Christina Perri, one of the hidden gems in the music industry, has always been talked about for her raw talent and heartbreakingly true songs over the years. After growing up to a handful of rock music through the legend that is Guns N’ Roses (introduced by her brother), she immediately fell in love with music and learned how to play the guitar and piano.
Before she was on stages singing for thousands and millions of fans, she first wrote her songs while fulfilling her job as a waiter in Melrose Cafe. Undoubtedly, Perri has gone a long way since. Throughout her life, Perri has toured the world as an assistant to a rock band, attended a prestigious university, became a wife (and then an ex-wife), popularized her music, made olive oil, and tons more.
Now a successful singer, here’s everything you need to know about Christina Perri!
Christina Perri, born on the 19th of August, 1986, in Philadelphia, was born of Italian and Polish descent being her father, Dante Perri, and mother, Mary Perri, respectively. Most of her childhood was spent in Philly until she was 21 years old. She had a sibling as well, a brother named Nick Perri who formerly played the guitar for the rock band, Shinedown.
As for her education, she attended Archbishop Ryan High School and graduated in 2004. She attended college as a communication major for just a year before eventually dropping out to pursue her career in music.
Career and Net Worth:
As a child, she started off with singing and acting. After her 21st birthday, she moved to Los Angeles, married, and produced music videos for a living. 18 months later, the two eventually divorced and Perri moved into a small apartment, on her own, to give more focus on her craft.
Missing her family as well as coming off from a failed relationship, she moved back to Philadelphia and wrote her hit song, ‘Jar of Hearts’. The song was featured in So You Think You Can Dance, a reality TV show about dancing, in a performance by Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick.
‘Jar of Hearts’ then became one of America’s and the world’s most-loved songs––launching her to the stratosphere of fame, especially in the music industry. After selling over a million copies of the song after a week and placing 17th on the Hot 100, she eventually signed with Atlantic Records in the middle of 2010.
On the 10th of May, 2011, Perri released her debut album ‘Lovestrong’ and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200. In the movie The Twilight Saga, one of her songs from the album, ‘A Thousand Years,’ was featured and became an instant hit––arguably the biggest of her career.
As of 2020, her net worth stands at $4 million.
Perri was first involved in a relationship with American actor Steve Kazee for a brief moment. After that, she was also in a relationship with fellow American singer Martin Johnson. From late 2014 to 2015, Perri was in a relationship with NBA player Chandler Parsons.
Now, she’s happily married to her longtime boyfriend Paul Costabile after four years of dating.
You either know Christina Perri for a handful of her breakout songs like ‘Jar of Hearts’ and ‘A Thousand Years’ or her history in relationship. Either way, what sets Perri apart from everyone in the world is her insurmountable amount of strength through the years. Having gone through multiple relationships just to finally see, and get married, to the right one must have taken a ton of weight off of Perri’s shoulders.
Now, Perri is happily married to Paul Costabile and is joined by a daughter named Carmella Stanley Costabile and an upcoming child this January 2021.