Leilani Malia Mendoza is a pediatric neurophysiologist. However, she rose to popularity as the celebrity wife of Brian McKnight. Her husband McKnight is an American singer, and songwriter, most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range.
|Caption: Picture of Leilani Malia Mendoza with her husband McKnight (Photo: Getty Images)|
Leilani Malia Mendoza Ethnicity
Leilani Malia Mendoza was born in the Philippines. She is the daughter of parents Justin Kanoa Mendoza (father) and mother Kailani Carolina Mendoza. With her family, she moved to New York, America.
Leilani & her family settle in the United States of America. Therefore, Mendoza has American nationality and is of Filipino-Hawaiian.
Is Leilani Malia Mendoza Married? Her Husband
Leilani Malia Mendoza is still happily married to her husband Brian McKnight. Her husband McKnight is an American singer-songwriter. The duo's romantic relationship started in 2014 after they met at a fitness convention in Los Angeles for the first time. In his interviews, he mentioned it was love at a first sight. Leilani got engaged to her then-boyfriend-now-spouse Brian in May 2017 after dating briefly for three years.
|Caption: Leilani Malia Mendoza with her husband Brian McKnight in their wedding dress (Photo: Instagram)|
Leilani Malia Mendoza tied the wedding knot with her husband Brian McKnight on 29th December 2017 soon after their engagement. Their wedding ceremony was held in New York’s famed Oheka Castle. The gown Leilani wore was covered in 50,000 hand-beaded Swarovski crystals by Sabrina & Mannings that caught everyone's attention.
The married couple reported their marriage on January 1, 2018, and uploaded a beautiful picture of their wedding ceremony on their respective Instagram. Out of their married life, they are yet to have kids. Leilani with her husband living a blissful married life.
Leilani Malia Mendoza 2nd Wife of Brian McKnight
Prior to Brian McKnight's marriage with Leilani Mendoza, he was in a marital relationship. His first wife's name is Julie McKnight. Julie was his high school sweetheart. Their love turned into marriage and exchanged wedding vows in 1990.
Also, they became parents of 2 kids; they are Bryan McKnight Jr. and Niko McKnight. Despite being married for over 10 years, problems started in their marriage. As a result, they got divorced in the year 2003. Interestingly, his son McKnight Jr blamed his dad for leaving him and his mother.
Who is Leilani Malia Mendoza Ex-Boyfriend? Her Kids
Out of her romantic relationship with her former boyfriend, Leilani Malia Mendoza became the mother of two kids. Unfortunately, the name & other details of Leilani's ex-boyfriend missing. The name of her kids Jack McPhee and Julia McPhee. Her daughter Julia is all grown up and graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
In the year 2021, Mendoza's son Jack completed his high school graduation. Both of her kids shared a good relationship with her current husband McKnight. Her children seem to be happy about their mom’s relationship. Also, she is a stepmother to Brian McKnight’s children from his past relationship.
Leilani Malia Mendoza's Net Worth
As per reports, Leilani Malia Mendoza has a net worth of around $750 thousand. Despite being popular as a celebrity wife, she is active in her professional career. Mendoza has been working in the medical field. Out of her work, she has been earning a handsome sum of money.
Her husband Brian McKnight has a net worth of $10 million collected out of his working career. He paid a little under $1.3 million for a home in Chatsworth, California in 1999. In August 2019, McKnight sold this home for a little under $1.8 million.
What's Leilani Malia Mendoza Do For Living?
Leilani Malia Mendoza has been working as a pediatric neurophysiologist working at UCLA. She has been involved in the medical field for a long period of time. Many people previously thought she is a nurse after seeing her in scrubs.
Leilani along with her team work with children suffering from brain anomalies. Well, other information about her professional career is missing. Also, Leilani Malia Mendoza is active on Instagram with over 136K followers. She shared lovely pictures with her spouse and other works related pictures as well.
What is the Height of Leilani Malia Mendoza?
Leilani Malia Mendoza has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67 M tall. While her husband McKnight has a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.918 m. Leilani's body weighs around 62 Kg or 136 pounds. Mendoza has a fair complexion with dark brown eyes & black color hair.
About Leilani Malia Mendoza's Husband Brian
Leilani Malia Mendoza's husband Brian McKnight is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, radio host, as well as multi-instrumentalist. He was born on June 5, 1969, & his full name is Brian Kelly McKnight. Also, he is from a musically inclined family in Buffalo, New York. Brian's elder brother Claude McKnight III had a band of his own. His high school education was completed at Sweet Home High School, where he performed as a bandleader.
From his early teen years, he developed writing skills as well as learned different instruments. Also, he had the opportunity to explore various genres of music. He became popular for his strong falsetto and belting range. Due to his work, McKnight has earned 16 Grammy Awards nominations.