Actress Shelley Long has been spotted in Los Angeles for a stroll with her pet Chihuahua. Paparazzi captured the Cheers star taking a break from her walk and relaxing on a park bench while she watched her dog roam around without a leash

She kept it casual in a gray jacket, light blue top, cuffed jeans, and Nike sneakers, appearing almost unrecognizable from her heyday in the 80s.  

Shelley Long, 72, walking her Chihuahua
Shelley Long, 72, walking her Chihuahua

The reclusive 1980s TV icon keeps a shallow profile these days – and we don’t blame her! In recent times, the once vibrant presence of actress Shelley Long has taken a more subdued turn as she gracefully navigates a quieter lifestyle.

Renowned for her iconic roles in beloved sitcoms and movies, Shelley Long has seamlessly transitioned from the bustling lights of Hollywood to a more serene and private existence. While her spotlight may have dimmed over the years, her love for her Chihuahua companion remains a constant source of joy and companionship.

In a world where the lives of celebrities are often dissected and analyzed, Shelley Long’s choice to keep a low profile showcases her desire for a life that is not solely defined by the glare of the media.

While she may no longer grace the headlines as frequently, the glimpses we catch of Shelley Long with her Chihuahua serve as a heartwarming reminder of the genuine connections that remain at the core of her life.

Shelley Long, 72, walking her Chihuahua
Shelley Long, 72, walking her Chihuahua

Shelley Long Movies and TV Shows

Shelley Long found fame playing intellectual barmaid Diane Chambers in the 1980s sitcom. She has also appeared in many other hit shows and movies, including The Money Pit, Troop Beverly Hills, Hello Again, and The Brady Bunch.

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She reprised her Cheers role to appear as a guest character on Frasier opposite on-screen love interest Kelsey Grammer. In his 1995 biography ‘So Far,’ Kelsey claimed Shelley Long was unpopular with producers on Cheers. He alleged that the team grew tired of her constant complaints about his character and plotlines.

Her character’s on-again, off-again romance with former Red Sox relief pitcher Sam Malone (played by fellow Emmy winner Ted Danson) kept the show on the top of the rating chart year after year. Shelley quit Cheers at the end of Season 5 in 1986, believing her character had run its course.

Shelley Long and Ted Danson on the set of Cheers
Shelley Long and Ted Danson on the set of Cheers

Shelley Long in 2023

Beyond the silver screen, Shelley Long’s personal life unveils a woman of depth and substance. While her on-screen performances have captivated audiences, her off-screen choices reflect a person who values authenticity and meaningful connections.

She has been divorced twice and is a mother of one. Shelley has lived in a $1.3 million condo in the upscale West Los Angeles enclave of Pacific Palisades, California.

Since divorcing her second husband, Bruce Tyson, in 2004, according to locals, she is rarely seen out and about. She mostly consists of keeping to herself.

Other celebrities who live in the family-friendly Pacific Palisades include Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, and Tom Hanks.

Young Shelley Long wearing a red coat
Young Shelley Long wearing a red coat

Wrapping Up

Despite starring in several iconic films, her role as Diane on Cheers won her an Emmy and endeared her to the public. Shelley Long’s journey, marked by her affinity for her Chihuahua and her embrace of a more private existence, stands as a testament to the multifaceted nature of life beyond the spotlight.

Her recent outings showcase her evolution from a prominent actress to a woman who treasures the simple pleasures, of finding solace and contentment in the company of her beloved Chihuahua and the moments they share during their peaceful walks.

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