Kimberly Quaid bio, relationships, career, and net worth

Who is Kimberly Quaid?

Kimberly Quaid, aka Kimberly Buffington, is a real estate agent in Austin, Texas. She is also the ex-wife of famous actor Dennis Quaid, best known for his role in movies like ‘Breaking Away.’ Kimberly and Dennis were together for 12 years before divorcing in 2018.

The couple had a fluctuating relationship. Kimberly and Dennis filed for divorce twice before finalizing it the third time. Kimberly Quaid shares twins, a son and a daughter, with Dennis Quaid.

Quick facts

Full nameKimberly Quaid
BirthplaceAustin, Texas
Birthday17 October 1971
Height5′ 8 inches (1.76 m)
Weight60 kg (133 lbs.)
Eye colorBlue
Hair colorBlonde
ProfessionReal estate agent
High schoolHyde Park Baptist High-School
UniversityUniversity of Texas
Father’s nameThomas B. Buffington
Mother’s nameDelia Dee Dowell Buffington
Sibling’s nameBlake Buffington/Dow Wright/Robin Banister
Marital statusDivorced
Ex-husbandsDavid Patton (1993-1994)


Dennis Quaid (2004-2016)

ChildrenThomas Boone/Zoe Grace
Favorite actorBrad Pitt
Favorite actressAnne Hathaway
Net worthUSD 3 million

Family and education

On 17 October 1971, Kimberly Quaid was born in Austin, Texas. Her parents are Thomas B. Buffington and Delia Dee Dowell Buffington.

Thomas is the founder of the Buffington Homebuilding Group. The company is one of Austin’s most prominent real estate firms.

Kimberly Quaid with ex-husband Dennis Quaid and their twins

Kimberly also has three siblings, Blake Buffington, Dow Wright, and Robin Banister. Kimberly spent her childhood with her siblings in Texas.

Quaid completed her high-school degree from Hyde Park Baptist High School. Kimberly then went on to achieve her degree from the University of Texas.

Kimberly Quaid personality traits

With Kimberly’s birthdate in October, her sun sign lies under Libra. People born under Libra are loyal, intellectual, and have good social nature. They are trustworthy, dependable, and become the most comfortable in a social setting.

These personality traits might explain Kimberly’s successful career as a real estate agent. She had smoothly managed her father’s real estate company after his death in 2019.

Kimberly has an American nationality and is ethnically white. She stands at 5′ 8 (1.76 m) tall and weighs about 60 kg (133 lbs.).

Kimberly has blonde hair and a beautiful pair of blue eyes. She has a curvy body of 37-27-36 inches, and her shoe size is 8 (US size).

Kimberly Quaid relationships

Before Kimberly Quaid met Dennis, she was married to David Patton. The couple had married on 3 December 1993 but got divorced within seven months of the wedding.

In 2000, Kimberly started dating Peter Gardere. Peter is a former American football quarterback playing for Texas Longhorns. Kimberly and Peter were in a relationship for three years but called it quit in 2003.

Kimberly met Dennis Quaid for the first time when he was looking for a house. Luckily, she was his real estate agent. The two got attracted to each other instantly.

After dating for a few months, the couple decided to get married on 4 July 2004. Their wedding took place in Dennis’s ranch, located in Paradise Valley, Montana.

After three years, the couple announced that they were having twins via surrogacy. They welcomed their son Thomas Boone, and daughter Zoe Grace on 8 November 2007.

Kimberly’s rocky relationship with Dennis Quaid and divorce

Kimberly and Dennis started to have a rocky relationship. The couple filed for divorce for the first time in March 2012. They cited that their marriage had become insupportable due to conflict of personalities.

But in May, Kimberly and Dennis reconciled and withdrew their divorce papers. Yet in October the same year, news broke out that Kimberly had again filed for a legal separation. She had also requested the sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their twins.

After a few weeks, Dennis Quaid also filed for divorce himself. Dennis asked for joint legal and physical custody of the twins. He even offered to pay spousal support to Kimberly.

But, in spring 2013, the media had sighted the couple spending time with their family. Sources hinted that they reunited again, leading the judge to dismiss their divorce.

However, after three years, Kimberly and Dennis’s relationship started to get sour again. They filed for divorce, the third time in 2016. Unlike the previous times, the couple was adamant not to reunite again. Their divorce got finalized in 2018.

Kimberly Quaid with her ex-husband Dennis Quaid

According to TMZ, the couple agreed to have joint custody of their children. Dennis pays USD 13,750 per month in child support. Likewise, the amount will increase if he makes over USD 1.3 million a year.

Kimberly also received a $2 million spousal support. She received another $1 million to settle the property agreement.

TMZ also reported that the couple had split profits from the sale of their home. Dennis also divided his earnings from the movies he did during his marriage.

About their vehicles, Dennis kept their 2007 Land Rover, 2012 Mercedes, and 2014 Honda. And, Kimberly kept her 2014 Mercedes.

