Opal Stone Perlman is a famous fashion and jewelry designer and the ex-wife of popular American actor Ron Perlman. She walked down the aisle with him on valentine’s day of 1981 and shared two children.
Her marriage with the actor went sour in 2019 following their separation. The couple finally settled for a divorce in 2021, ending their almost 4-decade marriage.
While she got the most from the divorce, her ex-husband is paying a huge sum in spousal support to her. It will only stop if she remarries or dies.
Here is the truth about her marriage and divorce to the Sons of Anarchy actor.
Who is Opal Stone Perlman?
Opal Stone Perlman was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on August 8, 1951, which means she is now years old. She was born to parents of Jamaican descent and was brought up in her home country before moving to the States.
While not much is known about her father, her mother was said to be a dressmaker. There is no information regarding her brother and sisters. She got her education at Parsons School of Design where she studied fashion design. Before then, she had already got a psychology degree.
She began her career as a jeweler many after she was through with her education and went on to own the Opal Stone Fine Jewelry.
A Look At Her Marriage To Ron
Opal got married to Ron Perlman on 14th February 1981. Information about their journey into relationship and marriage is vague. There are reports indicating the ex-couple met when Ron was working in a boutique that Opal patronizes, and they started chatting.
So, the chit-chat developed into mutual feelings of affection between the pair. They couldn’t ignore the strong feelings, thus, their decision in settling for a marriage on a unique day and month.
On her own path, Opal underwent training at the renowned Parsons School of Designs in New York City, New York. This is where she acquired the knowledge of becoming a fine jewelry designer.
After the wedding, the duo had two children; a son named Brandon Avery and a daughter christened Blake Amanda. Blake was born on 7th January 1984, and Brandon was six years after, on 28th March 1990.
Despite the couple’s busy careers, they both raised their two children to be independent and successful. But, who would have thought this once happy family would scatter?
2019 came with a different vibe, resulting in a divorce.
Reason Why They Divorced
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The story leading to Opal Stone Perlman and Ron Perlman’s divorce started with a split in 2019 after 38 years. Two years down the line, their divorce was finalized in 2021. Though Opal’s ex-husband is one of the vocal men in Hollywood, he was silent on what led to the split.
After filling for divorce in 2019 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, Ron was spotted kissing actress Allison Dunbar outside Alexander Steakhouse in Pasadena, California. That kiss was reason enough to conclude he has parted ways with Opal and is ready for a new beginning.
Eight months later, Opal filed for divorce too. The two cited irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the divorce.
During the divorce proceedings, Ron reportedly agrees to pay Opal spousal support and cover her attorney fees. While their personal assets and debt will be divided, with the court determining their shared assets.
What The Court Ordered Ron to Pay
According to reports, the court orders him to pay $12, 500 monthly for spousal support together with 20% of his yearly income between $52, 000 and $1.5 million. As mentioned earlier, the payments stop if she remarries or dies. He must also cover $40, 000 of her legal fees.
As regards splitting their assets, Opal keeps their former family house in Los Angeles and Mercedes-Benz to herself. Whereas Ron keeps his Tesla, personal bank accounts, residuals, and half of their joint accounts.
Life After the Divorce
Judging from the reports about Ron kissing Allison Dunbar in public, it shows he has moved earlier before the divorce was finalized. Other reports say the pair are already dating, with Dunbar sharing their pictures on social media. For instance, she recently gushed over him in a post on her Instagram page after throwing a surprise birthday party for the actor.
As for Opal, no one knows whether she is dating any man or not.
More About Their Children
Opal and Ron have failed in their marriage, but they managed to raise their kids right. Blake Amanda and Brandon Avery have taken a page from their father’s book in the entertainment industry.
Blake Amanda is an actress who has featured in a couple of movies and TV shows. Her first appearance was in a video game, Skate, where she was given a voice role. While her onscreen appearance was in father’s Hellboy ll: The Golden Army, where she played the role of an unnamed newscaster. Some of the movies she featured in include; Archer, Hand of God, Hitman Redemption, Pottersville, and StartUp.
While her brother Brandon Avery is rolling heads on the music scene. His stage name is Delroy Edwards. He doubles as an electronic music producer and a DJ. He fell in love with music at a tender age, which is why he studied it at the California Institute of the Arts.
So far, he has released 6 studio albums, 6 EPs, 6 singles, and 3 mixtapes.