Kristina Basham is the ex-wife of Scott Adams, the American author and cartoonist. The got married in 2020 and divorced in 2022. Kristina is a 35-year-old model and social media influencer who has through the years amassed a great following of up to 3.9 million on Instagram where she shares pictures of herself.
More than just being a model, she also describes herself as a pianist and violinist. She has been involved in quite a number of things away from Instagram, including works with non-profit organizations as a volunteer.
Basham has gained so much fame as a social media personality and her love life has not been hidden from the public. She was known to be married to Scott Raymond Adams, famed as the creator of the Dilbert comic strip. Among other things, the Kristina-Scott marriage gained a lot of attention because of the massive age gap between the two.
Kristina Basham Is 31 Years Younger Than Her Husband Scott Adams
While it has often been expressed that age is not a significant factor to consider when it comes to romantic relationships, people have always been skeptical about couples with a massive age gap between them. If Kristina and Adams encountered such skepticism when they became lovers, they never allowed it to affect their relationship in any negative way, at least to the best of our knowledge.
Kristina is 35 years old as she was reportedly born on the 31st of July 1988. What this means is that her husband Scott Adams, born in Windham, New York, is 31 years older than her. Adams is 66 years old; he was born on the 8th of June 1957.
Kristina and Adams were together for several years and hoped to spend the rest of their life together but that was not to be as they parted ways in 2022. Both of them had been previously married. For Adams, it was to Shelly Miles whom he married in 2006. They parted ways in 2014 but reportedly remained friends.
Her First Husband Was Chad Basham and She Had Two Kids With Him
Kristina Basham may be followed by millions of fans on Instagram but certain things are not known about her. According to various reports, the young social media star was once married; when she was still in college.
The name of the ex-husband has been reported in some quarters as Chad Basham, but other details about him are yet to be revealed. Nonetheless, it is known that she had two children with him named Hazel and Marin Hilsabeck.
What led to the end of their marriage has been largely left to speculations: the popular opinion has it that Kristina continued handling many things all at the same time as well as her role as a wife and mother. This assumedly took a toll on her and she decided to walk away from the marriage.
Kristina Basham and Scott Adams Began Dating In 2016 and Got Married In 2020
Hardly could anyone tell a thing about Kristina Basham’s love life after she divorced her first husband until 2016 when it emerged that she was seeing American writer and cartoonist, Scott Adams. The relationship immediately gained massive attention as it was uncovered that the two have an age difference of over 30 years between them. But then, that didn’t seem to affect the couple as they were in love with each other.
Before he met Kristina, Scott was married to Shelly Miles, a woman he was with from 2006 to 2014 when the marriage came to an end. It is known that he met Shelly at a gym in Pleasanton, California, where she worked; but nothing is known about how Kristina Basham and Adams met. He was once asked about that but Adams refused to share the story. “We met the normal way people meet”, he said; and explained that he doesn’t discuss where and how he met Kristina because people make judgments.
Regardless of what people thought about the two being lovers, there was no stopping them from becoming life partners. On the 25th of December 2019, the Dilbert comic strip creator announced that he had engaged Kristina Basham. They didn’t waste time getting married as it happened the following year, precisely on the 11th of July. The couple lived together with Kristina’s kids from her previous marriage until their divorce in 2022.
Early Life and Background Details of Scott Adam’s Ex- Wife
Basham was born in San Francisco, California, and brought up by a father of Italian and French descent; and a mother of Middle Eastern and German descent. While growing up, she had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but with the help of her parents, she was able to overcome the condition. As a young girl, it was easy for the Instagram star to attract the attention of almost anyone, thanks to her good looks. It is thanks to this that she began her modeling career at the age of 11 when she was first discovered by a modeling agency.
Nonetheless, her first interest when she was in elementary school was in sporting activities. She won a medal in cross country. Unlike most other social media stars, Kristina Basham is a fully educated woman. She attended the University of California, Berkeley from where she graduated with a degree in economics. Thereafter, she went to Berkley Graduate School and got a master’s degree in financial economics.
That’s not all, as she would later enroll in a university in California for her Ph.D. Based on what she shared, the doctorate is in Neuroscience.
How She Rose to Fame As an Instagram Star
After her college education, the social media star decided to take a regular job but it did not take her too long before she realized it was not what she wanted to do. As a result of this, she called it quits and threw her hat in for modeling, signing up with a modeling agency in New York and another in London.
She got the chance to model for big brands like Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, and Tommy Hilfiger. This is all in addition to being a brand ambassador for Aston Martin, Disney, Emirates Airline, and Nissan. Still yearning for satisfaction, Kristina Basham would leave modeling to start a bakery business called Le Vasseur Confectionary in the San Francisco bay area.
While she continued to be involved in various things all at once, she also decided to keep sharing her pictures and other things on Instagram. As of June 2016, she has a followership of less than a million on the platform. However, by April 2021, her number of followers on Instagram has swelled to more than 3.9 million. She has been able to combine her beauty and business sense to build her status as an Instagram star, as well as other businesses. Thanks to this, the trained economist and entrepreneur has a net worth that is estimated at $3 million.