Inasmuch as Genevieve Gallen did a good job in her career venture as a model, yoga instructor, and many other endeavors, it was her very brief marriage to Verne Troyer that gave her a permanent spot under the spotlight. She enjoyed a blissful relationship for a couple of years with the Hollywood actor, comedian and stunt performer but once the knots had been tied, their world came crashing just after a few hours as husband and wife.
Here, we will share every detail about the stunning beauty who fell in love with one of Hollywood’s shortest men and how their union turned sour. Enjoy reading.
Genevieve Gallen – Biography
An American by nationality, Genevieve was born on 20th December 1972, in Detroit, Michigan USA. She was raised in her place of birth by her parents whose identities have never been shared. Other details about her early days are also missing from the records, including any possible siblings she may have.
Genevieve, in her early years, picked interest in music and went on to study classical piano and jazz. Her interest in music didn’t hinder her formal education as she graduated from Mensa School of Geniuses and proceeded to study at the Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design. She earned a degree in Graphic Design/Illustration Fashion from the latter. Her educational venture extended to Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco where she earned a certificate in Pranamaya, Iyengar Yoga, Physiology, as well as Anatomy.
Her career life has seen many changes over the years. She has worked in different fields, starting as a freelance model. Her modeling career saw her appear on the iconic Playboy magazine. She also juggled other jobs as a Secretary at Active Real Estate and worked as a Store Manager at The Straw, The Jar, and The Bean. At some point in her career, Genevieve Gallen also worked as a theater artist at Detroit Institute of Arts.
Furthermore, she put her education to good use by taking up the task of a private Iyengar yoga instructor.
Through her career exploits in different fields, Genevieve Gallen has earned a decent living for herself. Her major source of income came from her modeling career which saw her on the Playboy magazine. Additionally, her job as a yoga instructor contributed to her net worth of over $500,000.
Genevieve Gallen and Verne Troyer were an admirable duo for two years before they made their union official at a wedding ceremony. The wedding took place on the 22nd of January in 2004, generating much media attention. Shockingly, the lovebirds who were expected to be enjoying their honeymoon together, filed for divorce, just after one day of being husband and wife. According to the statement received from Genevieve, Troyer’s addiction to sex and alcohol played a major role in their troubled relationship. He allegedly abused her physically and even used a vodka bottle to hit her when he was drunk. The allegations were complicated by Troyer’s miniature physique and the fact that Genevieve agreed to marry him in the first place.
Verne Troyer was born on January 1, 1969, in Sturgis, Michigan. He joined the entertainment industry after he was discovered and given the role of a stunt double in Baby’s Day Out. He made several other appearances as an actor, comedian, and stunt performer with his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series standing out. One feature that set him aside from the rest in his career is his height and body structure. Troyer was born with cartilage-hair hypoplasia, a medical condition that put him on the list of the shortest men in the world.
Troyer died on April 21, 2018, as a result of alcohol poisoning. the coroner later ruled his death as a suicide. Genevieve Gallen was the only woman he married in his lifetime but he dated a few others including American-German actress Brittney Powell.
For someone who strutted her stuff as a Playboy model and equally handles yoga classes, staying fit will be a priority. As such, Genevieve has maintained an admirable figure, weighing 132 Pounds to complement her 5ft 6ins height. Her ex-husband, on the other hand, stood at a mere 2ft 8ins.