“Mambo Kings” Actor Armand Assante’s Married Life! Exclusive Details on His Divorce and Children

Armand Assante married his wife Karen McArn in 1982 but divorced in 1994
Armand Assante, Gloria Gifford's former partner
Born NameArmand Anthony Assante Jr.
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, United States
Height1.78 m
Zodiac SignLibra
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
ProfessionActor
WifeKaren McArn (m. 1982–1994)
Net Worth$10 million
Age69 years
ParentsArmand Anthony Assante, Sr. (father), Katherine Assante (mother)

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Being successful in the movie industry doesn’t determine your personal life. You may experience a lot of failures in your personal and married life even though you are a superstar. Famous actor Armand Assante is one of the celebrities who faced many problems in his married life.

Mambo Kings actor Armand Assante is an American actor who has successfully portrayed various fascinating characters from many ethnic backgrounds. He is one of the successful stars in the industry. You all are familiar with his professional life. But what about his married life? Does he have a good relationship with his wife? Let’s learn more:

Armand Assante: Still Married or Divorced? Does She Have Any Children?

Armand Assante, 67, is probably single nowadays. But in the past, he had a beautiful wife Karen McArn, who is also an actress. Karen was cast in the movie: The Mambo Kings (1992) and HeartBeat (1985). Armand married Karen on 28th February 1982.

Armand Assante and his wife

Caption: Armand Assante with his girlfriend turned wife Karen McArn attend the opening of ‘The Mooney Shapiro Songbook’ at the Morocco Theater, New York City, May 1981.

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The couple enjoyed dating each other before their wedding. But there is no relevant information about their dating. How did they meet each other and how they fell in love? It’s all a mystery to everyone. Armand never talked about his dating life with his wife, Karen.

Armand is the father of two children. After a year of their marriage, Karen gave birth to the first child: a daughter Anya Assante in May 1983. Later after five years, on May 26, 1988, the couple welcomed their youngest daughter Alesandra Assante. Both of their daughters have become an actress at present. Anya, 34, is famous for her role in iCrime, Spread, and The Young and the Restless. Whereas, Alesandra, 29, has cast in The Babysitter, Lily & Kat, and The Missing Girl.

The World Premiere of American Gangster

Caption: Armand Assante with his daughters Alena and Alesandra appeared on the Premiere of American Gangster at the Apollo Theater, New York City, October 19, 2007.

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The relationship between Armand and Karen didn’t go well. The couple started having issues between them. And finally, after 12 years of their marriage, they decided to split.

In 1994, the couple divorced each other and ended their relationship. Armand faced a stroke after the divorce. The couple made a settlement agreement in 1997.

The agreement stated Armand must pay his wife Karen $15,000 each month until she is 59 and a half years old. Later on 2012, Karen claimed that Armand owes her $1.8 million in spousal support, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie.

Dating Partner Before Marriage! Has a Girlfriend After Divorce?

Before dating his former wife Karen, Armand Assante had two girlfriends. He dated Gloria Gifford who is an American actress. Armand had not revealed any information about her. Since when they started dating each other, is behind the curtains.

Armand also dated another girlfriend, Dyan Cannon, who is an actress, director, and producer. They started dating since 1977 and split in 1978, after a year of their relationship.

Dyan Cannon and Armand Assante

Caption: Armand Assante and his former girlfriend, Dyan Cannon during ‘Runaways’ New York City Screening, November 10, 1978.

Photo credit: www.gettyimages.com

After the divorce with wife Karen, Armand made another Brazilian girlfriend Giselle Oliveira, a triple jumper. Armand has never talked about his girlfriend, Giselle in public. But in 2014, Giselle appeared in Manhattan court for theft accusations. She was charged with making some unauthorized clothing purchases. She used $40,000 in clothing charges on Josh Brolin’s credit card between October 2010 and January 2013.

A Short Bio of Armand Assante:

Armand Anthony Assante, Sr. and Katharine gave birth to Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. on 4th October 1949. Armand’s hometown is in Cornwall, New York. His nationality is American, and ethnicity is Irish and Italian American. His religion is Roman Catholic. Armand studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

According to Assante’s wiki, The Lords of Flatbush is his first film. Armand cast in several movies, but some of his great movies are Private Benjamin, Q&A, The Road to El Dorado, and American Gangster.

His most famous Television film is Gotti for which he won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Armand got nominated for several awards for his excellent performance.

Armand nearly died at the age of 37, when he collapsed in a hypoglycemic shock stroke while shooting Jack the Ripper, in 1987.

Due to his notable movie appearances and outstanding performances, Armand has a net worth of $10 million. In 2018 alone, the actor appeared in over five movies and tv shows. Recently, he appeared as a Commander in The Match and Adam Seigel in The Book of Leah.

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