Francesca Francone became famous as the wife of Sananda Maitreya, the famous American singer, and songwriter. While Francesca is better known for her marriage, she is an architect and TV presenter. The pair have been married since 2013 and they continue to enjoy their life together with their kids. Here is all we know about her:
A quick profile of Francesca Francone Maitreya
- Full name: Francesca Francone Maitreya
- Date of birth: December 30, 1975
- Age: 46 years old
- Place of birth: Milan, Italy
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: Italian
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Career: TV Personality and former model
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband: Sananda Maitreya
- Children: Francesco Mingus Maitreya and Federico Elvis Maitreya
- Net worth: $1 million
- Instagram: @francescamaitreya
Every Fascinating Fact About Francesca Francone
1. Francesca Francone is originally from Italy
Originally from Italy, FrancescaFrancone was born on December 30, 1975, in Milan, Italy. She was brought up in a catholic family and had her First Communion on May 5th, 1985. Nothing is known about her family members including her parents and siblings.
As regards her education, she went to the Milan Polytechnic between 17 and 18. From there, she later obtained Masters in Contemporary Art, Curating, and Visual Arts from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
2. Francesca Francone Maitreya is a success in different things
Although she is mostly known in some quarters for being the wife of Sananda Maitreya, she has also enjoyed success in her various careers.
A former model, she began her career as an architect in 2000, and then in 2001, she started working as a freelance journalist. More so, she got to work as a journalist and TV presenter for various stations including Telelombardia, E! Entertainment, and Mediolanum Channel.
3. Francesca was only 18 when she met her husband
Sananda Maitreya and Francesca Francone have been together for many years. They first met when she was only 18 years old. At the time, she was still studying journalism at the university and also and she was also a model at the time, working with an agency.
One day, she was sent to the Festivalbar by the agency she was modeling for and that was how she got to meet the singer. Sananda would go on to pursue Francesca for 6 whole years before he finally got her.
4. She got married to Sananda Maitreya in 2003
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10 years after their paths first crossed and 4 years after they began dating, Francesca and Sananda got married on June 30, 2003, in Assisi. However, they have been living in Hollywood and Munich since then.
Although there is 13 years age difference between the former model and her rock star husband, that has not affected their union in a negative way. In fact, they have remained always very close.
5. Their marriage is blessed with two kids
Sananda Maitreya and Francesca Francone’s marriage produced two amazing kids, Francesco Mingus Maitreya who was born in 2010, and then Federico Elvis Maitreya who was born in 2012.
6. She has been referred to as an actress
While she might not be accurately captured as an actress because she has not appeared in any known TV production or movie, she appeared in some of her husband’s music productions including Kangaroo and Bella Faccina. More so, she is a producer for his music videos, Mr. Skeleton and then Bella Faccina.
7. Her husband was once considered Michael Jackson’s main rival
Back in the 1980s, Francesca’s husband, born Terence Trent Howard and whose identity at the time, was Terrence Trent D’Arby, was considered to be the main rival of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Unfortunately, his success was later short-lived and he dropped her former personae and adopted the name he now uses.
8. Her husband claimed he joined the 27 Club
Francone’s husband revealed in an interview that he believed he as Trent D’Arby, joined the 27 Club, which is a name given to artists that have lost their lives tragically at the age of 27 such as Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse. He stated that he felt like he died at the time and that was one of the things that led him to change to Sananda.
9. What is the net worth of Francesca Francone?
Needless to say, Francesca has an estimated net worth of between $500,000 to $1 million. She made her fortune from different things including her career as a model, TV presenter, and journalist. More so, she has earned money from her involvement with Samsung as a presenter and MC of some of its programs.
Her husband, on the other hand, has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2022. He came by his fortune from his successful musical career.
10. Body features of Francesca
Francesca is a very beautiful woman who had a successful career as a model. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and a slim body build. More so, she has hazel-colored eyes and dark blonde hair.