• Chandie Yawn-Nelson is a businesswoman and former wife of famous American actor, singer-songwriter and game-show host Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr.
• She is running her own business and had worked at InterCall.
• She married Joey Lawrence in 2005 and had two children with him before they divorced in 2020.
• She is a philanthropist and is physically active and enjoys travelling.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $200,000.


Who is Chandie Yawn-Nelson?

Chandie was born in the USA in 1978 – her exact date as well as place of birth hasn’t been disclosed, but her zodiac sign’s believed to be Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a businesswoman, but is probably only known to the public for being a former wife of famous American actor, singer-songwriter and game-show host Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr.

Early life and education

Chandie was raised in Philadelphia by her parents, and although not a lot is known about them, it’s said that her mother was a registered nurse, and that her father was the owner of his own small business; Chandie hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, but it’s believed that she isn’t an only child.

She had a rather normal childhood, and grew up being interested in sports; Chandie attended a local high school, and was on its cheerleading team, while she also ran track and played soccer.

She appeared in a couple of school plays too, as she was a member of its drama club.

Upon matriculating in 1996, Chandie enrolled at Auburn University in Alabama, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.

Chandie’s career

Chandie hasn’t shared many details with the public concerning her career, but it’s said that she’s today running her own small company in Abington, which has five employees.

It’s also known that she once worked at InterCall, an audio and web conferencing services provider based in Chicago, Illinois.

Love life and marriage with Joey Lawrence

Chandie met Joey while they were both still teenagers, vacationing with their families in Disneyland in Anaheim, California; they went on a date, during which Joey bought them both ice-cream, but they then lost contact, and didn’t meet again until January 2005, when Chandie was 26 years old.

Chandie and Joey married in July 2005, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, and she subsequently gave birth to their children Charleston Lawrence and Liberty Grace Lawrence.

Chandie and Joey filed for bankruptcy in July 2017, and divorced three years later, but didn’t reveal the reason(s).

Chandie hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Joey was married to his first wife Michelle Vella from 2002 to 2005, and that he married his third wife Samantha Cope on 1 May 2022; Samantha’s an American actress.

As of May 2022, Chandie seems to be single, was once married to Joey Lawrence, and has two children with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Chandie’s physically highly active, thus her slim figure; she has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, follows a strict diet, and also practices yoga on a daily basis.

She’s into travelling, and has visited numerous US states, as well as many European, Asian and African countries; she and Joey often travelled together while they were married, mostly because of his work.

She’s a philanthropist, and has volunteered with multiple charity organizations, while she’s also donated money to a couple of animal shelters.

Chandie enjoys watching movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of her favorite films include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Dear John” and “Letters to Juliette”.

Age, height and net worth

Chandie is either 43 or 44 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $200,000, while her former husband Joey’s net worth has been estimated at more than $500,000.

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Who is her former husband Joey?

Joey was born in Abington on 20 April 1976 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He has close to 100 acting credits, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of one of the lead characters Joey Russo in the popular family comedy series “Blossom”. It was created by Don Reo, also starred Mayim Bialik and Jenna von Oy, and follows the life of a teenage girl; the series aired from 1990 to 1995, and won four of the 17 awards for which it was nominated, including a 1993 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series.

Joey was raised in Philadelphia alongside his younger brothers Andy and Matt, both of whom have become actors, by their father Joseph Lawrence Mignogna who was an insurance broker, and mother Donna who was an elementary school teacher and personnel manager. Joey studied at Abington Friends School, and upon matriculating in 1994 enrolled at University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1998.

He was five years old when he appeared in his first commercial, and six when he made his debut film appearance, playing Sparky in the comedy “Scamps”; the same year also saw Joey make his debut TV series appearance, in the episode “Big Brother” of the family comedy drama “Diff’rent Strokes”.

He became popular when cast to star as Joey Donovan in the comedy series “Gimme a Break!”, created by Mort Lachman and Sy Rosen, and which also starred Nell Carter and Lara Jill Miller. It follows Nell who has begun working for widowed police chief Carl as his housekeeper, the series aired from 1981 to 1987 and was nominated for 16 awards, including two Primetime Emmys.

A couple of Joey’s most notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1990 action crime movie “Chains of Gold”, the 1994 crime comedy film “Radioland Murders”, and the comedy series “Brotherly Love”, which aired from 1995 to 1997.

What marked the 2000s for him was perhaps his portrayal of Brett Mahoney in the popular comedy series “Half & Half”, created by Jeffrey Klarik, and which starred Essence Atkins, Rachel True and Chico Benymon. It follows paternal half-sisters Dee Dee and Mona who have started living together, the series aired from 2002 to 2006 and won one of the 19 awards for which it was nominated.

A couple of Joey’s most recent roles have been in thethriller movie “A Deadly Deed” and the  romantic comedy film “Mistletoe Mixup” both in 2021,and the 2022 episode “Call Me Kerfuffled” of the comedy series “Call Me Kat”.

He has won two of the 11 awards for which he has been nominated: a 1993 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedian in a Television Series, for “Blossom”, and a 2021 Christian Film Festival-Menchville Baptist Church Award for Best Actor Supporting, for “Roe v. Wade” (shared with colleagues).

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