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Facts of Michelle Cook

Full NameMichelle Cook
First NameMichelle
Last NameCook
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseDavid Letterman

Michelle Cook is recognized for being the former wife of David Letterman. Well, Michelle is also his first spouse. 

The lady is very secretive, so it’s rare to find Michelle’s picture in any media. 

David’s real name is David Michael Letterman, and he professionally serves as a comedian, writer, TV host, and producer. 

Originally, he belonged to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

When did Michelle marry David?

Michelle married David in the year 1968. Both the individuals met each other in college. 

They got to know each other, fell in love, and then started their romantic relationship. 

Michelle was the lady who pushed David to pursue his career as a host and a comedian. 

After graduation from college, Michelle insisted David be shifted to Los Angeles to step up his career in the entertainment industry. 

Undoubtedly, the lady supported him to every core at his beginning and struggling phase as a comedian. 

Whom did Michelle’s ex-spouse date after the divorce?

No doubt, David had a complex love life from the beginning. 

Just after his divorce from Michelle, he had a long-term relationship with a lady named Merrill Markoe

The lady had served on the show and later came in the position of a head writer. 

As time passed, David then had a relationship with Regina Lasko in the year 1986 and had remained his partner for the whole 23 years. 

Regina, too worked on his show.

Michelle Cook ex-husband David Letterman with his current wife Regina Lasko in an event.
Michelle Cook ex-husband David Letterman with his current wife Regina Lasko in an event. Source: Pinterest

Their children got kidnapped?

After dating, Regina and David tied the knot. They had a son named Harry Joseph letterman, who was six years old then. 

Nevertheless, their pair had gone through a stressful case when they got threatened by Kelly Allen Frank to kidnap their son along with his nanny. 

The man demanded $5 million in total. Kelly had worked in the Montana ranch owned by the pair. 

Shortly after, Kelly got arrested and was sent to prison. He ran from there in the year 2007 but got arrested again and was sentenced to ten years in prison again. 

He got out of prison in 2018. Luckily, their son wasn’t harmed at all.

Husband Cheating Rumors

David and Regina, just after being officially together, went through a major cheating scandal back in the year 2009

It’s been claimed that David was having affairs with numerous other female employees. 

Even though it was not pointed out as sexual harassment at that time, it would be listed in the era of MeToo

However, despite all those ups and downs, the couple is still together and has been captured going at classical concerts and going on a New Year’s date toward St Barts and getting all cozy back in the year 2020.

Michelle Cook ex-husband David Letterman with his current wife Regina Lasko.
Michelle Cook ex-husband David Letterman with his current wife Regina Lasko. Source: Pinterest

Recalling David Letterman’s childhood years

David was born to his dad Harry Joe Letterman who served as a florist, and mom Dorothy Marie Letterman who used to serve as a secretary of the Second Presbyterian Church situated in Indianapolis

He was raised along with a sister. Young David always stayed near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he very much admired collecting model cars. 

While growing up, he looked up to his dad’s skills in entertaining people by cracking jokes and making parties lively. 

His dad died due to having a second heart attack at age 57. Young David went to the Broad Ripple High School and served at the local Atlas supermarket

David went to Ball State University, where he studied radio and television and graduated in 1969

Moreover, he has got a four-year double major in telecommunications/ journalism news.

Net worth

Since Michelle’s financial details are not given, we will rely on her ex-husband, who has an estimated net worth of $400 million.

Net worth$400 million income
Income sourceFilm producer, voice actor, talk show host, announcer, actor, comedian, presenter


  1. Her ex-husband is 75 years old.

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Updated On Tue May 03 2022 Published On Tue May 03 2022 By Smity

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