Jennie Pegouskie is a Los Angeles-based actress, model, & dancer, who gained worldwide fame after her appearance in Ed Sheeran’s music video, Shape of You. She also recently toured with Grammy award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, where she performed in over 30 countries.
Ever since her appearance in the video, fans from every corner are wanting to know more about Jennie’s life and family background. Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place as today we’re going to list out all the details about the multi-talented star.
Apart from her professional life, there are many who are curious to know about her love life, parents, ethnic background, career, and many other interesting things.
Jennie Pegouskie Bio: Parents Belong to Different Ethnic Groups
Jennie was born on August 14, 1988, in Yelm, Washington. She is the daughter of Gary Pegouskie, retired military personnel. Information about Jennie’s mother is not disclosed.
Besides, Jennie belongs to white, black, and Asian ethnicity and has American nationality.
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The dancer has always kept details about her family behind closed doors. On a few occasions, Pegouskie has opened up about her father and siblings, however, there isn’t a single word about her mom.
What’s more, her father is currently married to a Thai woman named Gay Pegouskie. Moreover, he also shares a son with his partner, a baby boy named, Gat Pegouskie.
Her father currently works at Lockheed Martin in the weapons training department.
Jennie Pegouskie Education
As her father was in the military, Jennie and her siblings had to move a lot across the country. Because of this, they changed a lot of schools also.
For some time, Pegouskie studied at the Woodbrook Middle School. In May 2018, she visited her school once again to surprise her P-E teacher, Bernie Bryant. She wanted to show him how far she has come all thanks to his guidance.
She maintained at the time,
“He was like the pillar for me, as a 12-year-old girl, who encouraged me to make new friends, go out for sports, stay active in the P-E class, meet people which and I came here to thank him for all that.”
Jennie also studied Scene Work, Monologues, and Cold Reads at John Jacobsen school in Seattle, WA, in 2019.
Jennie Siblings: Has Two Sisters And One Brother
She grew up alongside two sisters, Jessica and Ann Maneja (nee’ Pegouskie). Jennie has a really strong bond with her sisters and has shared a few childhood photos with them on her Instagram account. Her sister Ann is in a marital relationship with Jeremy Arthur Maneja.
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Both of her sisters belong to the White-Asian ethnic background. Her sister Ann recently shared a picture of Jennie in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. All three of them are tight with each other and usually, hang out during the holiday season.
Aside from sisters, Jennie, as we mentioned above, also has a baby brother named Gat. She and her partner often babysit Gat.
The best part, Jennie’s husband has a loving relationship with his brother-in-law.
Is She married? If yes, Who is Jennie Pegouskie’s Husband?
Jennie was once in a happy marital relationship with her husband of around two years, Kamel Bentot. The couple got married in 2017, after getting engaged a few months back. After marrying the love of her life, the dancer also took up her spouse’s surname, and her full name was Jennie Pegouskie Bentot.
Nevertheless, it looks like the lovebirds have long since divorced. While they were in a relationship, the couple used to share a lot of photos together but now all the photos they had has been deleted. What’s more, she even reverted back to her old name, which further solidifies that she is no longer together with her spouse.
How Did She First Meet Her Ex-Husband?
Talking about their first meeting, the couple came across back in 2009. Their mutual interest in dancing brought them closer. Soon their friendship grew into love, however, there was a problem, the distance.
While Jennie is from the US, her now ex-husband is from Paris, France. It is because of her hubby’s nationality that the couple had to spend their first year together as a married couple apart from each other due to US Immigration policy.
Despite, all the problems, the lovebirds soldiered on and kept the flame alive. They did long-distance for several years, which Jennie recalls as one of the hardest parts of their year-long romance. But it all changed in 2016 when her beau sent her a surprise, a picture of him, and a one-way ticket to Seattle.
The former flames were in a relationship for more than a decade since they first came across each other and showed no sign of faltering in their romance. Both of them often perform dance numbers together.
At the moment, the husband and wife duo are quarantining together at their residence in Los Angeles. The duo does not share children as of yet.
Jennie And Her Ex-Hubby Run A Lifestyle Media
The divorced couple was not only partners in love but also in business as well. They have teamed up together on several occasions. They used to run a Los Angeles-based lifestyle media house.
In addition, the formerly married couple is also part of the software company LIGHTPOSE, LLC. Both of them act as governors.