DivorceMelanie Lynn Clapp Is Johnny Knoxville’s Ex-Wife- 10 Unknown Facts

Melanie Lynn Clapp Is Johnny Knoxville’s Ex-Wife- 10 Unknown Facts

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  • Full name: Melanie Lynn Clapp
  • Nickname: Mel
  • Date of birth: 31 October, 1964
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Place of birth: Austine, Texas, United States
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Career: Fashion designer and interior decorator
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Ex-husband: Johnny Knoxville
  • Dating Status: Single
  • Children: Madison Clapp
  • Net worth: $2 million
  • Instagram@melicc

Facts About Melanie Lynn Clapp


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1. Biography of Melanie Lynn Clapp

It was in Austin Texas that Melanie Lynn Clapp was born on October 31, 1964, which means that she is currently 58 years old. It was also there that she was brought up and had her education before later moving to Los Angeles where she had a career in the fashion industry.

2. She had a thriving career in fashion

In the mid-1990s she got her career started in the clothing and jewelry business. Things went so well for her that she had accounts with big names including Waner Bross as well as Warner Bros. Retail.

3. Melanie and Johnny got married in 1995

The love story between Melanie Lynn Clapp and Johnny whose birth name is Philip John Clapp. Although details surrounding how they met is not clear, it seems to be after she moved to Los Angeles from texas early in the 1990s. They dated for a while and then in 1995, they got married in a simple event.

4. She was separated from Johnny Knoxville for two years before they divorced

Melanie Lynn Clapp and her former husband Johnny Knoxville’s marriage came to an end officially in 2008 but before then they were separated in 2006 before the actor filed for divorce which was finalized in 2008. The exact reason for the end of the marriage was not known except that the divorce papers cited irreconcilable differences.

In her 2020 memoir, Open Book,  Jessica Simpson claimed that she had an emotional affair with the actor, but it did not get physical. She claimed it happened in 2005 when they were shooting for Dukes of Hazzard.

5. Melanie is a mother of one child with Johnny

Melanie Lynn Clapp
Melanie Clapp and Madison Clapp (Instagram)

While the marriage did not last forever, it still produced a child, Madison Clapp who was born in 1996. Madison was 12 years old at the time of her parent’s divorce, hence her parents had joint custody of her, although Johnny still agreed to pay his former wife child support of $6000 each month.

6. Her daughter is an actress

Madison is a writer and actress. She appeared in the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette, although her role was uncredited. She is also credited as a writer for the video documentary, Jackass 3.5 and Jacksass 3D.

7. Is Melani Lynn Clapp now married?

It remains very clear if Melanie has gotten involved with anyone since her marriage to Johnny failed, but it is known that she has not gotten married a second time. On the other hand, Johnny walked down the aisle a second time in 2010 when he got married to Naomi Nelson.

Sadly, just as his first marriage, Johnny’s marriage to Nelson has come to an end in divorce after 12 years. The marriage was blessed with 2 kids, Rocko Akira Clapp and Arlo Clapp.

8. Physical structures of Melanie

Melanie is not a very tall woman, She has a height of 5 feet 2 inches and not 5 feet 6 as claimed by some sources. More so, her body weight is 126 lb. She has dark blonde hair and loves wearing glasses.

See Also: Noel J Mickelson- Marriage To John Amos And Divorce, Other Hidden Facts

9. Where is Melanie Clapp today?

Melanie has continued to keep a very low profile since after her divorce. She left Los Angeles and returned to Austin Texas where she now lives. More so, she has found her passion in home remodeling and interior design which is what she currently does in Austin, Nashville, and even Los Angeles. That said, she is also the owner of the She is behind the home store, SIDE STREET Home which she has been running for many years.

10. What is her net worth?

Melanie Lynn Clapp’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $2 million. She made her fortune from her career as a home and interior decorator, as well as from her fashion business amongst other things.

While her net worth is impressive, she still falls behind her former husband whose current net worth is put at around $50 Million.

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