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

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

Quick Information

  • Fiance Keith Hanson
  • Lesbian Bi-sexual
  • Body Measurements 41-35-40 in
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Hair Long
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 8.5 (US)
  • Weight 76 kg (167.5 lbs)
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'7" (1.7 m)
  • College Cypress College
  • High School Cerritos High School
  • Career 1998–present
  • Net Worth $3 Million
  • Dating/Affair Keith Hanson
  • Date of Birth Jul 07, 1972
  • Age 49 Years, 3 Months
  • