Tana Mundkowsky (aka Tana Flowers) is the wife of Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of the rock band, The Killers. Her husband is also the keyboardist of the band. She is also a former retail manager and once also worked as a school teacher.
Regarding their marital relationship, the couple has been married for more than a decade. The duo is also blessed with three children. Despite their blissful married life, the two have had a fair share of ups and downs over the years. Brandon Flowers’ wife Tana has been battling with complex PTSD that stemmed from numerous horrific traumas from childhood to adulthood.
Let’s find out other interesting details of Tana Mundkowsky’s life.
- Tana was brought up in Las Vegas.
- Her husband is Brandon Flowers, lead singer of the rock band, The Killers.
- She has one brother.
- Mundkowsky suffers from PTSD and often has suicidal thoughts
- She loves Knitting.
- Tana and Brandon are a parent of three kids.
- Her net worth is $500,000.
|Place of Birth||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Siblings||One Brother (Torey Mundkowsky)|
Tana Mundkowsky Early Life
As we have mentioned above Tana is popular as the wife of the rock star Brandon Flowers. For her date of birth, Mundkowsky was born in 1981, the same year as her husband Flowers was born. As of 2023, she is 42 years old.
While the details of her parents are yet to be revealed, she has a brother named Torey Mundkowsky who is a photographer.
Born in the United States of America, Tana belongs to the American nationality and is a Caucasian per her ethnicity.
Tana Mundkowsky worked in multiple sectors
In the past, Tana used to work for the American designer Betsey Johnson. Before that, she once also served as a retail manager of Urban Outfitters, a trendy clothing store in Flowers’ hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.
A little more known about her career is that Mundkowsky once also was a school teacher.
She loves Knitting
Additionally, Tana is a passionate knitter. She has even mentioned on her Instagram that she “knit with passion.”
Tana is Also a Music Lover
Just like her husband, Mundkowsky also shares the same love for music. When they first met, she played Tom Waits‘ song ‘Ruby’s Arms,’ for him while they were driving through Vegas. Flowers said of their love for music, “My wife and I bonded over this song when we first met.”
He also said both of them even cried in the car at some point.
Tana and Her Husband Brandon Relationship; How did they Meet?
Mundkowsky met her then-boyfriend Flowers in 2001 at a thrift store called Buffalo Exchange on Flamingo Road, Las Vegas. At the time of their first meeting, both of them had just hit their 20s. Back then, the lead vocalist of The Killer band visited the store with his bandmate Dave to buy some supplies for their first-ever gig.
Flowers noticed Mundkowsky who was wearing a bootleg Joy Division t-shirt with Mickey Mouse on it and a pink trench coat. Instantly, it struck Brandon’s mind that the lady was too cool than him and it would also be much better to hang out with her. He said,
“She worked at Betsey Johnson. She was cooler than me. I believe in fate. She’s perfect for me. I knew early on. She’s just different, creative, full of life.”
Tana gave her number to Brandon
Anyway, by the end of their conversation, the lovebirds exchanged numbers. Although Tana had this tendency of not giving her number to just about anyone, she caved when Brandon asked for it. He later confessed that he couldn’t wait for long and called her that same night.
After some time, the couple went on their first date. Talking about their first-ever date, Tana recalled that her new boyfriend, “took me to an all-night record store and quizzed me on different artists – everything from Bowie to the Smiths and Leonard Cohen. I passed when I told him I had the import version of a Bowie album.”
Tana Mundkowsky and Brandon Flowers married in a small ceremony
After dating for four years, Brandon and Tana exchanged vows on August 2, 2005. They wed in “a small, intimate wedding” ceremony held on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii. As per The Killers’ spokesperson, his band members Dave, Mark, and Ronnie were among the few other attendees.
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Soon after their nuptials, they moved into their new house in Henderson, 10 miles from the Las Vegas strip. They later bought their house, in the Snowy Slopes of Park City, Utah and it is where they reside now.
Shares Three Kids With Her Husband
Mundkowsky is the proud mother of three children with her spouse, Ammon, Gunner, and Henry. The couple welcomed their first child, Ammon on 14th July 2007. Their second child, a son Gunner was born on 28th July 2009. Brandon Flowers’ wife Tana gave birth to their third son Henry on 9th March 2011.
Back in 2010, the rock star told Daily Mail that he expects to cut back on touring to be with his children,
“I love music, but I want to spend more time with my children. I’d like to be around when they start school.”
Tana has two pet pooches
As soon as she married Flowers, she adopted two puppies. One of them was a Nikita and the other one was a poodle. She often shares photos of her pooches on her social media handles too.
Her Charity Works
Over the years, Tana is involved in many charitable causes. Once, she even shaved her head for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization. It aims to raise funds to help children with cancer.
Religion: Tana Converted to Mormonism
When Tana was dating Flowers, she secretly started reading the Book of Mormon without letting him know. It was only Brandon’s sister who knew about that. But, after Flowers moved back home from touring, he also found out that his then-girlfriend has converted to Mormonism.
What happened to Tana Mundkowsky? Her Struggle With PTSD
For the past several years, Tana has struggled with complex PTSD. The singer and songwriter Flowers opened up with Radio X about all the trauma his wife faced. He said that he once even missed his solo concerts in August 2015 because his wife was contemplating suicide.
He told Q magazine,
“I cancelled that tour, because she got to a point – this is really hard for me to even say the words – but she was having suicidal thoughts. That was as bad as it got.”
Flowers also said that the duo has been through a “horrible” time. The singer also dedicated the song “Some Kind of Love,” to his wife.
He further said to Rolling Stone,
“Over the last few years, it has become a big part of our life. The end of the song is me and my boys singing, ‘I can’t do this alone/We need you at home/There’s so much to see/And we know that you’re strong.’ It’s really emotional. I played that for her, and she just sobbed. But I’m proud of that one.”
Tana Mundkowsky’s currently has a net worth of $500,000. On the other hand, her spouse Brandon has a fortune of $25 million. He mostly makes money from his music career.
Is Tana on Instagram?
Yes, Tana is also active on Instagram with the username @snowballbunnynoface_2.0 with over 5k followers. But, she has set her ID to private. She also has a Twitter account.