Who Is Sunshine Deia Tutt? Everything About Chris Kattan’s Ex-wife

Sunshine Deia Tutt is a model, interior designer, and actress but she became famous as the wife and now ex-wife of Chris Kattan. She was quite popular before their marriage and has sustained her fame over the years through her career exploits.

So while one might be tempted to assert that her marriage to Kattan was what made her famous, the fact is that the union only gained her more mainstream exposure. As you would soon learn, Tutt has a lot going on for her. Yet she is mostly reckoned with as the ex-wife of a popular performer; even though their marriage packed up almost as soon as it started. It is not hard to see why this has been so: Chris Kattan at the peak of his career as a cast member on Saturday Night Live was a big deal and still is. He is not only a successful comedian but a fine actor and author.

Summary of Sunshine Deia Tutt’s Bio

  • Full name: Sunshine Deia Tutt
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: September 23, 1976
  • Sunshine Deia Tutt’s Age: 45 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: White American
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Sunshine Deia Tutt’s Ex-Husband: Chris Kattan
  • Sunshine Deia Tutt’s Parents: Steven Tutt and Melissa van Holsbeke
  • Famous for: Career as an Actress, Model, and Marriage to Chris Kattan
  • Sunshine Deia Tutt’s Instagram: @sunshinetuttkattan
  • Facebook: @Sunshinetutt

The 45-Year-Old Interior Designer Was Born and Raised in Brownsville, Texas

Chris Kattan’s ex-wife, Sunshine Deia Tutt, was born on the 23rd of September 1976. An American of European descent, records have it that she was born in Brownsville, Texas. This was also where she was raised. Tutt came from a broken home as her parents Steven Tutt and Melissa van Holsbeke are divorced. It is said that she has a half-sibling from her mother’s subsequent relationship and that her father was a veteran born and raised in Denver, Colorado.

Growing up, Tutt attended Saint Joseph Academy, a Christian school in Brownsville, Texas. She graduated from the school in 1994 and proceeded to The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1998. Many years later, from 2016 to 2021, she studied Interior Design at the International Design Continuing Education Council.

Sunshine Deia Tutt Is a Former Model and Actress But Now Works as an Interior Designer

Chris Kattan’s ex-wife’s first claim to fame was as a model and actress. She pulled off several gigs in those capacities in the early 2000s. First, she played a model in the 2001 animation comedy fantasy film, Monkeybone. Then she was seen as Sue Charlton in a 2003 episode of the TV series, Reel Comedy. In 2006, she featured as a model in the Deal or No Deal video game and the following year saw her appear in Sunset Tan, a reality TV series.

As a model, Sunshine Deia Tutt gained a lot of attention in 2006 when she participated in the annual beautiful women contest of FHM. She lost the Miss FHM 2006 contest to Diana Chiafair. Her modeling and acting days seem to be over but Tutt has a lucrative career as an interior designer.

She has been working for Sublime Interior Designs since 2011. Over the years, she has risen up the ranks and is currently the Director of Design. Her expertise in the field has availed more opportunities for her in show business. For instance, she is a lead cast (senior designer) in Best Room Wins, Bravo’s design show which has been on air since 2018.

She Got Married to Chris Kattan in June 2008 and They Divorced in February 2009

Sunshine Deia Tutt and Chris Kattan’s love story began in 2005 after they met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Los Angeles. They soon had their first date at the Coachella Music Festival and barely a year into the relationship, they were ready to make a lifetime commitment. Kattan engaged Tutt on the 24th of December 2006 at her grandparents’ home in Gainesville, Texas.

They were engaged for about two years before they got married. Their wedding witnessed by prominent figures like Charlie Sheen, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, and Brooke Shields amongst others was held at Yosemite Valley in Oakhurst, California, on the 28th of June 2008. It was an eco-friendly wedding that had the couple hand out environmentally friendly gift bags to their guests.

Less than two months into the marriage, sometime in August 2008, it emerged that the couple has parted ways. If anyone hoped they would reconcile, then it was a shock when they signed divorce papers in February 2009.

What Happened to Sunshine Deia Tutt’s Marriage to Chris Kattan?

Given that the marriage ended when it barely began, people have been curious about what caused the divorce. It has been over a decade since the marriage packed up, yet neither Sunshine nor Chris has been forthcoming with information regarding the end of their union.

All we can say is that Chris filed for divorce a few weeks into the marriage at the Los Angeles Superior Court. The divorce was quickly processed as they reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement before getting married.

Did Sunshine Deia Tutt Have Kids With Chris Kattan?

The former couple was not married long enough to have kids. Kattan filed for divorce 59 days into their marriage for reasons that have remained undisclosed. The fact that they did not have any kids together is part of the reason they didn’t have a lengthy divorce proceeding.

Where Is Sunshine Deia Tutt Now?

Sunshine Deia Tutt still lives in the United States of America. From what we gathered, she is often always found in Los Angeles, California, or Dallas Texas where Sublime Interior Designs operations are situated. She has kept a low profile since her divorce and has been committed to accomplishing her career dreams.

Tutt has not remarried since her first marriage collapsed, but it is believed that she is in a relationship. The identity of who she is dating is yet to be uncovered. She might be getting married again but at the moment, her career is her priority.


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