Meet Criss Angel’s Wife Shaunyl Benson: Her Children, C-Section Pregnancy, Wedding

Meet Criss Angel’s Wife Shaunyl Benson: Her Children, C-Section Pregnancy, Wedding

Shaunyl Benson is an American artist who is famous for being the wife of popular American magician and illusionist Criss Angel. Her husband is considered one of the most influential magicians of the modern era.

Benson and her husband Angel who have been married since 2015 are also parents to four children. However, the motherhood journey for Shaunyl was a little bit unfortunate as her first child was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of 16 months. And Criss Angel’s singer wife gave birth to her third child four days after an emergency c-section. So, how are her kids doing now?

To know every untold fact about her, stick with us!

Criss Angel’s Wife Shaunyl Benson’s Early Life and Family

As for her birth details, Shaunyl Benson was born on 29 July 1991. The popular celebrity spouse has, however, remained tight-lipped about her family background. So, there are no details about her parents and siblings yet. Apparently, some sources suggest her mother was the one who first encouraged her to make her career in the music world.

Talking about her childhood, the celebrity spouse was interested in singing from a very young age. She used to participate in different music competitions during her school and high school days.

Besides, her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Shaunyl Benson’s Ultra-Secret Wedding With Her Magician Husband Criss Angel

As we said previously, Shaunyl Benson rose to fame after her marriage to a famous American magician named Criss Angel. Talking about their wedding, both Shaunyl and her husband Criss kept it secret for nearly a year. It was first Benson’s magician husband who came up with the huge news in October 2015.

He told TMZ that the magician and his wife secretly exchanged their vows in Feb of the same year, just after Valentine’s Day. Their marriage ceremony was quite secret with limited family members and friends.

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Criss Angel and Shaunyl Benson did not reveal their marriage for a year.

In the same talk, Criss also revealed the two have a 20-month-old son, Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos. He also said his son Johnny was previously diagnosed with cancer.

Benson and Her Hubby Angel Split For a Year After Their Marriage

However, Shaunyl Benson and her husband Criss Angel decided to part ways just a year after their marriage in 2016. Both Shaunyl and Criss did not reveal the reason behind their sudden split.

But, they, luckily, reunited in 2018. Fans only came to know about them being together again after Criss started sharing pictures with his wife Shaunyl on his Instagram handle. Despite all the highs and lows in their relationship, the couple is still together.

Shaunyl Is the Mother Of Three Beautiful Children

As aforementioned, Shaunyl is the mother to three beautiful kids with her husband Criss Angel. They welcomed their first child even before their marriage, a son Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos, on February 16, 2014.

After that, they welcomed their second child named Xristos Yanni Sarantakos on 22nd January 2019. For the third time, Criss Angel’s wife gave birth to their baby girl named Illusia Angelina Sarantakos on November 5, 2021.

Their Third Child Was Delivered Via C-Section

Benson gave birth to her third child via an emergency cesarean section. Their baby girl weighed 4 lbs., 13 oz at the time of her birth. To announce the big news, the proud mother took to Instagram and wrote,

“Last night at 11pm, I finally got to hold my baby girl for the first time 4 days earth side.”

The singer also stated her girl is “doing so much better. She has more tests today and more milestones to meet this week but we are feeling so grateful and blessed for these moments.”

Sharyl’s First Child Son Johnny Was Diagnosed With Cancer Early

Unfortunately, Criss and Shaunyl’s firstborn child Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. The news broke out after he admitted his son to the hospital in 2015.

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Shaunyl Benson’s son was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Criss said it was one of the most devastating parts of his life to see his kid battling through such bad luck at the age of 1. He said,

“Seeing my kid, you know, going through hell. Not understanding what was going on,”

Criss further added,

“My child had a type of cancer called ALL [B-Cell A.L.L. Leukemia]. It was 95% curable, but unfortunately, somebody had to make up the 5% and that’s why he had a relapse.”

Fortunately, in Jan 2022, Criss disclosed her son was in remission from cancer, with a short film on YouTube documenting his son Johnny’s battle over the years. While talking about the chemotherapy their son did for five years, both Shaunyl and her husband got emotional. Criss said,

“Ten percent of kids that go through the treatment they don’t even make it, not because of the cancer, but because of the types of medicines they have to put in their bodies. Ten percent lose their lives.”

Thankfully, the kid is doing well now.

Shaunyl And Criss Started Charitable Foundation For Other Cancer Patients

After their son was diagnosed with cancer, Benson and her hubby established a charity named Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation. It is a non-profit organization that supports cancer patients financially. The magician started the foundation with funding in 2008.

He later also mentioned that the couple wants to help other kids who have been going through the problem like his son.

He said,

“I want to create a live, modern-day, telethon-style event with some of the greatest performers in the world to help kids like my son Johnny Cristopher,”

Criss further maintained,

 “My family was overwhelmed by the community’s outpouring of love and support during our son’s battle, so I’m honored to give back – no family should have to watch their child suffer from this terrible disease.”

After their good work, Benson and her husband Criss received much support for their organization and they have been successfully saving the lives of many cancer patients since 2008.

How is Shaunyl’s Family Doing in 2022?

Although Benson and her family went through several tragedies, they all are doing well now. Criss is often seen in magic shows and reality TV programs while Benson is working as a housemaker.

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Shaunyl and her husband Criss work together for their charitable foundation

The couple frequently shares their kids’ photos on their social media handles too, reflecting their immense love for them. So, all of them seem to be very happy with each other.

At present, Benson resides in her husband Criss’ 22,000-square-foot home located in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson Nev with her children.

Her Net Worth

Shaunyl’s estimated net worth is around $1 million. She was able to gather such a good amount of fortune through her career as an artist.

Meanwhile, her husband Criss Angel has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2022. He has earned most of his money from his magician and singing career.

Is Benson Available on Social Platforms?

Yes, Criss Angel’s wife Benson seems to be very active on her social media platforms. She maintains good engagement on her Instagram handle. She has about 62.7k followers on her Instagram as of 2022. Furthermore, the celebrity spouse is also on other social platforms like Facebook and Youtube.