NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Teen idol Robby Benson turned 67 on Saturday, January 21, 2023. However, he might not have been able to overcome all of life’s challenges if it weren’t for his 40-year-old wife, Karla DeVito. The two got off to a rocky start as their busy schedules often interfered with their time together, but they persevered and made it work.
On July 25, 2022, Benson shared a photo of himself and his singer on social media for their 40th wedding anniversary, saying how “fortunate” he is to have her by his side amid all his health struggles. “We’ve been married for 40 years! I am the happiest man on planet earth — or as lawyers say, ‘and in all universes and galaxies forever!'” he wrote on Facebook.
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He woke up after his second operation and immediately had trouble breathing. His hands were also strangely attached to the bed, and the “sadistic” nurse refused to free him, despite protests from his wife. Finally she let go of his hands and took the breathing tubes out of his mouth and only then could he tell her that he was in excruciating pain. Speaking to USA Today about his wife, Benson said: “She helped me find doctors, she made sure I got the best treatment and the right medicine. I live because of her.”
Benson later had to have another surgery where doctors discovered that one of his previous surgeries had had a flap sewn on improperly, which caused all of his problems. Luckily everything seemed to be going smoothly after his recent surgery. His wife stayed by his side the whole time. Benson said of his wife, “She guided me through everything and was my advocate. I couldn’t have done it without her, I don’t think.” He added, “When we’re together and we look into each other’s eyes and we have each other, we can handle anything. All.”