This Star Is Now Living Privately with Famous Spouse – He Proposed on 2nd Date & Still Loves Her at Any Weight

Delta Burke had once been in the center of the spotlight with project after project lining up for her, but after leaving “Designing Women,” her fame and work also started to fizzle out.

After having almost not-so-successful projects, the actress decided to stay out of the spotlight and live life like a regular citizen.

Despite her many changes, her husband of more than three decades declared he would still love her no matter what. Here’s a look into Delta Burke’s life.

Delta Burke on the set of "Designing Women" | Source: Getty Images

Delta Burke came into the limelight when she won the Miss Florida title in 1974. She went on to the Miss America Pageant, won a talent scholarship, and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Burke got into film in 1979 when she starred in “The Seekers” and “The Chisholms.” However, she is best known as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the 1986 series “Designing Women.”

She started a production company that produced “Delta” and “Women of the House,” and Burke starred in both projects. Later, she started her clothing design company called Delta Burke Design.

Burke took the role of Suzanne Sugarbaker in “Designing Women” for five out of the seven seasons the show ran for because the show’s producers fired her.

After firing her, she said the executive producers, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, psychologically abused her.

However, the executive producers and the show’s stars said Burke made things difficult for everybody, so they fired her. Burke said,

“Basically, it became unbearable into the second season for me. By the end of the fourth season, I just couldn’t live like that anymore.”

Delta Burke attending the 27th Annual International Broadcasting Award in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

Burke described the work environment as bizarre, and people didn’t believe her. She then went to ask for help from people who had power, and they didn’t help her.

Even though she missed her character after a few months, she said she had no regrets about being off the show. After over a year, she said she had gotten used to her weight but wanted to lose some pounds.

But after leaving “Designing Women,” she changed her looks and was reportedly looking heavier than before in the next series she starred in titled “Dayo.”

In 2012, while shooting her show “Counter Culture,” Burke fell. The fall led to the cancellation of the show. After that, Burke stayed out of the spotlight for some years.

Later, when she was spotted going out for lunch, she looked entirely different. In place of her signature bouffant hair was a brunette bob, and she ditched the vivid lipstick for a relatively makeup-free face.

The actress who suffered very public weight battles had also lost some weight. Besides weight problems, she had battled with depression, hoarding problems, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In 2008, she sought treatment at a psychiatric hospital, and even though she wasn’t looking forward to any work, she felt more than happy with life.

Burke, who is healthier and happier, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, she said her husband, Gerald McRaney, always reminds her what to eat and what not to eat.

Delta Burke at the after party of her Broadway debut in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" | Source: Getty Images

Despite everything she and her husband have gone through, her husband will always love her no matter what. She said,

“Mac loves me no matter what. He loved me when I got as big as a house. He loved me when I was a blonde.”

She said her husband didn’t tell her he hated her blonde hair until she returned to brunette. He always loved her through any situation and still thinks her body looks great even though she feels it does not.

Burke and McRaney met in 1987 when she was a guest star on his detective show “Simon & Simon.” He knew he had competition, but McRaney was not ready to let her go.

McRaney asked her to marry him on their second date even though his friends were against it. They never wanted him to marry an actress, but McRaney knew only an actress would understand his work hours.

In 1989, they got married, and their marriage was McRaney’s third marriage but Burke’s first.

McRaney started acting in junior high school after injuring his knees during a football session. He was a guest star on “Gunsmoke: Hard Labor” before making his big break on “Simon & Simon” in 1981.

Burke and the “This Is Us” actor never had children together, but she became the proud stepmom to his kids from his previous marriages.

The couple worked together on different projects, and McRaney revealed that, unlike other couples, they do better when they are together 24/7.

Gerald McRaney and Delta Burke at the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group Celebration on August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills | Source: Getty Images

Blake Lively’s Daughters Make Rare Public Appearance — People Are Noticing the Same Thing

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughters stole the show at a concert. Fans couldn’t stop talking about a detail they noticed about the girls, who rarely appear in public with their mom.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughters made a rare public appearance, joining their mother at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour show in Madrid on May 29. Videos shared on social media captured the family enjoying the concert from the VIP section, where fans couldn’t help but notice the girls’ striking resemblance to their famous mother.

Lively went for a laid-back but trendy vibe during the outing, sporting a neat white button-up shirt paired with denim shorts and stylish gold hoop earrings. Her blonde hair was styled in a loose, pretty down-do, adorned with clips that added a touch of flair with a side part.

The mother and daughters appeared to be thoroughly enjoying the performance, engaging in socializing and exchanging bracelets. Videos capturing their outing have been widely circulated on social media platforms.

However, fans were quick to notice the strong resemblance between Lively and her daughters, flooding social media with comments. Admirers gushed over the girls, saying things like, “They have their momma’s face. So cute,” “Blake with her minis,” or “Blake’s babies look like their mama, and I’m sure they’re kind too!!” someone else wrote.

On the contrary, another fan noticed a resemblance to her husband, writing, “They look so much like Ryan.”

Now, people are buzzing with speculation about whether Swift has revealed the name of Lively and Reynolds’ fourth child in her latest album. This is because Swift often includes their kids’ names in her songs.

Reynolds humorously addressed the speculation, saying, “We always wait for Taylor to tell us what the child’s name will be.”

Blake Lively’s public outings and interactions offer a peek into their family life.

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