- Vanessa Arevalo is a 56 year-old former Puerto Rican model, who quit a flourishing career in modeling to raise her kids and cater for her husband, Cameron Mathison
- She got hitched to the Canadian-American actor and TV host on 27th July 2002, and gives birth to two children, Lucas and Leila
- Arevalo is the co-founder of the children clothing line known as KEA + JOBY, alongside her friend Niccole Kroll, she would also appear alongside her husband on the series General Hospital
Vanessa Arevalo is a former model, businesswoman, and wife of Canadian-American actor and TV host Cameron Mathison. Before tying the knots with him, she was into modeling for more than a decade, but marriage and motherhood come with a new way of life for her.
Despite quitting her modeling career to raise and cater to her kids and family, the mother of 2 went into a business partnership with her friend to run a clothing line.
Meanwhile, her husband has featured in a couple of roles on both TV and film such as Any Mother’s Son (1997), All My Children (1998-2011), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), 54 (1998) and Washed Up (2000).
Early Life and Backgroud of Vanessa Arevalo
The 56 year-old was born on 19th April 1967 in Puerto Rico to her parents. An important event took place to determine the status of Puerto Rico when Arevalo was barely 3 months old. On 23rd July 1967, a referendum was carried out to determine the status of the Island country either as a commonwealth, statehood, or independence. Similarly, the majority of Puerto Ricans (65.9%) voted for Commonwealth status.
Over and above all, she is older than her husband who was born on 25th August 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to Bill and Loretta. He is currently 54 year-old.
She moved to the United States, New York City to be precise when she was 25. It was here that she would meet her husband and the father of her kids.
She was into Modeling Before Her Marriage
Arevalo was a successful model before her marriage and ascension to motherhood. She reportedly modeled for nearly 18 years. As a result of that, she traveled all over the world for modeling shows and events. Besides, she was featured on the cover of several magazines including Creem Magazine, and the August/September 1990 issue.
In 1992 at the height of her career, she relocated to the US. She arrived in New York City at 25, single and a flourishing model. Maybe she intended to take her career t another whole new level, but instead, love took hold of her and everything changed.
After being a model for almost 2 decades, she relinquished it to become a wife and mother. Though she quit modeling, she took to business to fill the void.
Therefore, she partnered with a friend, Niccole Kroll in New York City to run a clothing line known as KEA + JOBY. Initially, it was a small collection that had fewer customers, and business wasn’t bubbling, so Kroll wanted to close it down. But, after Mathison’s wife met with her, they decided to partner to rejuvenate the business.
Ever since the partnership, the clothing line expanded from selling to just 5 local stores to over 100 all over the US.
Recently, it was announced that she would appear in the Guinea World record for the longest TV series General Hospital. She will appear in the series alongside her husband who has been playing the role of Drew Cain since 2021.
How Rich is She?
The former Puerto Rican model has earned decently during her modeling days, and also now as a businesswoman. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
However, her husband’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. He made the fortune from his TV and film career.
5 Intriguing Details About Vanessa Arevalo
1. She Has Been Married To Mathison Since 2002
Arevalo and Mathison took their marital vows on 27th July 2002 in a private wedding ceremony. Before the nuptials, the couple dated for 2 years during which her husband proposed to her after hiking up the Vail Mountain in Colorado.
Therefore, the two have been married for 21 years and still counting.
2. The Mother of 2 Has No Plans to Have More Kids
Barely a year after the wedding, the former model became a mother when she welcomed her first child, a son, Lucas on 20th April 2003. He is currently, 20 year old. Three years later, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter, Leila on 7th July 2006. She is 17 year old.
After having these two, she revealed in an interview in 2008, that they are enough. She and her husband have no plans to extend the number. So many years since that interview, they have maintained the number.
3. Arevalo Suffered an Identity Crisis When She Started Giving Birth
The mother of 2 went through an identity crisis when she started having babies. It was a difficult time for her transitioning from a model to a stay-at-home mom. She said the feeling was incredible, but overwhelming and confusing back then. It was incredible because she loved her son, but her life changed completely.
So it took her a year to come to terms with her new life. Moreover, she had to start making friends with more moms. Hence, it helped her to have a better understanding of herself as a mother too.
4. Her Husband was Diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma in 2019
Arevalo’s husband revealed in September 2019 that he had been diagnosed with a kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma. As a result, he took leave from work for several weeks to get treated. He subsequently had surgery where the tumor was removed successfully.
5. How Tall is She?
She is quite tall, standing at a height of 6ft 2inc (1.88m). Her body weighs 59kg (130lbs).