Eddie Van Halen wife Janie Liszewski is an American actress, ballroom dancer, stuntwoman, and entrepreneur. Her husband’s death came the same years that she lost her brother and mother. Janie has shown real character in dealing with these tragedies and she is now focusing on her dancing.
Janie Liszewski (also Janie Van Halen) is an American actress, ballroom dancer, stuntwoman, and entrepreneur. She is famous for many reasons and in her acting capacity, she is well known for the films “Bubble Boy”, “Dusk Till Dawn”, and “A Man Apart”.
However, what she is most famous for is her marriage to the music legend and rockstar Eddie Van Halen. Janie’s husband was a Dutch musician and founder of the popular music band called Van Halen.
There have been many books written and movies made to show how one might go about meeting a rockstar, but for Janie Liszewski, this was her reality. Fans still ask how the two met and what was their romance and marriage like? These details will be revealed in this article, along with the latest update on where Janie is now.
Top 10 facts about Janie Liszewski
- The exact date of Janie Liszewski’s birth is unknown, but she was born sometime in 1970 and is 51 years old in 2021.
- She was married to the superstar rockstar Eddie Van Halen.
- Janie Liszewski is also known as Janie Van Halen by virtue of her marriage.
- In addition to being an actress, stuntwoman, and dancer, Liszewski is also a publicist.
- Liszewski had a cancer scare after her husband Van Halen died of cancer in October 2020.
- In the same year that she lost her husband, she also lost her brother Tom Liszewski and her mother.
- Janie Liszeweski’s mother was also a ballroom dancer, and the two danced together during her early life.
- When Liszewski started dating Van Halen, he was still technically married.
- Until his death, Liszewski maintained a good relationship with her husband’s ex-wife and his son.
- Liszewski once worked as a publicist in the adult entertainment industry.
Janie Liszewski is notoriously private, so much that her exact date of birth is not known. However, we do know that she was born sometime in 1970 and is now 51 years old.
Liszewski was born in Pennsylvania, USA, to a ballroom dancer mother and a businessman father. She does have siblings, but their exact number is unknown. In 2020, she lost her brother Tom Liszewski, and she shared a tribute to him on social media but did not share the cause of his death.
While she was growing up, Liszewski attended William S. Hart High School, and she made appearances in several stage plays during her time there, setting the scene for her future career as a dancer and actress.
She has always wanted to be a dancer just like her mother, something that must make the older woman so proud—seeing her daughter appreciate her career choice so much that she followed in her path.
To pursue this dream, Janie attended Miss Diane’s School of Dance.
After she successfully graduated from there, she went on to launch a professional career in dancing, which eventually led her to the love of her life.
Janie Liszewski is also known as Janie Van Halen or Jan Van Halen because she was the wife of the late Eddie Van Halen. The two met after Janie became his public relations agent. They went on tour, and sparks must have flown because shortly after, they were dating.
The interesting thing about it is that when Janie and Van Halen started dating, the singer was still technically married to his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.
Eddie Van Halen married Bertinelli in 1981, and they had one son together, but they could not seem to get along well. Van Halen also battled substance abuse issues at the time. They separated in 2001 and were eventually divorced in 2007.
Although Van Halen and Liszewski had already started dating by the time his divorce was finalised, they got more serious after the fact. Since they were officially single people, they really let themselves be more open, becoming more comfortable with each other.
They were so comfortable, in fact, that they fell in love, and in 2008, Eddie proposed to Janie in a private room in Tiffany, Hawaii, while the two were on vacation. The following year, in 2009, they tied the knot in a casual ceremony at Van Halen’s home, Studio City estate in California.
At their wedding, the couple were surrounded by family and friends. In fact, Van Halen’s ex-wife and his son, Wolfgang (Wolfie) Van Halen, attended the ceremony, with Wolfgang standing beside his father as his best man.
In 2020, their love story came to an end as Van Halen died following a long battle with cancer. He did hold on for a long time since he was first diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2000. Although he had a third of his tongue removed, the cancer continued to spread and eventually reached his throat and oesophagus.
Van Halen has said that he believes that his heavy drug, alcohol and cigarette use contributed to his cancer, the metal picks he always had in his mouth, especially where the cancer first started, must have caused it.
