Mind-freak magician and escape artist who held the record for appearing on TV for more hours than any other magician and launched five albums as the main singer of the industrial band 'Angeldust' from 1998 and 2003, is Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos professionally known as Criss Angel.
Criss was born in Hempstead, New York, the USA on 19th December 1967, to his parents John and Dimitra. Criss is from the American nationality while he was educated at the East Meadow High School and is of the Greek ethnicity.
Career, Progression, and Profession:
Angel is the star and creator of the A&E channel show 'Criss Angel Mindfreak,' while he was interested in magic in his early of an age and dreamed of a top magician. His show on-aired on 20th July 2005 and ran 96 episodes until 2010, where his show's seasons 1 and two were filmed at 'The Aladdin' in Las Vegas and season 3 was filmed at Luxor Las Vegas. While serving at the Luxor, he also collaborated with Cirque du Soleil to make the live performance show 'Criss Angel Believe,' where "Believe" aired on 31st October 2008, to mostly mixed views. Angel also was the star of an Orville Redenbacher popcorn commercial in 2011.
Net Worth, Salary, Charity Work, and Properties:
An American top illusionist, magician, and actor, Cris has a net worth of over $70 million dollars in 2016, while the rumors that he has an over $10 million dollars as salary, however, it isn’t verified. Moving to his investments and some properties, he lives in the desert foothills 30minutes from the Strip in $22 million, 25,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate, while he immediately identified to fans for black eyeliner, Lamborghini Murcielago and Cadillac Escalade out front.
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This guy has also owned a charitable trust, Heal Every Life Possible (HELP), which helps the person living with Cancer, in particular for children. Criss has own luxurious and well-decorated house in Nevada, according to wiki source it has over $20million price.
Divorced from Wife? Secretly Married?
Criss Angel wants you to trust he's single. However, it's just an illusion because the Cris has been married, while according to a marriage registry record, he tied the knot with his singer-composer girlfriend Shaunyl Benson, right after Valentine's days of 2014. But their marriage came to an end just after a year when they got divorced in October of 2015. But his marriage with Shaunly did bring his some joy in the form of their first child, Jhonny.
Although Cris always remained tight-lipped about his personal life, he came out to reveal that his son had cancer and Cris subsequentially had to cancel his Las Vegas show until early November of 2015 because of his son's cancer. But after undergoing a number of chemo-therapy, his son has been able to win the fight against cancer and is now healthy and happy.
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Prior to his marriage with Shaunyl, he was married to Joann Winkhart but the pair divorced in 2006 after five years of marriage. And after his relationship with Joann, he was reportedly engaged to Sandra Gonzalez whom he proposed in 2011. But that too could not last as their engagement was called off.
Likewise, Cris took no time in finding new love. On January of 2018, Cris took to his Twitter to express his love towards his new girlfriend, Latina Pop singer, Belinda Peregrin. Angel wrote on his Twitter, “I’m nothing without you. “I’ve never loved anyone before you, You make me want to be the best man I’m capable of….’ Real Magic’ Pure Love Forever Mi Amor.”
But yet again, his relationship did not last very long as, by September of the same year, the pair had called it quits on their relationship. Rumors circulated that Cris had cheated on the singer but Cris denied such claims. The pair parted ways after about 9 months of dating one another.
Welcomes Second Son!
Cris's love life is something that has managed to get people's head-scratching quite a number of times. On the 24th of January, it was revealed that Cris had become a father for the second time.
The "Mindfreak" star and his now-wife, Shaunyl Benson, welcomed a son in Las Vegas on 22 January 2019. Cris took to his Instagram to share the news about the birth of his second son. He poured his happiness saying that he was blessed with a beautiful healthy baby boy, Xristos Yanni. At the time of his birth, he was 8lbs.
Cris along with his eldest kid Jhonny and his newborn son Xristos. (Photo: Shaunyl's Instagram | 23rd January 2019)
News about Benson's pregnancy was announced somewhere around the latter stages of 2018 and which came as quite a shock to many considering the fact that Cris had parted ways with Benson long time ago. But it seems, the past was the past and as of now, he and his lady pair have reunited and are parenting their two beautiful children.
Bio and Facts:
Cris Angel has splendid net worth with a successful career as a magician and actor. He is worldwide famous. Criss has a tall, towering height of 6 feet and an average of weights, with attractive body shape. He also mostly actives on social media account, hope you also find him there.