Kimberly’s ex-husband Dennis Quaid

Dennis William Quaid is an actor who was born on 9 April 1954. He is the second son of William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonniedale Jordan. His elder brother, Randy Quaid, is also a well-known actor in the industry.

Dennis Quaid completed his high school degree from Bellaire High School. He then continued to pursue his study at the University of Houston. But due to his love for acting, he quit his studies and followed his brother to LA in 1974.

Since then, Dennis has never looked back. He has been a versatile actor giving us movies like ‘Breaking Away,’ ‘Something to Talk About,’ and ‘The Parent Trap.’

Dennis married his first wife, actress P.J. Sole in 1978. The couple met for the first time on the sets of ‘Our Winning Season.’ Dennis and Sole only lasted for six years and ended their relationship in 1983.

The same year, Dennis started dating his co-star, Lea Thompson. Although the couple did not get married, they lived together. Dennis and Lea ended their relation in their fourth year.

Dennis Quaid then moved on to Meg Ryan, whom he met in 1987. But, the pair fell in love with each other during the ‘DOA’ shooting in 1988. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid got married in February 1991. They welcomed their son, Jack Quaid, in 1992.

The pair ended their marriage after nine years in 2001. Meg Ryan claimed that it was due to Dennis’s unfaithful habits during their marriage.

Today, Dennis Quaid is married to a Ph.D. student, Laura Savoie. The couple tied the knot recently at a Santa Barbara resort. People have criticized Quaid for the 39-year age gap between the pair.

In an interview, Dennis addressed the criticism and stated that he has “no control over who you fall in love with.” Furthermore, he also noted that he did not look for an age gap or someone younger than him.

Dennis also defended his young wife, saying,

“I met her at a business event, and then the relationship developed. I don’t fall in love easily. But I can’t let what a few people think to control all that.”

Kimberly Quaid career

Many people fail to acknowledge that Kimberly is an independent and self-reliant woman. She is a successful realtor who has over 20-years of experience. According to reports, she has been a licensed realtor in Texas for 22 years.

Furthermore, Kimberly Quaid reportedly also has experience in sales, marketing, advertising, and designing. She acquired those skills by working in global companies.

Kimberly has handled her father’s company called Buffington Signature Homes after his death. The company provides its customers with several options for building and purchasing homes.

According to IMDB, Kimberly also appeared in a few TV series and documentaries. Kimberly featured in an episode of the TV documentary called 60 minutes in 2008. It explored her experience when a nurse injected a double dose of heparin into her twins.

In the same year, she also made an appearance in Entertainment Tonight for an episode.

Kimberly Quaid controversies

Ten days after Kimberly’s twins were born, a nurse by mistake injected them with a double dose of heparin. It was 1,000 times more than the intended dosage. According to doctors, heparin is a blood thinner, mainly used to prevent blood clots.

LA Times reported that the nurse had injected 10,000 units per milliliter of heparin twice. It resulted in the twin’s blood turning into the consistency of water.

In an interview, Dennis Quaid said,

“The mistake occurred right under our noses, that the nurses didn’t bother to look at the dosage on the bottle. There was blood oozing out of little blood draws on their feet, and things like that, you know through band-aids.”

The twins did not suffer from any adverse health effects. But, the couple sued the manufacturer Baxter Healthcare Corp. They accused them of labeling and designing a product that led to the massive overdose.

Kimberly Quaid with ex-husband Dennis Quaid and their twins

The pair claimed that the medical company knew that similar incidents happened before. Despite this, the company had not reduced the concentration of their heparin products.

As a result, Baxter altered their label on a high dosage heparin container. Reports say that the company changed the color and increased the font size of their titles. Also, they put a ‘red alert’ tear-off label on their boxes.

The hospital where the twins were born also removed all heparin used for IV flushes. They replaced them with saline solution in their pediatric unit.

net worth

Quaid is estimated to have a net worth of over $3 million. She received a sum of $2 million from her divorce from Dennis. She also gained another $1 million from the land settlement deal and gets USD 13,750 a month in child care.


Kimberly Quaid is 49 years old. She will turn 50 years in October 2021.

Social media

Kimberly Quaid is not active on any social networking sites including Instagram.


Kimberly welcomed her twin children via surrogate in November 2007. Their names are Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace.


Kimberly does not have a fiance. She is currently single and is focusing on raising her kids and her career.

Kimberly Quaid new wife

After divorcing Kimberly Quaid in 2018, Dennis Quaid has got remarried to 27-year-old Laura Savoie. They have a 39 years age gap.

Kimberly Quaid now

Unlike other celebrity ex-wives, Kimberly is mainly private. She does not own any social media account.

We now know that Kimberly is not just a celebrity ex-wife but also a skillful and independent woman.

Although her 12-years marriage ended as a shock to many, we hope she is happy with her children.


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