Natasha Shishmanian is an English professional golfer and former model. She is popular for being the wife of British radio/television personality, Chris Evans best known for his Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio.
Natasha Shishmanian married Chris Evans in 2007. The couple were recently pushed further to the limelight after Natasha gave birth to a set of twins. Read on to get more details about Chris Evan’s wife, Natasha Shishmanian, from her early years and how she met Chris, down to her twins and other interesting facts.
Natasha Shishmanian – Bio
Natasha Shishmanian was born on the 4th of June, 1980, in London, United Kingdom. She was born to Sarah and Aram Shishmanian – a business magnate and current Chief Executive Officer of the World Gold Council. Natasha is British by nationality and partly Armenian by descent.
While growing up, her dad usually took her with him to golf games. This made her to develop a passion for the sport and to start competing in golf tournaments from a very young age. During her active years, Natasha made her mark in numerous competitions. She, however, never won any major trophy.
In addition to playing golf, Shishmanian modelled in numerous golf commercials.
Marital Life with Chris Evans
Natasha Shishmanian and Chris Evans met in 2005 at the All-Star Cup celebrity tournament held in Newport, Rhode Island. It happened that the two were paired up in a group where one celebrity player is matched with one professional player, with Natasha being the professional helping Chris the celebrity to develop his playing skills. They, thereafter, started dating and decided to tie the knot two years later. The marriage took place on 11th August 2007 at the Guildford Register Office, Surrey County, England.
Natasha Shishmanian has four kids – three boys and a girl – with her husband, Chris Evans. Their first child, a boy named Noah Nicolas Martins was born on February 10, 2009. The second, also a boy – Eli Alfred Michael was born 1st June 2012.
Lastly, the twins – a boy and a girl arrived on 20th September 2018. The couple named them Walt and Boo respectively. Prior to their birth, Chris had nicknamed them Ping and Pong. The family of six currently reside in London, U.K.
In addition to their four children, Chris Evans has a grown-up daughter named Jade with ex-fiancée Alison Ward with whom he parted ways in 1998. Jade, who was born in 1986, got married to Callum Hewitt in 2013. They have a son, Teddy Rupert, who is Evans’ first and only grandchild at the moment.
5 Facts To Know About Chris Evans Wife
1. Natasha Is Chris Evans’ Third Wife
Chris Evans’ marriage to Natasha Shishmanian is his third. Chris previously married Carol McGiffin, a British radio/TV presenter in 1991. They separated in 1994 and subsequently divorced officially in 1998. In 2001, he married Billie Piper, an English actress. They separated in 2004 and later divorced in 2007.
In addition to his marriages, Evans has had relationships with a number of other famous women including English singer – Kim Wilde, film producers – Rachel Tatton-Brown and Suzi Aplin, TV presenter – Anthea Turner, singer – Geri Halliwell, and radio/TV presenter – Melanie Sykes, among others.
2. She Is Chris Evans’ “Gravity, Compass, and Guiding Light”
On giving his thank you speech while leaving BBC Radio 2 recently, Chris Evans described his wife, Natasha, as his “Gravity, Compass, and Guiding Light”. Quite impressive.
3. Natasha Conceives Via IVF
Apart from her first child, Noah, Natasha’s other pregnancies were effected through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). After Noah, Natasha had a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. Following the incident, the couple made several failed attempts at natural conception, and finally decided on IVF.
4. Shishmanian Looks Much Younger Than Her Age
Natasha Shishmanian has got incredible youthful looks. Despite being born in 1980, many still mistake Natasha for the early twenties. Chris recently revealed on his Breakfast Show that bar attendants still require his wife to produce her ID before they serve her alcoholic drinks.
5. She’s Also A Writer
In addition to playing golf, Natasha Shishmanian is also a writer. She used to make regular contributions to Golf Punk, an English golf-based magazine. She served as a columnist for the magazine, writing under the pen name, “Golf Nurse”. On her Golf Punk column, Natasha provided tips and tricks that help golfers to improve their playing skills.