Naomi Nelson is well-known for her career in Hollywood. Many also know her as Johnny Knoxville’s second (recently ex-) wife. So what has her career consisted of? Who is Johnny Knoxville? How did their relationship begin? Do they have any children together? What was their marriage like and what caused it to end? What will Naomi be up to after the divorce? Learn all of that and more below. Here is everything you need to know about Naomi Nelson and Johnny Knoxville’s relationship.
Naomi Nelson’s Career
Naomi Nelson has a very established career in Hollywood. She has worked as an assistant editor, an assistant to producers, a writer, and a director. Naomi’s entertainment career began in the year 2005. This was when she worked as an assistant to producers for the television show, Carnivàle. She worked for them for 12 episodes during the show’s final season.
Four years later she was credited as a co-director. Naomi Nelson earned this title by helping to direct, Reel Grrs 2009 Productions. This was a video documentary short. It focused on a non-profit after-school program that taught filmmaking and media literacy to young teenage girls.
2010 was a very important year for Naomi Nelson as this is when she made the documentary short, Fifth Star. This was clearly a passion project for Naomi. She was in it, she directed it, she helped edit it, and she wrote for it. This short documentary covered the history of women getting the right to vote in Washington State. Julia Levy also helped when writing it.
Who Is Johnny Knoxville?
Johnny Knoxville is the now ex-husband of Naomi Nelson. Johnny Knoxville’s birth name is Phillip John Clapp. He was born on March 11th in the year 1971. That would make him currently 51 years old. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. When he was younger, his cousin gave him a copy of On The Road written by Jack Kerouac. Johnny credits this book with getting him interested in acting. After graduating from high school he moved to California to begin his acting career.
Johnny Knoxville began his acting career in the same way many other actors do. He was an extra in several productions. Johnny also acted in several commercials. Eventually, he caught the interest of Jeff Tremaine, and his career was jump-started. Together, the two of them created the popular franchise, Jackass.
In 1995, Knoxville married Melanie Lynn Cates. They had a daughter together the following year. After 11 years of marriage, the couple would end up separating in 2006. Johnny Knoxville filed for their divorce in 2007. By 2009, their divorce was complete and their affairs were settled.
The Beginning Of Their Relationship
In the fall of 2009, Naomi Nelson and Johnny Knoxville made their relationship public. It is not clear how long they were together before then. Some reports say it had been a few years by the time they made their relationship public. This is because they announced Naomi’s pregnancy at the same time they announced their relationship. Naomi Nelson was pregnant with the couple’s first child together.
During this time, Johnny Knoxville also said that his eldest daughter (from his previous marriage) was also very excited to become an older sister. She was reportedly picking out clothes, beds, and strollers for her soon-to-be-born younger sibling. Naomi Nelson and Johnny Knoxville welcomed their first child, a son, in December of 2009.
Naomi Nelson and Johnny Knoxville’s Marriage
The following year, in 2010, Naomi Nelson and Johnny Knoxville got married. They also took this as an opportunity to announce their second pregnancy. Naomi would give birth to their second child and daughter in October 2011. Though the couple was fairly private about details of their personal life, Johnny would post about his family on his social media accounts. He would often say how good of a mother Naomi Nelson was and that he loved her.
On June 17th of this year, it was announced that Naomi Nelson and Johnny Knoxville would be getting a divorce. According to reports the couple has been separated since September of 2021. They actually separated on the 11th anniversary of their marriage. Johnny Knoxville is the party that filed for the divorce. He cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the ending of this marriage.
What Is Naomi Nelson Up To Now?
Naomi Nelson is fairly private about her personal life. She does not have any social media, and she rarely speaks to any reporters either. One thing is certain, she will continue to be a present mother to her two children. Johnny Knoxville was more open about their lives than Naomi was, and he constantly praised how good of a mother Naomi was to their children. He even praised her on Mother’s Day this year which was after their separation.
We are all curious to see what Naomi Nelson does in this new chapter of her life. Will she go back to the entertainment industry? Or continue to keep a low profile?
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