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Wed Dec 07 2022
By   Binaya_22

I Dream of Jennie was a huge show back in the day, with many wanting Jeannie in their life. Not just for her magic but her looks as well. Jon Eicholtz is lucky in that regard, considering he is the husband of Jeannie herself, Barbara Eden.

Eicholtz was born in the same year as the second world war started, i.e., 1939. He comes from Topeka, Kansas. Let's learn more about the man who swept Jeannie off her feet.

Married To Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden is one of the most loved actresses. But who does she love? Well, she has found a man in Jon Eicholtz. This lovely couple tied the knot on the fifth of January in 1991

Barbara Eden is wearing all white holding flowers whereas her husband is on a black suit.
Barbara Eden with her husband, Jon Eichotz (Source: Closer Weekly) 

The lovely couple has been in a successful marriage for over three decades. The two first met each other in 1989. Talking about her successful marriage to Eicholtz, the 7 Faces of Dr. Lao actress told Closer Weekly:

You don’t necessarily have to like the same things. Because we certainly don’t. I don’t play golf. I don’t like to watch baseball … and he loves to watch the Angels. But I do because I love him. And I like him. So I’ll watch with him.

Net Worth & Earnings of Jon Eicholtz

Barbara Eden may not be actively working on movies as she used to at one point. But she made a fortune through her acting days. The actress has the same net worth as Sonya Balmores at $10 Million

She has not shared details on how she has generated a lot of revenue. But it would be safe to assume that most of her monetary success through acting works comes from playing a famous genie. 

Talking about her husband, Jon Eicholtz, he hasn't provided any details on his life, including his net worth. But it is believed that his net worth is around $5 Million, made primarily through his architecture career.

Barbara's First Husband Is No Longer Alive

Eicholtz isn't the first man Eden fell head over heels for. Before finding her true love in Eicholtz, she had been married twice. The first man she exchanged her wedding vows with was actor Michael Ansara, who is no longer alive. He died on July 31, 2013.

The Hollywood Reporter Mike Barnes reports that he died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was found dead at his home in Calabasas, California.

Michael Ansara is on a suit whereas Barbara Eden is wearing a glittery dress in this monochrome image.
Michael Ansara with Barbara Eden (Source: TODAY)

Eden wed Ansara on January 17, 1958. The two first started seeing each other in October 1957 and went separate ways from their marriage journey in 1974

Michael George Ansara was a trendy actor back in the day. The actor is known for being commander Kang in Star Trek: The Original Series.

Barbara's Second Child Died In Her Womb

Jon Eicholtz's wife's first marriage didn't go as planned. However, even before divorcing Michael Ansara, she had gone through a tragedy. And that came in the form of the death of her child. Her second baby had died in her womb. 

A few weeks after she learned the news, she was forced to give birth to a stillborn baby. Barbara has also said that the death of her baby also made her a victim of depression which is understandable since it is hard for anyone to cope with the death of her child. 

This, in turn, affected her marriage as well. While speaking to Sydney Morning, she said:

My deep depression destroyed our relationship and after 15 years together we divorced.

Her Second Husband Is Also No More

Not only Ansara but Barbara's second husband, Charles Donald Fegert, is also no longer alive. He died peacefully in his sleep on September 25, 2002.

A few years after leaving her first marriage Barbara Eden found comfort in the arm of Charles Fegert. The two tied the knot on September 3, 1977

Charles Donald Fegert in on a suit with blue shirt and Barbara Eden is on a red dress.
Charles Donald Fegert with Barbara Eden (Source: Closer Weekly)

Eden thought she found true love in Charles, but this marriage, like her first one, also failed. She ended things with her second husband in the March of 1982. The Brass Bottle actress left him because of his substance abuse. 

He Works As An Architecture

Everyone knows Barbara because she is one of the most celebrated actresses. But her husband doesn't work in front of the cameras. If you were wondering, her husband, Jon Eicholtz, is in the same profession as Steve Jobs's daughter Erin Sienna Jobs. He is an architect.

Eicholtz has been in this industry for a very long time now. He has worked for companies like Pacific Construction, Swinerton & Walberg, and Pankow Organization. He is also responsible for structures like 10560 Wilshere, Sheraton Waikiki, and Catalina Landing.

A Brief On His Wife Barbara Eden

Barbara Jean Morehead is loved and adored by many. The blonde actress hails from Tucson, Arizona, and was born on August 23, 1991. She has many movies under her belt, but to this day, people remember her as the Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie

Her other famous works include Flaming Star, Harper Valley PTA, Jaws 3D, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Barbara Eden is smiling in the pic with blue background.
Barbara Eden in one of her photo shoots (Source: Guideposts)

The 1951 Miss San Francisco Barbara is also a recipient of a few awards. She was awarded Bravo Otto in 1972 and TV Land Awards in 2003. She also has a Star on the Walk of Fame in 1988.

What Is Eicholtz's Education? (Plus His Wife's Education)

Eicholtz is an architect by profession. So, it wouldn't take a lot to guess that his education also comes from a similar field. He did his education in engineering at the University of Kansas. Safe to say, it worked out for him since he has worked as a successful architect for a very long time.

On the other hand, his wife Barbara graduated from San Francisco's City College. Her IMDb page says she has also studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre. Plus, she did her high school education at Abraham Lincoln High School.

Her Son Matthew Died Of A Drug Overdose

It's hard to imagine what Barbara must have gone through looking at the death of her two children. First, the end of her second baby in her womb and, years later, the death of her first son Matthew Ansara resulted from a substance overdose.

Matthew lost his life on June 25, 2001, at age 35. He had died of a Heroin overdose. His body was found in a car in Monrovia, California. Both of her children come from her first marriage to Michael Ansara.

The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick actress Barbara reopened the wound while talking to the People as she recalled Matthew's birth was the best thing to have happened to her. She said:

I don't know if becoming a mom changed me, but it was the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. It's a miracle, having a baby, and having this little creation. I get goosebumps when I think about it. It's the loveliest thing that happened in my life.

 

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