Many remember A.J. Langer as Claire Danes’ best friend Rayanne in the ’90s sitcom “My So-Called Life”, but what Langer is up to now may surprise you.
The actress is now living as a Countess in a castle!
Langer married Charles Courtenay, the 19th Earl of Devon, in 2005. And now the couple are busy raising daughter Joscelyn, 10, and son Jack, 8, in Courtenay’s ancestral home, Powderham Castle in England.
The star, 43, only earned the title of Countess in 2015 after she and Courtenay made the move after his father passed away, and passed along his title.
“Countess is a work title,” Langer told People. “We’re still A.J. and Charlie.”
But the transition for Langer was difficult at first, “It was, ‘Welcome to the patriarchy,’ which I had never experienced,” she said. “People only asking me questions about the kids and the house, me talking to a bank manager and him responding to my husband. We did walk into a culture that had been very ‘Downton Abbey’.”
As time has passed, Langer has learned to love the English countryside, “The more I find in this house – it’s all just love stories,” she said of her favourite spot, the White Drawing Room. “It’s is like living in a dream sequence that’s here all the time.”
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