Actor Daniel Baldwin’s Wife Says Couple are Attempting to Reconcile

Everton Bailey
August 12, 2011

The wife of actor Daniel Baldwin says the couple are dropping divorce filings and attempting to reconcile.

“We have a lot of work to do in our marriage and a lot of healing to do,” Joanne Baldwin, 41, said Friday in an interview with The Oregonian. “I don’t know what the end result will be.”

Daniel Baldwin, the second oldest of four acting brothers, filed a temporary restraining order and a petition for divorce from his British-born spouse last month after police were called to an altercation at their Lake Oswego home.

Previous coverage of Daniel and Joanne BaldwinJoanne Baldwin said Friday that her husband made false claims that she threatened to kill him during a confrontation in front of their 3- and 1-year-old daughters. She said she is living separately from her husband but retains joint custody of the children. Last week, Clackamas County Court dismissed a custody dispute between the Baldwins. The restraining order was also dismissed.

In court documents filed last month, Daniel Baldwin, 50, accused his third wife of repeatedly violating her probation on a drunken-driving conviction by drinking alcohol. He contended that she was prone to violent, alcohol-fueled outbursts, causing him to fear for the safety of himself and their children. The couple have been married since 2007.

Joanne Baldwin surrendered to police on July 13 and was sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating her parole. A Lake Oswego Municipal Court judge also extended her probation by two years and required her to wear an alcohol-sensitive ankle bracelet.

Joanne Baldwin did not want to go into detail about the night the police were called to her home but acknowledged that the situation was contentious. “Things just got heated and blown out of proportion,” she said. “There’s a lot more involved than the picture that has been painted of me.”

She said her children were asleep when the dispute occurred and described the weeks that followed as “horrendous” and a “very, very sensitive time in my life.”

Baldwin said she’s trying to focus on the future. “I’m taking everything one day at a time and trying my best to keep my head above water.”