For all the fame Jason Hawes has reached in his professional career, he prefers to keep his personal life a secret. Founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, Hawes is one of the stars and co-producers of Syfy’s Ghost Hunter. Even though the series was renewed for a 12th season by A&E, Hawes never returned to the set. The series is now led by the former lead investigator Grant Wilson. Hawes now leads a brand new series Ghost Nation alongside Ghost Hunters alumni Dave Tango and Steve Gonsalves. While details on Hawes’s professional career are for all to see, details on his wife and children are a secret. In this article, we will examine what little is known about Hawes’s wife Kristen Cornell.
Bits and pieces:
Kristen Cornell is not your typical housewife. She is married to one of the most famous paranormal investigators in the world, Jason Hawes, the co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society and the star of several TV shows. But Kristen is more than just a supportive spouse. She is also a firm believer in the supernatural and has experienced some of the most terrifying and fascinating phenomena with her husband.
Kristen is not a huge fan of the camera and doesn’t like making public appearances. The pair met during Jason’s early years and tied the knot on the 20th of May, 1998. In 25 years as a married couple, the pair are proud parents to six lovely children. They have four daughters, Haily, Satori, Samantha, and Ellie Hawes, and two sons, Austin and Logan Hawes. Even though the boys are twins, they were born at 11:55 PM and at 12:19 AM. As a result, the boys celebrate their birthdays on different dates. Of the siblings, Samantha is the eldest whereas Ellie is the youngest.
Both Kristen and Jason are firm believers of the supernatural and the pair bonded over the same. While raising a child and paranormal investigations are two different things Jason finds similarities in them. In an interview with Geek Mom, Jason revealed that the most important thing was to watch and regularly communicate with them.
“On a case, I will watch the client; their movements, their mannerisms, etc. I watch that with my children as well. It allows me to see if something is bothering them, if they are upset about something, etc.”
In the same interview, Jason also revealed that his most scary moment was being with his wife during her ultrasound when she was pregnant with twins. On June 12, 2022, Jason shared that both sons graduated although did not mention what line of work the boys are into or whether they are following in his footstep as a paranormal investigator.
A few years back, it was rumored that Jason Hawes’s wife Kristen Cornell had passed away. As news spread around the world, sentiments poured for the Hawes family. And while there were some hate comments mixed, the whole thing turned out to be false. The rumor arose from a post where Jason mentioned that his wife had a near-death experience.
In 2013, during the Christmas period, Kristen had to be rushed to the hospital for a brain infection. She was admitted to the ICU and her condition improved in a period of a few days. Kristen recovered later that year and Jason tweeted a photo thanking all his fans for their support.
Except for one-off appearances every now and then, Kristen has never appeared on reality TV. Even when Jason jumped ship and started a new show Ghost Nation, Kristen preferred to remain on the sidelines. Even though she is a firm believer in the paranormal, she likes to leave the investigations to her husband.
Her Husband Jason Hawes:
Jason Hawes is an American paranormal investigator, author, and television personality. He is best known as the co-founder and lead investigator of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), a group that investigates reports of paranormal activity. Hawes is also the star of the popular paranormal investigation television series “Ghost Hunters,” making 220 episode appearances from 2004-2022.
Hawes has written several books about paranormal investigation and the paranormal, including “Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society” and “The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide.” In addition to his work with TAPS and his media appearances, Hawes has also given lectures and workshops on paranormal investigation and the paranormal.