Carson Ward was the husband of Meredith Ward, and the father of Luke, Eric and Brad Ward. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in history.(1) He owns three auto dealerships. Carson and his family appeared happy, but in a sad twist, the family was not really "perfect". At one of his auto dealerships, Luke and Ryan discovered Carson making out with another man and after realizing his son had caught him, Carson decided to tell his wife who then filed for divorce shortly after. Months later, Carson and Meredith's divorce had been finalized and Carson moved to Portland with Luke moving with him, but Brad and Eric stayed behind in Newport with their mother. Carson later returned in the Season 2 episode "The Distance", where Seth was staying at Luke and Carson's house in Portland.