Melissa Gisoni Biography | Melissa Gisoni
Melissa Gisoni was born as a Melissa Gisoni Missy in New York, the USA. She belongs to American nationality and her ethnicity is mixed (Polish, German and Italian). Melissa stands at weights of 58 kg
Melissa Gisoni is a well-known American reality star who became famous for participating in the series ‘Dance Moms’ with her two daughters, Maddie and Mackenzie. She is best known for Famewhore series.
Melissa Gisoni is a TV Star, who rose to notoriety subsequently after landing a role in the TV Series, “Dance Moms” along with her daughters. She is known as the mom of dancing sensation, Maddie Ziegler.
Likewise, she has featured in another TV Series, Famewhore and music video like “Freaks Like Me.” With her rising popularity, Melissa has gathered around 3.2 million followers on her Instagram account.
Melissa was born in New York, USA on 13th June 1968. She is of American nationality and part of the mixed ethnicity with Polish, German and Italian descent.
Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Melissa has two daughters who are part of the TV reality show, Dance Moms. She is married to husband, Greg Gisoni, who is the vice president of Westinghouse Energy Center.
Melissa Gisoni Age
Melissa Gisoni is a TV reality “Dance Moms” star, born in 1968 in New York. She is the mother of famous young dancers Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler.
She took part in the show from the very first season and became recognized quite soon not only because of her daughters’ performance but also thanks to her confidence in them and her own personality as well.
Melissa was born in New York, USA on 13th June 1968. She is 51 years old as of 2019
Melissa Gisoni Height, Weight, and Size
Melissa Gisoni has a perfect height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.6 m) and weighs around 58 kg. Her hair color is blonde with beautiful blue eyes.
Melissa Gisoni Family, Siblings, and Parents
Melissa was nurtured in the city of New York. She was married to Kurt which ended in divorce and later married Greg. She has four kids, two of them with Kurt, Maddie and Mackenzie and two step kids with Greg.
She became good friends with Abby Lee Miller, owner of the Abby Lee Dance Company.
Melissa Gisoni Personal Life & FAQ:
Is Melissa Gisoni married?
In 2000, Melissa was married to Kurt Zeigler. The two had two daughters, Maddie and Mackenzie. However, it seems like their relationship was not all roses and rainbows. They filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and got a divorce later the next year.
According to court papers that were leaked in 2017, the former couple owed an impressive $1.2 million to their various creditors, like the bank that lent them their mortgage, and the IRS.
Although they filed for divorce in 2010, Kurt Melissa didn’t actually come to an agreement until June 15, 2011. Melissa ended up getting custody of both of her daughters, she brought up with the help of her new beau Greg, who is the vice president of Westinghouse.
The new pair ended up getting married in the summer of 2013. The two don’t have any biological children with each other, although Greg has two children from his previous marriage.
In an article with Life and Style Magazine, and Madison has said that her stepfather is more supportive and like family than her actual father. In the same article, Melissa blames her divorce to Kurt Ziegler on being on the Dance Moms show.
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Melissa Gisoni Career
During her Career, she started a dance studio in her house and employed a dance instructor to continue with the dance classes of the girls. It was her perseverance and motivation that turned both her daughters into celebrities at a very tender age.
She also appeared in the music videos of Todrick Hall, titled ‘Freak Like Me’ and ‘Ease on Down the Boulevard’ and acted in the TV series ‘Famewhore’.
However, bringing up her celebrity children was her biggest challenge. Today, both her girls are established models and actors and have several endorsements to their credit. They have appeared in a number of music videos and television serials. Both girls have a large following on social media.
She is good friends with Abby Lee Miller who owns the Abby Lee Dance Company. Despite all this, she has taught them to remain humble, respectful and to value basic etiquette.
Her efforts seem to have paid as both her daughters are rising stars, with their feet very much still firmly on the ground.
Melissa Gisoni Married to Husband, Greg Gisoni
As of 2018, Melissa is married to her Italian American husband, Greg Gisoni. The duo tied the knot on 19th July 2013, and they are going through a savoring minute with their kids. She has a stepson, Mathew, and stepdaughter, Michele from Greg’s past marriage.
Melissa’s marriage with Greg wasn’t’ her first as she already imparted wedding pledges to Kurt Ziegler in 2000. After being together for eight long years, the ex-couple ended up with divorce on 7th December 2010.
After the separation settlement concurrence on 15 June 2011, Melissa won lawful guardianship of her little girls. She raised them with her then-beau Greg.
