Divorces and breakups are often nasty in the entertainment industry. One notable example is the divorce of musician Matthew Nelson. His marriage of 16 years came to an end, and people are curious to know about the reason. While some sites claim that Matthew Nelson’s ex-wife Yvette Nelson, might be the reason, the real truth is yet to be known.
Talking about Matthew, he is an American singer, and songwriter, who founded a pop band, Nelson, with his twin brother Gunnar Nelson. He is now happily married and a proud dad. As a result of his fame, still today fans are curious about his private affairs, especially his divorce. Now, continue reading if you want more information about Nelson’s ex-wife Yvette and their separation.
1. Born in New York
Yvette Nelson was born Yvette Serpohi Stefens on 19 August 1969 in New York, USA. She began her career as an actress and model even before marrying Matthew. The actress is popularly known for her role in known for Las Vegas (2003), Buddies (1996), and Carnal Crimes (1991). Moreover, she signed a 7-year contract with Frederick’s of Hollywood and got a Maybelline Makeup campaign at 23.
Besides, Nelson was born to immigrants, her mom is Armenian, and her dad is German. The 5’7″ actress was quite good at academics, as she achieved a 4.0 GPA when she graduated high school at age 15. She spent two years living alone in Italy, Spain, Germany, Paris, and Japan when she was 16 in order to advance her modeling career. Furthermore, Nelson is also a singer and signed a recording contract with Transcon Records.
2. Ex-Daughter-in-Law of Ricky and Kristin Nelson
Yvette Nelson’s ex-husband Matthew Nelson was born Matthew Gray Nelson on 20 September 1967 in Los Angeles County, California. He was raised by his father, Ricky Nelson, an American musician and actor, and his mother, Kristin Nelson, an American primitive painter, actress, and author. Thus, Yvette’s in-laws are very popular and respected.
Unfortunately, Yvette’s ex-father-in-law died in a plane crash in De Kalb, Texas, on December 31, 1985. The 45-year-old and the other passengers were traveling on his plane for a New Year’s Eve concert at the Park Suite Hotel in Dallas. Six individuals died as a result of the plane’s accident in a wooded area.
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3. Was Married for 16 Years
Yvette tied the knot with Matthew on 14 July 1995, and the couple was together for almost sixteen years before they parted ways on 14 September 2011. They do not share any children. After the divorce, Yvette made a brief appearance in the 2012 short movie The Death Of Miss Watts and stopped featuring in motion pictures or tv series.
Ever since, Matthew Nelson’s ex-wife has developed into a model, participated in photo shoots, and focused on her fitness and self-care. Besides, Matthew is currently married to his wife, Kari Ahlstrom. The couple tied the knot on 23 September 2013, and they had their first child, Ozzie Matthew Nelson, born on 29 August 2014. The singer is never afraid to publicly declare his love for his wife through several touching social media posts.
4. Matthew Nelson and Yvette Nelson’s Divorce
Matthew Nelson, who had been married to Yvette for 16 years, filed for divorce in September 2011 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, reportedly due to irreconcilable differences. Given their prolonged marriage, many people were shocked to learn of the couple’s relationship breakdown.
Even though the pair had been married for quite a long time, Matthew Nelson’s ex-wife would bring up the subject of divorce again and again. Eventually, the singer sought a divorce after the same beef with his wife had gone on for years, perhaps getting sick of the constant fuss. A user revealed this information on a site as the ex-girlfriend of Joey Cathcart, a former Nelson band member.
5. Matthew Nelson’s Ex-Wife Got the Custody of Pets
Yvette was reportedly given custody of their three pets in addition to keeping her Porsche, clothes, jewelry, and cash. Of three pets, Cheyenne and Kaia were a dog, and Chaplin was a cat. But, on the contrary, the famous singer took BMW, a Lotus, his guitars, and his dad’s guitar with him. He didn’t feel too bad that Yvette got custody of the pets because he believed it was best for them.
After the divorce, Matthew Nelson’s ex-wife has been away from the limelight, and there hasn’t been any recent news regarding her. For now, the former pair have both moved on and are currently occupied with their respective careers. We wish them both success in their forthcoming undertakings.