Melissa McKnight is an English artist and model. She is the ex of renowned artist Matt LeBlanc. Although she is English by birth, she moved to the United States at a very young age and obtained dual citizenship.
She began vocation as a model and was featured in numerous missions and magazines of magnificence as a beauty queen before venturing into the world of entertainment. She made her first appearance on screen in 2001 with the film Triangles and Tribulations. Indeed a famous artist and model, she gained much more notoriety after her union with Friends star Matt LeBlanc.
Melissa McKnight: Background Information.
Melissa McKnight first married Anthony Esposito, with whom she had two children before separating. She met Matt LeBlanc in 1997 through a friend, and after dating for a year, LeBlanc proposed to her. The couple finally married in May 2003 in Hawaii. After a year, the couple gave birth to a little girl, Marina Pearl LeBlanc. But however her marriage to LeBlanc ended in 2006, after her husband accused her of having a an affair.
Relationship with Matt LeBlanc
Melissa McKnight turned out to be exceptionally popular after her pairing with noted Friends animator Matt LeBlanc. Before her union with LeBlanc, she was married to film producer Anthony Esposito.
They had married in 1990 at a private wedding function. This couple had two children, a boy named Tyler Esposito, who was born in 1991, and a girl named Jacqueline Esposito, born in 1995. Due to some irreconcilable differences, the couple divorced in 1996.
Melissa McKnight met Matt LeBlanc in 1997 through a shared friend named Kelly Phillips and her better half Lou Diamond Phillips. Melissa and LeBlanc hit it off immediately and began dating. After seeing each other for just one year, the couple got engaged 1998. On May 3, 2003 they finally tied the knot in Hawaii, facilitating one of the best VIP weddings to date.
On February 8, 2004, they gave birth to their daughter, Marina Pearl LeBlanc, who unfortunately developed a rare brain problem called “cortical dysplasia” when she was only eight months old. She experienced horrible seizures due to this condition. But luckily, after a yearlong treatment efforts, Marina made a successful recovery.
Melissa McKnight and Matt LeBlanc’s marriage relationship deteriorated rapidly. The couple finally divorced in 2006.
Melissa McKnight began her profession as a model. She was included in the magnificent advertisement campaigns of many of the major brands and, in addition, she appeared as a model for different magazines, including Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue.
In 2001, she finally made her appearance with a role in the film Triangles and Tribulations. Her role in this film made her famous. Her fame was also compounded by her mind-blowing performance on the television show VH1: All Access (2001). In 2005, Melissa McKnight appeared on ‘The 31st Annual People Choice Awards’.