'The Thing About Pam': Where Is Pam Hupp's Husband Mark Hupp Now?

The Thing About Pam follows the 2011 Betsy Faria murder case, and in particular, the involvement of one person: Pam Hupp (played by Renée Zellweger).

Pam was a key witness in the case against Betsy's husband Russ, who was wrongfully convicted of her murder in November 2013, before it was then overturned in 2015.

Pam's husband Mark stood by her during this period, and he is portrayed by Sean Bridgers in the true crime drama.

Here is everything you need to know about Mark and where he is now.

Where Is Pam Hupp's Husband Mark Now?

Pam met Mark shortly after her divorce from her first husband, who she had been married to for six years, according to a report from local Missouri publication St. Louis Magazine.

The publication reported that Mark was a minor-league baseball player for the Texas Rangers and went on to become a carpenter after he didn't get drafted into the team.

The couple welcomed a son named Travis in 1989. Pam already had a daughter, Sarah, from her first marriage, and the family moved to Naples, Florida, according to the publication.

It was also reported that in 2001, Pam and Mark returned to O'Fallon, Missouri, with their family, which is where the former got a job at the State Farm office and first met Betsy.

After Betsy's murder, Mark remained by his wife's side, and even testified in court when Betsy's daughters Leah and Mariah Day sued Pam over their mother's life insurance policy.

Pam had testified in Russ' trial in 2013 that Betsy had made her the beneficiary of her life insurance to ensure her daughters received the money rather than her husband, and when she failed to do so, Leah and Mariah sued her.

In the May 2015 deposition of the case, Mark testified that his wife had never told him about the reason why Betsy had made Pam the beneficiary of her $150,000 life insurance.

He also spoke about their finances, and legal documents show that he testified that they had made various house purchases after she had received the money.

Betsy's daughters lost their case after the court deemed that Pam "made no enforceable promise to the plaintiffs' late mother" about the money and said "the plaintiffs failed to carry their burden of proof to establish either constructive fraud or unjust enrichment."

In 2016, Pam shot and killed a man named Louis Gumpenberger, who she claimed was a home invader who had tried to force her to return the $150,000 insurance money, and planned to kill her and "make it look like Betsy," Dateline reported.

However, a police investigation found evidence this was not the case and that Pam had lured Gumpenberger to her home by pretending to be a Dateline producer and had set the whole thing up.

On July 19, 2019, Pam entered an Alford plea in the Gumpenberger murder trial, which allowed her to avoid the death penalty. The plea also meant she admitted the police had enough evidence to convict her without admitting guilt to the crime itself, and she was sentenced to life in prison.

In October 2020, Mark filed for divorce from Pam and cited that their marriage was "irretrievably broken," a report from KSDK stated at the time.

The publication reported that court documents said: "There remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage of the parties can be preserved and, therefore, the marriage is irretrievably broken."

It also said that Pam and Mark had been separated since August 23, 2016, which was when Pam was taken into custody over the Gumpenberger case.

Pam was charged with Betsy's murder in July 2021, she has pled not guilty and the case is ongoing. Since their divorce, Mark has remained out of the spotlight.

The Thing About Pam airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Thing About Pam
L-R: Renée Zellweger as Pam Hupp, Sean Bridgers as Mark Hupp in "The Thing About Pam". Skip Bolen/NBC