Kate Tucci was a media personality, social worker, and celebrity husband. She is best known as the Emmy Award-winning actor’s first wife Stanley Tucci.
Although Kate had her own successful career and a famous father, she came into the limelight somewhat after she married the Supernova actor Stanley. The two were married for about fourteen years before splitting for life.
Kate died in 2009 after a horrific battle with cancer. Here we will talk about Kate Tucci’s lifelong achievements, family, her marriage to Stanley, children and much more.
When was Kate Tucci born? Details of her early life
The late famous husband Kate was born Kathryn Spath on Apr 26, 1962 in San Francisco, United States of America. She was the daughter of the vice president of Enerpac Applied Power Inc., Robert B. Spath, and a family counselor and therapist at the Waukesha Family Service consulting firm, Dorothy Spath.
She was of American nationality and was of white white ethnicity. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Lawrence University and later attended New York University.
Although she was widely popular as the wife of Winchell actor, she had her own line work. Before his death, Tucci worked as a philanthropist and producer.
According to reports, Kate started working as a social worker right after graduation. After that, she worked as a philanthropist all her life.
Apart from this, she was also a producer working on a handful of shows including: Full circle and american idol. Moreover, she also did several gigs and shows. In addition, she was also an authorized member of the NY State Council on Divorce Mediation.
Late media personality Kate Tucci’s first marriage to Alexander Scott
Before her ten-year marriage to Stanley Tucci, Kate was married to Alexander Robert Scott, the stage manager and actor. He is the son of actress Colleen Dewhurst and actor-director George C. Scott. Robert worked at the Square Theater in New Circle at the Square Theater in New York.
Their engagement was announced via news broadcasts in 1983 and they exchanged their wedding vows a year later in 1984.
While they were together, Kathryn and Robert welcomed a daughter named Christine Scott, who was later adopted by her second husband Stanley. He raised his stepchildren as his own.
The first broke up in 1994 after they officially divorced.
Kate Tucci married Stanley Tucci for the second time
The late star Kate first met her second husband Stanley Tucci at an awards ceremony in 1995. Their chemistry clicked and the couple immediately took their relationship to the next level.
They even got married the same year on April 18, 1995 amid family and friends. In 2000, Kate and Stanley welcomed twins Nicolo Robert Tucci and Isabel Concetta Tucci weighing 4 lbs 10 oz and 4 lbs 4 oz respectively.
Likewise, they also shared a third child, daughter Camilla Tucci, who was born in 2002.
Stanley Tucci cheated on his first wife Kate Tucci
Just a year after welcoming their third child, Kathryn and Stanley split for a while in February 2003. While people were still wondering if they were breaking up, the father of three began openly dating his Frankie and Johnny counterpart, Edie Falco.
Most of their fans speculated that Stanley’s relationship with Edie was the reason behind his divorce. The former couple started dating in April 2003 and were together until March 2004.
Kate and Stanley reconcile after two years apart
Although the parents of the three had decided to separate for good, fate brought them back together. The former husband-wife reconciled after Kate was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2005.
The late media personality battled cancer for four years until her last breath. Sadly, the mother of three Kate passed away on April 27, 2009, leaving her children behind.
Kate Spath was only 47 years old at the time of her death. She stopped by their house in New York Manhattan.
Was Stanley Tucci married after Kate Tucci’s death?
Just a year after Kate passed away, Stanley crossed paths with his now-wife Felicity Blunt. She is the sister of actress Emily Blunt.
PS Kate Tucci and Felicity Blunt met at the premiere of The devil wears Prada. They even took a photo together that Stanley still has.
Ironically, Tucci and Blunt first met at Emily and John Krasinski’s wedding, which was celebrated at George Clooney’s estate in Italy.
The then-future husband-wife married on August 4, 2012 after a relationship of about two years. As of 2022, they share two children, a son named Matteo Oliver Tucci b. January 25, 2015 and a daughter named Emilia Giovanna Tucci b. Apr 19, 2018.
The family of four currently lives in London. She is also the stepmother of Stanley and Kate’s three children.
Kate Tucci’s Second Husband Stanley Still Mourns Her Untimely Death
Back in 2021, Stanley spoke about his experience, grief and his feelings about the death of his first wife. He said that even after 11 years, he still mourns her loss.
“You never stop grieving. It’s still hard after 11 years, and it will always be hard.”
Stanley added that Kate wouldn’t want anyone to mourn her for the rest of their lives. He says she would like everyone to get on with their lives. Tucci added,
But you can’t help it… and she would never want any of us to ever wallow in that sadness and let it take over our lives. She would never want that. She was not like that.”
Kate’s partner Stanley was also diagnosed with cancer
In 2017, the ex-husband of the late celebrity Kate was diagnosed with a 3 cm . tumor at the base of his tongue. According to Tucci himself, the tumor was so large that it was impossible to cut it out. Therefore, they sought a high dose of radiation and chemo to eradicate the tumor.
Fortunately, the tumor was gone after 35 days of radiation and seven sessions of chemotherapy. However, the aftermath was a major challenge for Stanley.
The therapy session severely damaged his sense of taste and smell and he had to rely on a feeding tube to eat/drink for months. He thanks his wife Felicity for staying with him and taking care of him.
Tucci Says Blunt’s “immortal attention, affection and encouragement” helped him through his illness.
As of 2022, he still has some side effects from the treatment i.e. a few foods taste weird and spicy food is painful for him. The irony is that Stanley is a big foodie and even called his own book on food Taste: My life through food.