Ita Buttrose Family Status; Husband, Children, Divorce, Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Published On: 29 Jun, 2018
Ita Buttrose Family Status; Husband, Children, Divorce, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 17, 1942 Age 79 Years 5 Month(s)
Nationality Australian Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse Peter Sawyer (1979-1980), Alasdair “Mac” Macdonald (1963-1976)
Divorced/Engaged Yes (Twice) Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity White Net Worth Not Disclosed
Height N/A Children/Kids Kate (Daughter), Ben (Son)

Australian journalist Ita Buttrose is a multi-talented woman being a businesswoman, a T.V. Personality, and an author. She was also a founding editor of a highly anticipated magazine named Cleo, primarily aimed at the sexuality of women of age group 20 to 40.

Ita has a glorious history of success regarding her professional life, but things are on the whole another path. She was already married twice and now lives a divorced life just with her children and grandchildren.



Unsuccessful Married Life Of Ita Buttrose!

Ita is known to have quite a remarkable career but also followed by unsuccessful maritial life. She was first married to Alasdair “Mac” Macdonald in 1963. In an interview, Ita states that her brother brought him home for a Christmas Dinner with her family in 1960 because he had nowhere to go.

Her first husband worked in shipping and later became an architect. She adds to this statement saying that Alasdair was very supportive towards Ita working as girls in the 60’s were expected to stay home, bear kids, and not work. He supported her in her career and even pushed her limits. The couple gave birth to two children; daughter Kate and son Ben, and later divorced in 1976, after 12 years of their marriage.

She was again married to Peter Sawyer in 1979 and claims that it was not a happy marriage. Ita states that she was raised in a belief that we don’t just live with someone, we marry them. Continuing this belief, she got married again because Ita mentions that she was young and in love. Ita again, after a year, divorced with Sawyer and was single once again.

Ita Buttrose and her family. (Photo: Ita Buttrose's Instagram)

It was rumored that she and the Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer were also dating back in the days. After two unsuccessful marriage, Ita states that she was still dating men. She mentioned that although she was dating, Ita was not into long-term relationship and self-claims that it would be astonishing if she married again.

Ita Buttrose’s Short Bio

Ita was born in the heart of Australia in Sydney. She was born on 17 January 1942 and named after her maternal grandmother, Ita Clare Rodgers. Ita was raised in a Catholic environment by her parents. Her father, Charles Oswald was a journalist and once an editor of Daily Mirror in Sydney. Inspired by her father, she decided to be a journalist and pursue journalism as a career when she was just at the age of 11.

Starting off as a copy girl in Australian Women’s Weekly magazine with promotions to being a reporter and again, promoted to being an editor at the Daily Telegraph. She has a long history of her success in the journalism as a career.

In 1981, she became the first woman to edit a major Australian metropolitan newspaper after being hired as the editor in chief of the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph. With all these successful years in Ita's professional life, she has amassed a whopping net worth of over $82 million.