Oftentimes, we’ve seen regular people rise from obscurity to fame as a result of their relationship with a popular figure. Chris Frangipane, a man who would not be known had it not been for his daughter’s success in the music industry, counts himself among this group. Unlike most parents of celebrities who often capitalize on the fame of their kids, Chris seems to be very cool with being behind-the-scenes, doing what he knows how to do best – helping car companies make sales. His daughter is none other than Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known by her stage name – Halsey.
Halsey took the music world by storm in 2014 after a song she had self-recorded began gaining traction on Soundcloud. Here is all the information there is to know about the star’s rather privy father.
What We Know About Chris Frangipane
Not your regular celebrity, Chris Frangipane would rather prefer to live his life away from the spotlight but when you are a progenitor of a star as big as Halsey, you bet the world is going to come knocking on your door until the knocks become so loud that you can’t help but open up. Well, for Chris Frangipane, he seems to be doing a good job ignoring the noise.
The exact date of birth of the star’s father isn’t known, however, thanks to the internet, there is only so much of himself that Frangipane can keep away. He is of African-American descent, who is believed to have been born sometime in the early 70s. Chris’ surprising ancestry also includes having Irish roots. A fact that contributes to the rich ancestry of Halsey.
As earlier mentioned, Chris Frangipane isn’t in the entertainment industry but in the corporate world. A trip to his LinkedIn page shows that Halsey’s father has a wealth of experience as an automobile sales manager. He had his college education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He spent about five years at the college and graduated in 1997.
Chris began working in the corporate world as a sales manager for Ayers Chevrolet in 2003. He spent a little over 9 years with the company, before leaving in 2013 to join Prestige Volvo on a higher role as General Sales Manager. About a year and a half later, Frangipane was on his way out and joined Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC as a sales manager, a position he held for two years and a month before leaving in April 2017.
Since leaving the role, Chris Frangipane appears to have said goodbye to the world of car sales. He currently lives in California, where he is presumed to be enjoying life as the father of a successful music artist.
Who Are His Wife and Children?
Chris Frangipane’s family consists of a wife he has been in a relationship with since college and three children. He and his wife, Nicole Frangipane, reportedly got married in secret after they conceived Halsey when they were in college.
Just like himself, not much is known about Nicole, other than the fact she is of Italian and Hungarian descent and once worked as a security worker for a hospital. As a result of the pregnancy which appeared to have come earlier than they expected, Chris and Nicole dropped out of college for a while to focus on preparing for the arrival of their baby.
Following the birth of their first child, Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, on the 29th of September, 1994, Chris and his wife relocated multiple times in search of greener pastures for their budding family.
Fortunately, Chris Frangipane would later get settled on a career in car sales. After the family found a solid footing, they expanded their family with two additional children – sons named Sevian (born in 1998) and Dante (born in 2005). Chris and his family now live in Los Angeles, raising their youngest child, Dante.
Some Fun Facts About Halsey’s Father
Chris Frangipane, like his daughter Halsey, is a music lover. He is a fan of rappers like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and Slick Rick. Listening to songs by these rappers around young Halsey would come to be a huge influence on her style of music.
His wife, Nicole, suffers from bipolar disorder. His daughter, Halsey also suffers from the same ailment.
Chris Frangipane and Nicole once chased their daughter, Halsey, from their home because she dropped out of community college. Their reasons included that Halsey had become too wild – she’d already begun having tattoos at the time.