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Who is Julie Cypher's Husband? Some Facts to Know About Their Married Life

Heisenberg Published On Fri May 15 2020   Modified On Sun Jun 12 2022
Who is Julie Cypher's Husband? Some Facts to Know About Their Married Life

Learn some essential facts to know about the husband of the American filmmaker Julie Cypher.

Filmmaker Julie Cypher and her former partner Melissa Etheridge's son Beckett Cypher passed away on May 14, 2020, at the age of 21. Beckett died from opioid addiction, according to a statement posted by Etheridge on her Twitter account.

Julie Cypher is currently married to Matthew Hale. But, she was previously married to Lou Diamond Phillips. She was also in a relationship with the musician Melissa Etheridge. Many people are curious to know more about Julie's married life and her relationship status with her current husband, Matthew Hale. So without further ado, let's get right to the details of the married life of Julie Cypher.

Julie Cypher Has Been Married to Her Husband, Matthew Hale Since 2004

Julie Cypher has been married to Matthew Hale since 2004. That is, Julie and Matthew are now married for nearly 16 years.

Julie Cypher has been married to Matthew Hale since 2004.

Julie Cypher has been married to Matthew Hale since 2004.
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Julie Cypher's first husband was actor Lou Diamond Phillips, whom she married in 1986. She was married to Phillips for five years before she got together with Melissa Etheridge in 1990. 

Julie Cypher's first husband was actor Lou Diamond Phillips.

Julie Cypher's first husband was actor Lou Diamond Phillips.
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In an interview with The Advocate in 1994, Julie and Melissa first expressed their desire to have children together to the public. Etheridge said, 'I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality is around children. I think that the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be.'

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Julie Cypher gave birth to daughter Bailey in February 1997 and Beckett in November 1998. Both children were conceived by artificial insemination. The couple kept the identity of the biological father secret at first, but later they revealed that the rock legend David Crosby had donated the sperm.

Julie Cypher and Melissa Etheridge dated in the past.

Julie Cypher and Melissa Etheridge dated in the past.
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Etheridge and Cypher were high-profile gay rights activists while they were together. In 1999 however, Cypher revealed in a therapy session that she was 'not gay.' This led to the split of the relationship between the couple in September 2000.

Julie Cypher's First Husband Lou Diamond Phillips

As already mentioned earlier, Juile Cypher was previously married to her first husband, Lou Diamond Phillips. The duo made things official back in 1987. However, their marriage was short-lived.

After being a married couple for three years, they ended their marriage. Why? Well, Julie came out as a lesbian. 

Julie and Lou divorced in 1990. Following that, Julie began her romantic journey with Melissa Etheridge as an American singer and songwriter. After their relationship was made public, the duo became one of the first lesbian celebrity couples.

During their time together, Julie and Melissa welcomed two kids. The duo expanded their family via artificial insemination. They first welcomed their daughter, Bailey Jean, in February 1997. Similarly, they brought their son, Beckett, in November 1998. Sadly, their baby boy is no more between us. 

Although Julie and Melissa didn't reveal their kids' natural father, they later made it public that their children's dad was David Crosby, as noted by Married Biography

Julie Cypher Second HusbandMatthew Hale

Though things seemed great for Julie Cypher and her partner Melissa Etheridge, their relationship saw an end. After living together as a thing for almost a decade, Julie made it public that she is "not gay."

Obviously, Julie's announcement shocked many, and following that, she and her lesbian partner parted ways in September 2000.

After four years from that, Julie walked down the aisle for the second time with her current husband, Matthew Hale. The duo is still going strong.  

Julie Cypher's Early Life

Julie Cypher was born in Wichita, Kansas. Her father's name was Dick Cypher, and her mother's name was Betty (née Jackson) Cypher. Julie has an older sister named Melanie.

Julie Cypher was born in Wichita, Kansas.

Julie Cypher was born in Wichita, Kansas.
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Julie Cypher attended Bates Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 1974-1976. She used to take dance lessons and initiated violin lessons during these years. She also used to actively participate in Girl Scouts, where she attended Camp Scott and Tiawah Hills Ranch. Later, Julie attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied television and film.

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