Jose Stemkens is a South African former model, fashion entrepreneur, and businesswoman who is now better known as the wife of Titus Welliver. Jose and Titus were married in 2014 after the actor’s two failed marriages, and the tragic loss of his third wife.
Although at first, it had promises of becoming his longest marriage yet, the union came to an end in 2019 after only 5 years. Two years down the line, the couple and their failed marriage have not left the front pages of newspapers.
Profile of Jose Stemkens
- Full Name: Josepha Theodora Stemkens
- Date of Birth: 29th December of 1987
- Birth Place: Tembisa, South Africa
- Profession: Former model and businesswoman
- Husband: Titus Welliver (2014 to 2019)
- Children: NA
It Was In The United States That Jose Stemkens and Titus Welliver First Met
Born Josepha Theodora Stemkens in South Africa, the former model was brought up in Holland and she had her education at the Bouwens van der Boijecollege, later moved to the United States where she started her career as a fashion model. Before then, she has also worked with top European brands before making the move.
It was after her move to the States that her path first crossed with Titus Oliver while she was working as a consultant. They dated for a while and then in April 2014, the Lost actor got married to the model.
The ceremony took place at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas in California and was attended by family members and close friends of the couple, including the children of the actor from his previous marriages, Eamonn, Quinn, and daughter Cora.
The Marriage Lasted Five Years With No Child
For the first four years of their marriage, everything seemed to be going just fine for the couple as there were no signs of trouble in their paradise. However, in the fifth year, reports which were soon confirmed had it that Titus Welliver had filed for a divorce.
The Bosch star filed paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court to separate them. Although reasons for the divorce were not publicly stated, they both seemed to come to an easy understanding.
By the end of the entire process, Josepha Theodora Stemkens was given a 2017 Range Rover, horses, and other furniture in her possession. More so, she was keeping her business, jewelry, and would get $27k per month in support until the end of 2021 as well as another $50k to equalize the properties they shared.
Even though they did not have any child together, the former model legally adopted the teenage daughter the actor had from a previous relationship. They were also able to come to terms with her custody.
The Actor Was Previously Married Thrice Before Meeting Jose
While this was the first marriage for Jose Stemkens, it was the third for Titus Welliver who before then, was married to Joanna Heimbold and then Elizabeth W. Alexander who was a film producer.
Heather Wielandt Was The First Woman He Was Married To
- Full Name: Heather Wielandt
- Date of Birth: NA
- Profession: NA
- Husband: Titus Welliver (–1989)
- Children: NA
The first woman that the actor ever married was Heather Wielandt. Unfortnately, details about her and the the year they got married is still unknown. However, it is known that they ended their union in 1989.
He Had Two Kids From His Marriage To Joanna Heimbold
- Full Name: Joanna Heimbold
- Date of Birth: March 12, 1962
- Profession: Actress
- Husband: Titus Welliver (1998–2004)
- Children: Quinn Welliver and Eamonn Lorcan Charles Welliver
The second marriage of the famous actor was to actress Joanna Heimbold. This marriage lasted for six years from 1998 to 2004 before they parted ways. In between, the couple had two kids, Quinn Welliver who now seems to be making his way into becoming an actor also, and Charles Welliver.
Elizabeth Alexander Was His Third And Longest Marriage
- Full Name: Elizabeth W. Alexander
- Date of Birth: 29 March 1960
- Death: 23 October 2012
- Profession: Film Producer
- Husband: Titus Welliver (2005 to 2012)
- Children: Cora McBride Walling Welliver
After two failed marriages, the actor seemed to finally have everything sorted out when he met Elizabeth Alexander. The couple got married in 2005. Unlike his previous marriages, this lasted for up to 7 years and had promises of lasting even much longer, but tragedy struck in 2012 when she lost her life due to cancer complications.
While she was battling ill-health, he got his role in Promised Land, he insisted he was not going to take part in the film but would rather go to Switzerland where she was being treated to be with her, but she insisted that he wanted him to be a part of the film. He revealed that at first, she was starting to get better before things took a turn for the worse and she lost her life to the ailment; breast cancer.
The couple only had a son together, Cora McBride Walling Welliver.