Genevieve Gallen is an American former Playboy model and yoga instructor who gained fame as Verne Troyer’s wife following their marriage that lasted for 24 hours.
Gallen’s one-day husband was a renowned Hollywood stunt person, actor, and comedian. Although she has had a successful career working in various fields, she is more in the news for her controversial marriage and divorce from the actor. Find out more details about her life here.
Genevieve Gallen was Born 49 Years Ago
Genevieve Gallen was born on 20 December 1972 in Detroit, Michigan, United States, and is currently 49 years old. She is yet to reveal details of the identities of her parents and siblings. Growing up, Genevieve discovered at an early stage that she had a passion for arts, and pursuing her passion, she registered and received training in classical piano and jazz.
Genevieve believes in constantly developing her skills and she knew the importance of education in the developmental process. She attended Lutheran High School East and Mensa School of Geniuses, after which she proceeded to the Center of Creative Studies College of Art and Design where she earned a degree in Visual Communication Graphic Design and Illustration.
Still, in the pursuit of knowledge and self-development, she got enrolled at Wayne State University, Detroit where she studied Fashion and Design. Furthermore, she registered at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, getting certification in Iyengar Yoga, Pranamaya, Physiology, and Anatomy.
Genevieve Gallen was Verne Troyer’s Wife for 24 Hours
Genevieve Gallen and Verne Troyer met at a New Year’s Eve party at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California and they dated for two years before their marriage. Their relationship stirred a lot of controversies as fans could not understand why Genevieve chose to date Verne who was a little man with a height of 2’78” (0.81m).
Genevieve and Verne got married on January 22, 2004, at a Beverly Hills courthouse. The wedding had close friends, family members, and Hollywood celebrities in attendance. Although there were still skepticisms as to their physical compatibility, Genevieve seemed genuinely happy and in love with Verne, going as far as changing the furniture and décor of her home to little items that would be more suitable for Verne’s height.
Genevieve Gallen Alleged Verne Troyer Physically Abused Her
However, the day after her wedding, she filed for divorce, shocking fans worldwide. She alleged that Verne was an alcoholic who physically abused her, hitting her with a vodka bottle when he was intoxicated. Furthermore, she stated he was a sex addict and she could not keep up with his insatiable demands.
Reacting to the controversial divorce, Verne denied the allegations, accusing Genevieve of filing for divorce for media popularity and financial gains. Fans agreed with Verne, as they doubted the possibility of him physically abusing Genevieve, given the disparity in their heights. Their relationship produced no children and it is uncertain if Genevieve got any financial settlement from the proceedings.
As their squabble lingered after getting divorced, Genevieve went further to report that Verne threatened her that his friends had guns and he would frequently bombard her with abusive text messages calling her a hooker and all sorts of demeaning names. She filed for a restraining order against him in 2009 and her wish was granted.
Verne Troyer Died 9 Years Later by Suicide
Verne Troyer died on April 21, 2018, at 41 years old. Autopsy reports from the Los Angeles county department of medical examiner-coroner ruled his death as suicide by alcohol abuse and intoxication. We could not verify the kind of relationship he had with his ex-wife at the time but following his death, Genevieve updated her relationship status on Facebook as “Widowed” and it has remained so ever since.
Genevieve Has Built a Successful Career Over the Years
The celebrity ex-wife is a hardworking and passionate person who has spent years working in different professional sectors. She has held various jobs including working as a secretary at Active Real Estate and waitressing. Here’s a low down of her various endeavors.
She Started as a Freelance Model
Genevieve Gallen started her professional life as a freelance model. She took modeling gigs from various companies and brands, gathering experience and having fun while at it. She has a slender, well-proportioned body which is the dream of every model and as such, she was soon featured in the Playboy Playmate magazine.
Genevieve worked as a Store Manager and Theater Assistant at the Detroit Institute of Art
She worked as a store manager at The Straw, The Jar, and The Bean where she was in charge of managing sales and monitoring the activities of other members of staff at the store.
After that gig, Genevieve worked as a theater assistant at the Detroit Institute of Art. We however can not verify when she started working, how long she worked there, or what her specified role was at the institute.
She is a Yoga Instructor at Iyengar
Having received certification from the Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Genevieve Gallen currently works as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher, a career she loves and which is her major source of income at the moment.
Genevieve Gallen is a Fashion Designer
After graduating from Wayne State University as a fashion designer, Genevieve put the degree to good use and is currently the Design Director at Couture Design of Sustainable Fashion where she designs couture lingerie.
What is Genevieve Gallen’s Net Worth?
Genevieve Gallen has an estimated net worth of $500,000. This amount comes from the earnings in the various career sections she has been involved in. She currently earns $58,000 annually as a certified Yoga instructor in Los Angeles, California.
Where is Genevieve Gallen Now?
Genevieve is living a good life. She never remarried after her divorce from Verne and has never revealed details of anyone she dated or is currently in a relationship with. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she works as a Yoga instructor and a fashion designer and spends time building memories with her pet dog.
She is Active on Social Media
Genevieve is active on various social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Her Instagram account @genevievegallen has a decent number of followers who view the beautiful pictures of herself and her dog which she constantly uploads on the platform. She also has a Facebook account – Genevieve Gallen where she regularly posts details of activities she is involved in.