“Sesame Street” fave Roscoe Orman, who appeared on the show as lovable dad Gordon, left his longtime partner, Sharon Orman, “destitute” after he abandoned her for another woman.
Roscoe, who for 30 years played father figure Gordon Robinson and still makes occasional appearances, is being accused of cheating on Sharon, with whom he has four children. In 2010, she says she found pictures on his phone of much younger Kimberley Lamarque, whom he wed in December 2012.
Since then, Sharon claims Roscoe has had no contact with his kids nor given money nor support to her — because while they were together for 40 years they never legally married.
“I want people to know he’s been living a double life,” Sharon said. “I gave up my career to raise the kids and never cheated on him. I am the one who made him a ‘Sesame Street’ dad. This is what I get after 40 years? You can leave me now?”
While Gordon was a friend to neighbors including Big Bird and Elmo on the show, Sharon, 60, tells us she’s being evicted from the Montclair, NJ, townhouse they shared after Roscoe stopped paying the rent and lights, heat and water were turned off. She’s sleeping on a couch at one of her kids’ places.
Sharon’s lawyer Charles P. Cohen told us: “For more than 39 years, Sharon served as a homemaker and mother, dedicating her life to Roscoe and their four children. She has no savings or financial security, and has now been left homeless and financially destitute as Mr. Orman has left her for a younger woman, without providing any means of support.”
Sharon, who even took Roscoe’s name, argues she’s entitled to spousal support, and has filed a complaint against Roscoe in New Jersey Superior Court. She states they were “living together as husband and wife for almost 40 years,” and she was named as his wife on mortgages, deeds and tax filings.