After being married for over two decades, Teddi Siddall, Gary Cole’s first wife, filed for divorce before meeting her untimely death. Despite losing his former wife, Gary has found love again.

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After joining “NCIS,” Gary made headlines for playing the role of FBI Special Agent Alden Park in Season 19. Fans of the criminal investigative series were captivated by Gary’s role. They wanted to know if he was replacing Mark Harmon, who left the CBS series after playing Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs for 18 years.

Although fans might not know about Gary’s personal life, the actor has been through a difficult time. He had a longtime love that was lost first to divorce and then more permanently to death. He also has a daughter named Mary Cole. Here’s all we know about the Hollywood actor.

Gary Cole and his Wife Teddi Siddall at the Pantages Theatre on April 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Gary Cole and his Wife Teddi Siddall at the Pantages Theatre on April 25, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Gary Cole’s First Wife, Teddi Siddall

Prior to joining “NCIS,” Gary was best known for his comical roles in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Veep,” and “Office Space.” Despite having a successful career, Gary’s love life has not been a bed of roses. So who is Gary Cole’s late wife?

Just like Gary, Knapp is also a parent, and her daughter Gwendolyn is pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Not much is known about Knapp, as she likes to live a private life.

Gary, who has been in the acting industry for over 35 years, had a wife, Teddi Siddall, and they were married for 25 years. However, Siddall filed for divorce briefly before her demise in 2018. The cause of their separation is not known. Siddall was also a celebrated actress and had worked on several projects.

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Teddi Siddall and Gary Cole attend TNT's 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Teddi Siddall and Gary Cole attend TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

She was popularly known for appearing in the film ”Forever Strong” and ”Midnight Caller,” and also played a guest role in the long-running medical drama ”Grey’s Anatomy.” The two shared a daughter Mary.

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Teddi Siddall Filed for Divorce 25 Years after Marriage

Before passing on, Siddall had filed for divorce in June 2017 after being with Gary for 25 years. The couple tied the knot in 1992 and have a daughter who was diagnosed with autism when she was a kid. At the time of Siddall’s filing, their daughter, Mary, was 24.

According to the legal documents, Siddall requested spousal and child support for their daughter. The actress also stated that their formal date of separation was on February 8, 2015.

Teddi Siddall attends Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Teddi Siddall attends Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The details about their divorce were never settled as Siddall was found dead under unclear circumstances in her studio city home in February 2018. She was later laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetry in Los Angeles.

Gary Cole Found Love Again with Michelle Knapp

2021 was a special year for Gary; besides landing a leading role in a long-running TV series, the actor also got a new wife. Gary Cole exchanged vows with his partner, Michelle Knapp, in an exclusive ceremony that was held in August 2021. However, the details of their wedding day are not known.

Gary Cole attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Gary Cole attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The actor’s fans have been eager to know more about his new partner. So who is Gary Cole’s second wife? Despite getting married to the celebrated Hollywood actor, Knapp seems to prefer a simple life and has a decent job. She is an interior designer, a model, and an artist in Los Angeles.

Just like Gary, Knapp is also a parent, and her daughter Gwendolyn is pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Not much is known about Knapp, as she likes to live a private life. However, she has an Instagram page where she occasionally shares photos and videos that offer glimpses of her life.

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