We’re just going to work it out.’ ” When that proved impossible and she filed for divorce in 2003, it was still crucial to protect Emerson, whose parents today share joint custody (Tenney lives a few minutes away).
“You can only have your meltdowns when your children are asleep,” Hatcher says.
“I love that my daughter was there to see me jump in,” she says.
“I love that she saw me struggle with my fear and get over it.
You may know actress Teri Hatcher best from her portrayals of Susan Mayer from TV’s “Desperate Housewives” or her take on the iconic Lois Lane character from TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” But on Nov. on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Hatcher spoke about “the dangers of silence,” and how her uncle abused her for about three years when she was a little girl and how that abuse has “haunted her throughout her life.” Like many victims caught up in the web of abuse, Hatcher felt that the abuse was all her fault. “I did, however, unsurprisingly, start to act out and my mother decided to keep me away from my uncle.
Just over a year ago, Teri Hatcher was feeling so desperate she curled up and cried on her kitchen floor.
She had split from actor Jon Tenney after nine years, was worried about the challenge of being a single mom to young daughter Emerson and, at 38, was anxious that her career options were disappearing on the horizon of middle age.
“I told her that if I won that she could keep it there.” Over Christmas, they vacationed in Cabo San Lucas and took a whale-watching cruise.
When a humpback whale popped up by the boat, Hatcher, frightened but excited, scrambled into a mask and snorkel, hopped in the water and eventually touched it.