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Who is Eric Benét Wife? Bio, Age, Net Worth 2023, Kids

Who is Eric Benét Wife? Bio, Age, Net Worth 2023, Kids

Facts of Eric Benét

Full Name:Eric Benét
Birth Date:October 15, 1966
Age:57 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)
WifeManuela Testolini
MarriedManuela Testolini
Break UpMariah Carey, Julia Riley, Tami Benet, Essence Atkins.
DivorceHalle Berry
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin
GrandparentsJames Lee Andrew, Cleo Geneva Simmons, Willie Leon Boykin, Pauline Weaver Mosley
CousinGeorge Nash Jr.
EducationBradley Tech High School
FatherJoyce Jordan
MotherLawrence Jordan
SiblingsLisa Jordan
KidsAmoura Luna, India Benét, Lucia Bella Benét
Instagram Eric Benét Instagram
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American singer-songwriter Eric Benét became famous for his hit singles like “Spend My Life With You” and You’re the Only One.

How old is Eric Benét?

Eric Benét’s full name is Eric Benét Jordan. Eric was born on October 15, 1967, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Eric is 55 years old as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Libra. Eric celebrates his birthday on the 15th of Oct every year. His parents’ names are Joyce Jordan (father) and Lawrence Jordan (mother). His father was a policeman by profession.

He was raised alongside four siblings. Eric’s sister’s name is Lisa Jordan. His cousin’s name is George Nash Jr. His paternal grandparent’s name is Cleo Geneva Simmons and Willie Leon Boykin. Eric’s maternal grandmother’s name is Pauline Weaver Mosley and his maternal grandfather’s name is Willie Leon Boykin.

He holds American citizenship and follows Christianity as a religion. Similarly, she belongs to Afro-American ethnic background. He completed his high school at Bradley Tech High School.

Who is Eric Benét’s Spouse?

Eric’s spouse’s name is Manuela Testolini. His wife Manuela is a Canadian philanthropist, businesswoman, and lawyer by profession. Also, she is known as the ex-wife of Prince Rogers Nelson. Eric and Manuela met each other at Los Angeles Fashion Week in 2009.

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Caption: Eric Benét with his wife (Photo: E Online)

After dating for two years they walked down the aisle on 31st Jul 2011. Their wedding was held in The Resort at Pelican Hill. They have been together for 11 years now.

Why did Eric Benét and Halle Berry Divorce?

Eric and Halle Berry divorced due to Eric’s cheating habit. Eric and Halle got to know each other in 1997 while attending a concert at Los Angeles’ House of Blues. Halenis an actress by profession. After three years the duo got engaged. The engagement was announced at the Cleveland premiere of Berry’s HBO film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. They tied the knot in January 2001.

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Caption: Eric Benét with his ex-wife (Photo: Us Weekly)

However, their relationship was not going well. Eric started to cheat on Halle. At first, Halle thought it was just a rumor but later Eric came clean about his cheating on her. Eric even started to get treatment for sex addiction to save his marriage. Even though Halle knew about his addiction she stayed with him thinking it might work out.

After two years she couldn’t bear it anymore and she filed for divorce in 2003. They officially got separated in January 2005.

In an interview with the reporters, she gave a statement:

“Eric and I have had marital problems for some time now and have tried to work things out together. However, at this point, I feel we need time apart to reevaluate our union. We ask that you respect our privacy as we are going through this emotional time.”

Who did Eric Benét previously date?

Eric was having an affair with Julia Riley even though he was married to his wife. Julie came out and said the duo slept together on the night Eric’s wife Halle won the oscar. They were in a relationship from  1993 to 1996. Eric began dating his late girlfriend Tami Benet from 1988 to 1993.

Essence Atkins and Eric met on a dating site. He was rumored to have been in a relationship with Mariah Carey from 2000 to 2003. They met on the set of Glitter. The duo was co-actors in the 2001 musical drama.

How many Children does Eric Benét have?

Eric is the father of three children. He gave birth to his eldest daughter India Brianne Jordan with his late partner Tami Stauff. India was born on December 3, 1991.

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Caption: Eric Benét with his family (Photo: E Online)

With his current wife Manuela, he gave birth to two sons. Their names are Lucia Bella Benet and Amoura Luna. Lucia was born on December 21, 2011, and Amoura was born on July 13, 2014.

How much is Eric Benét’s Net Worth?

Eric has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2023. He is earning that money from his career as an American singer-songwriter.

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Caption: Eric Benét coming out of his car (Photo: Eric)

According to the source, an average salary of an American singer and songwriter is around $85,580. He might be earning the same amount or more from his career. Eric is the brand ambassador of Scotch Porter Men’s Grooming Products.

What is Eric Benét’s Height?

Eric stands at the height of 5 ft 11 inches and has a body weight is around 80 kg. He has an attractive pair of black eyes and short curly black hair.

Singing Career of Eric Benét

  • Eric is an American Soul singer-songwriter and actor by profession.
  • He was a singer for a Top 100-style group called Gerard in the late 1980s.
  • Alongside his sister and causing they formed a band named Benét.
  • They released a self-titled album in 1992 and sold over 100,000 copies.
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Caption: Eric Benét singing (Photo: Proper)
  • He began his solo career by signing with Warner Bros.
  • He released his solo album True to Myself in 1996.
  • Some of his top-ten R&B hits are Spiritual Thang, Femininity and Let’s Stay Together.
  • Eric began his acting career by appearing in the movie For Your Love.
  • Later he got the opportunity to play the role on the MTV scripted show Kaya.

FAQs of Eric Benét

How did Eric Benét father die?

Eric’s father died in 1995. His father suffered from cancer which was the cause of his death.

What happened to Eric Benét’s girlfriend Tami Marie Stauff?

Eric’s girlfriend Tami died on April 24, 1993. She died from injuries that she suffered in an automobile accident.

Are Eric Benet and Lisa Bonet related?

Yes, Eric and Lisa are related to each other. They are brother and sister. Eric and Lisa used to work in the same band.