Where Is Kirsten Vangsness Now? Married Status & Weight Loss Info

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Where Is Kirsten Vangsness Now? Married Status & Weight Loss Info

Best known for her portrayal of the character Penelope Garcia in the crime drama "Criminal Minds," Kirsten Vangsness credits her co-star & a universal sex symbol, Shemar Moore for helping realize her "queerness."

Engaged to a man now, the Los Angeles native, who identifies as bisexual, broke off her four-year-long engagement to her then-fiancee, Melanie Goldstein in 2013. 

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When Kirsten got engaged to her girlfriend of more than three years Melanie Goldstein in 2009, not only did she broke away from her family's religious background but also teetered between an act of rebellion against the existing laws and a gesture of her love.

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Because of the family values that forbade her from getting married, much less with a woman at that, the In My Sleep actress grew up with the understanding that she wasn't marriage material. At the time of her engagement, she claimed:-

"I never thought I would want to [get married]. Then when you meet the person, you're like, 'I want to marry you. I don't care if there's a law against it!'"

Kirsten attends The Festival of Arts/Pageant of The Masters 2009 Gala Benefit with her fiancee, Melaine (Photo:- criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com)

But sadly, the romance between the two would eventually erode. And in 2013, Kirsten and Melaine, an assistant editor on the TV series 24, called off their engagement.

In a later interview, she asserted that them not getting married had nothing to with the sexuality aspect of their relationship and instead blamed the breakup on their career and dreams that took the two to separate paths. 

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The Chicago 8 actress didn't remain single for much longer. Two years after ending her engagement, she got engaged for the second time in November 2015 to actor and writer, Keith Hanson. Talking to PEOPLE after breaking the news, she labeled her future husband perfect by saying:-

"He's the perfect partner for me and I feel like we evolve... "

Engaged-to-be married Kirsten shows off her engagement ring following the November 2015 proposal (Photo:- people.com)

Her second engagement, like her first, has been a long one as she and her fiance Keith are yet to get married.

Behind Kirsten's Miraculous Weight Loss; Height & Measurement Discussed

Since getting engaged to her Keith, Kirsten - who boasts a net worth of $3 million - has seemingly pulled off a miraculous weight loss transformation. Perhaps, she desires to be her best on the day of their impending wedding.

Kirsten Vangsness' before and after body following weight loss transformation (Photo:- attorneycocktail.com)

Contrary to the rumors which suggested that she underwent gastric sleeve surgery, the LAX actress, age 46, was able to shred 50 pounds off her body by listening to weight loss guru, Renee Stephens' podcast.

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Standing at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7 m) and weighing 76 kgs, Kirsten is now a proud owner of an hour-glass body, whose measurements read as 41-35-40 inches (104-89-102).