Interviewer: “How many times have you been married?”

Hubbard: “How many times have I been married? I’ve been married twice, and I’m very happily married just now, I have a lovely wife and I have 4 children, my first wife is dead [smiles].”

Interviewer: “What happened to your second wife?”

Hubbard: “I’d never had a second wife.”

–L. Ron Hubbard, in a filmed interview entitled “The Shrinking World of L. Ron Hubbard”, filmed in 1968 by Granada Television – England.


This was the only time Hubbard allowed an outside crew to interview him.

The fact is that Hubbard had been married 3 times at the time of the interview. Why is he lying about this?

Also note that Hubbard married his second wife whilst he was still married to his first wife.


Margaret “Polly” Grubb (1933–1947)

Sara Northrup Hollister (1946–1951)

Mary Sue Whipp (1952–1986)


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