|May 7, 1970
|Former American Model, Wife of Jordan Knight
Evelyn Melendez and Jordan Knight have been together since the late 1990s. Evelyn is a celebrity spouse who got famous because of her marriage to Jordan. How much do you know about their relationship and marriage?
What about the early life and educational background of Evelyn Melendez? Let’s see.
Who Is Her Husband?
Born Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight in May 1970, Jordan is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to fame as a singer in the boy bands New Kids on the Block during the 1980s and 1990s. He was popular because of his signature falsetto style of singing influenced by The Stylistics.
Following the split of NKOTB, Jordan began his solo career.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Jordan holds American and Canadian citizenship. His parents are Canadian. Jordan is the youngest of 6 children. His siblings are Allison Knight, Sharon Knight, David Knight, Christopher Knight, and Jonathan Knight. His father is an Episcopal priest.
Before he was famous, Jordan played in a youth baseball league in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Fun fact: his friends joked with him because of his lack of athleticism, and often said he “throws like a girl”.
When he was 14 years of age, Jordan joined New Kids on the Block, a band assembled by Boston producer Maurice Starr. The band also included Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and his brother Jonathan Knight.
Over the next few years, Jordan began writing songs and teaching himself keyboard instruments. The band sold more than 80 million records worldwide and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. New Kids on the Block paved the way for later bands including Backstreet Boys and NSYNC.
In 1994, following the disbanding of NKOTB, Jordan launched his solo career. He made a big comeback in 1999 with his solo single, Give It To You. His first solo single reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Dance Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
In 2004, he released a remix album, Jordan Knight Performs New Kids on the Block: The Remix, and then in 2005, an EP titled The Fix.
His album in 2006, titled Love Songs, featured the single Say Goodbye, a duet with Deborah Gibson. That song peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
In 2014, Jordan teamed up with Nick Carter, the famous singer of the Backstreet Boys. The two released the album Nick & Knight, and then toured throughout the United States promoting their album.
Besides music, Jordan has ventured into other industries as well. He was a judge on The American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. He was also a member of the cast of the third season of the reality television series, The Surreal Life.
He also appeared on the game show Identity, hosted by Penn Jillette.
Now let’s talk about Jordan’s wife, Evelyn Melendez. She is a celebrity spouse who got married to the American singer Jordan Knight. The two have been dating since the 1990s.
Born in May 1970, she is 52 years of age as of March 2023. According to her birth date, she is Taurus in the Zodiac. Evelyn holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
So far, she has not disclosed any information regarding her parents, siblings, early life, and educational background. Evelyn might have become a celebrity wife, but she tries to keep as much information away from the public.
The beautiful woman got famous after her relationship and marriage to New Kids on the Block singer Jordan Knight.
Fun fact: Evelyn Melendez Knight was a model during her youthful years. She generates income through her fashion and modeling gigs.
Marriage To Jordan Knight
Before he got married and dated Evelyn, Jordan dated other celebrities. He was in a romantic relationship with American actress Jessica Huntington. But that affair didn’t last long due to some misunderstanding.
After they split up, Jordan dated another American model, Shanna Moakler in 1996. She was the runner-up in the Miss USA in 1995. But they broke up in 1997 after Jordan met Evelyn.
Evelyn Melendez Knight and Jordan dated for many years before they finally tied the knot in September 2004. The married couple has gone through everything together with a strong understanding and respect for one another.
The pair met in the 1990s and soon after began their romantic relationship. The birth of their first son, Dante Jordan Knight in 1999 was joyful for the couple.
Even though they had children together, they still didn’t get married. That happened later, in September 2004. Following their grand nuptial, some media tabloids began spreading rumors about divorce. But that hasn’t happened, and the rumors turned out to be false.
They were a family of three for a while before Evelyn gave birth to their second son, Eric Jacob Knight in February 2007.
They have enjoyed great chemistry while making their relationship as close and private as possible. They are blessed with two children who are now in their teenage period.
Jordan and Evelyn celebrated their anniversary in September. And they continue to increase their family.
Fun fact: in 2020, during the New Kids on the Block live stream on YouTube, Jordan mentioned that his family will welcome two new members. And while some might have assumed they will have two more children, he said they will receive two mini poodles.
Jordan and Evelyn named their newest family members Milo and Luna.
Is She On Social Media?
Evelyn Melendez is a rather secretive person. While she has been dating and being married to a celebrity, the beautiful woman tries to stay away from the spotlight.
The Knights have no social media accounts. Jordan decided to close all of his social media accounts and keep a low profile.
So, while you might find some fan pages on Instagram, it is not the real Jordan Knight or his wife.
Evelyn has been part of the modeling industry and has earned a decent wealth from it. But in the spirit of her secrecy, her net worth is not known.
What we do know is the net worth of her husband, Jordan. As of March 2023, Jordan Knight has an estimated net worth of more than $18 million. The American singer earns a decent amount of money from his singing career.
Given the fact he is still active on the music scene, we can expect his net worth to rise in the upcoming years.