Shaunyl Benson has a one-word Instagram Bio. Her bio simply reads, mother. While the Australian songwriter has never clarified her selection of words, fans assume that its a lovely touch of her devotion to her family. Especially, after her son’s illness. While most of her writing credits have come with her husband Criss Angel, Shaunyl has never been a part of a record label. She is also an actor, who is credited for her roles in Jane (2017), House of Inequity, and Desert Rose (2018). In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Shaunyl Benson.
Shaunyl ‘Shauny’ Benson was born on the 29th of July 1991 in Queensland, Australia. Born and raised in Australia, Shaunyl shares mixed descents. Her mother is a Filipino and her father comes from Ireland. While little is known about her family, Shaunyl is known to have a sister, Jackie. From a young age, Shaunyl was encouraged by her mother to pursue the creative side of things. Her mother was a graphic designer and encouraged Shaunyl to sing. As for her education, Shaunyl has revealed very little about herself and is not a huge fan of sharing info on social media. It remains to be known if Shaunly has a college degree.
Even though Shaunyl career as a singer/songwriter never took off, she did make a few appearances on the big screen. She has made small appearances in a few movies like Jane (2017), House of Inequity, and Desert Rose (2018). However, Shaunyl had to put her career to hold following her son’s illness.
Shaunyl is married to the American magician, illusionist, and musician, Criss Angel. The pair began dating in 2012 and secretly tied the knot on Valentine’s day of 2015. In their time together, the pair are proud parents to two baby boys, Johnny Christopher, born 2014, and Xristos Yanni, born January 22, 2019. However, their first-born Johnny was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. The pair disclosed the news in October of 2015, while also admitting that they tied the knot a few months ago. While Criss has been going on with his work-life, Shaunyl has taken a break from her career as a singer/songwriter to take care of her son.
As of 2019, John was declared cancer-free following three years of cancer treatment. Shaunyl revealed on Instagram that she couldn’t be more proud of her son. The post read: “Johnny’s finish date is getting closer and we are so incredibly proud of how brave he is. I can’t help but get emotional thinking about the last three years, but our little superstar has been kicking butt.”
Chris has been equally supportive of his wife and son. Even though the pair have had a few rocky patches, their marriage remains strong.
An uphill battle:
Both Shaunyl and Criss have candidly revealed the struggles they faced in raising a kid with cancer. Shaunyl regularly takes to Instagram to share updates on her son’s health and her struggles. Things changed for the pair in 2019 when Johnny experienced a cancer recurrence and had to begin chemo once-again. Sharing her experience, Shaunyl wrote on Instagram, “I’m just a mother who has no choice but to put on my brave face and be the strongest I can be.”