Where Is O.J. Simpson's First Wife, Marguerite, Now? She's Keeping A Low Profile
After more than two decades, the O.J. Simpson trial has proved that it really was the "Trial of the Century." We're still talking about it, possibly now more than ever. The events of the trial were dredged up all over again when FX aired its (excellent) limited series, The People vs. O.J. Simpson. And, now, ESPN is set to premiere its docuseries, O.J.: Made in America on June 11. These two television events have dredged up people's curiosities about everything surrounding the case, from the lives of the jurors to the problems facing the lawyers to the current careers of anyone even tangentially involved with the situation. And, while the shows give some answers, they don't cover everything. For example: Where is O.J. Simpson's first wife, Marguerite Simpson, now?
She's managed to stay out of the spotlight, and Bustle could not reach her for comment. She hasn't been doing the news circuit in light of The People vs. O.J. Simpson, and what's been reported about her is still relatively old information. According to an article in the New York Times published in 1994, Marguerite married twice after Simpson: In 1986, she married transit worker Randolph Lewis, and, in 1992, she married furniture salesman Anthony Thomas.
"She described her usual occupation as an interior designer," the Times article noted. "She owned a mauve house with green shutters behind a security gate on San Vicente Boulevard, in a neighborhood in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles ... Neighbors said they had not seen her recently." In 1995 she made an appearance on 20/20 with Thomas, the Seattle Times reported.
And, at one point, she spoke with Bill Libby, a Simpson biographer, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report. "He was a terrible person in those days," she claimed to Libby. "Just awful. I sensed something good in him, but I don't think it really showed. He lived on the brink of disaster." According to that same article, "Simpson himself agreed with her account in Libby's book, O.J., published in 1974: 'I had a lot of hatred and defiance in me. I could easily have come to a bad end if I hadn't gotten a break.'"
But, after the book and the flurry of articles around the trial, Marguerite did not speak to the press again. She's never said whether or not she thought he could be guilty. For his part, O.J. was acquitted of the criminal murder charges, but, as reported by the New York Times, in 1997 O.J. was found liable in civil court for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman and ordered to pay $33.5 million in punitive and compensatory damages to their families.
Marguerite and O.J.'s children together, Arnelle and Jason, turn up in tabloids now and again, but Marguerite is never quoted and is rarely mentioned.