Marc Cohn Wife, Affair, Children, Net Worth

By Sujata Limbu | Published On: 25 Oct, 2019
Marc Cohn Wife, Affair, Children, Net Worth

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, Marc Cohn solidified his distinguished place with his blockbuster song Walking in Memphis. He was awarded the title Best New Artist in 1992, and his eponymous 1991 album became a Top 40 hit. Further, he was titled as an iconic part of the Great American Songbook. 

Primarily known for his folk-rock music, Marc survived the bullet headshot, which was an attempt for carjacking after his concert in Denver on 7 August 2005. Continue reading to learn more about Marc's personal life, his net worth, and his albums.

Marc Cohn's Wife, Affair, Children

Marc got married to the anchor of ABC’s ‘20/20’, Elizabeth Vargas, a 1999 Emmy award winner, in 2002 and divorced in 2017 after lengthy proceedings. Together they had two sons, Zachary Raphen, whom they welcomed in 2003 and Samuel Wyatt in 2006. 

Although the reason behind their split is a mystery, it was acknowledged that Elizabeth was an alcoholic, and Marc had a link with another woman, Ruth Zukerman, the co-founder of Flywheel

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Marc Cohen divorced his former wife, TV journalist Elizabeth Vargas, in 2017. (Photo:

Marc announced their split in 2013 while Elizabeth got admitted to rehab. However, Marc has always proved that he is a rock to his fragile alcoholic wife, and he never let anyone doubt his affair with Ruth. In a statement, he said he would always wish for Elizabeth’s well being and will support her for her recovery.

While on the other side, Marc was seen having dinner with his wife’s mutual friend Ruth. The scene led thousands of speculations, but Marc completely denied the rumor. He said he will always support his wife despite the divorce and won’t comment further, respecting his family's privacy. However, on the other side, Ruth never opened about the accusation of being a girlfriend of Marc.

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While Elizabeth was struggling in rehab, her two gems stayed back with father Marc in New York. However, Marc is not a father to only two boys but two more children, Maxwell and Emily. He welcomed them from his previous relationship with a mysterious woman. And Elizabeth is doing a decent job co-parenting her step-children.

How Much Is Marc Cohn’s Net Worth?

American folk singer Marc has an estimated net worth of $14 million. He started his singing career in 1991 with his eponymous album’s song Walking in Memphis. The album went platinum and a Grammy award for Best New Artist.

Later after two years, he released his next album, The Rainy Season, which includes another superhit single Walk Through This World. His other hits records are Burning the Daze, Join the Parade, Listening Booth: 1970, and so on. In his new album Work to Do, he collaborated alongside his long-running gospel group. 

Additionally, he also does many tours and concerts from where he earns extra payrolls. However, his incidents proved that the shows and tours are not always fun as he got a headshot in 2005 by carjacker after a show in Denver. Thankfully, the bullet did not penetrate his skull and reached near his temple, he survived. 

Marc's Bio, Wiki, Family 

Marc Cohn was born as Marc Craig Cohn on 5 July 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He grew orphanage as he lost his mother at an early age of two and his father after a few years when he was 12. Marc remembers his father and maternity grandfather had an excellent vocal and ware singers of the home.

Besides, in the family, he had an elder brother who taught him to play guitar. Sadly, his brother is no more in this world. It is often the grief of losing his parents and family; he writes such a profound yet touching songs. 

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Marc was into 70s songs since his young age, drawn by singers and songwriters Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Brownie. He used to sing and play guitar since he was in school. He is a Beachwood High School graduate singer who attended Oberlin College after high school. 

Surfacing his appearance, Marc is bald in front and has a long featured face with average physics. His height is slightly taller than his former wife, Elizabeth, who is 1.78m (5feet 10 inches) tall.