Sharon Marie Huddle: Biography of the Golden State Killer’s Ex-Wife

Sharon Marie Huddle is a 71-year-old American family law attorney born in 1953 and best known as the ex-wife of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., an American serial murderer, rapist, bugler, and ex-policeman popularly known as the Golden State Killer. 

Although Sharon was dragged into the tabloids because of her husband’s criminal activities, the she held her head high throughout the incident, focusing all her attention on taking care of her daughters and building her very successful career. Read on to know more about the serial killer’s wife.

Summary of Sharon Marie Huddle’s Biography

  • Full name: Sharon Marie Huddle
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 1953
  • Sharon Marie Huddle’s age: 71 years old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American 
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christian
  • Marital status: Divorced
  • Sharon Marie Huddle’s husband: Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. (m.1973-2018)
  • Sharon Marie Huddle’s parents: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Huddle
  • Sharon Marie Huddle’s height in inches: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Sharon Marie Huddle’s height in centimeters: 165CM
  • Famous for: Being the wife of Golden State killer, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr.

When was Sharon Marie Huddle Born and How Old is She Now?

Even though there is no precise information on Sharon Marie Huddle’s date of birth, she was born in the year 1953 and is currently estimated to be about 71 years old. She is an American national and was born to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence of Citrus Heights, a city in Sacramento County, California, United States of America.

Sharon spent most of her childhood with her biological parents. Although the information surrounding her birth family and progeny is quite sketchy, her physical features are clear evidence that she is of Caucasian descent.

Sharon Marie Huddle: Biography of the Golden State Killer's Ex-Wife
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Sharon Marie is a McGregor School of Law Alumnus 

For her education, Sharon attended the San Juan High School, and later on she enrolled at the American River College. Afterward, she pursued her interest in law by attending the McGregor School of Law at the University of Pacific in Sacramento, California. Given her current job as a divorce attorney, Sharon’s education can be said to have been of great advantage to her chosen career path.

Who is Sharon Marie Huddle’s Ex-husband, The Golden State Killer?

Sharon Marie Huddle was previously married to Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., a notorious American ex-policeman, serial murderer, rapist, and bugler with a record of over 13 murders, 50 rapes, and 120 burglaries throughout California.

Sharon and Joseph first met while she was still a law student and they officially got married in 1973. From their marriage announcement, the couple’s wedding is seen to have been held at the Auburn First Congregational Church and at the time of the ceremony, Sharon was 20 years old while Joseph was 27.

A year after their wedding, the Golden State Killer launched his series of burglaries in Visalia (an agricultural city in the San Joaquin Valley of California) and its environs. Between 1976 and 1981, he had advanced in his crimes, adding to his list a large number of sexual assaults and murders of innocent women.

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Kept His Crimes a Secrete from Sharon Marie Huddle

While this was going on, Joseph was able to keep his nefarious activities away from his oblivious wife with whom he welcomed their three daughters in 1981, 1986, and 1989. However, becoming a father to his beautiful daughters may have been the turning point for this hardened criminal as his murders came to an end just after he and Sharon welcomed their second daughter.

At the end of his trials, however, he pleaded guilty to thirteen counts of first-degree murder and thirteen counts of kidnapping for which he received multiple consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole.

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How Long Were Sharon Marie and Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Together?

Sharon Marie Huddle and DeAngelo were legally together for a total of 45 years. The couple got married in 1973 and although they got separated in 1991, they remained legally married until Sharon finally filed for a divorce in 2018. More than two decades after their separation.

For the 20 years of their separation, Sharon was completely estranged from DeAngelo and the connection between them was only brought to light after Sharon filed for a divorce in the course of The East Area murder trials. In a statement that she released via The Sacramento Bee, Sharon detached herself from her ex-husband’s trials and pleaded for her privacy and that of her children to be respected.

What Happened to Sharon Marie Huddle’s Daughters with the Golden State Killer?

With the sudden turn of events and the uncovering of their father’s dark personality, Sharon’s three daughters with her ex-husband have completely gone off the radar in what appears to be a flee from their father’s sins. Sharon’s daughters, whose names have remained a mystery, were visibly active across several social media platforms. However, once their father’s crimes were unearthed, all traces of their social media activities were wiped off and they have remained MIA ever since.

While Sharon’s job as an attorney has repeatedly placed her in public view over the years, she has taken every possible step to ensure that her daughters’ identities are protected and that they have the closest semblance of a normal life that they can. However, sources have confirmed that one of DeAngelo’s daughters is currently an Emergency Room doctor in the Midwest, while another is a Ph.D. candidate at a notable university.

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Is Sharon Marie Huddle Currently in a Relationship?

Sharon Marie Huddle is not currently in any relationship. Ever since her divorce from her ex-husband, DeAngelo, she appears to have taken a long break from dating and all forms of romantic relationships. She dedicates the bulk of her time to her career and daughters, and while she has been spotted at various official and social events, she has never been seen in the company of anyone suggestive of a romantic partner.

What does Sharon Marie Huddle do for a Living Now?

Sharon Marie Huddle is currently a divorce attorney as well as an advocate for the protection of surrogate mothers in America. Moving away from her traumatic past with her husband, she has become an independent and formidable woman with the sole purpose of building her career and reputation and taking care of her three daughters.

She has founded a law firm that specializes in family, divorce, and real estate laws and is also a co-founder of the National Coalition Against Surrogacy Organization, An anti-surrogacy organization with the primary goal of stopping the state from passing a law that would govern the rights of surrogate women. The renowned attorney currently practices in the areas of Sacramento and Roseville, California, the United States.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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