Many may only know him as the ex-husband of American actress and dancer Keri Russell, but the fact remains that Shane Deary was not just a husband, but one of the few who would do anything and everything to stand by their wives at any time, and even though they are now separated, the duo won’t deny that they play important roles in each other’s lives.
Unlike Keri, who is an award-winning actress best known for her role as Felicity Porter in the series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002 and for which she won a Golden Globe Award, Shane Deary is a craftsman and contractor who met Keri through a mutual friend. Here are a few facts you should know about Shane Deary
Shane Deary’s Biography
There is no available information about Shane’s siblings or parents, only that he is the son of one of the most respected contractors in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. According to reports, he grew up with his father in a house he built During high school, Shane demonstrated his talent as a craftsman, especially in the areas of furniture making. He has a younger brother whose name is unknown.
His wife Keri is American and was born on March 23, 1976, in Fountain Valley, California, as the daughter of the housewife Stephanie and Nissan Motors executive David Russell. She has two siblings – Todd and Julie, and she began her career first as a dancer when, at the age of 15, she got an important position as a dancer in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She lived with her family in various places including Coppell, Texas, Mesa, Arizona, and Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Her frequent moves were due to the nature of her father’s work.
Keri became famous after she took on the role of Felicity Porter in the television series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002. The television series earned her a Golden Globe Award. She met Shane in 2002, just a few years after she moved to New York City with her parents. Keri is also known for her roles in films like Mission: Impossible III, August Rush, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Extraordinary Measure, and Waitress, among many others.
7 Facts You Must Know About Shane Deary
He is an Amateur Surfer: Besides his work as a carpenter, the handsome and uncomplicated Shane also tries to perfect his skills as a surfer.
Shane has a Secret Garden Gate: the winery was one of the things that attracted Keri to him. When they were still together, Shane and his two children usually visited him and played together in the garden, especially when they decided not to go out.
Shane Dated Keri for one Year before they got Married: Shane got engaged to Keri in 2006, and in February 2007 they closed the wedding knot. Valentine’s Day wedding was a private and intimate ceremony attended only by close friends and family. Interestingly, the wedding took place on a snowy night in downtown Manhattan. After they exchanged their vows, a reception followed at the Harrison Restaurant in Tribeca. The location of the reception was only an available venue that day.
Keri was Pregnant before Marriage: Keri was five months pregnant with Shane’s first baby at the time of the wedding. They wanted to get married before she gave birth. That same year they welcomed their son River. The boy was born in 2007 and in 2011 they had their second child, a girl named Willa.
Shane was not Keri’s First Love: the beautiful dancer had a good list of people she dated before she met the handsome amateur surfer. She dated Tony Lucca and Scott Speedman, her Felicity co-star. Her relationship with the latter continued throughout her marriage to Shane.
Shane and Keri Remained Married for Four Years: Shane filed a divorce petition against Keri in 2013, after their four-year relationship, citing intense misunderstandings and complications in their marriage. However, the duo still seems to be friendly for the benefit of their children, although Keri claims that she is able to take care of her children on her own. To Kerry’s misfortune, her house in New York was broken into at this time.
Shane is Probably still Single: there is no further news about Shane, but Keri currently has another son named Sam. She got the little boy in late May 2016 when she was living in a relationship with her new boyfriend, co-star Matthew Rhys. They were married in 2013, the same year that Shane divorced her.