Walton Goggins’s first wife was Leanne Kaun, a Canadian-American business owner. Kaun married the American actor in 2001, and they were together for about three years before she committed suicide on November 12, 2004. She killed herself by jumping out of the 17th floor of a building in Los Angeles, California. She was 37 years old at the time.
Walton Goggins Met His First Wife While Filming Shanghai Noon
In the early days of Walton Goggins career, he secured a notable role as Wallace in the Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson action-comedy, Shanghai Noon. They filmed in Canada, during which he met his first wife, Leanne Kaun.
Leanne was a Canadian born in 1967, and she was a dog-loving woman who ran a dog walking business. They met in 2000, and after one year of dating, they got married. After they got married, Leanne relocated to Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles, while Walton went about building his impressive resume, Leanne Goggins nurtured her dog walking business. As a dog lover, her attention to detail, creativity and experience with dogs helped transform her business into one of the most successful in the Laurel Canyon, California, where the couple lived. Aside from the dog walking business, she was also an adviser to Canyon News.
Walton continued his slow but steady rise in Hollywood and Leanne seemed to be thriving as a dog walker. Everything seemed to be going well in the Goggins family, until it wasn’t.
She Committed Suicide Out of Depression
On a fateful day in November 2004, Leanne Goggins handed Walton divorce papers, signaling the end of their marriage. According to online reports, The Hateful Eight actor’s busy schedule, which kept him away from home for months, combined with LA life, made life in Los Angeles insufferable for Leanne. Most notably, she also suffered from chronic depression and had been receiving treatment from a mental health clinic close to the family’s home.
A few days after handing Walton the divorce papers, his tragedy got compounded. On November 12, Leanne jumped from the 17th storey of a high-rise office building, in an apparent suicide. She did not die immediately from the fall. Leanne received treatment from a nearby health clinic, but her injuries were too severe for the clinic to save her.
Aside from the depression, it has also been suggested that seeing a dead body while walking her dog in 2003 contributed to the emotional turbulence that led to her death. In attendance at her funeral were Walton Goggins’ co-stars of his show at the time, The Shield.
Walton Goggins Remarried Six Years After to a Filmmaker
After six years of the unfortunate incident, Walton Goggins walked the aisle again with Nadia Conners, a filmmaker in August 2011. The two of them got hitched after several years of dating. There isn’t much available information regarding how they met and the dynamics of their relationship, but we’ve learned they connected over several shared interests, including a passion for environmental issues.
Before they got married, Walton and Nadia welcomed the birth of a son, Augustus, who was born in February 2011. Despite his young age, he reportedly served as the best man on their wedding day, six months after.
As far as Hollywood is concerned, Walton Goggins’ second wife, Nadia Conners, exist on the periphery of it as a documentary filmmaker. She graduated from the American University of Paris. She studied European Cultural Studies and graduated in 1992.
Nadia moved to Cairo after where she filmed her first documentary. After returning to Los Angeles, she founded Tree Media Group with her sister, Leila Conners Peterson. One of the group’s most prominent work is the environmental film, The 11th Hour, written, directed and produced along with Leonardo DiCaprio. Other projects in her filmography include Earthquake Weather, Water Planet, and Global Warming.