Genevieve Gallen’s marriage to Verne Troyer was a mess. Even though the pair had an initial attraction that took them through the early years, their marriage lasted just for a day. Though Verne first claimed that it was just a publicity stunt on his part, Genevieve differed from his opinions saying that Verne was a sex addict and an alcoholic. Genevieve’s claims came to be true when Verne passed away in 2018 due to alcohol poisoning. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Genevieve Gallen.
Genevieve Gallen was born on the 20th of December 1972, in Detroit, Michigan. Born and raised in Detroit, Genevieve comes from an affluent family and her parents encouraged her to explore and try out new things. Interested in music from a young age, Genevieve spent a large amount of time learning Jazz music and classical piano. She attended the Mensa School of Geniuses and later enrolled at the Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design. She graduated from college with a degree in Graphic Design/Illustration Fashion. Interested in yoga from a young age, Genevieve worked for certifications in Iyengar Yoga, Pranamaya, Physiology, and Anatomy from Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Genevieve’s career has spanned in a multitude of directions. She initially worked as a freelance model, which landed her a job in the coveted, Playboy Magazine. Over the years, Genevieve worked on several odd jobs including Secretary at Active Real Estate, a Store Manager at The Straw, The Jar, and The Bean, as well as a theater artist at Detroit Institute of Arts. Well versed in the yogic practices, Genevieve also worked as a private yoga instructor over the years.
Genevieve and Verne met in 2002 at a New Year’s Eve party at the Playboy mansion of Hugh Hefner in Los Angeles. The pair took an instant liking to each other and followed up with a romantic dinner at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in LA. Even though the pair were a world apart in terms of height, Genevieve never let it bother her. In an interview in 2009, Genevieve talked about the pair’s sex life and how details about her relationship with Verne.
“We had to be creative–but because of my yoga experience, I could get into the right positions to make it work. And I was soon head over heels in love with Verne.”
She even admitted that she felt a pang of jealousy watching Verne interact with his female fanbase.
“Girls would come and just throw themselves at Verne. I would get pushed out of the way. Because he is such a gentle and sweet person, Verne didn’t understand that a line has to be drawn between being passive about that and saying something.”
A one-day marriage:
Verne and Genevieve tied the knot on 22nd January 2004, in a marriage that lasted for a total of less than 24hrs. After a few hours of tying the knot to Verne, Genevieve filed for an annulment of the pair’s marriage. When Verne was asked why to bother getting married, he replied that it was just a huge publicity stunt. In her defense, Genevieve replied that Verne was a sex addict and struggled with alcoholism. Sadly, Verne passed away on the 21st of April, 2008. Following the split, Genevieve has remained single and has erased herself from mainstream media.