Criss Angel: The Magician's Family

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December 19, 2020 - 19:45 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

The punk-rock magician Criss Angel bent the minds of fans everywhere. His tricks are memorable and his stunts are extreme! Meet the other side of the magician, Criss Angel the family man!

Everyone has heard of the extreme illusionist and performance artist, Criss Angel. From being submerged underwater for 24 hours or being run over by a steamroller while lying on broken glass, Criss Angel's shows stick with fans. Did you know the extremist is also a devoted dad? Meet Criss Angel's family!

Criss Angel's Family

Born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, Criss has always been a family man. He has brought his mother to countless red carpet events including when he was given a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Criss Angel and Dimitra Sarantako during an unveiling ceremony honoring him with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on July 20, 2017.

Criss has had a fairly public dating life, including his 4-year marriage to JoAnn Winkhart and his year-long relationship with Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend. He had a few other short-lived relationships before he met famous Aussie singer Shaunyl Benson in 2012.

The two have 2 beautiful sons, Johnny Christopher born in 2014, and Xristos Yanni born in 2019. Criss proudly brought his sweet son Johnny Christopher to countless events, frequently wearing matching outfits together. 

Criss Angel with his pregnant wife Shaunyl Benson and his son Johnny Christopher arriving to the Mindfreak Grand Opening Celebration Gala on 19 01 2019

Sadly Criss told People, his sweet and bubbly son Johnny Christopher has been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He feels lucky to have the means to help his son and has been inspired to raise money for the Olivia Hope Foundation and Redline Steel to help children everywhere fight cancer. 

Sweet Johnny Christopher has been doing well and continues to smile and enjoy life! Check out some of our favorite Criss Angel family photos together!