One of the most prominent lines in traditional wedding vows is “for better for worse”. If your spouse is wealthy and famous, you get to enjoy all the trappings that come with it. However, if your spouse is engulfed in a scandal, you will also be on the receiving end. This is the story of Andrea Hissom. Hissom is a British socialite who is married to American billionaire/casino mogul, Steve Wynn. Their 2011 wedding was an opulent affair and drew considerable publicity. The couple has enjoyed marital bliss until 2018 when several people made serious allegations against Wynn. So what are these allegations? All these and much more are detailed below.
Andrea Hissom Bio
Andrea Danenza Hissom was born on the 1st day of January 1970 in the U.K. With regard to her family, her father’s name is Victor Danenza while her mother who is now late is named Arlene Novack. There is no information about any potential siblings that Hissom may have. Andrea Hissom grew up in London which is where she completed her education. With regard to her career, there are not many details on that. This is not surprising seeing as she hails from a privileged background and doesn’t really need to work to foot her bills. However, it is very much likely that Hissom is involved in some charitable activities.
Before we delve into the topic of her union with Steve Wynn, it is important to note that this is not Hissom’s first marriage. Her first marriage was to an American banker named Robert David Hissom. The union took place when she was in her early 20s and produced two sons named Nick and Alex. Nick (full name – Nicholas Robert Hissom) is a fast-rising singer and songwriter. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and started writing songs while he was still in college. He has released several highly acclaimed singles in the course of his career. They include If I Die Young, One, Where you are and He ain’t Better. He also has at least one EP, and a full-length album, to his name.
Family Life of Steve Wynn’s Wife
Andrea Hissom is married to casino magnate – Steve Wynn. Wynn was born in Connecticut on the 27th of January 1942. He is a self-made billionaire who took a string of bingo parlors belonging to his dad and turned them into a massive empire. This empire consists of several luxurious hotels, resorts, and casinos. They include The Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn, and Encore. Steve Wynn spearheaded the 1990s expansion of the Las Vegas Strip. The strip now houses other famous edifices such as The Venetian, Mandalay Bay and Paris Las Vegas. Wynn has a net worth of $3.4 billion.
Andrea Hissom and Steve Wynn first met in the French Riviera in 2008 and started dating in 2009. They reportedly broke up for a few months but patched things up in June 2010. The couple subsequently got engaged and tied the knot on the 30th of April of 2011. Their nuptial was a lavish three-day affair which reportedly cost a million dollars. It featured about 1000 guests and was held at Wynn’s Encore Resort in Las Vegas. The first day of festivities featured a poolside party. The second day of festivities was a grand ballroom celebration while the last day (Sunday) was a farewell brunch.
Amongst the guests were Hollywood stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Hugh Jackman, and Celine Dion. Prominent financiers such as Stephen Schwarzman and Sol Kerzner were also in attendance. Since tying the knot, the couple has remained together despite some challenges. In January 2018, several people accused Wynn of various sexual misconduct including forced sex. Wynn denied the allegations but the damage was already done. He not only resigned as CEO of the Wynn Group but also stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican Party. No formal charges have been brought against Wynn and there are no reports of any split between the couple.
• Andrea Hissom’s wedding dress was similar to that of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. It featured a plunging neckline and elaborate lace sleeves. She also wore a white headpiece just like the Duchess’.
• Her husband has two daughters from a previous marriage and their names are Kevyn and Gillian. Kevyn was once kidnapped and her dad had to pay a ransom to secure her release.
• Hissom’s dad once fled to France due to official investigations into suspected fraudulent activities.
• Her son, Nick, is also a model. He has appeared in GQ Magazine and also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger.
• One of the prominent guests at her wedding was billionaire hotel magnate and TV personality, Donald Trump.
• Her husband is a renowned art collector. Amongst his exquisite collection is a piece by Vermeer titled A Young Woman seated at The Virginals. He is one of just two private individuals to own an artwork by Vermeer. The other individual is Queen Elizabeth II.