The split occurred in March, a few days before Whelchel started work on " Survivor: Philippines. The year-old actress spoke with People about the end of her year marriage to year-old Steve Cauble. The two have three grown children together. Whelchel told the magazine , "The divorce was final on March 1, and [I] went out to be on 'Survivor' on March Going out to 'Survivor' was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss. Fans may know that Whelchel is a devout Christian who has often spoke about her faith and marriage. Whelchel met Cauble in a church prayer group back in In her memoir, " The Facts of Life ," Whelchel wrote about how falling in love with her now-ex took some time and was rather unexpected. Whelchel has also written books and blogs on the benefits of home-schooling.
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In the game of "Survivor," keeping a low profile can be key to snagging the final million-dollar prize. Whelchel, best known as preppy Blair Warner from the hit 80s sitcom, told Entertainment Weekly that she's been a fan of "Survivor" from day one. And maybe they'll contact you and know you want to be on the show. The actress isn't planning on coming forward about her past life as a teen superstar, though she says she won't deny her fame if word gets out.
Lisa Whelchel is full of surprises. Sitting in her home outside Dallas, she still looks every bit like Blair Warner, the pretty rich girl from the 80s sitcom The Facts of Life. I am nothing like Blair. Whelchel, 49, has proved this to fans of Survivor: Philippines , in which she has demonstrated hard work around camp, a surprising proficiency for puzzle challenges, plus all the backstabbing and social skills necessarily to go deep into the game. She made the final six without a single vote cast against her. But then, when asked about the breakup of her year marriage to Steve Cauble, Whelchel gets quiet.