Celebrity Illusionist Criss Angel Became A Married Man In February (15), According To An Official Certificate.
The magician, real name Christopher Sarantakos, confirmed he had a child over the weekend (24-25Oct15) when his 20-month-old son Johnny was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Reports suggested he had wed Johnny's mother, Shaunyl Benson, and a marriage certificate obtained by TMZ.com now appears to have confirmed the news. The document reveals they tied the knot in February (15).
Angel shared a picture of himself and Shaunyl lying on a hospital bed with their sleeping son on Twitter.com, and added, "4th day chemo -Shaunyl, Johnny & I can't thank u (sic) enough for the overwhelming outpouring of love, prayers & support."
His Las Vegas show BeLIEve was scrapped over the weekend so he could fly to Australia to be with his son, and the production has been put on hold until 1 November (15).
The illusionist had previously denied he had a family, recently telling a Las Vegas radio station, "Yeah... no" when asked if he had kids, and he deflected a question on his relationship status by saying, "My personal life is a freaking disaster... I'm married to my craft."
Angel was previously married to JoAnn Winkhart, but they split in 2006 after four years of marriage.