Who is Shanna Moakler?
Shanna Moakler is an American actress, model, and reality television star. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995. Moakler was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA in 1995. Shanna has eventually crowned Miss USA after Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe.
She began modeling at age 15. In December 2001, she was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. Shanna eventually moved out into an acting career, appearing as a regular for two seasons on the USA Network television series Pacific Blue in 1998.
In 2005, she starred as herself on the reality television series Meet the Barkers. with her then-husband Travis Barker, drummer in the rock band Blink-182. The series aired for two seasons on MTV. She then hosted E!’s Bridalplasty during its two-month run in 2010 and 2011. It was announced that Moakler had joined the cast of the VH1 reality series, Hollywood Exes in January 2014.
Since 2012, she has served as the executive producer of the Miss Nevada USA state pageant. She had joined the pageant as a director in 2011. In 2018, she acquired the Miss Utah USA franchise.
Moakler attended Barrington High School, where she claims to have been “the biggest dork.” By the time she graduated, however, She had dated the captain of the football team and was voted as best dressed. After high school, she moved to Miami to pursue a modeling career. Shanna later moved to New York City and then to Los Angeles.
How Old is Shanna Moakler?
She was born Shanna Lynn Moakler on March 28, 1975, in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. She is 45 years old as of 2020.
Shanna Moakler Family
Shanna was born the youngest in a family of four. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island to dentist John W. Moakler III and Gail Moakler. Moakler is of German, Portuguese, and Irish descent. She has two older brothers known as Kirk and John IV. She also has an older sister, Michelle who died on November 9, 2012.
In her childhood, Moakler enjoyed weekend visits to her grandfather’s farm, where she could “play outdoors and be a tomboy.” She was also a competitive roller skater for twelve years (participating in roller skating competitions analogous to ice skating competitions.
Travis Barker Shanna Moakler | Divorce
Shanna Married Travis Barker on October 30, 2004. The couple has two kids together, a son and a daughter. Travis filed for divorce from Moakler on August 8, 2006. Eventually, reports began to be circulated that he was seeing Paris Hilton. Tensions between Moakler and Hilton led to a confrontation at a Los Angeles nightclub in early October. They accused each other of battery in separate complaints filed with the Los Angeles Police Department. Eventually, no charges came out of the altercation.
Moakler threw herself a “divorce party” in Las Vegas in November 2006. It was complete with a divorce cake featuring a bloody groom and a blonde, knife-wielding bride. Barker posted a blog in response on his MySpace page. He was criticizing Moakler for throwing the party this time.
Despite their pending divorce, by early December 2006, they were seen out and about with their children having romantic dinners together. The couple spent Valentine’s Day together in Las Vegas. Barker surprised Moakler with three dozen red roses and a bottle of Dom Perignon.
In March 2007, She revealed that she was still “madly in love” with her husband and that they had reunited. Barker told People that they were back together in April 2007. He said that they had pulled out of the separation, and were doing what was best for themselves and their children which is making them happy.
After months of reconciliation, Moakler revealed that her relationship with Barker had ended on July 23, 2007. They were later seen together at the Rockstar Energy Drink X Games Kickoff at the new club Opera in Hollywood and later made an appearance at MTV’s 2007 VMA’s. MTV.com posted an article on February 5, 2009, stating that Moakler and Barker were getting back together. Two months later, the two confirmed that they had split again for good this time.
The police were called to the former couple’s shared home in Los Angeles after Moakler and Barker got into a verbal argument on December 7, 2014. They made criminal threats against each other and it led to them being arrested. However, no charges were filed against either of them.
It was reported in June 2016 that Moakler and Barker are in an amicable place. They are successfully co-parenting their two kids. They put their turbulent 2008 divorce and custody battle behind them.
Shanna Moakler Boyfriend | Dating
In 1997, Moakler had a relationship with rock star Billy Idol. They appeared together in a scene of The Wedding Singer. Moakler has described Billy as a gentleman, but “not too sweet and sensitive.” Shanna also praised his intelligence and flair for history and philosophy.
Shanna Moakler And Oscar De La Hoya
She later started dating boxer Oscar De La Hoya in October 1997. They moved in together in early 1998. Shanna and De La Hoya became engaged prior to the 1999 birth of their daughter. She has said “it wasn’t a planned pregnancy, but it was understood if it happened it was beautiful and if it didn’t that was fine too.” The relationship abruptly ended in September 2000 when Moakler, who was at home watching the Latin Grammy Awards on television, saw Oscar escorting another lady to the show.
Moakler filed a $62.5 million palimony suit in December 2000, against her ex-fiancé. She claimed he was an alcoholic, abusive to her and to their daughter. She further claimed that he used them “as props to promote his public image.” The case was later settled out of court in 2001 for an undisclosed amount.
Shanna began dating actor Dennis Quaid in 2001. Their relationship lasted for only eight months.
Shanna Moakler Hells Angels
Moakler has been in a relationship with Hells Angels biker, Bryan Sollima since February 2014.
Shanna Moakler Kids | Children | Daughter
Moakler has a daughter with Oscar De La Hoya, Atiana Cecilia De La Hoya who was born on March 29, 1999. She also has two other children from her marriage to Travis Barker. A son, Landon Asher Barker was born on October 9, 2003, and a daughter, Alabama Luella Barker was born on December 24, 2005.
Shanna Moakler Net Worth
The model and reality TV personality has a net worth of $15 million.
Shanna Moakler Miss USA
At the age of 17, Shanna Moakler represented Rhode Island in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1992. Shanna placed third in the preliminaries, sixth in the interview segment and fifth in the swimsuit competition. She made it to the semi-finals and finished seventh overall. In 1993, she won the Miss Teen All American title.
In 1995, she was named Miss New York USA and represented New York in the Miss USA pageant, held that year in South Padre Island, Texas. Shanna finished second in the preliminaries and in each of the interview and swimsuit divisions and first in the evening gown competition. Overall, she was the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. She received the 1995 Miss USA crown in May 1995, at the age of 20. This is when the winner, Chelsi Smith, became Miss Universe.
Shanna enjoyed some aspects of her reign as Miss USA, such as celebrity pool tournaments. However, she has also complained that the experience required her to “sign autographs at places like Bob’s Home Furnishing Rentals.” She was then forced to live with a pageant chaperone, who made sure she dressed and acted appropriately.
She responded to the 2009 Miss USA gay marriage controversy this is by appearing in a public service announcement supporting efforts to overturn the result of California’s Proposition 8. Following allegations that reigning Miss California USA Carrie Prejean had posed for risqué photos and violated terms of her contract. Donald Trump decided there had been no breach and declined to strip Prejean of her crown. She then later resigned as co-director for the pageant on May 13, 2009. It was announced that Moakler returned to the Miss California USA organization, around the same time Carrie Prejean was dethroned on November 13, 2009.
Moakler made a pro-vegetarianism ad for PETA in 2008. She stated that as long as she is the director of Miss Nevada, fur coats would not be given as prizes.
Shanna Moakler Dancing With The Stars
She was featured in the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The show premiered on September 12, 2006. She was eliminated in the second week. Moakler guest-starred on several more shows, such as HBO’s Entourage, Telemundo’s Mas Vale Tarde, and also as a hostess for The CW’s Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants.