Evelyn Melendez garnered both media and public attention as the wife of Jordan Knight, a successful singer and an actor. Her husband garnered wider fame after his boy band called New Kids on the Block (NKOTB)’s immense success in the 1980s and 1990s. Following the band’s split that consisted of four other members in 1994, Knight embarked on a solo career and has sold more than 1.5 million records across the world.
The renowned artist is, however, quite confidential when it comes to his love life. Today, we will try to find some hidden truth about Jordan’s married life with their wife Evelyn and their children.
Take a sneak peek at Jordan Knight’s wife Evelyn Melendez’s life.
Evelyn Melendez Bio and Early Life
Melendez was born and raised in the United States of America. She is an American as per her nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Nevertheless, the information about her parents and other early details is still quite secret.
On the other hand, her hubby Jordan was born on May 17, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is aged 51 as of 2021.
Is Evelyn Melendez Still Married to Jordan Knight? Their Separation Rumors
Evelyn Melendez tied the knot with Jordan Knight on 12th September 2004. The two exchanged their vows in the presence of their family and friends.
There are some rumors that claim their relationship is over. But none of them have confirmed the speculations yet. In a recent interview with ET, Knight talked about his 2004 wedding to Melendez and recalled how he had performed ‘I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)’. He said,
It was kind of impromptu. There was a piano on wheels and a friend of mine pushed it in and was like, ‘And, now Jordan’s going to sing, ‘I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)!’ He put me on the spot, so I sang it.
Moreover, Knight still feels proud and shivers whenever he performs the same song. He said, “I honestly feel the same way performing it now as I did then.”
He further recalled that his bride Evelyn also liked his performance.
She loved it, When I was singing, I was really feeling it and meaning it, so I think she knew that. We both cried and it was definitely a beautiful moment.”
It seems the two are still leading a happy relationship together unlike how tabloids are speculating.
When did the couple first meet? Evelyn gave birth to their first child years before their wedding
Neither Jordan nor Evelyn Melendez disclosed how the two first came across but sources say the two are together since the mid-1990s. They are also blessed with two children.
Knight’s then-girlfriend Melendez gave birth to their first child a son, Dante Jordan, four years before they exchanged their vows on August 25, 1999. The couple welcomed their second child Jacob Knight on 21st Feb 2007, weighing 7 lbs, 5 oz.
NKOTB MUSIC Warriors posted a picture of Dante with his dad in the honor of his 17th birthday on their Twitter page in 2016.
After becoming a father for the first time, Knight had to think about how to balance his music career and parental duties. Apparently, the artist was also struggling with alcohol addiction. It was a challenging time in his life. Thankfully, Jordan had his wife who helped him quit the addiction. He stated,
“My drinking was the symptom of a deeper problem. It eventually got so bad I couldn’t take it anymore. I got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, but Evelyn supported me all the way through.”
Evelyn Melendez Husband Jordan Knight Career
Knight was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and joined the popular band New Kids on the Block at age of 14 along with his older brother Jonathan. Other band members include Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood.
The group gained wider recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s, selling millions of records worldwide. It also received two American Music Awards in 1990.
However, the band dissolved in 1994. After they parted ways, Knight began his solo music career coming with a single Give It to You in 1999. Knight released his third album Unfinished as a solo artist in May 2011.
After a few years, Jordan’s former band got back together in 2008. Since then they have enjoyed tremendous success in the music world with a number of chartbuster albums and hit singles. On October 9, 2014, the band earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame too.
Besides, Jordan made a few appearances on TV as well. He featured as a judge on the reality television singing competition series American Juniors, a spin-off of American Idol.
He later also became part of the VH1 reality TV series The Surreal Life, The Surreal Life: Fame Games, and Hit Me Baby One More Time as well. Moreover, he appeared as a judge of the CBC show Cover Me Canada in Sep 2011.
What is Evelyn Melendez Net Worth?
Her estimated fortune is, however, still under review. But, Melendez’s hubby Jordan Knight has an estimated net worth of $18 million, as of 2021. He has earned a significant portion of his wealth from his music career and other endeavors.
The musician released his solo self-titled album back in 1999. He earned $500,000 from the record according to TheRichest.
Furthermore, his band’s album Hangin’ Tough also turned out to be commercially successful making around $14 million.
Where does Jordan Knight live?
Knight now lives in his Milton, Massachusetts’ house along with his wife and children. As per sources, he originally bought the house, which spreads in 2,252 sq ft space, back in June 2020 for around $575,000.
The mansion boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.