Killian Marcus Nielsen is a reality TV star famed for Italian L’Isola Dei Famosi (2011). His fame is a result of being the son of Danish actress, singer, TV star, and model Brigitte Nielson from her relationship with American former NFL defensive player Mark Gastineau.
Marcus’ mother has a list of films to her name such as Red Sonja (1985), Rocky IV (1985), Eldorado (2012), Creed II (2018) while his father was a 5x Pro Bowl from 1981 to 1985.
Interesting Facts About Killian Marcus Nielsen
1. He Did Not have Enough Contact With His Father Until He was an Adult
Killian was born to Brigitte Nielsen and her then-boyfriend Mark Gastineau on15 December 1989.
After his parent’s relationship ended and hence, he was raised by his mother. According to reports, he knew about his father when he was 8 years old and only had enough contact with his former footballer father until he reached adulthood.
For this reason, he is known as Kilian Marcus Nielson after adopting his mother’s name. He is also known as Killian Gastineau – a surname of his father.
2. Who is Killian Nielson’s Father?
Marcus Dell Gastineau, famed as Mark Gastineau is a former American football player who played for New York Jets (1979 -1988), and BC Lions in 1990.
He also had a career as a boxer.
The older Gastineau has been married 3 times and had a relationship with Brigitte Nielsen with whom they had their only son together, Nielson.
Although they were engaged for about 6 months and had tattoos of each other on their bottoms, they later fell apart with a report that it was because of career demands from both ends.
However, there are other reports that she was abused by the former defensive player. In a similar pattern, his father who reportedly had a record of anger and physical violence was also physically abusive to his second wife Patricia in 2000 and was sentenced to 18 months in jail and an anger management course.
The 1982 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (NEA) has had a number of health challenges. In 2017, he reported that he was diagnosed with brain diseases dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
He linked the diseases to football. In 2019, he also exposed his battle with colon cancer.
3. His Mother Has Been Married 5 Times and Had Relationships With Famous People Including Sylvester Stallone
The mother Killian has been married 5 times and was a partner to 2. Meet the 7 men she has been with.
Kasper Winding (Married from 1983 to 1984 )
Denish actor Kasper Winding, famed for The Flying Devils (1985), and The Salvation (2014) was married to Brigitte from 1983 to 1984 when they divorced.
The marriage produced a son, Julian who was raised by Kasper and had less contact with Killian’s mother.
3 years after the divorce, his mother’s ex-husband became married to Denish actress, Simone Bendix in 1987. Together, they have 2 children.
Sylvester Stallone (Married from 1985 to 1987)
American actor, Sylvester Stallone was married to the mother of Killian Marcus Nielsen in 1985.
The marriage started the same year that Stallone divorced his ex-wife, Sasha Czack. However, 2 years later, Killian’s mother was also divorced from Stallone.
Sebastian Copelan (Married From 1990 to 1992)
Before the birth of Nielsen, his 60 years old mother became the wife of a British-American-French photographer, Sebastian Copelan. The marriage also lasted 2 years until it was met with divorce in 1992.
Other Men The Mother of Killian Nielson was Involved With
- Raoul Meyer (Married 1993 – 2005): a writer
- Mark Gastineau (Partner 1988-1990 ): Former footballer and father of the younger Nielsen
- Flavor Flav (Partner 2005 ): American rapper
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (1985)
4. The 60 Years Old Has 5 Siblings
Killian Marcus Nielsen is the only child born into his parent’s relationship. However, his father had a daughter, Brittny Gastineau from his ex-wife Lisa Gastineau.
He and Brittny never really had a relationship until later in life. She was born in 1982, 7 years after the birth of Killian.
At present, she is a .. years old American model, socialite, and reality TV personality.
From his mother’s other relationships, on the other hand, he has 4 half-siblings – 3 boys and a girl.
- Julian Winding (Born on April 12, 1984) from Brigitte’s marriage to Kasper Winding
- Douglas Aaron Meyer (Born on 19 April 1993) to Killian’s mum and Raoul Meyer
- Raoul Ayrton Meyer Jr. (Born on May 21 1995) to Brigitte and Raoul Meyer
- Frida Dessi (Born on June 22, 2018) to the older Nielson and Mattia Dessi
5. The Mother of Killian Marcus Nielsen Has a Blossoming Career in Acting and Music
Brigitte “Gitte” Nielson has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1980s. The Danish is an actress, model, singer, and reality TV personality.
She started as a model and had been photographed by an American photographer, Greg Gorman as well as German photographer, Helmut Newton.
After winning a name for herself as “The Amazon”.
The career of Kielan’s mother extended to the acting scenery with a career debut in Red Sonja where she met actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and had a brief relationship.
She would go on to act in films that include The Bricklayer (2022), Creed II (2018), Ronal the Barbarian (2011), and Domino (1988) among others.
Knowing there was a lot more talent in her, the Beverly Hills Cop II explored music and writing.
At present, she has recorded at least 3 albums including Every Body Tells a Story (1988). Her singles on the other hand include Body Next to Body (1987), and No More Turning Back (2000).
6. Killian Marcus Nielsen Worked For a Wine Company and Appeared on a Reality TV Show
The 33 years old Killian Gastineau at a point announced that he was staying in Italy and in 2010 chose a career in a wine and champagne company.
A year after in 2011, he appeared in an Italian TV shown L’Isola Dei Famosi (Celebrity Island or Island of the Celebrity).
The reality show started in 2003 and Killian appeared in its 8th season and lasted until his eviction on Day 65 after reaching the semi-finals.
7. He Had Alcohol Addiction and a Strained Relationship With His Mother
Per reports, Killian had an alcohol addiction problem with alcohol, and his other frowned at it. The Gastineau would further lay claims that it would lead to a strained relationship between him and his mother.
He made the claim in 2020 on a talk show program, Live – Non e la D’Urso. He also used the opportunity to apologize to his mother.
Also, he is said to have dealt with the issue.
However, he does seem to be the only one to have to deal with alcoholism. His mother, the Red Sonja actress also reportedly had drinking problems that to rehabilitation in 2007.
In 2008, she appeared in the reality TV series Celebrity Rehab for alcoholism and would subsequently be revealed that she was sober and had also let go of smoking.
8. Who is Nielsen’s Wife
The L’Isola Dei Famosi semi-finalist is married to Fabiana. She has kept details about her in a more private manner but her pictures have juggled the internet mostly through Killian.
There is also barely any information about their relationship, where they met, or if they have a child.
9. Net Worth of Killian Marcus Nielsen
The net worth of Killian Marcus Nielsen is estimated at $400,000 based on popular opinion on the internet.
He has made most of his wealth from careers mostly away from the entertainment industry like his parents.
Regardless, his famous mother is worth $600 thousand according to Celebrity Net Worth. Other sources have however claimed that her net worth is as high as $5 million.
The older Nielson generated a lot of her income from showbiz as an actress, model, and singer.
10. HisHeight and Body Measurement
The height of the reality TV star is recorded by many sources as 6 feet 5 inches. However, this is the height of his father.
His mother on the other hand stands at 6 feet tall.