Marge Cooney is a celebrity figure who is better known as the ex-wife or first wife of the American media personality, writer, film producer, and creator, and show host, Philip John Donahue aka Phil Donahue.
In fact, the Maggie Award winner has released a book titled "What Makes a Marriage Last". Moreover, the Peabody Award winner also wrote another book called Phil Donahue, My Own Story in 1980.
Marge Cooney wedded her soulmate, Philip John Donahue on 1st February 1958 in one of the oldest cathedrals in the US, San Felipe de Neri, New Mexico. Phil Donahue (21st December 1935) is an American media personality, writer, film producer, and creator, and show host.
The former couple first met while studying at the University of Notre Dame. He came across a man, Jim Cooney who came to be Marge's brother, introduced Cooney to Philip and he fell in love with her at first sight. They began dating each other and soon after became engaged.
The ex-couple became a proud parent to their five children: Michael Donahue (30th January 1959), Kevin Donahue (9th December 1959), Daniel Donahue (1963), James Patrick (1963), and Mary Rose Donahue (1965). Sadly, James "Jim" passed away in 2014 at the age of 51 but the reason for his death is not disclosed.
The couple stayed together for 15 years and in 1973, they decided to go their separate ways. In 1975, the divorce was finalized giving the sole custody of four sons to Phil and Margaret had the custody of her daughter Mary. After their divorce, Donahue tied the wedding knot with Marlo Thomas on 21st May 1980. They together don't have any kids, furthermore, she became the stepmother to Phill's children.
Cooney is still alive and living a healthy and prosperous life. After her divorce from Donahue, she is living a low-key life, away from the limelight. However, people have mistakenly considered her dead in 2018, but that woman was Margaret M. Cooney who died on 4th December 2018 at the age of 90.
Marge Cooney has kept herself away from the media and paparazzi. Moreover, she hasn't provided any kind of information about her professional life and career which makes it difficult to evaluate and calculate her estimated net worth. Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Phil Donahue has a huge net worth of $150 million as of now.
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