The Untold Truth of Matt LeBlanc’s ex-wife


Melissa MacKnight:
• Born in 1965 in England UK under the sign of Pisces
• Net worth is nearly $1 million
• Has both British and American nationality
• Married twice, first to rock musician Anthony Robert Esposito (1990-1996) and then to actor/comedian Matt LeBlanc (2003-2006)
• Started her professional career as a fashion model and since then has tried her hand at acting, guest starring in several shows


Known from movies

Short information

Husband Matt LeBlanc
Fact Gave birth to her 2nd child, a daughter Jacqueline Esposito, with her now ex-1st husband Anthony Esposito.

Who is Melissa McKnight?

Melissa Sue ‘Missy’ McKnight was born under the sign of Pisces on March 10, 1965 in England, UK. She is a 55-year-old (now) American fashion model and actress, but is probably best recognized as the ex-wife of famous American actor, comedian, and host Matt LeBlanc.

How rich is she right now? Melissa McKnight Net Worth

As of the beginning of 2020, Melissa McKnight’s net worth is close to $1 million earned by being active in the fashion and entertainment industry. Moreover, she increased her fortune through the divorce settlement of the famous actor Matt LeBlanc, whose net worth is estimated at more than $80 million.

Early life, nationality, ethnicity, education

Melissa McKnight spent part of her early years in England, until she moved to the United States with her family, so she holds both English and American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian white ethnic group. She grew up as the only child of Regis McKnight and Nancy McKnight. Information about her education has not been disclosed.

Professional career

Melissa McKnight began her professional career as a fashion model and signed with Elite Models in New York City. She worked for various fashion and beauty companies and even graced the cover of magazines such as ‘Vogue’, ‘Elle’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’.

In 2001, Melissa tried herself as an actress and debuted in a small role in the short comedy video “Triangles And Tribulations” directed by Amine Bitar. She also guest-starred on “The 31st Annual People Choice Awards” and “VH1: All Access”.

First husband Anthony Robert Esposito

Melissa McKnight has been married twice. Her first husband was rock musician Anthony Robert Esposito and they married in 1990. They have two childrena son named Tyler Esposito born in 1991, and a daughter named Jacqueline Esposito in 1995. Melissa and Anthony divorced the following year.

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Second husband Matt LeBlanc

Melissa McKnight met the famous actor and comedian Matt LeBlanc in 1997, through their mutual friend Kelly Phillips and her husband Lou Diamond Phillips. They soon became romantically involved, and Matt proposed the following year; the couple eventually tied the knot in a ceremony held on May 3, 2003, in Kauai, Hawaii. She gave birth to her third child and their first child, a daughter named Marina Pearl LeBlanc, on February 8, 2004. Their daughter was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia. a rare brain disorder, at 11 months, but thankfully she outgrew her medical condition.

Divorce from Matt LeBlanc

After being married for three years, Melissa and Matt went their separate ways in early 2006, their divorce was finalized in October of that year. The main reasons for the divorce were Matt’s infidelities, including being seen with a stripper in an all-nude bar in British Columbia, and an affair with his “Joey” co-star, Andrea Anders. Melissa is believed to be single as of early 2020 while Matt is in a relationship with actress Aurora Mulligan. After the divorce, they shared custody of their daughter.

Ex-husband Matt LeBlanc Brief Wiki/Bio

Matthew Steven ‘Matt’ LeBlanc was born on July 25, 1967 under the sign of Leo, in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, of Canadian, French and Italian descent.

Matt LeBlanc

He was raised by his father, Paul LeBlanc, who worked as a mechanic, and his mother, Patricia, who was an office manager. He went to Newton North High Schooland after graduating from college in 1985, Matt moved to New York to pursue a modeling career.

Career start

After appearing in a Heinz Tomato Ketchup commercial, Matt made his acting debut in the role of G.I. Joe in the short film “Doll Day Afternoon” in 1987, then made his television debut as Chuck Bender in the CBS drama series “TV 101 “. ”, from 1988 to 1989. He guest-starred as Todd Murphy in two episodes of the ABC sitcom “Just The Ten Of Us” (1989), followed by his portrayal of Billy Burton in the made-for-television disaster survival film “Anything To Survive ” (1990), broadcast on the ABC network.

The following year, he was cast as Vinnie Verducci in the popular Fox sitcom ‘Married… With Children’, then reprized the role in the short-lived spin-offs titled ‘Top Of The Heap’ (1991) and ‘Vinnie And Bobby ” (1992). He then starred as Terhune in the 1993 war horror film “Grey Knight”, after which he landed the role of Anthony Manetti in the 1994 crime film “Lookin’ Italian”.

Worldwide recognition and “friends”

Matt LeBlanc was then cast the role of Joey Tribbiani in the NBC sitcom “Friends”. The series was created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane and ran for 12 seasons from September 1994 to May 2004. The series became a commercial success and brought him international fame alongside other cast members.

The role earned him three Golden Globe nominations, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. He would later reprise the role in the spin-off titled “Joey”, which aired on NBC between 2004 and 2006.

Other work

At the same time, Matt LeBlanc continued to work on other projects. He played Jack ‘Deuce’ Cooper in the 1996 sports comedy ‘Ed’, played the role of Major Don West in the 1998 sci-fi adventure ‘Lost In Space’ directed by Stephen Hopkins, and played O’Rourke in the action comedy from 2001. war movie “All The Queen’s Men”.

In addition, Matt landed the role of Jason Gibbs in the action comedy “Charlie’s Angels” (2000), and later reprized it in the sequel entitled “Charlie’s Angels: full throttle” (2003), starring in addition to Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Continued success

In 2010, Matt was an executive producer for the western superhero movie “Jonah Hex”, then was cast as a fictionalized version of himself in the Showtime sitcom “Episodes” between 2011 and 2017. The role earned him the 2012 Golden Globe Award. for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, as well as four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

He then starred as Nick Jericho in several episodes of the Showtime comedy series “Web Therapy” in 2013, followed by his portrayal of Charlie Darby in the 2014 comedy “Lovesick”, after which he starred in the made-for-television drama film “The Prince” (2015). ).

Recent and upcoming projects

In addition, Matt LeBlanc was chosen as a co-host in the British car series “Top Gear” from 2016 to 2019. Moreover, he played the lead role of Adam Burns in the CBS sitcom “Man With A Plan”. since 2016, also produces the series. It has been announced that he will be an executive producer of the upcoming “Untitled Friends Reunion” television special.

General information

First and last name Melissa MacKnight
Profession Actor, model
Nationality American


Husband Matt LeBlanc
Children Marina Pearl LeBlanc, Jacqueline Esposito, Tyler Esposito

Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 Gave birth to her 3rd child at the age of 38, a daughter Marina Pearl LeBlanc on February 8, 2004. The child’s father is her now ex-2nd husband, Matt LeBlanc.
2 Gave birth to her 2nd child, a daughter Jacqueline Esposito, with her now ex-1st husband Anthony Esposito.
3 Gave birth to her 1st child, a son Tyler Esposito, with her now ex-1st husband Anthony Esposito.



Title Year Status Character
Triangles and trials 2001 Video Walking girl


Title Year Status Character
VH1: All Access 2006 TV serials herself
The 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards 2005 TV special herself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia