Dekker Edward Gosselaar

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Thu Jan 12 2023
By   Selena

Have you ever seen the NBC drama, Saved by the Bell? If so, then you must be acquainted with the main cast, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who never failed to win fans' hearts. Okay, today's article is about the oldest son of the actor Dekker Edward Gosselaar.

Born in October 2013 in New York to American parents, Dekker holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity. Now, Dekker is enjoying his childhood along with her mother, father, and younger sister.

Personal Life

Dekker shares a close bonding with his celebrity parents. Also, he is enjoying his childhood, along with his other siblings, and currently studying at kindergarten.

Gosselaar enjoys games and started learning sports at a very young age. Over the past few years, he has been playing hockey, and his father, Mark, claimed that he could make it into five holes. More to that, the celebrity kid is also involved in baseball.

Parents' Marriage

Dekker's parents have been happily married for more than a decade now. Mark-Paul and Catriona McGinn tied the wedding knot on July 28, 2012. Moreover, their event took place in Santa Ynez, California, at the Sunstone winery.

Father, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and mother, Catriona McGinn
Image: Father, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and mother, Catriona McGinn
Source: Inside Weddings

Mark-Paul and his LA-based executive second wife went to Italy for their honeymoon. Previously, the lovebirds announced their engagement in August 2011. 

Father's Mark-Paul Gosselaar Previous Marital Life

Former "Saved by the Bell" star Mark-Paul star and his former actress wife Lisa Ann Russell tied the knot in the year 1996. They, however, separated after 14 years of marriage, and no reason was given yet for the split in the media.

The former couple at one of the public events.
Picture: Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his former wife, Lisa ann Russell 
Source: Zimbo

Model Russell filed for divorce on 18 June 2010, two weeks after announcing their separation, but their divorce became finalized in May 2011. Moreover, Lisa also married her second husband, Jeff Probstin the year 2011.

Even after the division, the former couple remains focused on their family and are jointly committed to their kids, Michael Charles, 15, and Ava Lorenn, 13.

Three Siblings

Gosselaar grew up with his three siblings, two sisters and a brother. Lachlyn Hope Gosselaar is his younger biological sister, who was born in 2015. Similarly, Michael Charles Gosselaar(b. 2004) and Ava Lorenn Gosselaar (2006) are his half-siblings from his father's past marriage with Lisa Ann.

The four siblings are often spotted together with their father, Mark, and mother, Catriona, at many public functions and events. Unlike other celebrities, Mark never hid his kids from the media and make sure his children would never feel afraid of the paparazzi. More to that, he believes in making his kids media-friendly.

Dekker Edward Gosselaar with his siblings and parents
Image: Dekker Edward Gosselaar with his siblings and parents
Source: Too Fab

The older half-brother of Edward Gosselaar, Michael, helps him in the racing session of the toys race man. Not only that, Dekker followed his brother up to L.A for cleaning up. It Seems two sons of Mark seem to be friendly and pleasant.

What is Dekker Edward Gosselaar's Net Worth?

Dekker Edward is too young to enroll in any profession, so he depends on his parents for a living, who has millions of fortune. His father has a total net worth of $9 million. Paul Gosselaar’s significant income source is mostly from being a successful TV Actor. 

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is best known for his various roles as Detective John Clark Jr. in NYPD Blue, Peter Bash in Franklin & Bash, and Zack Morris in Saved by the Bell. Some of his notable movies are Dead Man on Campus, Heist, and Precious Cargo.

Dekker's Father Does Not Want Them to Follow His Footstep At Young Age

You might know that Mark-Paul Gosselaar started his acting career very young. He started his acting journey when he was just fifteen years old. You might think Mark-Paul also suggested his children to follow his path and join the industry early. But your guess is wrong.

Mark-Paul does not want his kids to start their acting journey until they turn eighteen. He told the reason behind this in an interview where he stated,

The rejection that you deal with as a kid, I thought it was pretty blunt growing up, like, the reasons for why you didn’t get [the role]. They’re like, ‘Eh, they just didn’t like your look.’ ‘Oh, okay. Yeah, I’ll go process that.'”

Moreover, he added,

“That’s one of the reasons I don’t want my children in it is because I don’t feel it’s a place for children.”

He might not want his children to face the same difficulties he had to face at a young age. He stated he would support their decision to become an actor after they turned eighteen.


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