Melissa McKnight

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Actress, Model (1965)
Wed Dec 18 2019
By   Pranish

Melissa Sue McKnight, aka Melissa McKnight, is a well-known (British-American) actress and model. She rose to fame after appearing in popular magazines such as Elle and Vogue as a model. Whatsoever, she is best known as the ex-wife of Matt LeBlanc, who is a prominent American actor and comedian.

The beautiful model, Melissa was born on 10 March 1965 in England but later moved to the USA. Likewise, she was born under the zodiac sign, Pisces. Moreover, she has dual citizenship of America and the UK and belongs to the white ethnic background. However, people are more curious to know about her personal life. So, let's take a sneak peek in her matters.

Most Significant Marriage Ceremony With Matt LeBlanc

The 54 years old model, Melissa was previously married to a top-notched actor and comedian, Matt LeBlanc, who is best known for playing the role of Joey Tribbiani in the NBC sitcom, Friends along with Lisa Kudrow and Suzanne Perry. The lovey-dovey couple tied the knot on 3 May 2003 with a grand wedding ceremony in Hawaii with the presence of their close friends, relatives, and other famous personalities. Well, their wedding was one of the biggest celebrity weddings until then. 

Melissa and her husband on the premiere of Top Gun series
Image: Melissa and her former husband, Matt LeBlanc
Source: Zimbio

The pair first met in 1997 through their mutual friend, Kelly Philips and her husband, Lou Diamond Philips. Not to mention, the two started liking each other on their first meeting and started dating. After one year of dating, they decided to get engaged and exchanged the engagement ring in 1998.

Melissa and her husband, Matt in their wedding dress
Photo: Melissa and Matt on their wedding day
Source: Pinterest

Unfortunately, the lovey-dovey couple decided to part their ways back in 2006. Later, on 6 October 2006, they officially divorced. According to The Famous People, the reason for their divorce was LeBlanc's infidelity and womanizing habits.

Past Relationships And Affairs Of Melissa McKnight

Before marrying LeBlanc, she was in a marital relationship with Anthony Robert Esposito, who is a filmmaker by profession. They tied the knot of husband and wife back in 1990 in front of their close friends and families. However, then a couple, Melissa and Anthony's marriage did not last long.

They officially divorced after six years of marriage, which is in 1996. On the other hand, her husband, Matt started dating Andrea Anders right after their divorce. Andrea is a well-known actress with whom Matt began dating from 2006 to 2015.

Matt and Aurora on an award function
Picture: Matt and his current girlfriend, Aurora
Source: The Sun

Then after, they separated, and Matt started seeing Aurora Mulligan. By profession, Aurora is the producer of BBC. He officiated their relationship at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Later in 2018, the two were spotted on the red carpet at the premiere of Top Gear series 25.

Have Three Children From Her Two Marriage

Melissa also shares children with her former husbands. She gave birth to her first child, a son named Tyler Esposito, with her first husband, Anthony. Tyler was born in 1991, and his age is 28 years old as of 2019. After four years of Tyler's birth, she gave birth to a daughter named Jacqueline Esposito, who is three years old as of now.

Furthermore, he also shares a child with her second husband, Matt. Together, they welcomed a daughter named Marina Pearl LeBlanc on 8 February 2004, and she is currently 15 years old.

Melissa and Matt holding their daughter
Image: Melissa and Matt with her daughter, Marina Pearl
Source: Pinterest

Unfortunately, their daughter began suffering from seizures after eight months of her birth. Later, she was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder, cortical dysplasia. Fortunately, she was cured after a year-long treatment.

Net Worth Of Melissa McKnight

Melissa has earned a hefty sum of money from her successful career as an actress, as well as a model. Melissa's net worth is estimated at around $60 Million as of 2019. Even though she is a well-known actress in the entertainment industry, she bagged the majority of her money through divorce settlement with Matt. 

McKnight earns around $60 Thousand from one TV Show. So, she might be making well from her acting career as well. On the other hand, her ex-husband, Matt's net worth is around $80 Million as of 2019.

 

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