’s wedding was held on April 18, 1995. Their wedding took place in a very low-key ceremony alongside their close friends and family.

Prior to their marriage, Kate and her partner first met at an award ceremony in 1995. Gradually, the pair started seeing each other for some time and began dating soon after.

Kate Tucci's husband Stanley is an actor
Kate and her husband Stanley were in a marital relationship for 14 years

Besides, other details about their relationship have remained a mystery to date.

Kate Tucci Exchanged Her Wedding Vows With Alexander Scott Before Stanley Tucci

Before Kate got married for the second time to Stanley Tucci, she was in a marital relationship with the stage manager and actor Alexander Robert Scott. Nevertheless, her first husband Alexander is the son of actor/director George C. Scott and actress Colleen Dewhurst who used to work at the Theater in New York

Furthermore, Kate and her husband Alexander announced their engagement through the news in 1983. The following year, in 1984, their wedding was held in a very private ceremony.

Kate and her first husband stayed together for a decade. Similarly, in 1994, the couple finalized their divorce. However, they never shared the reason behind their separation.

Children: She Shared One Child With Alexander Robert Scott And Three Children With Stanley Tucci

From Kate’s first marriage with the stage manager Alexander Robert Scott, a daughter Christine Scott was born. And after their divorce, Christine was adopted by her second husband Stanley. Although she was Stanley’s stepdaughter, he raised her like his own.

In addition to that, Kate and her second husband first welcomed twins in 2000, Isabel Concetta Tucci (daughter) and Nicolo Robert Tucci. Isabel weighed 4 lbs 4 0z and Nicolo was 4 lbs 10 oz during their birth.

In 2002, Kate and Stanley welcomed their third daughter Camilla Tucci

Kate Decided To Split With Her Husband Stanley: Did He Cheat On Her?

In 2003, Kate and her husband Stanley didn’t live together. As a matter of fact, Tucci openly began dating his Frankie and Johnny co-star Edie Falco in April 2003. Likewise, many of Kate and Stanley’s fans and well-wishers started speculating that Tucci’s relationship with Edie was the reason for their separation.

However, their relationship couldn’t last long and the duo eventually parted ways in March 2004.

Kate Tucci Died Of Breast Cancer: Her Ex-Husband Stanley Was By Her Side At The Time Of Her Death

Stanley Tucci’s wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2005. The same year, fate brought Kate and her husband Stanley together once again.

However, Kate passed away on April 27, 2009, after battling cancer for four years. She was only 47 years at the time of her death. She passed away at her home in New York, Manhattan, USA.

Stanley Tucci’s Wife Kate’s Untimely Death Still Makes Him Sad

Although it has been more than a decade since Kate passed away, Stanley says that he is still grieving his first wife’s death. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, he said,

“You never stop grieving, It’s still hard after 11 years, And it will always be hard.”

Likewise, he also said that his wife Kate wouldn’t want anyone to be sad for her for the rest of their life. Then, he came up with the words, “she would want everyone to carry on with their lives.”

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Furthermore, in the interview, he talked about how his late wife wouldn’t want anyone to dwell in the past and move on saying,

But you can’t let it… and she would never want any of us to ever wallow in that grief and let it take over our lives. She would never want that. She wasn’t like that.”

Kate Tucci’s Husband Stanley’s Second Wedding: Stanley Got Married To The Sister Of An Actress

Stanley met his now-wife Felicity Blunt a year after Kate’s death. Felicity is the older sister of the actress Emily Blunt.

Surprisingly, the late Kate Tucci and Felicity Blunt met at the premiere of The Devil Wears Prada, before Felicity and Stanley started dating. Moreover, Stanley and his now wife met at the wedding ceremony of Emily and John Krasinski at George Clooney’s estate in Italy.

On the other hand, talking about Tucci second marriage, the Feud: Bette & Joan actor and his wife Felicity exchanged their wedding vows on August 4, 2012, two years after their dating.

Kate Tucci's husband Stanley is currently married to the sister of actress Emily Blunt
Kate Tucci’s husband Stanley and his current wife Felicity Blunt

The duo is also blessed with two children. A son named Matteo Oliver Tucci was born on January 25, 2015, and a daughter Emilia Giovanna Tucci was welcomed on April 19, 2018.

Kate Tucci’s Former Husband Stanley Was Also Diagnosed With Cancer: How Is It Now?

Stanley was diagnosed with a 3-cm tumor at the base of his tongue, in 2017. According to Tucci, the tumor was so big that it was not possible to cut it off easily. The doctor began giving him high-dose chemo and radiation to gradually remove the tumor.

Kate Tucci's husband was also diagnosed with tumor in his tongue
Kate’s husband Stanley Tucci

After 35-days of radiation treatment and 7 sessions of chemotherapy, the tumor was gone. He even thanked his now-wife Felicity for taking care of him and staying till he was cured.

However, all those therapies impacted his sense of smell and taste and he had to depend on a feeding tube to consume for months. Even now, the actor says a few foods taste weird, and spicy foods are painful to swallow. Not to forget, Stanley was a foodie and also has his own book titled Taste: My Life Through Food.