Melissa Gisoni Net Worth, and Income
How Did Melissa Gisoni make their money & wealth?
Melissa was born in New York on June 13, 1968. There’s not a lot of information available about her childhood or home life.
She did express regret at not completing her bachelor’s degree, and made it a point to say that her daughters should do what she couldn’t, and graduate from college.
Her post-school life was busy with her marriages and children. In 2011, her daughters Maddie and Mackenzie started dance classes in Abby Lee Millers Dance Studio and appeared on the Lifetime TV show Dance Moms as some of the original cast members.
They ended up leaving after the sixth season to pursue other interests. Since then, Melissa has been in a series called Famewhores, according to IMDB. She also made an appearance in a Todrick Hall music video with some of her co-stars from Dance Moms.
Melissa works for the company, Westinghouse Electric Company with her ex-husband, Kurt Ziegler. According to Radar Online, they earned a joined normal month to month wage of $4,480.06.
Melissa’s little girl, Maddie Ziegler has amassed the total assets of $5 Million as she is an American artist, model, and a dancer. Additionally, Melissa’s second little girl, Mackenzie Ziegler has a total asset of $2 million. She got her riches from her profession as a dancer with her captivating performance on Dance Moms.
In May of 2009, Melissa and her ex Kurt petitioned for part seven-chapter 11 owing $1,214,284.15 to loan bosses. According to the court paper, they claimed the home loans of $908,000 for three properties.
Likewise, they needed to make good on $14,317.12 for administrative expense. The case later got released in July 2010. As of 2018, Melissa has summoned a net worth of $2 million.
Melissa Gisoni Bankruptcy
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is not the only cast member of the hit Lifetime show who experienced financial problems. Turns out, Maddie Ziegler’s mom, Melissa Gisoni, also filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
According to the recent leaked court papers obtained by Radar Online, Melissa, alongside former husband Kurt, owed $1,214,284.15 to creditors. The couple reportedly owed $908,999 in mortgages for three properties, $14,000 in taxes to the IRS, and $291,967.03 of unsecured nonpriority claims.
The case was discharged in 2010. The publication further reported that the couple was spending more than $8,000 monthly, which is almost twice their combined monthly income of $4,480.06. It was said that their salary mostly went to daycare, preschool, and their security system.
Six years since the bankruptcy case, it seemed like Dance Moms star Melissa Gisoni is back on her feet. Her daughter, Maddie Ziegler, hit gold after starring in Sia’s entire music video trilogy, “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart,” and “Big Girls Cry.”
She was also given to perform outside of Dance Moms on other shows, including Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dancing with the Stars, Saturday Night Live, and the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Melissa Gisoni Salary & Annual Earnings in 2018
Melissa used to help run a business with her ex-husband, Kurt called Custom Mortgages Inc. When they inevitably left Abby Lee’s Dance Studio, Melissa ended up setting up a studio in their house and hiring a dance instructor to continue enhancing her daughters’ skills.
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Melissa Gisoni House
In 2015, Melissa and her husband Greg and their children sold their house in Murrysville, Pennsylvania for $279,000. It was a quick sale.
They listed their house, and then just six hours later it was already sold. According to an article in Pittsburgh Magazine, Melissa had said that “the family simply outgrew their old home.”
They are also able to afford their new luxury million dollar house due to the success of Maddie and Mackenzie. The new house has a pool, walk-in closets, and a dance studio in the basement, and it also has 7000 ft.².
Melissa Gisoni Car
There are some bonus scenes from Dance Moms that show Melissa and her daughters in the car, but these do not show what make and model it is. The car does look spacious and may be a minivan.
Charity and Donations and Philanthropy
Melissa and her daughters work directly with the Starling Children’s Foundation, which is Causeview company. According to the company’s website, they are “on a mission to improve the quality of life and health of kids and families around the world.”They raise awareness about childhood cancer, and actively work in over 600 facilities that need help.
Melissa Gisoni Controversies
In June 2017, Melissa and her daughter Mackenzie were being sued by Kismet music for working with a different producer and breaching contract.
They also claimed that Melissa’s daughter was not responding to the production company’s phone calls, or attending their recording sessions.
According to an article in Teen Vogue, the family’s legal team has stated that it’s an illegitimate lawsuit that’s attempting to take advantage of Mackenzie’s youth and inexperience.
Melissa also took some heat after her comments on Dance Moms when her daughters were competing against each other. On the show, they edited her comments to make it sound like she was putting down McKenzie’s performance, and saying that Madison should’ve won. Melissa later said on Twitter that they took her comments out of context.
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