Ron Burkle’s Ex-Wife Janet Duitson

Janet Duitson

Janet Duitson is the former wife of billionaire tycoon Ron Burkle, the two were married for decades and have been separated since 2006.

Janet’s ex-husband Ron Burkle, is the founder of private equity firm Yucaipa Companies and is also the co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. The businessman is worth an estimated $1.5 billion, Forbes reported.
One of the couple’s children, Andrew Burke -is said to have been found dead on January 6, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California.
27-year-old Andrew Charles Burkle had made a name as a Hollywood producer, know for flicks such as The Juiceman. He was pronounced dead by authorities Monday evening at his apartment. No cause of death has been officially reported.

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The young Burke is survived by both his parents Janet Duitson and Ron Burke who are currently divorced. The ex’s are known for starring in a bitter divorce in which Janet accused Burke of cheating her out of a fortune and having her and her (ex-con) boyfriend followed.
The former couple was married from 1974–2006; during their 32-year marriage, in addition to Andrew, they also welcomed two more children, now adults, Carrie Anne Burkle and John Joseph Burkle.

Janet Duitson was born Janet Ellwyn Steeper, she is a great-grandniece of the Wright brothers, aviation pioneers. She worked as a clerk store in her teens when at age 18 she met Ron Burke. The two had a brief courtshipt and tied the knot in 1974.
By the 90’s the couple had separated and got back together a couple of times however Janet Burkle left Ron again in 2002. A bitter battle ensued in which Ron accused Janet of having an affair with an ex-convict. While Janet claimed she was defrauded when signed a 1997 post-marital agreement limiting her divorce settlement to roughly $40 million.
Documents of their bitter divorce battle came out to the public in 2006.

Janet Duitson found love again and is currently married to second husband, Larry Duitsman.