Despite the difficulty of that time, the experience wasn’t without its merits. “It was a growth opportunity,” he told Kelly, “I learned from that.” Quaid finalized the divorce from his third wife (he was married to P.J. Soles before Ryan), Kimberly Quaid, in April.
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Quaid also touched on his cocaine addiction during the interview, revealing that he used the drug on an almost daily basis during the ’80s. “I had one of those white light experiences that night where I kind of realized I was going to be dead in five years if I didn’t change my ways. The next day I was in rehab,” he said.
Today, Quaid is set to star as the titular lead in the Ronald Reagan biopic Reagan, while Ryan is attached to an upcoming series called Picture Paris.
The former couple’s 26-year-old son, Jack, is finding his way in Hollywood as well. Following a stint on the short-lived HBO series Vinyl, he’s expected to star in Evan Goldberg’s 2019 CIA/superhero series The Boys alongside Karl Urban and Elisabeth Shue.