Who Is Gerald McRaney’s Spouse Delta Burke?

Delta Burke (born July 30, 1956; Age: 67 years old) is a famous American actress, film producer, author, and comedian who is popular for playing the character of Suzanne Sugarbaker in the 1986 CBS sitcom Designing Women. She is also well known for being Gerald McRaney’s spouse.

There is no denying the fact that Delta Burke is a super-talented actress and with her longevity in the industry, she has earned all the attention she is getting as many are eager to know all about her. That being said, this article covers all you need to know about the award-winning actress.

Summary of Delta Burke’s Biography

  • Full name: Delta Ramona Leah Burke
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: July 30, 1956
  • Delta Burke’s Age: 67 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christian
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Delta Burke’s Husband: Gerald McRaney
  • Delta Burke’s Parents: Jean Burke (mother) and Frederick Burke (step-father)
  • Siblings: Jonathan Burke and Jennifer Burke
  • Delta Burke’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Delta Burke’s Net Worth: $8 million
  • Famous for: Being Gerald McRaney’s wife
  • Delta Burke’s Instagram: @beautiful_delta_burke
  • Twitter: @Deltaburk

Who is Gerard McRaney Married To?

Gerard McRaney is married to Delta Burke, a fellow Hollywood star. Burke was birthed to her mother Jean Frederick Burke as Delta Ramona Leah Burke, in Orlando Florida on July 30th, 1956. There is no information on her father as the actress has never met him. However, she had a stepfather, Fredrick Burke who adopted her as his own. Burke is an American citizen and is of white ethnicity while her zodiac sign is Taurus.

The actress has not disclosed much about her childhood such as the neighborhood where she grew up except the fact that she was raised by her single mother and has two siblings: a brother named Jonathan, and a sister named Jennifer who she grew up with.

The American actress is well-educated. She finished her primary school education and enrolled at Colonial High School where she had her high school education. She was a very active student while in high school and took part in beauty pageants. She won the Miss Flame crown in 1972 and also went further in 1974 in her senior year to win the title of Miss Florida.

Burke later got a scholarship from the Miss America organization to study a two-year program at the London Academy of  Music and Dramatic Art.

Delta Burke is an Award-Winning Actress

Delta Burke began her career in 1974 on the ABC-TV show Bozo, The Clown. She went ahead and made her film debut in the movie Zuma although she was given a very minor role and was not credited for it.

Going further in her career, the actress featured as Bonnie Sue Chisholms playing a supporting role in the CBS western miniseries, The Chisholms.  The actress later got a breakthrough in the movie Filthy Rich where she played the role of Kathleen Beck.

In 1983, she featured in the Love Boat series and also in the TV show, Murder Me, Murder You. Some of her notable movies include What Women Want (2000), Boston Legal (2006 – 2007), Hansel & Gretel (2002), DAG (2000 – 2001), and many others. Burke is also famed for playing the role of Suzanne Sugarbaker in the 1986 CBS sitcom Designing Women. Her work fetched her two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Besides her acting career, Delta Burke also runs a design institute known as Delta Burke Design which has its headquarters in New York. She and her husband also run an antique store in Collins. According to sources, the American actress Delta Burke has a net worth estimated to be $8 million which is gotten from her career as an actor and other ventures.

She Became Gerald McRaney’s Spouse in 1989

Gerald Lee McRaney is married to his heartthrob, Delta Burke and they got hitched on the 28th of May, 1989. The lovebirds had met each other for the first time when Delta made a guest appearance on a Simon & Simon episode and later again when Gerald appeared in Designing Women, a series in which Delta was also featured. After their first meeting, Delta disclosed that she knew in her heart that she had found the one she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.

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The couple became friends and after some time feelings crept in and they began dating. Their relationship went on smoothly with no hitches and Gerald decided to take their relationship a notch higher by asking Delta Burke to marry him. The next year, the duo got hitched in a simple wedding ceremony attended by close family members and friends.

From what is perceivable, the couple knew exactly what they wanted from their relationship from the beginning and didn’t want to let the grass grow under their feet before making their relationship permanent.

This beautiful couple whose union has endured for over three decades now is still very much in love and fond of each other. Unlike most celebrity marriages, their relationship has stood the test of time and there has been no rumor or controversies surrounding their marriage.

Delta Burke has no children of her own although her husband Gerald McRaney has three kids from his two past marriages named Angus McRaney, Jessica McRaney, and Kate McRaney

Delta Burke’s Husband is also a Famous Actor

Delta Burke’s husband, Gerald Lee McRaney is an American movie and television actor who is widely recognized for depicting one of the personalities on the TV shows, Promise Land, Simon & Simon, House of Cards, and Major Dad.

Delta’s husband was born on August 19, 1947, to his parents Clyde and Edna McRaneyin Collins in Mississippi, United States of America. The actor has appeared in several television shows and movies such as The Duke of Hazzard. He also played the character of Tim Ryder in an episode of the popular series Hawaii Five-O.

Going further in his career, Delta Burke’s husband also played a recurring role as the principal antagonist Mason Wood in season eight of the TV series Castle. Also, the actor featured as Barlow Connally in the A&E show Longmire and played a recurring role in the NBC production, This is Us, where he depicted the character of Dr. Nathan Katwoski. This role was a major breakthrough for him in his career as the role earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Delta Burke is Diabetic and has Shared her Experience in her Memoir

Delta Burke was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and has been living with it and managing it for years. Her health condition has caused her to lose a lot of weight – up to about 65 pounds and the actress has disclosed that her husband has been very supportive of her and even made a point of duty to administer her insulin shots just to ensure her sugar level is put on check.

Delta Burke’s health condition and weight loss inspired her to write a book which she had titled Eve Wasn’t A Size 6 and Neither Am I. The book was designed to encourage lots of women who are struggling with weight issues to love themselves, embrace their size, and not allow anyone to body shame them. This autobiography, memoir, and self-help book aided Burke in unashamedly revealing her views on life, makeup, fashion, and how she manages to hype her line of clothing.

She is Rumored To Have Gone Under The Knife

There were speculations and rumors that Delta Burke had plastic surgery to get rid of signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging, and lines, leaving many fans shocked that the talented actress opted for plastic surgery. However, the surgery seems to have been a success from every indication, as the actress looks young with fresh skin and no wrinkles.

Some believe though that the cheek implant made her face look a bit more plumpy than before, and she looks fatter than usual. Some fans are of the opinion that her natural beauty had been disrupted by the surgery. Up till date, Delta Burke has not said anything to confirm or debunk the rumors about her surgery. Until the actress confirms such news, it remains a rumor.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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