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Chris Hansen; Even after his Extra Affair and other Scandal he is living with Wife Mary Joan Hansen

Updated On 19 Jan, 2020 Published On 03 Jul, 2017
Chris Hansen; Even after his Extra Affair and other Scandal he is living with Wife Mary Joan Hansen

Chris Hansen, a popular TV journalist is married to Mary Joan Hansen and has two children together. Jehad an extra-marital affair with a journalist, Kristyn Caddell and was in the sex scandal with Kristyn.

The Emmy Award-winning television journalist, Chris Hansen gained popularity from his brilliant work in Dateline NBC's To Catch a Predator. Nowadays, he is hosting the show Killer Instinct.

Similarly, Chris is involved in many controversies and scandals relating to his relationships. Despite all that, he is still with his wife and children.  

The Complicated Relationship of Chris Hansen and Wife Mary Joan Hansen

Chris Hansen, an American TV journalist tied a knot with his long-term girlfriend, Mary Joan Hansen on 18th November 1989. The couple surely has a strong bonding as they are still together despite several issues and obstacles.

Chris and Mary together in an event.
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Chris Hansen's wife is always with him even he was accused of cheating her. She did have no such intention of leaving her husband. It has been almost 30 years and is still together.

Back in June 2018, Hansen's spouse filed for divorce against her beau cause of infidelity. Further, news of the couple's separation came after thirty years of marriage did not break until 17 January.

The Dateline NBC host was sued with issuing bad checks, the pair who sparked a cheating scandal is still together despite many ups and downs.

Chris Hansen cheating on his wife

Despite having a good married life along with the children. Chris started having an extra-marital affair with Kristyn Caddell. She is an award-winning American journalist as well. 

Chris Hansen's affair was revealed to his wife and the media as well which create a huge buzz in the industry. Chris and Kristyn were caught many times together leaving Kristyn's apartment. 

 Chris Hansen and Kristyn Caddell

Though he tried to hide his relationship they were caught by the hidden camera kept by Mary. Chris was caught red-handed by the National Enquirer camera on an assumed date with Kristyn in 2011. Later on, it was revealed that they were dating for almost four months. 

Chris Hansen's scandal was a matter of curiosity for every people. Chris was making love with a lady who is almost 20 years younger than him and also cheating on his wife which is really unethical. 

Chris kissing Kristyn.
Source: Fox News

In an accusation of cheating his wife, NBC fired Chris from the job and at the same time, Kristyn was also fired from her previous job.

Chris has a number of years of experience in the industry got another job. The duo is no longer together and Chris got back with Mary.

He must have promised her not to repeat the mistake again and well everyone deserves a second chance.  

The couple is blessed with two sons

The pair has two children together and they have kept their kids far from the limelight and media. They might want to keep their children far from the controversies.

At the @westchesterdigitalsummit with my son, Connor and the Roaming Gnome! @roaminggnome #WDS3 #travelocity

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Chris and Mary are supposed to be the proud and loving parents of two adorable sons. They are growing up and share a strong bond with their parents. 

Quick Facts of Chris Hansen

  • Born on 13th September 1959 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • He is an American and is of white ethnicity.
  • Attended Brother Rice High School for his high schooling.
  • Chris graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication from Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Science.
  • After graduation, he became a reporter for WILX.
  • Hansen Joined WFLA and WXYZ and also worked for several radio stations and newspapers too.
  • He started working as an investigating anchor and reporter in WDIV.
  • In 1993, he became a correspondent for NBC News and correspondent for Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric magazines.
  • In 2004, hosted the Dateline NBC show, To Catch a Predator.
  • In 2007, released a book named, To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids.
  • Won various prestigious awards like Emmy Award, Clarion Award, Edward R. Murrow Award and so on.
  • Chris Hansen's net worth can be estimated to be $ 12.5 million.
  • Chris Hansen's new show is Hansen Vs. Predator and Crime Watch Daily.

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