Today, many know Genevieve Gallen as a yoga instructor, quietly living life outside the giant spotlight of the media, but in the early 2000s, she was renowned as a Playboy model who was the girlfriend of Verne Troyer, and for the span of a day, his wife.
She may not have made any outstanding achievement in terms of creative output compared to her counterparts in the music or acting industry but being known as someone who dated one of the shortest men in the world is a triumph of her non-discriminatory lifestyle.
We take a closer look at the life of Genevieve Gallen below and you can read all about everything you need to know about her.
Genevieve Gallen – Biography
We all play our path in the giant wheel of life and for Genevieve Gallen, her chosen role is helping people achieve body fitness and inner calm through yoga. She was born on the 20th of December 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. Raised by parents whose identities are unknown, she grew up with an affinity for music and took up classical piano and jazz as she sought to expand her interest in music.
While she satisfied her love for music, she simultaneously walked her academic journey, graduating from the Mensa School of Geniuses before heading to Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design where she earned herself a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration Fashion.
Following an interest in becoming a yoga instructor, Genevieve Gallen has also attended the Yoga Institute of San Francisco where she got certified as a yoga instructor, having excelled in subjects like Pranamaya, Iyengar yoga, physiology, and anatomy.
Armed with various academic qualifications and the excellence of physical beauty, Genevieve Gallen’s professional life has seen her work in multiple fields, from secretarial duties in real estate industry to a Playboy model, to a store manager and also as a theater artist at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
At the moment, her adventurous professional journey has stopped at her being a yoga instructor.
Perhaps more than her professional life, her personal life has been responsible for putting her on the map. For two years, she was the known girlfriend of Hollywood actor, comedian, and stuntman, Verne Troyer. How the two of them met is unknown to us at the moment but despite their astonishing differences in height, which had Verne at just 2 feet 8 inches because of his cartilage-hair hypoplasia condition, they were able to manage a long-term relationship, lasting longer than several regular couples.
Interestingly, however, the action that is universally considered to be evidence of a solid relationship proved to be the end of their relationship. A decision to get married on the 22nd of January 2004, led to an annulment after one day of being married.
The abrupt end to the marriage was credited to Verne Troyer’s sex addiction and his tendency to resort to alcohol-induced domestic abuse. Although the reasons were considered valid, her decision to get married in the first instance put Genevieve Gallen in a negative light.
Since the strangeness of 2004 however, Genevieve Gallen has not been known to be in any notable relationship, a fact that has been considered due to her apparent withdrawal from the media spotlight.
We mentioned that her name may not ring with the same popularity in creativity as her music or acting peers but just like him, Genevieve Gallen is a big earner. Through her work as a Playboy model, along with her career as a yoga instructor, she has managed to create a total net worth in the region of $500,000 for herself.
With no known children, her current level of income has been more than enough for her to live a comfortable lifestyle.
Other Facts You Need To Know About Genevieve Gallen
- As a former Playboy model and a yoga instructor, having a fit body goes without saying for Genevieve Gallen. Her slim body has a height of 5 feet 6 inches with an accompanying weight of 60 kg.
- She is currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
- Her ex-husband and long-time lover, Verne Troyer died on the 21st of April, 2018 after what was considered suicide. Although further investigation revealed an unhealthy level of alcohol in his body, suggesting he died of alcohol poisoning.
- She has a body measurement of 34-29-36 inches for her bust, waist and hip size respectively.