Vicky Karayiannis, Net Worth, Married, Husband, Bio

Publicist (1978)
Wed Jun 12 2019
By   samrat

Vicky Karnayiannis is an American publicist and the former wife of Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell. Currently, Vicky is residing in Paris. She works with the French celebrities covering their life to the American magazine.

Vicky was born in the United States to mother Toni Karnayiannis. She celebrates her birthday on August 13, 1987. She originated from a Greek ancestry. 

Image: Vicky in her early days

Karnayiannis has not disclosed much about her childhood or early education. Further, she has a younger brother Nicholas Karayiannis who owns a restaurant in New York. Nick is also a DJ and is known as DJ Nick Blast in the club.

Vicky Karayiannis’ Affair and Marriage with Chris Cornell

Chris and Vicky first met in January 2003, at Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris where his concert was held at that time. Eventually, they started meeting frequently. After the second meeting in London, their love started blooming,

Image: Vicky along with her husband and children

Chris often surprise her by gifting flowers, chocolates, and cards. He wooed Vicky at the Beverly Hills Hotel proposing with a diamond ring. However, he formally proposed Vicky with a Harry Winston engagement ring at a bar in France.

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Vicky and Chris had a grand wedding in 2004 in Paris with many high profile guests. Likewise, the sweet couple was blessed with a daughter and a son. Daughter, Toni was born in 2004 and son, Christopher was born in December 2005.

Furthermore, Vicky has stepdaughter named Lillian Jean Cornell from Chris previous marriage with Susan Silver. She is currently taking care of their children after the demise of her husband.

Chris Cornell's short bio

Chris John Cornell was born on July 24, 1964, in Seattle Washington. He was the frontman for the American band Audioslave and Soundgarden. Cornell is considered as the architect of the 90s grunge movement.

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Cornell took guitar and piano lessons at a tender age. By the 80s, Cornell started playing professionally around Seattle with the native band The Shemp.

Image: Chris Cornell

Cornell sold over 14.8 million albums, 8.8 million digital songs, and 300 million on-demand audio streams. Moreover, he won three Grammy Awards.

Cornell's death

Cornell was so much depressed from quite a long time. On May 18, 2017, he was found dead in the Detroit Hotel room early morning. The previous night he performed at the Soundgarden's concert. His death was declared as a suicide. However, Vicky called for a press release with her lawyer blaming the drug overdose led her husband to death.

On July 11, 2017, the police investigation came up with a report that Vicky was the last person to speak to Chris. She claimed that he didn't seem to be ok that night and when she called his bodyguard, he was found dead.

Vicky blamed her husband's doctor for his untimely death. In November 2018 she along with her children filed a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin for altering his medicine.

Vicky Karnayiannis Net worth

Being a widow of popular musician Chris Cornell, she has rightfully received all of her husband's property. Her husband had an estimated net worth over $60 million at the time of his decease. Chris summoned such a huge amount of wealth from his successful music career.

Vicky also runs philanthropic activities started by her and her late husband. The Cornell Foundation was first started in 2012. The foundation raises fund for the welfare of homeless, poor, abused and neglected children. A part of his earning goes to the foundation. 

Currently, Vicky and her children are looking after the foundation taking their fathers legacy forward.

Furthermore, the couple owned a house worth $5.4 Million in Beverly Hills. After the demise of Chris, she is overseeing his property.


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