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Melissa Ann Piavis-Six Lesser Known Facts about Big Show’s Ex-wife

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Melissa Ann Piavis is a former celebrity wife, who was married to famous American wrestler, Paul Wight aka Big Show. Melissa prominently remained in the limelight in the late ’90s due to her relationship with Wight. The pair were happily married for around three years and also became parents. Nevertheless, they went their separate ways in the early 2000s.

Since her divorce from Big Show, Melissa has been living under the media radar. Even though many of Big Show’s fans still want to see her in the media, she prefers to stay low-key. People have been questioning Melissa Ann Piavis’ whereabouts. So, where is she indeed? What is Melissa doing currently?

Here in this article, we have brought every possible detail in the former celebrity spouse. Stay with us.

Her Marriage to Big Show Dissolved in a Couple of Years-What was the Reason?

Piavis and Big Show met when the latter had just kicked off his career in wrestling. The couple dated for some time before they tied the knot on Valentine’s Day (14 February) 1997. The duo was more than happy to be married for a couple of years. In this period, they also experienced their first parenthood as well.

Nonetheless, their relationship was not meant to last forever. They started facing some differences as husband-and-wife and decided to stay separately in 2000. Two years later, they finalized their divorce on 6th February 2002. The couple never revealed the reason behind their divorce. Moreover, the couple didn’t make info about their divorce settlement and alimony public.

She is a Mother of One

Many of you might not know Melissa is the mother of Big Show’s daughter, Cierra Wight. The former husband-and-wife gave birth to their only child on November 28, 1998. Their daughter is in her early 20s and is a Palm Harbor High School graduate. Following her high school graduation, Cierra went to the University of West Florida.

As a matter of fact, Cierra doesn’t indulge in being on media like her mother, Melissa.

Besides, Melissa is also a step-mother of two children of Big Show from his marriage to Bess Katramados.

Where is Melissa Anna Piavis? Has She found a New Man After Divorce?

Ever since her divorce from Big Show in 2002, Melissa has kept herself completely away from the media. Sources reported that she lives in Florida currently, however, things about what she does for a living are quite unknown. Moreover, when it comes to her love life, there is no update on if she has found a new love of her life following her split from the renowned wrestler.

On the other hand, her ex-hubby has been happily married with children for years now. In fact, Show was already in a relationship with his second wife, Bess Katramados before his divorce from Melissa divorce was finalized. Furthermore, he married Bess just days after he finalized his divorce, on February 11, 2002. Paul has two children with his second wife, Bess.

Short Bio of Piavis’ Ex-Husband, Big Show

Big Show was born Paul Donald Wight II in Aiken, South Carolina on February 8, 1972. Born with acromegaly, a disease of the endocrine system that causes accelerated growth, Big Show was 6 ft 2 inches at the tender age of 12. He later underwent a successful surgery of the pituitary gland that halted the rapid growth, yet Show is 7 ft 1 inch tall.

Talking about his education, Paul attended Wyman King Academy where he played basketball and football. Later on, Show enrolled at Wichita State University where he played college basketball.

Melissa Ann Piavis' ex-husband Big Show
Melissa Ann Piavis’ ex-husband Big Show, Source: Bleacher Report

Wight did several odd jobs before he started his journey in wrestling. He was working at a karaoke company when he met actor and comedian Danny Bonaduce who later introduced him to superstar wrestler Hulk Hogan. Hogan saw potential in Wight and recommended him to World Championship Wrestling’s vice president, Eric Bischoff.

This opened a gateway for Big Show’s career in wrestling. Ultimately in 1995, Wight signed with WCW, and as they say, the rest is history. In his ongoing career in wrestling, Big Show has won seven world championships, including two WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

Her Ex-Hubby is a Millionaire

Since Melissa has been living quite a secretive life, what she does for a living is not known. Due to this fact, detail about her net worth also remains a secret. But on the other hand, her ex-spouse, Big Show is a multi-millionaire. Show has amassed a decent net worth from his extensive career in media and wrestling.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Big Show (Paul Wight) has a net worth of $16 million in 2021. Talking about his properties, Show and his current wife Bess have a wonderful 9,589 square foot home in Miami, Florida. Big Show bought the 2002-built French Chateau-style home for $3.7 million in 2007. The house features six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and one half, a gourmet European-style kitchen, and more.

Melissa is a Greek Native

Melissa Ann Piavis was born on May 30, 1966, in the south European nation, Greece. She hasn’t revealed when she relocated to the United States. Moreover, the details about her early life and childhood days are not available in the media as of yet.

Melissa, the 55 years old lady has dual nationality i.e., of Greece and America and she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.