Christina Perri is a singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Since the release of her first single Jar of Hearts which was used in the TV series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri has released 3 albums and 5 extended plays alongside other singles and music videos. Learn more about her, beyound you already know through her songs, and also see what we learned about her marital status.
Christina Perri Biography
The singer was born Christina Judith Perri on August 19, 1986, in the United States Bensalem, Pennsylvania. She was brought up with her brother Nick Perri by their parents Dante Perri who is from Italy and Mary Perri from Poland.
Although their parents worked as hairdressers, they encouraged their children to go to the theatre and summer camp as well as to play music. It was thanks to this that both Christina Perri and her brother Nick Perri who is a guitarist and songwriter would find their ways as musicians.
She attended Archbishop Ryan High School from where she graduated in 2004 and then she proceeded to college but later dropped out to focus on her music.
While growing up, the singer was so emotional that she would play music and cry. She had therapists for a long time who tried to find out why she was as emotional as she was. However, Christina Perri later found a way of channeling it into her own songs. At the age of 16, she taught herself how to play the guitar thanks to videotapes of Shannon Hoon.
At the age of 17, Perri joined her brother in Los Angeles but was left alone while he was touring, She would then miss home and cry all day while also writing songs and that gave her the strength to pursue her musical dreams.
In 2010, she released her first single Jars of Hearts which became a hit. She soon released her first EP The Ocean Way Sessions followed by Lovestrong (2011). In 2012, she wrote and recorded A Thousand Years for the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012). Her next album, Head or Heart was released in 2014 and then in 2019, she released Songs for Carmella: Lullabies & Sing-a-Longs.
Is Christina Perri Married?
Although not like Taylor Swift, Christina Perri has also become famous for her songs on love and heartbreaks. She has a rather long story in that regard.
Now married twice, the Italian-American singer got into a relationship when she was 15, and it lasted for six years with the pair breaking up and coming back. She revealed that they kept cheating on each other before she later had the guts to break up with him finally.
When she was still with her brother in LA, Perri began a relationship with a video producer. The romance happened in a whirlwind and soon they got married when she was 21. They eloped to Florida where they stayed for some time. However, the marriage ended in divorce less than a year later after Perri revealed that she woke up one day and nothing made sense to her. The two are still friends and even make fun of the time they were married.
In 2013, Christina Perri sat for an interview with American TV host Paul Costabile who was at the time, working as a radio DJ for iHeartRadio. Immediately she walked into the green screen, he knew that he wanted to marry her. After he was done with the interview, he emailed his mom to tell her he did a bit with the woman he was getting married to.
In June 2017, Costabile got a V-shaped engagement ring to resemble something that the singer grew up wearing and he proposed to her. By December that same year, they were already married. Even before tying the knot, Perri announced in August that she was pregnant. She gave birth to their first child together in January 2018, Carmella Stanley Costabile.
How Much is She Worth?
Christina Perri has a net worth that is estimated at $4 million. She made a better part of her fortune from her musical career through things including her record deals, record sales, and tours.
All You Need to Know
- When she was a child, Perri sang and acted in musical theatres.
- A Thousand Years has sold more than 4 million copies after it was released.
- Perri has won a number of awards including MP3 Music Awards and BMI Pop Awards.
- She has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167.5 cm) and a body weight of 57 kg (125 pounds).