Ian Ziering Has Two Ex-Wives and Two Kids — What to Know About His Family

Melissa Willets - Author

Jan. 3 2024, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

Ian Ziering attends KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2023 presented by Capital One at The Kia Forum on Dec. 1, 2023 in Inglewood, Calif.
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The Gist:

  • Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Ian Ziering has been married twice.
  • The star has two kids, Mia and Penna.
  • Ian and daughter Penna were involved in a highly publicized altercation with a biker group in 2023.
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Actor Ian Ziering has endured a somewhat complicated love life that includes two ex-wives. The Sharknado star also has two daughters. Let's get to know more about his family, including what Ian said about being a parent after his late 2023 altercation with a biker group.

Ian Ziering and family attend iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 20, 2019 in Las Vegas,
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Ian Ziering and Erin Ludwig with their daughters in September 2019

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Ian Ziering has been married twice.

The former teen heartthrob otherwise known as Steve Sanders has had a 90210-worthy relationship history.

He first said "I do" in 1997 to Playboy alum Nikki Schieler, but that marriage only lasted until 2002.

In 2010, Ian had found love again with Erin Ludwig.

The couple ultimately separated in 2019, however.

The actor said at the time, "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up. With our hectic work schedules we could not be busier, and over the last few years have grown apart."

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But Ian had nothing but nice things to say about Erin despite the fact that their marriage was not of the "happily ever after" variety.

"She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and the best mom to our kids," he said.

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Ian Ziering shares two kids with his ex-wife Erin.

Ian is one proud papa.

He often shares photos and video of his time with his two daughters, Mia and Penna, whom he shares with Erin.

About being a working dad, Ian said in 2014, "I've always wanted a family and now that I have one, to be away working is like torture."

For her part, in 2020, Erin spoke out about her parenting philosophy amid divorce, saying, “When it comes to the girls, I really try to be honest with them about everything and have open conversations. Since they were babies, I focused on talking to them about their emotions, what they’re feeling.”

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Ian said that he and his daughter survived a biker attack in late 2023.

On New Year's Eve, Ian and Mia endured a public encounter in Los Angeles at the hands of a biker gang. The unsettling incident was caught on video.

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Taking to his Instagram, Ian shared what allegedly happened with the mini-bike guys. "While stuck in traffic, my car was approached aggressively by one of these riders leading to an unsettling confrontation," he explained. "In an attempt to assess any damage I exited my car. This action, unfortunately, escalated into a physical altercation, which I navigated to protect myself."

Most importantly, Penna was not hurt. As Ian went on to share, "I am relieved to report that my daughter and I are both completely unscathed, but the incident has left me deeply concerned about the growing boldness of such groups who disrupt public safety and peace."

Ian added his thoughts about what transpired as it relates to being a dad, saying, "As a citizen and a parent, I find it unacceptable that groups can freely engage in this kind of behavior, causing fear and chaos, while the response from authorities seems insufficient."

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