Melanie Lynn Clapp is the ex-wife of actor, stunt artist, and comedian Johnny Knoxville. Clapp was married to Knoxville for over a decade before they parted their ways.
The former couple welcomed a daughter in their long-time married life. They are co-parenting their only child after their divorce. Meanwhile, Johnny is happily married as of now, but what about his ex Melanie? Did she remarry too?
Well, let’s explore Clapp’s love life post-divorce from the renowned Jackass star. Besides, she has kept herself away from media attention since her split, so let’s also find out where she is currently and what Melanie Lynn Clapp does for a living.
Melanie Lynn Clapp is a Texas Native
Many of you might be unaware that Melanie originally belongs to Texas. She was born and raised in the southern US state before she made her move to Los Angeles in the ’90s. She moved to LA to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
As per records, she was born in 1964, and as of 2022, she is 58 years old. Lynn holds American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Info about her parents, siblings, and early life is not public to date.
Did She Really Become a Fashion Designer?
Melanie Lunn Clapp relocated to LA in her 20s with a dream of becoming a fashion designer. There she started working as a clothing and jewelry designer. She worked for Urban Outfitters and Warner Bros. Retail.
But she left her dream of being a fashion designer and rather moved toward home remodeling and interior designing. As an interior designer, she worked in several different regions, including LA, Austin, and Nashville.
In a short time, Melanie was able to make her name as an interior designer. In fact, the great AIA Austin Tribeza Interior Design tour praised her works.
Where is Melanie Lynn in 2022?
Melanie lived in Los Angeles for a few years even after her divorce from Knoxville. After that, she moved back to her hometown of Austin, Texas. There she runs her own design company named Site Street Home. The company specializes in interiors, including rugs, luxury bedding, gifts, and decorative pillows.
Clapp runs the company from Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin.
Melanie Lynn Clapp’ Marriage to Johnny Knoxville
Clapp rose to the limelight after she started dating Knoxville in the ’90s. The couple met in the early 1990s after Clapp moved to LA from her hometown Austin. After a short courtship, Melanie and Knoxville tied the knot on May 15, 1995, in Elvis chapel in Las Vegas.
Sources say the pair got married in a cheap second-rate wedding. But why? Well, back then Johnny was addicted to gambling, and shortly before their wedding, the actor blew all the money on gambling.
They Have One Daughter
Melanie and her ex-husband Johnny gave birth to their first and only child, a daughter shortly after their wedding. Their daughter, Madison Tatiana Clapp was born in 1996, and as of 2022, she is 26 years old.
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Talking about Madison, she studied at Oakwood School followed by Oberlin College, Ohio. Many of you might be wondering if the star kid also followed the career path of her parents.
Well, she has shown her interest in a little different path. Madison is interested in writing and she is the creator and editor of a quarterly magazine, Chickenbutt Magazine.
Melanie Lynn Clapp Divorced Knoxville After a Decade of Conjugal Life
After living more than a decade as husband and wife, Melanie and Knoxville arrived at a phase where they could live no longer together. In June 2007, actor Johnny filed for divorce from Melanie citing irreconcilable differences.
As per his filing, the ex-lovebirds had separated in July 2006. The Jackass star sought joint custody of his daughter Madison, who was just 11 at the time. They finalized their divorce in March 2008.
According to People, the ex-pair split much of their properties evenly. Further, Melanie received half of the residuals from the Jackass franchise and Dukes of Hazzard movie (for which Knoxville was paid $5 million). Moreover, the outlet reported Johnny agreed to pay $6000 a month in child support.
Even after their divorce, they remain amicable for sake of their daughter.
Was Jessica Simpson the Reason For Their Divorce?
Neither Johnny Knoxville nor Melanie disclosed the reason for their divorce. Even more than a decade after their annulment, they have remained mum on the factor that led them to end what seemed to be a perfect marriage.
But, in early 2020, it seemed people got the answer after singer Jessica Simpson talked about her affair with Johnny openly. In a memoir, Open Book, Simpson talked about her affair with Johnny. However, she also made it clear that their affair was not more than an emotional one. In her words,
“First off, we were both married, so this wasn’t going to get physical. But to me, an emotional affair was worse than a physical one. It’s funny, I know because I had placed such an emphasis on sex by not having it before marriage.”
Nevertheless, fans and media couldn’t help but speculate that this very affair might’ve ended Knoxville’s marriage to Melanie.
Did Melanie Remarry after divorce?
Melanie Lynn Chapp has been keeping herself away from media attention since her split from her ex-hubby. People have been eager to know if the former celebrity spouse is linked with anyone or if she has gotten married again. But, all we can say as of now is she lives a happy life in Austin, Texas.
On the other hand, her ex, Johnny is a happily married man. Soon after their divorce, Johnny started seeing film director Naomi Nelson and on September 24, 2010, the pair got married.
The husband and wife of 11 years are proud parents of two. They welcomed their first child, a son Rocko Akira Clapp, in December 2009. Two years later in October 2011, Knoxville and Nelson welcomed a baby girl, Arlo Clapp, in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, Knoxville’s second marriage also didn’t work out and he filed for divorce from Naomi in June of 2022. Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind their divorce, TMZ reports Johnny and Naomi had been living separately since September 2021.
Just like his previous divorce settlement, Johnny is asking for joint legal and physical custody of his kids.
How Much Money does Melanie make from her Profession? Her Net Worth
As we said earlier, the ex-celebrity spouse is an owner of an interior design company. She undoubtedly has made good fortune from her profession. Though the exact amount is yet to be disclosed, we presume her net worth sits comfortably in the millions.
Talking about her properties, Clapp has a lavish house in Austin. She purchased the 1929 Texas Antique house in 2007, around the time of her divorce from Johnny. The house covers a 1500-square-foot area and features all sorts of urban interior styles.
Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Johnny Knoxville has an estimated net worth of $75 million in 2022. He has amassed a major portion of his fortune from his acting career. One of his most well-known roles came in the Jackass film series.