William True Stevenson is a professional fishing guide/captain from Clearwater, Florida. He is best known as the son of Cheers and Looks Who’s Talking actress Kirstie Alley and her ex-husband Parker Stevenson.
True is the first child of Kirstie and her ex-spouse; he has a bit of a backstory from when he became the son of It Takes Two actress Alley.
Although True has not followed in his parent’s footsteps, he seems to enjoy his current occupation; the sea. Find out more about him; from his origins and teenage years to his wife and children, and exactly what he does to survive.
William True Stevenson’s Birth Details; He Was Adopted
The beautiful William True Stevenson was born on 28 September 1992 to father Parker Stevenson and mother Kirsty Alley. The actress and her then-husband had adopted William in 1992.
Kirstie Alley became a mother and it was difficult for the actress. She had miscarried her first child with her former husband Parker Stevenson in 1990.
So after talking to her doctor about the possibility of not being able to have children, Kirstie decided to adopt William two years later and a daughter in 1994. At the time, the former couple, Kirstie and the Saviour actor were living in Maine.
Kirstie Alley Named William True Stevenson After His Grandfather
True, now 29, was named after Kirstie’s grandfather Clifford William Alley. In her 2012 book Art Of Men, explaining the meaning of her adopted son’s name, the Toothless actress writes that the reason she chose the name True was that she preferred the combination of different number syllables in the name.
Instead of names like mine, Kirstie (two), Louise (two), and Alley (two). Mixed syllables skip the singsong effect. William has never been used.
written by Madhouse actress Art Of Men in 2012. On True’s first nickname, the Kansas-born actress says she named him William because she likes the name William and its shortened form Will.
Ally says that although not her biological son, True made the most exciting impact in her life until the actress adopted Lily from Family Sins. Kirsty also writes in her book that there was no fracture period, no adoptive-parent syndrome in True’s infant phase; it was just natural and profound.
William True’s Sister, Lillie Was Also Adopted
True is not the only child adopted by Kirstie and her ex-husband Peter Stevenson. He also has a sister, Lily Price Stevenson, whom the Summer School actress adopted in 1994, two years after she welcomed William.
Willy’s sister and Kirstie’s daughter, Lillie Price Stevenson, were born on 15 June 1994.
William True Stevenson’s Parents, Kirstie Alley And Parker Stevenson
Willie True’s adoptive parents Kirsty Alley and Parker Stevenson were married from 1983 to 1997. The couple divorced in 1997 after almost 14 years of marriage.
They finalized their divorce in California. Before Parker, True’s mother Ally was married to Bob Alley from 1970 to 1977.
William’s Education: He Is Educated
It is believed that True attended the Delphi School of Scientology, as his sister Lily also attended there. The private boarding school, which costs about $50,000 a year, is located on 800 acres near the small town of Sheridan.
Other notable Delphian students include Isabella, daughter of Top Gun actor, and Lauren, daughter of Crash director Paul Haggis.
William True Stevenson Is A Captain
The Emmy Award-winning actress’s son William Trew Stephens is a USCG-licensed captain with Rebel Coast Charters, a fishing tour company in Clearwater, Florida. He was a member of Rebel Coast Charters in April 2019. Williams began fishing as a child in Maine during the summers.
His adoptive family always had boats, so he grew up near and on the water and eventually became an avid fisherman after living in Florida. His job as a captain involves specializing in family trips and tailoring each excursion to best suit the traveler’s experience level.
True trips start at USD 300.
William frequently posts about fishing excursions on his Instagram as well as Facebook.
Who Is William True Stevenson’s Wife?
Kirstie’s son William is married to Sarah Parker, with whom he had his first child, a son, Waylon Tripp Parker, in June 2016. Shortly after the birth of Waylon, Kirsty took to her Twitter to announce the news of her grandson’s birth.
Posting a black and white photo of her son Stephenson with her then-newborn son, the now 71-year-old wrote,
“When your son has a son…bliss. Yes, this is my secret happy news as promised …Welcome Waylon Tripp Parker.”
Ally then posted other similar photos.
In addition to Waylon, Tripp and Sarah are parents to two daughters, Rebella and Kit.
William Was First Engaged At 17
Before Sarah, William was engaged to his high school girlfriend Lauren Sargeant; at the time William was only 17 and still at school. Sargeant was 18. Before their engagement, Troy and Sargeant had been dating for about a year.
Although he was still at school, Trú was fully supported by the actress’s mother, who also spoke highly of him in interviews. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in April 2010, speaking about her son’s marriage, Ally said: “I’m her mother,
“I feel good because they’re really in love. True’s got a level head. He’s a good guy. He’s very monogamous and he’s very sweet with her.”
Interestingly, True’s mother Kirsty herself got married quite young, at just 19. That didn’t work out, though, and at the age of 30, she tried to remarry, which also failed.
With two failed marriages, Ally joked at the time that she was no expert on the subject, to advise her then-teen-year-old son about his early marriage. Although not confirmed, like Kirsty’s teenage marriage, True’s union with Sergeant seems to have ended behind the door. Consequently, the fisherman is now the husband of another woman, Sarah Parker.
William True Stevenson Appeared In A Reality Series
Although William has not yet starred in a TV or film (full-time), he has appeared in his mother Kirsty’s A&E reality show “Kirsty Ally’s Big Life”. At the time, Iris was still a teenager. Kirstie’s daughter Lily was also on the show.
Ally had signed a contract with A&E to produce a reality series that chronicled her efforts to lose 145 kilograms. Before that, she had decided to develop her weight loss program.
Even before that, in 2005, Ally had gained 200 kilograms, signed a contract with Jenny Craig as a spokeswoman, and starred in a series of commercials in which she lost 75 kilograms using Jenny Craig products.
William Follows Scientology
In January 2015, Kirsty Alley confirmed that her son William Trew Stevenson and daughter Lily had joined the Church of Scientology, following in the footsteps of their actress mother. The brother and sister duo decided to follow the faith after the death of Lillie’s fiance, Nick Trela.
Ally said the decision to join was entirely her children’s choice. She added that this act helped her children a lot. Ally said that her children becoming Scientologists helped the family cope with the death of Lily’s fiancé, Nick Trell, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident a month ago.
- When they were children, Kirsty allowed True and Lily no more than two hours of television a night and zero unsupervised time on the computer.
- Alley claims that Lily and True were happy children who had a better body image than their mother.
- She once discovered that William and his sister ate good, healthy, and organic food.
In 2005, William Trew Stevenson appeared in an episode of the Showtime series, Fat Actress.
- True taught guitar to Grease actor John Travolta’s son Benjamin Travolta; William’s mother Kirsty and actor John Travolta have been friends since 1989. The same year they starred together in Look Who’s Talking.
- Both William’s parents are quite rich actors. His father, Parker Stevenson, who is currently married to Liz Shen, has a fortune of more than $10 million USD, while his mother, Kirsty Alley, has a fortune of around $40 million USD.