Matt LeBlanc is a well-known actor who received a lot of fame for his role as Joey Tribbiani in the Friends sitcom. As he had several love interests in the sitcom many of his fans also wanted to know about his love in real life. Do you know that the actor dated Melissa McKnight, a beautiful woman and married her? She is a British born actress and model. They both became very popular couples in the media. They married and lived a good life but after some years they divorced. It was a really sad moment for the couple but they have moved on.
Now let’s talk about Melissa McKnight and her former husband Matt LeBlanc here. You can find the truth about why they divorced and what they are doing now.
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Early life and childhood
Melissa McKnight was born on Wednesday, March 10, 1965. Her birthplace is England, United Kingdom. She spent most of her childhood in England. Then she moved to the US to begin her career.
Age and personal life
As of now, Melissa McKnight is fifty-six years old. Before Matt Leblanc, she was married to Anthony Robert Esposito. Then she had a son with him named Tyler Esposito. Also, she had a daughter with him named Jacqueline Esposito in 1995. But she divorced her first husband because of unknown reasons in 1996. Then after her divorce, she started to focus on her modelling and acting career.
Relationship, marriage and divorce with Matt Le Blanc
Matt Leblanc married McKnight, a single mother of two children in 2003. They met in 1997 where Kelly Phillips, the wife of late actor Lou Diamond Phillips introduced them. Leblanc was awestruck by the beauty and character of McKnight so he proposed to her a year after meeting her. They had a daughter named Marina Pearl LeBlanc in 2004. But she started to have seizures when she was just eight months old. Then when she turned two years of age her condition subsided.
LeBlanc and McKnight got divorced in 2006. They gave reasons for their divorce as irreconcilable differences. But many sources reveal that McKnight decided to split from LeBlanc because he was not faithful to her.
The popularity and fame of Matt Leblanc
Everybody became a diehard fan of the model turned actor Matt Leblanc when he acted in Friends as Joey Tribbiani. He got nominated for three Emmy Awards because of the role.
As of now, he is fifty-four years of age. After the Friends sitcom, LeBlanc starred in the spin-off series Joey. Then he worked on movies too such as Lost in Space, Ed, Charlie’s Angels and more.
Further Leblanc also acted in the fictionalized version of himself in Episodes. Then he played a lead role in Man with a Plan. These are the reasons why Leblanc is a celebrated personality. His sense of humour and attitude has captured the hearts of many of his fans.
Post-divorce life of Melissa McKnight
As the wife of Matt Leblanc, Melissa McKnight received lots of fame and popularity. Many people envied her position as LeBlanc was the heartthrob of many women. But as a model, she has worked for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Elle. Then along with modelling she also tried her luck in acting. In 2001 she acted in her first movie titled Triangles and Tribulations. Also, she appeared in VH1: All Access which got appreciation from critics. With her then-husband Leblanc, she appeared in many red carpet events. So she enjoyed a public and pompous lifestyle.
But then after her divorce, McKnight settled and started to lead a life without any media attention. She wanted to settle down and lead a quiet life with her kids. But she has a good relationship with her ex-husband. Also, she is raising her daughter Marina whom she had with Leblanc along with her kids from her first marriage.
Now Marina is a seventeen-year-old teenager who looks more like her father. She is a great kid and has many times accompanied her father Leblanc on some important occasions.
According to the sources McKnight is not in a relationship with anyone. But Leblanc is currently dating Aurora Mulligan. She is an Irish documentary filmmaker and director.
Earnings and net worth
The net worth of Matt Leblanc is $80 million. For his portrayal of dim-witted and flirtatious Joey Tribbiani, he made a lot of money in the Friends sitcom. Then he was also seen in other films and series. He is paying spousal support to his former wife McKnight to take care of the children.
But McKnight also has money of her own. She has a net worth of $1 million. So she is living a comfortable life with her kids.
Matt Leblanc is a great actor. His former wife Melissa McKnight is also a wonderful woman. Although they both are not together they are maintaining a good friendship.