Meet Martin Sheen's Four Children Who Follow in Their Dad's Footsteps

A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Sheen became a household name after being part of Francis Ford Coppola's legendary Apocolypse Now in 1979. After starring in numerous films through the '80s and '90s Martin set the screen on fire with the ever-popular TV series The West Wing in 1999 playing the role of POTUS. A character for which he won six Emmys. The name Martin Sheen was famous long before Charlie Sheen started 'winning.' Martin just belonged to an earlier generation.

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CHAPTER 1

MARTIN SHEEN'S MARRIAGE TO JANET ESTEVEZ

Janet Templeton is an actress known for her appearances in productions such as "The Way," "Rated X," and "Beverly Hills Brats." She is also known for her role as Elaine de Kooning in "Kennedy," where Sheen played the lead character, John F. Kennedy. Janet was also the executive producer of "The Way." 

Martin and Janet became acquainted while she was studying art at the New School for Social Research in NY. Although the exact date is not precise, we do know that they tied the knot on December 23, 1961. And if we do the math, that indicates that Martin was only 21, while Janet was 17! (she was born on July 8, 1944).

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And that also means that the couple has been together for quite some time. Unlike most Hollywood men, Martin has remained faithful to his youth sweetheart for almost 58 years. Hollywood couples have a long way to catch up with these two. 

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