Giovanna Yannotti: 8 Things to Know About Kurt Angle’s Wife 

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Giovanna Yannotti is famous for several reasons which range from being an actress to being the wife of American professional wrestler, and actor, Kurt Angle.

Wrestler Kurt Angle, a native of Pennsylvania is an Olympic gold medalist who dominated the amateur ranks and rose to become one of the greatest WWE Superstars. After 7 successful years in WWE, he retired in 2006.

Also a Pennsylvania native, Giovanna Yannotti was born on March 26, 1987, in Pittsburgh. She is half-Italian and half-Mexican. Giovanna attended the University of Pittsburgh where she pursued a career in acting and modelling but later dropped out of school.

Before her acting career, she first worked as a model. As an actress, she has starred in several films and TV series. Her acting career actually began in 2009 when she played a minor role in The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie. In 2010, she featured in an episode of the TV series Justified as a gang member as well as in the horror film 6 Souls where she played a lawyer. Giovanna who is also a stunt performer was a stand-in and a stunt double for Rosario Dawson in the 2010 movie Unstoppable. In 2012, she starred alongside her husband Kurt Angle in the movie Death from Above.

Giovanna wanted to further pursue a career in acting before she met Kurt. However, the proud wife and mom seem to be living a happy family life and has stated that she is no longer an actress. Here are interesting facts you probably never knew about Giovanna Angle.

8 Things to Know About Kurt Angle’s Wife 

1. Giovanna is Kurt Angle’s second wife

Kurt was previously married to Karen Smedley in a marriage which lasted for 10 years (1998 to 2008) and produced two children; a daughter, Kyra born in 2002, and a son, Kody born in 2006.

2. There is a 19-year age difference between Giovanna and Kurt

Kurt was born 9 December 1968 while Giovanna was born March 26, 1987.

3. Giovanna met her husband on a movie set

The couple met in 2009 while they were filming the movie End Game. In the movie, Angle played the role of a murderer who kidnaps a police officer’s daughter while Yannotti played a small role in the film as a “Customer at Restaurant.” Giovanna once revealed that she did the movie as a favour to her best friend’s dad in a last-minute replacement on set.


The couple who apparently met by fate instantly connected at their first meeting. After that film, during Kurt’s injury rehabilitation period, the two eventually became close as Giovanna would come round every day to check in on him and keep him company, the rest they say is now history.

4. They officially became life partners on July 20th, 2012

The couple got engaged in 2010 and after two years, they tied the knot in a wedding ceremony at their hometown Pennsylvania. The ceremony was attended by close family members and friends.

5. Giovanna and Kurt have three daughters together

Their first child, Giuliana Marie was born on 22nd January 2011, a year before their wedding. Their second, Sophia Laine was born on December 31st, 2012 while the third Nikoletta Sky was welcomed on November 5th, 2016.

6. Giovanna is the reason Kurt now lives a healthy life

Over the years, Kurt struggled with drug addictions which at some point became worse and he refused to get help from rehab despite persuasions from various quarters. However, Kurt was forced to sort his life out and become healthy again after his supporting wife, Giovanna threatened him with an ultimatum to leave him if he didn’t check into rehab. You bet Kurt had no choice but to finally succumb.

7. Giovanna’s net worth

Though the actual value of Giovanna’s net worth is unknown, we do know that her renowned wrestler husband has an estimated net worth of $25 million, and as an actress with minor roles but many movies on her resume, she earned a decent amount enough to meet her needs.

8. Giovanna has an active social media life

The actress who has been described as Kurt’s support system has a strong following on Instagram and Twitter. Giovanna uses these platforms to show support for her husband as well as share some of her special family moments. She sometimes posts pictures of Kurt with all his children (her step kids included) on Instagram. The couple who share a lot in common seems madly in love and have dedicated their lives to each other.

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