Mary Joan Hansen, Things To Know About The Wife of Chris Hansen

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Mary Joan Hansen is the celebrity wife of retired TV host and journalist, Chris Hansen. Hansen is an infamous name in television following his latest controversy with his wife, Mary Joan.

The Hansen couple were married for decades before their disagreement came out. But we have little information related to Mary Joan and their relationship.
In this article, we will discuss the ex-wife of the notorious host —Chris Hansen. We will answer all your questions about Mary Joan’s identity, divorce, children, and net worth.

Mary Joan Wiki Bio

Mary Joan gained quite a fame by marrying the notorious journalist, Chris Hansen. Other than that, Mary Joan has remained hidden from the media. She shares no interest in coming out in the public eye.

However, we do know that Mary Joan is an educated lady. She graduated from the prestigious college, Western Michigan University. Also, we do know that she finished high school pretty well but she has not revealed her institution’s name.

Mary is a beautiful woman with medium blonde hair that falls on her shoulder. She is in her late fifties, but her glowing skin makes her look so young that it almost amazes us how she maintains herself. Additionally, she has perfect green eye color.

In fact, the lovely blonde has been a big support from Chris Hansen. She used to appear in Hansen’s YouTube videos, to support her husband from which we can tell she is an ideal wife.

Mary Joan’s relationship with Chris Hansen

Mary Joan and Chris Hansen previously met all the way back in Michigan while they were in college. The pair dated for a while in college and decided to get engaged. Eventually, they walked down the aisle on November 18, 1989.

Chris Hansen is a legendary name in Hollywood. Born on 1959, September 19, Chris is famous for his NBC shows and The Simpsons. Mostly, he is famous for his Award-Winning show, To Catch a Predator.

The pair has two amazing children together. But, they have kept their sons’ lives private as well. They do not have any daughters and are not close to either of their sons.

The Hansen duo had spent quite a decade-long relationship before they split up. Following Chris’ controversial news and dramas, Mary left Chris for good.

Chris is currently married to his second wife

Currently, Chris is engaged to another mystery woman named Gabrielle. They exchanged vows on 13th November 2021 in a beautifully held nuptial.

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Chris is currently married to Gabrielle.

Both Chris and Gabrielle share a lot of photos with each other on their respective Instagram account. Just like her hubby Chris, Gabrielle was also married before and she even shares two children with her former partner. Her ex-spouse, unfortunately, passed away in November 2022.

Mary and Chris Hansen’s divorce

Even though there was so much love between the Hansens, they ended up splitting in 2018. Mary caught Chris cheating on her with Chris’ colleague and NBC anchor, Kristyn Caddell.

However, Joan did know about Chris’ affair with Kristyn all the way back in 2013. But Mary wanted to work on her relationship whereas Chris did not want it. There have been reports of his other alleged extra-marital affairs as well.

According to the National Enquirer, Hansen had a four-month affair with Caddell. Meanwhile, Caddell told US Weekly that Chris informed her he was going to get divorced at the time but Chris had no such intentions.

Mary Joan Hansen And Her Husband Chris Hansen At New York Gala
Mary Joan Hansen And Her Husband Chris Hansen At New York Gala

In June 2018, Mary claimed in court documents that their “marriage has broken down irretrievably.” She also requested alimony and a fair division of property and debts.

After two years, they met on January 15, 2020, to hash out financial disputes and appeared in court. Paparazzi reports that Hansen and Joan have been living separate lives on opposite coasts, and their relationship has been over for a long time.

Currently, Chris is engaged to Gabrielle and they share amazing photos together. Rumor has it that Hansen is still engaged in affairs while dating Gabrielle, but the couple has not addressed such buzz.

Other Controversies The Hansens

Following the infidelity, Chris Hansen was fired from NBC’s To Catch a Predator. His show was already receiving backlash but Hansen’s cheating scandal made it even worse.

Chris lost the respect of the industry as well as the financial stability the show had given to him. Back in 2019, Hansen made headlines after he was arrested and charged with issuing bad checks.

Once a man with millions at his disposal, Hansen had failed to pay $13000 for merchandise. The brand Promotional Sales Limited filed a report that Chris sent a check for payment which bounced inevitably.

However, Chris never sent another check. Instead, he turned himself into the police and was charged with issuing a bad check. Later on, he was released without bond after signing a written promise to appear in court.

Mary Joan career and net worth

As we know, Mary made certain appearances in Hansen’s youtube videos. Other than that, she does not have any noteworthy career of her own. Her main income comes from alimony checks from her ex-husband Chris.

Previously, Chris Hansen had an estimated net worth of only $1.5 million. But with his financial problems and alimony checks, Hansen has lost quite a lot of his money. At present, Hansen has an income worth only $10k.