Meet Anna Beth Goodman Who Happens To Be John Goodman’s Wife of Many Years

John Goodman has witnessed several highs in the course of his Hollywood career and along with him on this incredible journey is his wife, Anna Beth Goodman. A clothing designer and arts philanthropist, Anna Beth Goodman is a regular presence by her husband’s side on the red carpet. She has also attended several showpiece events with him including his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. Anna Beth Goodman has not only been by her husband’s side during the good times but has also been supportive at his lowest moment. John Goodman has had a well-known battle with alcoholism and it nearly derailed his career. It took the love and support of several persons notably Anna Beth for him to recover and go from a TV star to one of the finest actors and comedians of his generation.

Profile Summary

  • Full Name: Anna Beth Goodman (Maiden name: Anna Beth Hartzog)
  • Date of Birth: 1969
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Country of Citizenship: United States
  • Country of Birth: United States
  • Place of birth: Louisiana, USA
  • Famous As: John Goodman’s Wife
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in
  • Weight: 121 lbs
  • Marital status: Married
  • Occupation: Business owner
  • Net worth: $2 million

Family Details:

  • Spouse/Ex-: John Goodman (M. 1989)
  • Children: Molly Evangeline Goodman

Anna Beth Goodman is a Clothing Designer and Arts Philanthropist

Before she became popular as the wife of John Goodman, Anna Beth Goodman, nee Hartzog, was just a young lady that was born in the town of Bogalusa, Louisiana, in the year 1969. She grew up in her hometown and completed her high school diploma at Bogalusa High School. She subsequently proceeded to the University of New Orleans where she studied fine arts. While in college, Anna Beth Goodman not only focused on her studies but also exhibited the same enterprising spirit that she is now synonymous with. As a college student, Anna Beth Goodman moonlighted as a model.

Even after she got married and her husband became one of the most popular TV stars in Hollywood, she has not dropped the gauntlet. Anna Beth Goodman is now a talented clothing designer and is the founder of the popular New Orleans children’s clothing store known as Pippen Lane. Pippen Lane carries the most exquisite of children’s clothes, toys, and accessories, and Anna Beth Goodman founded the shop in the year 1999. She grew it into one of New Orleans’s most notable outlets and was able to sell it at a handsome profit subsequently.

Since that sale, Anna Beth Goodman now focuses more on designing and is the costume designer for the 2001 movie, Dirt. Beyond clothing, she has also dabbled into movie production and soundtrack. All these have helped her acquire a handsome net worth. The exact amount is not known but it will likely be less than that of her husband. John Goodman has a net worth of $65 million and built his fortune from a respected career as an actor across TV, film, and stage medium.

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Anna Beth and John in 1989 Image Source

She and John Goodman First Met in 1987 and Tied the Knot in 1989

Anna Beth Goodman and her husband, John Goodman, enjoy an exemplary marriage and their love story goes back to 1987 when they crossed paths at a Halloween party held at a New Orleans music club known as Tipitina’s. As at that time, Anna Beth was a student at the University of New Orleans while John was trying to establish his acting career. He was actually in New Orleans to film the movie, Everybody’s All-American, when he decided to catch some fun at the music club. As fate would have it, Anna Beth was also there as well and she approached him to say high. He noticed that she was quite beautiful but the fact that he was “liquored up” meant that he couldn’t say anything smart in return. Anna Beth took her leave and he started stalking her.

This pattern would continue until the next year when he finally asked her out. She agreed and they began dating in earnest. Anna Beth and John Goodman dated for several months before the actor proposed in the spring of 1989. The proposal took place at the Mississippi River and Anna Beth gladly accepted. She and John did not waste any time in formalizing their vows and tied the knot in November of that same year. The wedding ceremony took place in New Orleans and featured their loved ones. There was also no shortage of Hollywood stars with the likes of Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Tom Arnold, and Roseanne Barr in attendance.

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The couple at the Royal Ascot in 2015 Image Source

Annabeth Goodman has Been Married to John Goodman for More Than Three Decades and She has Helped the Actor Battle Alcoholism

John Goodman’s wife, Anna Beth Goodman, is now 52 years old while he is about 68 years old. This makes for a significant 16-year-age difference but it has never been an issue between them. Even though it may have raised some eyebrows as at the time they tied the knot, no one could say much as the duo were both legal adults. Additionally, John Goodman was still a struggling actor as at the time that he met Anna Beth (in fact it was after they got married that he landed his breakthrough role on the sitcom, Roseanne) and as such, no one could accuse the lady of being with him for money.

The couple has therefore not faced much scrutiny over the age difference between them. They have also been lucky and have avoided any scandalous affairs in the course of their decades-long marriage. The biggest challenge that has confronted their marriage is John’s battle with alcoholism. The actor increasingly turned to the bottle to deal with the fallout of his fame from Roseanne and over time, he became addicted to drinking. He regularly overindulged to the extent that he would get bad shakes but had to still drink so as to be able to get through shows.

John Goodman was lucky to avoid any serious repercussions for his drinking but by 2007, he knew that something had to change after he missed an Emmy ceremony rehearsal because he was drunk. It was Anna Beth that called the rehab center. She also ensured that he got through the program. John Goodman has been sober since 2007 and is forever grateful to his wife for not abandoning him as a result of his destructive habit. The couple has been together for 30 years now and the actor has revealed that the secret to their long union is listening to each other and being patient. On a lighter note, he has also stated that having a job that takes you away from home all the time also helps.

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The couple and their daughter Image Source

The Couple’s Daughter, Molly Evangeline, is Now a Production Assistant

Anna Beth Goodman and John Goodman have been married for more than 30 years now and have a daughter named Molly Evangeline. Molly was born on the 31st day of August 1990 and her parents so loved her that they wanted to raise her away from the bad effects of being in the spotlight. They thus relocated from the showbiz lights of California back to the city of New Orleans. In New Orleans, a young Molly regularly hung out with her maternal extended family. Her parents also took her to several plays and this spurred her interest in the backstage side of acting. Molly has studied film studies at school and is now a production assistant in the movie industry

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