Who is Cindy Gilmore? Ed Asner’s Second Wife; Marriage, Children & Divorce

Who is Cindy Gilmore? Ed Asner’s Second Wife; Marriage, Children & Divorce

Cindy Gilmore is the wife of Ed Asner, and sadly, he passed away at the age of 91 in his home in Tarzana, California. 

He was perhaps best known for his role throughout the ages. He portrayed Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, both on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff series Lou Grant

In addition, Ed was also known for being on The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Carl Frederickson in Disney's animated feature Up, making him one of the few television actors on the actuality. 

Asner was the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven – five for portraying Lou Grant (three as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Television Series and two as Lead Actor in a Dramatic Television Series). 

Ed’s other Emmy Awards were in two of the biggest television miniseries of the 1970s: Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), where he won the Best Leading Actor award for a unique performance in a television series, and Roots (1977), for which he won Best Individual Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series.

The late actor had also worked as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1981 to 1985. Moreover, he was active in political causes both within and beyond the entertainment industry. 

At the time of his death, Ed is survived by his wife, four children, and grandchildren. This article explores details on Ed’s second wife, Cindy Gilmore. 

Who Is Cindy Gilmore?

Cindy Gilmore is an American television and film producer. She is also known for being the ex-wife of the late Ed Asner. 

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Per her IMDB, she has credit as a movie producer for Sister Act (1992) and Gypsy (1993). She has also received special thanks for Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. 

Besides Cindy’s entertainment career, her other work remains obscure. 

Second Wife & Divorce 

Yes, Cindy Gilmore is the second wife of Ed Asner. Ed was previously married to his first wife, Nancy Sykes, in 1959 and divorced in 1988. Sadly, Nancy died in April 2019 after fighting cancer for five years. 

Back to Cindy, she and Ed got engaged in 1991 and got hitched on 2nd August 1998. Sadly, eight years after their marriage fell apart and they got separated on 7th November 2007. However, only in 2015, Ed filed for divorce. 

Per TMZ, the couple’s split was bitter, and Ed tried to cut off her temporary spousal support the year after they separated, claiming that she showed no effort to become self-supporting. In 2009, Cindy and Ed reached a financial settlement, but the divorce was only filed in 2015.


Ed has three children with Nancy. His children are Liza Asner and kate Asner, and Matthew Asner (Kate and Matt are twins). 

Kate, one of his daughters, studied Journalism/Radio-TV at Northeastern University and studied Leadership in Higher Education at Capella University. She is married and has three children (two sons and a daughter). 

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Ed’s other daughter Liza worked as Associate Producer at Quince Productions, as Office Manager at Saturday Conservatory Of Music – SCM, as Booking Agent/Producer at God Help Us, Starring Ed Asner, and in Production at KPTV Channel 12. 

Matthew Asner currently serves as the head of The Ed Asner Family Center and has six children. He is married to Navah Paskowitz. 

Who is Cindy Gilmore? Ed Asner’s Second Wife; Marriage, Children & Divorce
Ed Asner with his son Matthew Asner and his wife Navah Paskowitz-Asner. Source: Getty Images

Moreover, Ed also had a son named Charles Asner with a woman named Carol Jean Vogelman. In 2017, Ed shared about his son’s autism, and his son inspired him to advocate. 

Facts On Cindy

  • Cindy Gilmore Asner-Cust was born in 1936 in California. She has not shared details on her parents and siblings. 
  • However, she has shared she lived in West Hollywood, Charlotte, North Carolina, Encino, California, Studio City, and Burbank, California. 
  • She has a nephew named Gavin Newsom. 
  • Cindy stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters). 
  • Per her social media presence, she cannot be located on any platform. 
  • She has an estimated net worth of $100K.
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