Lee Broderick and Betty Broderick’s Other Children Today

Titi Dokubo
Aug 28, 2022
12:55 A.M.

Betty Broderick is the mother of four children, and her second child is Lee Broderick. Today, Betty Broderick's children, who have remained private over the years, are all grown, and some have already started their families.


The second season of the Netflix series "Dirty John" focused on Betty Broderick's story, which fascinated fans and made the headlines. The season premiered in 2020 and had everyone talking about Betty Broderick and wondering where her children are today.

Viewers of the series became curious about the case involving Betty Broderick. The series revealed that Betty Broderick was guilty of both second-degree murder charges at a Californian courthouse.


Betty was convicted at 44. Her conviction happened on December 11, 1991. She had been charged with the murder of her ex-husband, Daniel Broderick, and her children's new stepmother, Linda Broderick, on November 5, 1989.

Christian Slater played Daniel, and Rachel Keller played Linda. Betty, who Amanda Peet played, got a sentence of 32 years to life in prison. Fans are curious to know where her children are today.

Christian Slater as Dan Broderick and Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick on the set of "Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story" | Source: Getty Images

Christian Slater as Dan Broderick and Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick on the set of "Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story" | Source: Getty Images


Lee Broderick is Daniel and Betty's second-oldest child. After committing the crime, Betty contacted Lee immediately, and she also testified in court. Lee said Betty told her on the call that her stepmother was dead.


Before Daniel's death, he was reportedly not on good terms with his second daughter, prompting him to change his will. The changes he made excluded his second child from inheriting his wealth.

His will stipulated that his estate would be distributed equally among her three siblings. Years after his death, even though Lee said she missed her father, she was willing to let her mother live with her if released.


According to some of the reports, Lee had issues in school and with drugs. The reason he had cut her off was not because of her relationship with his ex-wife. In the will, her father stated:

"I specifically make no provision in this will for my daughter, Lee Gordon Broderick."

Daniel had changed his will in the third year during the divorce proceeding from Betty, whom he married on April 12, 1969. When he changed his will, he was already having an affair with his legal assistant.


While no one knew the reasons behind his decision to off his second child, Lee knew he would cut her off. In November 1989, Lee said:

"He had told me before that he was going to write me out, but I didn't think he would. But he did."



Daniel Jr. Broderick is Betty's first son and Lee's younger brother. In 2010, when their mother had a parole hearing, he said he did not want the authorities to release Betty because she was not remorseful.

However, irrespective of how he felt, he and his siblings usually visited Betty for her birthday, Mother's Day, and a minimum of once every summer. She did not want them to see her during other big holidays. Betty said she did not want them to have such memories.


The youngest of Lee's siblings is Rhett Broderick. He learned that his father and stepmother had died through a family friend.

After his mother's crime, he said he was not surprised, and when he went on Oprah Winfrey's show, Rhett further stated that they warned their dad about keeping them away from their mother.

Rhett was always taken to boot camps for problematic youngsters or to live with family relations as a child. He felt like his life was constantly being scrutinized. Rhett said people were always attempting to blame his actions on his parents' situation.


Years later, Rhett believed his mother should be released because she was a lovely, likable lady who was not a danger to society. He also revealed that prison was not helping her.

Kim Broderick is the oldest of the Broderick children. During her mother's murder trial, she stated that her mother had acted abnormally following their father's divorce.

Kim revealed that their mother wished she had never given birth to her and repeatedly called her a traitor. Betty, who is not eligible for parole until 2032, reportedly said to Kim: "If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be here."


Kim, who has refused Betty's efforts to write a letter in favor of her release from prison, published a book in 2014. In "Betty Broderick, My Mom: The Kim Broderick Story," Kim discussed how she and her siblings dealt with the incident.

She also revealed that she never liked visiting her mother in prison. The most agonizing and heartbreaking thing she could have imagined, other than losing her father, was going to see her mother in jail.

In "Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story," Kim's identity was changed to Tracy, and the series revealed that her mother was upset that their stepmother had attended Kim's graduation.



Lee's mother gained notoriety in 1989 after she committed murder. She had killed her ex-husband and his new wife, Linda née Kolkena.

The case, which made national news three decades ago, is still relevant today, thanks to several TV productions. However, Netflix's 2020 series made the topic fresh in the minds of those who may have missed it in 1989.

Curious viewers wondered who Betty was and what could have made her commit the crimes she did. Betty Bisceglia, a housewife, was one of six siblings born into a comfortable household in New York City.


Her father was a successful building contractor, and her family belonged to the local country club. Frank Bisceglia, her father, sent her to a private Catholic school, where she earned an English degree in college.

She had met her ex-husband in her first year while he was a senior. Seeing as she attended an all-girls school, she was on an escorted visit to the University of Notre Dame and met him at a party.

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