Svetlana Erokhin is an American woman originally from Russia. She is the third and current wife of actor Richard Dreyfuss. The couple has been spotted together in public several times over the course of their relationship. Svetlana was previously married to Sergei D. Erokhin and had a daughter named Kasey S. Erokhin with him. She and Dreyfuss exchanged wedding vows in 2006 and first settled in San Diego, California. They later moved to Carlsbad, California. In February 2008, the couple purchased a house in Encinitas, California. It was originally built in the 1970s. Svetlana and her husband were looking to renovate the place with green technologies after purchasing it.
Childhood & Early Life
Svetlana Erokhin was born on March 10, 1960, in Russia. According to various sources, her birth name is Svetlana Veroxhin Erokhin. Little to no information is available on her family and upbringing. At some point, she relocated to the United States of America.
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As with Svetlana herself, her first husband, Sergei D. Erokhin, was also from Russia. He was reportedly born on June 21, 1955, in Kirovograd, Russia and later moved to Brighton, a neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts. He had also lived in Ashland, Massachusetts. He passed away on February 22, 2018. At the time, he was 62 years old.
With Sergei, Svetlana had one daughter named Kasey S. Erokhin (born February 25, 1984), who is a makeup artist. Kasey is quite active on various platforms of social media, especially Instagram. Over the years, she has shared multiple photographs that feature both her mother and Dreyfuss.
Relationship With Richard Dreyfuss
A native of New York, Dreyfuss grew up in an affluent American Jewish family and started acting at a very young age. Over the course of his more than five-decade-long career, he has appeared in over a hundred films and television shows. Some of his most prominent roles include Curt Henderson in ‘American Graffiti’ (1973), Duddy in ‘The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz’ (1974), Matt Hooper in ‘Jaws’ (1975), Rory Neary in ‘Close Encounters of Third Kind’ (1977), Elliot Garfield in ‘The Goodbye Girl’ (1977), Aaron Levinsky in ‘Nuts’ (1987), The Player in ‘ Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ (1990), Max Bickford in ‘The Education of Max Bickford’ (2001-02), Dick Cheney in ‘W’ (2008), and Bernie Madoff in ‘Madoff’ (2016). For his performance in ‘The Goodbye Girl’, Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977.
Prior to Svetlana, Dreyfuss had been married twice in his life. His first wife was writer and producer Jeramie Rain, to whom he was married from March 20, 1983, to September 14, 1992. They have three children together, Emily (born 1983), Benjamin (born 1986), and Harry (born 1990). In 1999, Dreyfuss exchanged wedding vows with Janelle Lacey but they parted ways in 2005.
Svetlana and Dreyfuss tied the knot on March 16, 2006, in the magistrate's office in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They initially stayed in San Diego, California and often spent considerable time in New York City and London, where Dreyfuss once resided. They also resided in Carlsbad, California. In February 2008, the couple purchased a $1.5 million house in Encinitas, California. Originally built in the 1970s, the house is situated on a 1.2-acre plot. According to a report published in ‘The San Diego Union-Tribune,’ they were planning to renovate the house with green technology. Svetlana was quoted saying, “A house, it's like living body, and you have to live in harmony.”
Svetlana has been a constant source of support for her husband through some of the most turbulent times in his life. In an interview with ‘Daily Mail’ on November 12, 2013, Dreyfuss candidly spoke about his fight with depression. During the interview, Svetlana was present there to support him.
On June 2, 2014, Svetlana was apprehended by the police in Encinitas following her alleged involvement in a road accident. According to the authorities, she had driven her car into a wood fence and left the scene immediately. San Diego Co. Sheriff deputies found her two miles away. In an interview with TMZ, Svetlana later said that she had drunk one glass of wine and passed field sobriety tests. Despite this, she was charged with DUI with hit-and-run.