Chris Cornell ex-wife Vicky Karayiannis’s Wiki: Wedding, Age, Height, Children, Family

• Vicky Karayiannis is a publicist and philanthropist of Greek descent
• She was married to Chris Cornell, the legendary rock frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, who died at the age of 52 in 2017
• Vicky is a strong woman who has accepted the untimely death of her husband with courage
• She founded Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to help raise awareness of homeless children living in poverty, abuse, and neglect issues
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million

Vicky Karayiannis Biography

There is so much you want to know about Vicky, including her experience with Chris Cornel, how they met and the good-time they shared. Many are intrigued to know how life is fairing for Vicky after the death of her beloved husband, how is she taking the fact that her best friend with who she shared everything in 13 years of marriage is no more, to keep her company? What was Chris Cornel’s widow’s early life like, her education and career path? We bring you these and more information to have a graphic picture of Vicky Karayiannis; please keep reading.

Vicky Karayiannis, Who is she?

She was married to Chris Cornel, the legendary rock frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, who died at the age of 52 in his hotel room in Detroit. Vicky is a publicist of American origin, but based in Paris. She is a philanthropist with a passion for the protection of vulnerable children experiencing abuse and poverty of any form. She became famous after Chris committed suicide by hanging in 2017 at the age of 52. Vicky is a strong woman who has accepted the untimely death of her husband with courage; according to her, “Chris was a devoted father and husband.”.

Early life

We wish we knew a little more about Vicky’s early life, but it’s a shame she kept that part away from the public. However, we managed to get a little information regarding her background. She was born on 13 August 1987  mother Toni Karayiannis, into a Greek ethnic background; her sibling is Nicholas Karayiannis! Vicky’s strong religious background convinced Chris to convert and profess her Greek traditional faith.

Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis marriage

Vicky met her future husband in Paris, on one of Chris’ Audioslave band tours. The meeting sparked a love affair which grew to become a romantic and culminated in a marriage proposal in 2003 in a Paris bar, and they married a year later, in a ‘talk of the town’ wedding in Paris. It was reported that Chris gave Vicky a Harry Winston diamond ring; Chris’ best man was agent Jeff Kwatinetz. Their marriage was blessed with two children, son Christopher Nicholas Cornell and daughter Toni Cornell. The blissful union became sour 13 years later, with the news of Chris’s suicide by hanging in his hotel room at the age of 52 years.

Body Measurement

Vicky measures 5ft 5ins in height, which is equivalent to 1.65 meters.


We don’t have much information about Vicky Karayiannis’ career, but we do know that she is a publicist by profession, which she was engaged in in Paris, where she met Chris Cornell. Her years of working as a publicist are instrumental in the building of her income and net worth.

Vicky is a philanthropist who in 2012 founded Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation. The charity helps to raise awareness of, and assists homeless children living in poverty, abuse, and neglect issues.

Personal Life and Bad Publicity

Chris Cornell was the lead singer of the bands Audioslave and Soundgarden; he was born on 20 July 1964. He debuted in the music industry in 1984, and carved a niche for himself with his unique voice and performance style. He is known as a leading voice in pioneering the grunge movement in the 1990s.

Before Karayiannis and Cornell marriage, he had earlier married Susan Silver, who was also the manager of Cornell’s band at the time. They tied the nuptial knot in 1990; the marriage was blessed with a daughter named Lillian Jean, prior to their divorce in 2003.

Chris Cornell was able to release four solo albums, one live album, as well as other albums with his bands. Unfortunately, along with his fame came depression, and addiction to various kinds of drugs.

In 2017, Chris’s suicide happened in his hotel room in Detroit, while on a music tour with his band, committed with an exercise band.

Net Worth

As of 2018, Vicky Karayiannis’ net worth is estimated by authoritative sources to be over $1 million, accumulated partly from her late husband’s will as well as her years of working.

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  1. she’s so brutally fugly, inside-outside. It’s a sad mistery, how the hell could a good man like Chris Cornell , walk into her satanic trap.

  2. Whoever wrote this drivel either cannot grasp basic maths or can’t be bother to research basic facts! You state she was born in 1987.. Well she married Chris whilst pregnant in 2004 you do the maths from your predicted birthdate..that wouldve made her 17 years old at the wedding😂😂😂😂😂😂The woman was born in that means she is about to turn 42 ..oldest are on a 42 yr or I’ he seen but there’s again she is an absolute double of her mother and she lookalikes geriatric,anorexic rodent !! Loved Chrs to bits, but he really had a ‘ type’s when it came to women…skinny and ugly as sin sadly!

  3. I don’t think hateful statements about someones bereaved wife help anyone except maybe the poster;who may have an unhealthy obsession with Chris Cornell-he was an adult who made his own decisions about his partner;as with Curt Cobain;the choices people make with their mates are none of our business,even if we don’t agree with them.

  4. Horrible how people put such hate out there ,just to publically hurt Vickie who loved her husband. I think she is beautiful and Chris too loved her. It’s sad how these sad souls must write such statements. Hope one-day they find happiness with in so they can show love to all. Rip Chris and to his family, God Bless You and let his Legacy live on thru the love you all share to the world.

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