The ex-wife of one of Sesame Street's most lovable characters has filed for spousal support after she alleges he dumped her for a younger woman.
Roscoe Orman, who played the kind and nurturing "dad" Gordon Robinson, is accused of leaving his ex-wife, Sharon Orman, "destitute" after 40 years of marriage.
“I want people to know he’s been living a double life,” Sharon told The NY Post's Page SIx. “I gave up my career to raise the kids and never cheated on him. I am the one who made him a ‘Sesame Street’ dad. This is what I get after 40 years? You can leave me now?”
The Ormans, who have 4 grown children, never legally married.
From Page Six:
Roscoe, who for 30 years played father figure Gordon Robinson and still makes occasional appearances, is being accused of cheating on Sharon, with whom he has four children. In 2010, she says she found pictures on his phone of much younger Kimberley Lamarque, whom he wed in December 2012.
Sharon, who even took Roscoe’s name, argues she’s entitled to spousal support, and has filed a complaint against Roscoe in New Jersey Superior Court. She states they were “living together as husband and wife for almost 40 years,” and she was named as his wife on mortgages, deeds and tax filings.
Sharon’s lawyer Charles P. Cohen told us: “For more than 39 years, Sharon served as a homemaker and mother, dedicating her life to Roscoe and their four children. She has no savings or financial security, and has now been left homeless and financially destitute as Mr. Orman has left her for a younger woman, without providing any means of support.”
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