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Mon Dec 05 2022
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Lucho Brieva is a musician, artist, and sculptor from Colombia. Though he has established his name as an artist and musician, he is best known as the ex-husband of Chrissie Hynde, lead vocalist and songwriter of the band The Pretenders.

Though he gained recognition as the husband of Chrissie Hynde, his fame heightened after he married another famous personality, Gina Bellman, the actress who portrayed the character of Jane Christie on the 2000 hit sitcom Coupling.

Lucho's Marriage With Chrissie Hynde

Lucho Brieva became famous after his marriage to the rock musician Chrissie Hynde. According to sources, Lucho and Chrissie got together in 1996. After being together for one year, the couple decided to tie their know on 10 July 1997. 

Lucho Brieva and Chrissie Hynde.
Lucho Brieva and Chrissie Hynde. Source: Facebook

Though the couple did not provide information about their love life, they seemed happy. However, the marriage did not last, and the couple divorced. After five years of marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways in 2002. And the reason for the divorce was also not specified by either of the parties.

Brief Bio Of Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Ellen Hynde is a composer and an actress who was the founding member of the band The Pretender. She was born on September 7 and July 10, 1951. She is an American musician who hails from Akron, Ohio. 

Chrissie united with bassist Pete Farndon after she was advised to form her band by Dave Hill, the owner of Real Records. And after collecting a few other musicians, they created The Pretenders.

The band's first single was Stop Your Sobbing, released in January 1979 and got in the top 30 in the UK. After that, the band became famous and released many popular songs like Kid and Brass in Pocket.

Lucho's Second Marriage With Gina Bellman

After Lucho got divorced from Chrissie, he met Gina Bellman. After being together for a while, Lucho and Gina decided to exchange rings in July 2005. Though the news did not get as much recognition as when he married Chrissie, he still gathered the attention of the fans of Gina Bellman.

A picture of Gina Bellman
Lucho Brieva's second wife Gina Bellman. Source: Tuko

However, just like Lucho's last marriage, this marriage did not last either. After being married for just two years, the couple decided to part ways. And the former couple got divorced in 2007. According to sources, divorces happen due to personal differences and reasons.

Lucho's First Wife, Chrissie, Was Also Caught Up in Kent State Massacre

It was shocking when Chrissie revealed that she was also caught up in the Kent State Massacre. As a student of Kent State University, Chrissie was in the crowd targeted by the Ohio National Guard; the massacre occurred on May 4, 1970, where four were killed and nine were injured.

Chrissie Hynde performing
Chrissie Hynde performing. Source: cleveland

Fortunately, the band leader, Chrissie, got out of this unharmed, though she collapsed and was helped by her friends. However, one of her friend's boyfriend named, Jeff Miller, was one of the four to die from getting shot. In her book Reckless, she wrote about this incident, "I heard the 'tatatatatatatatatat' sound. I thought it was fireworks."  

Did Lucho Remarry After Two Divorces?

After Lucho's divorce from Gina, there have been no reports of Lucho getting married again. However, there's no saying that Lucho has not married yet. Since he has been living out of the media's attention, there has been no updates about his whereabouts and activities. However, that's not the same for Lucho's two infamous celebrity wives.

Just like Lucho, his ex-wife, Chrissie, has been single since the divorce. And she is reportedly residing in London. And his second wife, Gina, married Zaab Sethna in 2013 and has been leading a happy marital life ever since.

Net Worth of Lucho

Lucho is a personality with a well-established career as an artist, musician, and sculptor. So, it's guessable that he has earned a fair share of money with the help of his numerous talents.

Lucho Brieva and Phil Manzanera.
Lucho Brieva and Phil Manzanera. Source: hypergallery

The net worth of the musician, artist, and sculptor Lucho Brieva is estimated to be over $500 thousand, the same as the actress Leslie Stefanson. However, his ex-wife Chrissie is a renowned singer who is the lead singer of the band The Pretenders, with an estimated net worth of over $15 million

Along with that, his second wife, Gina Bellman, is a famous actress who has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.

Does Lucho Use Social Media?

No, it seems that Lucho does not use any social media platform. However, his ex-wife, Chrissie Hynde, is available on both Instagram and Twitter, while Gina Bellman is available on Twitter.

On Instagram, Chrissie has her account under the username @chrissiehyndemusic for her music, with over 45.1k followers. Similarly, she is available on Twitter under the username @ChrissieHynde and has over 39.7k followers.

And Gina is available on Twitter with the username @Ginabellman with over 66k followers.

Career Highlights

The musician Lucho Brieva advanced his techniques, skills, and knowledge after coming to the United Kingdom. According to the hypergallery, Lucho came to London back in 2003 to finish his training as an architect. And ever since then, he has been living in the United Kingdom.

After Lucho's divorce from Chrissie, he reunited with Phil Manzanera as partners after having worked together on their project of the Spanish version of Complicada. Then along with Phil, Lucho started developing music and released their first album, Corroncho.

Though he mainly focuses on music and architecture, his interests have also expanded to interior design and lighting.

Early Life And Education

Unfortunately, there is no information available on the early life of Lucho. Though he may be known as Chrissie's and Gina's ex-husband, he does not have much prominence in the industry, and thus, his early background has not yet been revealed.

Moreover, the educational qualifications of Lucho are also not available. Though some sources claim that he completed his education in a private college in his hometown, it is still not verified by him.

Lucho & Phil's First Album, Corroncho

Lucho Brieva met Phil Mandareza after his divorce from his first wife, Chrissie. Then, both Latin men joined hands and started making their music. And their first album came out be Corroncho.

Corroncho album was an album of songs that depicted the story of both men; their experiences, journey, and everything. After the release of their first album Corroncho, they decided to make a second album, Corroncho 2.


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