judy helkenberg

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Actress (1944)
Tue Nov 29 2022
By   Sushmita22

Judy Helkenberg is a famous American actress out there who amazes her audiences with her amazing acting skills. Not only that but also she is an outstanding photographer. She was born on January 2, 1944, in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Besides her acting fame, she is also known among the public as the first wife of the American actor, Gary BuseyYou must know about Gary Busey, right? One of the most popular actors is best known for portraying the character of Buddy Holly in the musical drama Buddy Holly Story in 1978.  And now, he is in the hot spot for being charged with sexual offenses. 

As an actress, Judy is known best for her work in the comedy American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005) and the mystery film, History's Mysteries (1998). 

Early Life Details of Judy

Judy Helkenberg, or Judy Busey, was brought up in her hometown Coffeyville, Kansas, through her marriage with Gary Busey. Her actual full name is Judy Lynn Helkenberg.

A picture of child Judy Helkenberg with her family
A rare picture of young Judy Helkenberg with her family. Source: Flickr

However, Judy has not revealed her parent's details in any media. Unfortunately, she has also not shared any kind of details regarding her early life. But, we were lucky enough to have found a rare picture of Judy in her early days.

Judy Helkenberg's Ex-husband Gary Was Charged With Sex Offenses

Recently, Judy's ex-husband, Gary Busey was charged with sexual offenses at the Monster Mania Convention in New Jersey. The actor, Gary attended as a featured guest at the film con when he was charged with the offenses.

After the police investigated the case, they charged Gary with two counts of fourth-degree sexual contact and one count of attempted sexual contact as well as another count of harassment. This news caused a blow to the fans of Gary and the whole entertainment industry is quite shaken by his acts.

Net Worth Of Judy

Though Judy is an actress and a photographer, the physical figures of her net worth and income figures are not revealed. However, she is an actress who is the first wife of Gary Busey and the mother of Jake Busey. So, assumingly the net worth of the actress Judy Helkenberg is estimated to be around $200 thousand same as the Washington reporter Karoun Demirjian.

Judy Helkenberg with her friend.
Judy Helkenberg with her friend. Source: flickr

Moreover, her former husband, Gary Busey, and her son Jake Busey are both famous actors and have earned quite a significant sum of money. Her ex-husband, Gary, has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand, the same as the actor Jemar Michael while their son Jake Busey has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

About Judy Helkenberg & Gary Busey's Relationship Journey

As already mentioned, Judy is the ex-wife as well as the first wife of the actor Gary Busey. The former couple tied their knot back on December 30, 1968, in a private ceremony held among only their close ones.

There was no revelation of the marriage or the relationship between the two before their wedding. However, since both are in the same industry, fans believe they might have met on the set while filming something.

Judy Helkenberg with her ex-husband, Gary Busey.
A picture of Judy Helkenberg with her ex-husband, Gary Busey. Source: flickr

However, after being married for almost twenty-two years, the couple decided to go their separate ways. And the couple got divorced on July 20, 1990. And their fans were shocked to learn about their divorce after they had been together for so long. 

Does Judy Use Social Media?

Judy has absolutely no social media presence. Even after thoroughly searching, there are no signs of Judy using social media. However, her ex-husband, Gary Busey, and her son, Jake Busey, are available on social media.

On Instagram, Gary has an account under the username @thegarybusey and has over 83.5k followers. And Judy's son, Jake Busey, is available under the username @thejakebusey with over 93k followers.

Similarly, on Twitter, Gary's account, @THEGaryBusey, has over 125k followers. And Jake's account, @TheJakeBusey, has over 12.5 k followers.

Who Is Judy's Son Jake Busey? 

Throughout Judy's marriage with Gary Busey, she shares only one child with her ex-husband, one and only William Jacob Busey, aka Jake Busey. Jake was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 15, 1971. 

Judy Busey with her son, Jake Busey
Judy Helkenberg with her son, Jake Busey. Source: flickr

Like his parents, Jake is also an actor. He grew up watching his parents' lives closely, like his father’s acting and music concerts, and thus, he decided to pursue an acting career. Along with an interest in acting, he also grew up to be interested in a music career, hence he is also a drummer. 

A Quick Tour Of Judy's Life After Divorce

Ever since Judy Helkenberg separated from her ex-husband, Gary Busey, she has never revealed her relationships. So she's been suspected to be single and has never gotten into another relationship. However, it may be far from the truth since she hasn't revealed anything. 

On the other hand, Gary has been married twice and has kids from later relationships. Though Judy has been private about her relationships, Gary seems not to mind letting others know about his relationships. 

Randy and Judy at Boccali's Restaurant in Ojai- Summer 2008
Judy Helkenberg at a Restaurant in Ojai. Source: flickr

After Gary got separated from Judy, he got married to Tracy Hutchinson and had a daughter named Alectra. Then he got separated from her after being married for a while. After that, he married his co-star, Tiani Warden, and then again split after 5 years. 

And now, he is currently engaged to Steffanie Sampson. He has a son named Luke Sampson Busey from this relationship. Apart from marriages, Gary has also gotten into a few relationships. And as per usual, he is open and carefree about his personal life.

Where Is Judy Now?

Unfortunately, there is no news about Judy at the current time. Moreover, she is not available on any social media, so she hasn't been able to update what she has been up to now. Moreover, her son Jake also does not make posts about her.

Since she has reached quite an old age, assumingly, she must be enjoying her peaceful life without any hassle. However, now that the controversies about her ex-husband are up, she is expected to be seen somewhere in the media.

 

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