Melissa Gisoni born as Melissa Sulo is an American reality star and actress who participated in the Dance Moms with her daughters Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler.

She is married to Greg Gisoni since 2013 and has three children.

Her daughters Maddie and Mackenzie are dancers, TV stars, and actresses who gained fame through the Lifetime reality dance series Dance Moms.

Regrets not Going to College

Melissa Gisoni’s maiden name is Sulo. She is 54 years old born on June 13, 1968, in the United States.

She holds an American nationality. Her mother Bopcha died just before her TV series aired.

She was born in a middle-class family and could not complete her graduation. So, she always wanted her daughters to attend college.

Married Life with Kurt Ziegler: Why did they Divorce?

Melissa first married Kurt Ziegler in the early 2000s. They owned and operated Custom Mortgages, Inc, a mortgage company.

Kurt Ziegler with his daughter

Melissa and Kurt have two daughters named Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler.

Their first child Maddie was born on September 30, 2002, and they welcomed their second daughter Mackenzie on June 4, 2004.

More than a decade after their wedding, they separated in 2011. However, the reason behind their separation is still undisclosed.

Daughters’ Fame

Then-Melissa Ziegler, the celebrity mom is the proud mother of her TV star daughters. Her older daughter Maddie is an American dancer and actress best known for competing in the Dance Moms from 2011 to 2016.

In 2014, she gained worldwide fame after appearing in the music video Sia’s “Chandelier”. Moreover, she has also toured with Sia and worked as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.

Melissa Gisoni’s daughters Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler
Source: Instagram@maddieziegler

Her younger daughter Mackenzie is a dancer, TV star, actress, and singer who also appeared on the show Dance Moms with her mother and elder sister.

She has released albums titled Mack Z, Phases, etc. The other shows she appeared in are Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Total Eclipse etc.

They are of Polish, German and Italian descent.

Melissa Gisoni Married to Greg Gisoni

The Dance Moms star married Greg Gisoni after her divorce from Kurt. They tied the knot in 2013 and are now married for around a decade.

Her current husband Greg is the Nuclear Services Vice President and Project Director at an energy center.

Melissa Gisoni and her husband Greg Gisoni

The couple doesn’t have children from their marriage.

From Greg’s past affair, Melissa also has two stepchildren; a stepson named Mathew Gisoni and a stepdaughter named Michelle Gisoni.

Filed for Bankruptcy

While still married to Kurt, Melissa and her then-husband filed for chapter seven bankruptcy in 2009.

The former couple reported that they own $1,214,284.15 to creditors which included $908,000 in mortgages for three properties and $14,317.12 in taxes to the IRS and the City of Jeannette.

However, the case was later terminated in 2010 after their elder daughter Maddie agreed to pay from the earnings she made from her music video ‘Sia’, ‘Elastic Heart’, and ‘Big Girls Cry’.

Net worth and Earnings

Melissa ran Custom Mortgages, Inc. with her former husband in the 2000s but the company went bankrupt. She then had a negative net worth.

Her daughters are among the highest-earning reality stars. They have earned a huge amount from their career.

Her elder daughter Maddie has a net worth of $5 Million while her younger daughter Mackenzie is worth $3 Million.

Melissa is a social media star and has millions of followers on Instagram. She reportedly earns money from social media posts and sponsorships.

The celebrity mom charges thousands of dollars per sponsored post.

Social Media

Melissa along with her two daughters is very popular on social media with millions of followers. Her Instagram account @melissagisoni is followed by more than 3.7 million people.

She also has a Twitter account @MelissaGisoni with more than 560k followers.

Her elder daughter Maddie’s IG account is @maddieziegler which has around 14 million followers. Mackenzie’s Instagram @kenzie has 14.8 million followers.

Dating Rumors

She often shares photos with her male BFF on Instagram who is rumored to be gay. Her fans and followers assumed that she is dating her gay BFF which came to her notice.

She denied the rumors through an Insta post and revealed that she is still together with her husband. Melissa wrote:

For everyone that thinks I’m dating my gay BFF, here is a picture of me and my wonderful husband ❤️ that hates social media, hence the ❤️ on his face! 🤣

Gisoni with her gay BFF

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