Marcelle Tagand Lear

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Marcelle Tagand Lear is the American socialite popularly known as Adam West's third spouse. West was an influential actor of his time who rose to fame after playing the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman.

What is Lear doing now? and How was her married life with Adam? Let's get to know about West's enigmatic wife Marcelle.

Marcelle Tagand Lear Became Adam West's Wife In 1970

It was on November 7, 1970, when Marcelle Tagand Lear wore her wedding dress and exchanged marital vows with Adam West. They are one of the long-lasting couples in the movie industry with nearly five decades of married life; 46 years to be precise.

Marcelle and Adam first met in 1966 while filming for Batman. She was married to her first husband John Lear at that time. But, shortly after meeting West, Lear got divorced from her first spouse.

Marcelle Tagand Lear with her late husband Adam West.
Marcelle Tagand Lear with her late husband Adam West. Source: Facebook @Mesh

Marcelle is extremely secretive about her personal life. So, most of the information regarding her marriage life with Adam is out of media reach. But, one can say the husband-wife duo had stable nuptials.

This beautiful relationship only ended after West passed away on June 9, 2017. He was 88 years old at the time of death.

Who Is Marcelle Tagand Lear's First Husband?

Marcelle Tagand Lear became one of the socialites after marrying her first partner John Lear. Lear was the heir of the airplane company Lear Jet at the time of their marriage.

It was actually through this business, Marcelle got to meet Adam West. While shooting for Batman, the production needed an airplane to serve as a Bat Jet and it was John who provided them one of their Jet.

Marcelle Tagand Lear's first husband John Lear.
Marcelle Tagand Lear's first husband John Lear. Source: IMDb

At that moment, West's costume had attracted Marcelle. But when the actor removed his mask and costume, his handsome face and sense of humor won her. It is reported that Adam and Marcelle's growing intimacy was one of the reasons for the divorce between John and her.

Like Marcelle, John also married in 1970 with Marilee Higginbotham. She is the owner of a California fashion modeling agency, Their wedding ceremony was in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Lear died in March 2022.

Insight Marcelle Tagand Lear's Four Children

To date, Adam West spouse, Marcelle Tagand Lear has four children in her life just like François Cluzet. She has two children from her first husband, John Lear. Their names are Jill Tagand Lear and Moya Tagand Lear. It's unsure if Marcelle still has contact with Jill and Moya.

Similarly, Lear has two children with Adam West. The former couple had a son named Perrin West and Nina West. Her children are all grown up now.

Marcelle Tagand Lear's daughter Nina West.
Marcelle Tagand Lear's daughter Nina West. Source: Pinterest

Speaking of Nina West who was born in 1973, she is married to James Tooley, a filmmaker. She now works as a chief marketing officer for High Wide & Handsome. Additionally, West has appeared in some documentaries related to her father.

Likewise, Perrin West was born in 1979. He married a woman named Marina on the Island of Lefkada in August 2012. Besides this, no information is known about him.

Marcelle Tagand Lear's Net Worth: What Does She Do For Living?

Adam West had a net worth of $8 Million at the time of death. How much wealth does Marcelle Tagand Lear have? Well, the celebrity's former wife has riches worth $30 Million. However, she is yet to uncover her real estate and properties.

Maybe, Marcelle acquired some properties of her late husband after his death. Her former husband, John Lear, is also a wealthy guy who owned an airplane company. 

Adam West Credited Marcelle Tagand For His Soberness

When Adam West was getting success in the acting world, he had a drinking habit. Additionally, he became a womanizer just like Bruce Wayne, the character he portrayed in Batman.

Marcelle Tagand Lear at her wedding with Adam West.
Marcelle Tagand Lear at her wedding with Adam West. Source: Pinterest

One of the reasons that West caught this bad habit was his unsuccessful two marriages. Adam knew it was affecting his career but could not quit it.

But. Marcelle was like an angel to him. According to West in an interview with 'Sunday Express', he credited Lear for helping him to become sober. He joking said:

"because she is not understanding – I can’t get away with anything!"

How Old Is Adam West's Third Spouse? Know Marcelle Tagand Lear's Age & Early Life

Marcelle Tagand Lear is currently in her early 80s in terms of age. She was born in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, United States on June 10, 1941. 

Based on birthdate, Marcelle is a Gemini. Lear has shielded most of the information from her early days including her parents and education. 

What Happened To Adam West From Family Guy?

Family Guy is a cartoon series created by Seth McFarlane. Adam West has also given his voice to one of its characters. Well, the character's name he is voicing is none other than Mayor Adam West.

The American actor, Adam West who was in the family guy died at the age of 88 in 2017 due to Leukemia. Upon his death, Family Guy tributed his death by releasing 90 minutes of his reels.

Likewise, in Los Angeles, the bat signal was lit up in the tribute of West. It shows that while Marcelle Tagand Lear's husband was alive, he made quite an influence on other's life.


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