Cristina Greeven Cuomo is a rare combination of beauty, brilliance, and poise. Despite being married to a popular CNN Journalist – Chris Cuomo – for close to two decades, Cristina has shown that she is quite brilliant and successful in her own right. She has had a robust career in the media as an editor with a sterling track record. She founded the Purist magazine (print and online edition) in 2017 and has used the reach of her tabloid to touch, inspire and change many lives. The media personality does have a way with words which is evident in the plethora of writings she has done over the years.
Cristina Greeven Cuomo’s Early Life
Born on the 12th of January 1970, Cristina grew up in New York and Southampton, United States even though her parents (Rainer and Regina Greeven) are of Brazilian and German descent. Cristina enjoys a close relationship with her parents even till date as she is fond of posting their pictures on social media with really lovely captions.
Cristina grew up with a great affinity for writing. She attended an all-girls school in the upper East side of Manhattan called Chapin School before proceeding to Cornell University where she graduated in 1992 after which she began to work as an editor.
Cristina Greeven Cuomo worked as an Editor-in-Chief and publisher of ‘Manhattan’ (a lifestyle magazine for seven years and then ‘Beach’. Both of the magazines were published by ‘Modern Luxury’. Sadly, Cristina lost her position alongside the majority of the company’s employees when it downsized in 2016.
Asides and before her work as an editor, she also worked as the ‘Creative Content Chief’ for ‘Plum Network’ and served as the Editorial Director of ‘Gotham and Hamptons Magazines at Niche Media Holdings, LLC. She was also a Vice-Chairman at Niche Media LLC before her collaboration with Jason Binn to launch all its publications in 2001.
In 2017, Cristina began to work on her own magazine. Not wanting to invest her energy into building up somebody else’s dream, she founded the print and online magazine called ‘Purist’. Speaking about her motivation and aim for starting the magazine, Cristina reveals that growing up in New York stimulated her academic mind and Southampton fed her exploratory soul but when she began to have children, she discovered ‘the world of wellness’.
She believes that our environment has become toxic from pollution and politics and as people seek inspiration in their good health and lives, the ‘Purist’ magazine offers a place to refine and define the life they seek. In her words, the magazine offers “strength, equilibrium, peace of mind, lots of laughter and loads of love”.
Married Life With Chris Cuomo
Chris and Cristina got married in 2001 after dating for about two years. Their wedding which held on the 24th of November of the said year took place at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Southampton, Long Island. In an unprecedented move, Cristina was about 30 minutes late to the ceremony. Former Governor Mario Cuomo who is her father-in-law joked with the press while they waited that they will have a really great story if she didn’t show up – but she did show up eventually.
Her husband, Chris Cuomo, is an award-winning TV journalist and presenter with CNN. Although he was in the news for controversy in August 2019 after a video of him spewing profanity-laced insults made the rounds after a man called him ‘Fredo’ which is the same as the n-word for Italian-Americans. While most people watched out for Cristina’s response to the episode, she took to Instagram to promote a symposium which her magazine was set to host in East Hampton.
Despite all this, Cristina Greeven Cuomo is a staunch supporter of her husband and they appear to have found the right balance to make their relationship and family work. The couple appears to have built a strong family unit together.
Does Cristina Greeven Cuomo Have Kids With Her Husband?
Considering Cristina Greeven Cuomo’s stunning physique, one might wonder if the couple have kids. Ironically, she has birthed three lovely children in their marriage union. They have two daughters (Bella and Caroline) and a son (Mario). According to Cristina, they take their children to their home on Long Island on the weekends so they can be out in nature and ‘run wild’ which is difficult to do living in New York.