Melanie Lynn Cates Clapp is an American interior designer and former fashion designer who gained recognition as the first wife or ex-wife of American actor, stunt performer, filmmaker, and comedian, Philip John Clapp aka Johnny Knoxville.
Previously, she worked as a clothing and jewelry designer for Urban Outfitters and Warner Bros. Retail. Scroll down to know a lot more about her.
Melanie Lynn Clapp was once married to her then-husband, Philip John Clapp aka Johnny Knoxville on 15th May 1995 in Elvis chapel in Las Vegas. Johnny Knoxville (11th March 1971) is an American actor, stunt performer, filmmaker, and comedian.
The former couple became parents of a daughter named Madison Tatiana Clapp born in 1996. She attended Oakwood School and graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio.
After 12 years of their marriage, Lynn and Philip separated in July 2006. Knoxville filed for divorce in June 2007 stating irreconcilable differences which got finalized in March 2008. Luckily they both got joint custody of their daughter. In 2020, singer Jessica Simpson published her book titled Open Book where she mentioned the affair she was having with Johnny.
She strongly mentioned it was an emotional affair rather than a physical affair as both of them were married to their respective partners. Simpson also added emotional affair is worst than having a physical affair. People even thought that it might be a reason for the separation between Knoxville and Melanie.
After divorcing her ex-husband, Clapp is living a single life in Texas. Presently, she owns a designer company called Site Street Home in Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, Texas which is related to interior designing.
Previously, she began her career in fashion designing. Lynn worked as a clothing and jewelry designer for Urban Outfitters and Warner Bros. Retail.
After his first marriage with Cates was legally ended in July 2009, he was dating his girlfriend Naomi Nelson. In December 2009, they gave birth to their son named Rocko Akira Clapp in Los Angeles.
Similarly, they also welcomed their daughter named Arlo Clapp in October 2011 in Los Angeles. Therefore, the family of four is living a blissful married life with no rumors or news of their separation or divorce.
As an interior designer and former fashion designer, she has made a good amount of income from her work. Reportedly, Philip's ex-wife Melanie Lynn Clapp has a net worth of $2 million.
Likewise, she owns a lavish house in Austin which she bought in 2007. The house covers an area of 1500 square-foot and has various types of urban interior styles along with a bohemian flair. Meanwhile, the Jackass star has a whopping net worth of $75 million.
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