Tessa Dahl

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Author, Actress (1957)
Wed May 11 2022
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Relationship Timeline Of Tessa Dahl

Ex-husband : Patrick Donovan
Tessa Dahl and Patrick Donovan Married in 1992 1992
Ex-husband : James Kelly
Tessa Dahl and James Kelly Married 1980 and the couple Divorced in 1988

English author and former actress, Tessa Dahl rose to fame for her role Celia Perry in the American mystery film, Happy Mother's Day, Love George. She is also known for her first book, Working for love.

Tessa was born as Chantal Sophia Dahl on 11th April 1957, in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. She holds a British nationality and her ethnic background is mixed (British-American). Find out more in detail about Dahl's personal life.

Tessa Dahl's Current Relationship Status

The sixty-two-year-old, Dahl is currently single after the failed marriage life. She was married twice and has involved in many relationship affairs as well.

Formal Marriages

Dahl was first married to a businessman, James Kelly in 1980. Most of their friends and family relatives attended their wedding ceremony held at the "Heaton House Farm" venue in Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield.

After living for eight in a marital relationship, they filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences in 1988. The court further announced their divorce settlement in mid-1988

The duo moreover welcomed two adorable children, two sons, Clover and Luke Kelly.

Tessa Dahl with her children
Photo: Tessa Dahl carrying her son, Ned Donovan and her daughters. 
Source: Daily Mail

After the separation, Dahl again tied the knot with another businessman, Patrick Donovan who is the son of an Australian lawyer, Francis Patrick Donovan in 1992. Their wedding was held at the "TYTO" venue in Ingham, Queensland, Australia.

The marriage, however, didn't last long and they divorced because of some misunderstanding in the same year. They also share a lovely son, Ned Donovan from their marriage.

Past Affairs

Tessa was romantically involved in a blissful relationship with an English actor, Julian Holloway. The couple started dating in 1991

Together, they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Sophie Dahl who is an author and former model. After the birth of their child, they split up and Sophie was in the care of Tessa.

Tessa Dahl and David Hemmings hugging each other
Photo: Tessa Dahl with her ex-partner, David Hemmings. 
Source: Daily Express

After their separation, Dahl began to date an English actor, David Hemmings in 1975. Shortly they departed their relationship in mid-1975. Similarly, she also dated with Peter SellersBryan FerryBrian de Palma, and Dai Llewellyn.

Theft & Addiction

Tessa Dahl got arrested for theft on the condition when she was suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction on 9th January 2018. She was also spotted out at Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse in Torrington, Connecticut on 5th April 2018.

The Time Magazine named Dahl as one of the five most beautiful women in the world who was spared jail on the condition she was in treatment and therapy for alcoholism and drug addiction.

Check out a clip of Tessa Old's charged with theft in the United States

Tessa, in addition, abruptly departed the $172.02 (£140) for a night in a hotel located in Connecticut and failed to pay a bill of $4878.08 (£3,970) alleged. Later, she released from prison on a $5,000 bail (£3,684).

Fortune - $250 Thousand

Tessa Dahl maintains a handsome net worth of $250 Thousand as of 2019. She also collected a bundle of fortune as an actress. So far, she hasn't appeared in many TV shows and films so her salary is below average.

The star co-appeared with Claude Akins and Frank Converse in the television drama series, Movin' On. So, Akins and Converse have a wealth of $2 Million and $1.5 Million.


The English author, Dahl wrote her first book, Working For Love on 1st January 1989. The price of her book is $5.09 including paperback ($2.99), and hardcover ($1.80). Similarly, her second book, The Same But Different costs $12.63, including $12.62 (mass market paperback) and $3.57 (hardcover).

Tessa Dahl's first book name is Working For Love
Cover: Tessa Dahl's first book, Working For Love. 
Source: Amazon

Tessa further published her third book, School Can Wait on 1st September 1991. As of now, the price of her book is $8.12. Her other book, Gwenda and the Animals costs $5.10 including paperback ($2.97), and $3.39 (hardcover).

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