In addition to throat cancer, Van Halen also battled lung cancer. While he was sick, Van Halen continued to record music and perform, never slowing down. In 2007, the rockstar went to rehab and finally became sober. However, the cancer still caught up to him, and his condition rapidly deteriorated about 72 hours before he passed.
At the time of his passing, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to his brain and other organs. He also had pneumonia, and a bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.
Eddie Van Halen passed away on 6 October 2020 at the age of 65. After his death, Liszewski took to social media to mourn, asking him to watch over her and their dog, Kody. She wrote:
“My husband, my love, my Peep, My heart and soul have been shattered into a million pieces. I never knew it was possible to cry so many tears or feel such incredible sadness.
“Our journey together has not always been an easy one, but in the end and always we have a connection and love that will always be. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, so instead, I say so long, I will see you again soon in a place with no pain or sorrow.
“Please watch over Kody and I. We love you and miss you so very much. Love, your PooPee.”
Janie Liszewski has a long and varied career in the entertainment industry. Right after she finished her studies at Miss Diane’s School of Dance, she launched her career in dance. In the beginning, she appeared in many productions, dancing side by side with her mother as the two showed off their skills.
She has also worked as a stuntwoman, appearing in such films as “Mulholland Drive”, “Max Keeble’s Big Move”, and “Bubble Boy”. Between 2001 and 2005, she had 16 stunt skills to her name. A fun fact about this marvelous woman is that the first time she appeared as a stuntwoman was in “The Wedding Planner” (2001).
Apart from these remarkable feats—because being a stuntwoman and a dancer can’t be easy— Liszewski is also an actress. In this capacity, she is best known for the films “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996), “CSI: Miami” (2003) and “The Third Society” (2002).
Even with all the caps that she has worn throughout her life, ballroom dancing seems to be her most constant. She has a ballroom dance partner, a man by the name of Louis Martinez. The two have danced together for a long time and Liszewski often shares pictures with him on her social media pages. In fact, she has shared so many pictures of herself with Martinez that at one point in her life, she faced allegations that she was cheating on her husband with him.
However, she came forward to deny the allegations, saying that the pictures that she posts of herself with Martinez are for business purposes while those with her husband are private, and she wanted to keep her private life private. Only then did the rumours die down.
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The cherry on her so-called cake, however, is her public relations agency which she started over a decade ago and through which she met Eddie Van Halen.
After she started working with Van Halen, she told AVN, “I am so excited to be given the opportunity to work with such a legendary musical force and look forward to going on the road this summer. Obviously, this is a dream come true in many capacities.”
Before she handled public relations for Van Halen, she worked as a publicist in the adult entertainment industry.
Where is Janie Liszewski now?
In June 2020, months before her husband died, Liszewski suffered the loss of her brother, Tom. She shared a tribute to him on social media, writing, “Rest in Peace Tom June 17th, 2020 #mybrother”.
In October of the same year, Janie lost her husband. Not only that, but her mother also died a few months after him, in December 2020.
Before all of this, Janie had been in the headlines because she had shared on Instagram that her doctors were monitoring her thyroid for abnormal nodules that could result in cancer. After several tests were carried out though, it was found that the nodules were non-cancerous.
Now, Janie spends her time on ballroom dancing alongside her partner and wrestling, for which she has a separate page. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her pets and her family.
Janie Liszewski net worth
Very little is known about Janie Liszewski’s life except for her business ventures and her marriage to the Rockstar Eddie Van Halen.
Several websites have speculated over the true value of her net worth with none being sure whether they are right or wrong. As such, we can only provide a ballpark figure. Janie Liszewski’s net worth is between $500,000 and $3 million.
On the other hand, her husband, van Halen has a net worth of $100 million dollars at the time of his death. This stunning figure comes from decades of him working as a musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, record producer, author, bassist, and drummer.
Janie Liszewski social media
Although this multitalented woman is not active on social media, she is present on Twitter and Instagram, and occasionally updates them. On Twitter, she has over 17 thousand followers while on Instagram, she has almost 15 thousand followers.
Janie Liszewski followed her passion and it led her to find the love of her life. Even though she has suffered many losses in her life, she seems to have found many ways to cope and continue living a happy life.
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