Who is Genevieve Gallen? Know More About Verne Troyer’s Ex-wife

By krishna singh | Updated on May 23, 2023
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    Genevieve Gallen is famous as the wife of the late Hollywood comedian, actor, and stunt performer Verne Troyer. Troyer is known for his role in the Austin Powers franchise as Mini-Me.

    Genevieve, on the other hand, has gained attention for her short-lived marriage to Verne. They were married for only a day. So, what was the reason behind their divorce? Where is Genevieve Gallen now?

    So, to know the answer to these questions please stick with us till the end to know more about Genevieve Gallen.

    Genevieve Gallen Is A Detroit Native; Know About Her Early Life And Age

    According to various sources, Genevieve Gallen was born on December 20 1972 in Detroit, USA. She is 50 years old as of 2023 and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Apart from this, the model hasn’t shared any details regarding her childhood including who her parents are.

    Besides, talking about her ethnicity, Gallen belongs of White descent and is an American her nationality.

    Genevieve Is A Graduate Of The Center of Creative Studies College of Art and Design

    According to multiple tabloids, Verne’s ex-wife has been an admirer of arts from a young age and is trained in jazz and classical piano. She completed her early schooling at Lutheran High School East and Mensa School of Geniuses.

    Similarly, because of her love for arts, she joined the Center of Creative Studies College of Art and Design to pursue her dream and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in  Visual Communication Graphic Design, and Illustration.

    Genevieve Gallen’s Career: She Is A Yoga Instructor

    Before her work as a Yoga Instructor, Genevieve started her career as a freelance model. During that time she worked for various brands and companies. And due to her looks and figure, she was offered to work for Playboy magazine. So, to make a name for herself she accepted the offer and even became the Playboy Playmate at one point in time.

    Genevieve Gallen
    She is a professional yoga instructor and former Playboy Playmate.

    She later quit her job as a model and started working as a store manager for the company The Straw, The Jar, and The Bean and was assigned to handle the staff and monitor the store. Gallen later worked as a theater assistant at the Detroit Institute of Art.

    After doing multiple jobs the 49-year-old ended up falling in love with yoga and is currently working as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Besides this, Gallen is also a fashion designer working for Couture Design of Sustainable Fashion.

    Genevieve Gallen’s Love Life And Relationship With Her Ex-Husband Verne Troyer

    Genevieve Gallen and Verne Troyer met at the New Year’s Eve party at the Playboy Mansion of Huge Hefner in Los Angeles. Both of them felt an instant connection and started seeing each other.

    Similarly, in an interview, Genevieve said,

    “We had to be creative but because of my yoga experience, I could get into the right positions to make it work. I was soon head over heels in love with Verne Troyer.”

    Verne Troyer with Genevieve Gallen
    Genevieve with her Ex-husband Verne

    The duo soon started dating and were in a romantic relationship for almost two years. They got a lot of media traction and many couldn’t believe their eyes. As they couldn’t contemplate why a beautiful lady like Gallen would go on and date Verne.

    The pair indeed faced a lot of backlashes. But despite all of the odds, they walked down the aisle on January 22, 2004. The wedding was held at a Beverly Hills courthouse in a private ceremony.

    Gallen Filed For Divorce Against Her Husband After A Day Of Marriage

    It came as a shock when the yoga instructor filed for divorce against her then-hubby just 24 hrs into their marriage. According to the divorce file, Genevieve accused Troyer of being abusive, alcoholic, and a sex addict.

    She added that the actor would hit her with bottles of vodka and abuse her whenever he got drunk.

    Verne Troyer Denied All Of The Allegations And Claimed He Never Married Genevieve Gallen

    The actor denied all of the accusations and claimed that the former Playboy model was doing it to gain attention and money. He said that she is seeking spousal support from him. He even went on to say that he was never married to Gallen in the first place and it is just a hoax.

    However, Genevieve’s attorney said the polar opposite claiming that Troyer was the one looking to gain money. According to the lawyer, the actor’s contract with NBC would benefit after his marriage to Gallen.

    Similarly, the marriage certificate stated that Verne and the former model did marry. The certificate was even signed by Judge Richard Stone.

    Her Relationship Status, Is She Dating Anyone?

    After her divorce from Troyer, Gallen is living a private life away from the media. She currently lives in her beautiful house in Los Angeles California. There is no news of her being in any kind of relationship. So, it is safe to say that Genevieve is single as of 2022.

    On the contrary, her former life partner, Verner was in multiple relationships.  He dated Heather Kozer in 1999. Likewise, he was in a relationship with Ranae Shrider, Lynsey Nordstrom, and Chanelle Hayes.

    Where is Genevieve Gallen Now?

    Verne Troyer’s Ex-wife is now living her life peacefully in Los Angeles, California. She there works as a certified yoga instructor.

    Genevieve Gallen’s Ex-Husband Died Of An Alcohol Overdose

    The 2’78” man and ex-partner of Genevieve died of an alcohol overdose at the age of 49. According to the medical reports, he committed suicide by intoxicating himself. The reports further show that his blood contained alcohol which was three times the legal limit.

    Genevieve Gallen ex-husband
    The actor lost his life to alcohol at the age of 49.

    Moreover, the actor’s representative posted a message on his social media stating that he had been suffering from depression. The message reads,

    “Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much, Depression and suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help.”

    Genevieve Gallen’s Net Worth

    The ex-celebrity spouse has a total net worth of somewhere between $100,000 to $500,000. She has made her fortune from her long list of careers as a yoga instructor, former model, and store manager.

    On the other hand, her ex Verner Troyer had a net worth of $150,000 at the time of his death. He had earned his fortune from his career as an actor, stuntman, and comedian.

    Is Gallen on Social Media Handles?

    Yes, Genevieve is active on soicla media handle like Instagram, where the former celebrity spouse goes by the name Genevievegallen. She has about 7 hundreds followers on her Insta. She mostly share about herself , her poppies, and her daily life.



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