Glimpse into Married… with Children’s Amanda Bearse’s Life with Lesbian Partner & Kids
"Married with…Children" star Amanda Bearse has found a life away from the spotlight and is enjoying a new career path with her wife, Carrie Schenken and their two children.Amanda Bearse from "Married with…Children" famously played Marcy Rhoades, and later the name Marcy D'Arcy would become the most recognized reference with her character.
While on the show, and with the support of her cast mates, Amanda made a ground-breaking announcement on National Coming Out Day in 1993 when she revealed to the public that she is lesbian.
She admitted that most people on the set of "Married…with Children" also knew a lot about her personal life and were aware of her sexuality.
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That same year, she had adopted her daughter Zoe. She said having a child compelled her to come out publically about her sexuality. Explaining her reason for coming out in she said:
"I decided that this was too sacred an event in my life, being given the gift to raise this child, so that's why I made the choice to do it then. And I had the complete support of all the folks at Married ... with Children."
In 2008 Amanda found love when she met camera technician Carrie Schenken. The couple married in an intimate ceremony in 2010. Their guests included close friends, family members, and her "Married…with Children" co-star Katey Sagal.
It is reported, she did not invite her other co-stars David Faustino and Ed O'Neill because they had grown apart since the show ended, and she was never really close with them during her time on the show.
Today, Amanda and Carrie are based in Seattle. Seeking a change from her life in Hollywood, she has decided to go back to university and has launched a teaching career.