Throughout life, many people get depressed at one point or another. However, only a few battle the depression and escape from their emotional pain.
American actor Michael Muhney is one of those celebrities who came forward with his story and opened up about how he contemplated suicide, regarding it as a great consolation.
When Michael felt like giving up, he had his wife beside him as constant support and love. After seeking help for his pain and depression, Michael is now cherishing his family life as well as his career.
Michael Muhney Family Life: Wife & Children
Michael Muhney is blessed to have a supportive wife with whom he has been relishing married life for almost two decades. Michael got married to his girlfriend, Jaime Garrison, on 11 February 2000.
Michael Muhney and his wife, Jaime Garrison, on their wedding on 11 February 2000. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Reportedly, Michael met his wife Jamie through his sister-in-law, Lyndsay Garrison. Lyndsay is a makeup artist who became a matchmaker for the pair.
In the course of their 19 years of wedding, they are parents to three children; Dylan Tyler (born in 2003), Ella Michael (born in 2008) and Truman Rudolf (born in 2013).
Currently, the family of five has been relishing an enthralling family life. Michael and his wife have frequently given the glimpse of their family life on social media. They even wish eachother every year on the day of their wedding anniversary. Similarly, the husband and wife never hesitate to exhibit their love for each other via their social media post.
Contemplated Suicide Following Depression
Although Michael is now enjoying his life to the fullest, he once wanted to escape from reality by contemplating suicide. In a deeply personal message shared on Twitter on 7 June 2019, Michale opened up about his story where he wrote he wanted to end his life like his wife's mother who took her own life 14 years ago. He continued,
"Over the past five years, during several of my many bike rides around Los Angeles, with inescapable pain and frustration and tears in my eyes, my mind would wander, I'd think about my life insurance policy for my wife and kids."
Furthermore, he wrote,
"I'd imagine drifting across that double-yellow line into oncoming traffic and ending it all. All over a grotesque internet rumor and lie. I saw the devastation and loss my wife felt from her mother's decision, and yet I found myself wanting peace, and considered the darkest options."
Thankfully, he chose to talk about his pain with someone, which helped him to battle depression.
In the long post, he even thanked his wife and mother for love and support that they provided, which eventually helped him to get through a hard time.
Career And Net Worth
The 44-year-old actor has several acting credits under his name. With the increasing number of portrayals, Michael has garnered fame as well as fortune. Well, he has amassed the amazing net worth of $3.5 million from the salary that he has assembled as an actor.
Michael debuted his acting career in the year 1998. He is known for his appearance on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless as Adam Newman from 2009 to 2014. He was also nominated for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.
Similarly, he is popular for the portrayal of Sheriff Don Lamb on Veronica Mars from 2004 and 2007. His other acting credits include The Huntress, The Portal, Disconnect, and The Good Doctor.
Michael Muhney was born on 12 June 1975 in Chicago. From the age of 8, he was raised in Texas. He attended Trinity High School from his early education and won the state championship for his One-Act play performance at the age of 16.
Michael then attended The Theatre School at DePaul University from where he received a bachelor's degree in 1997.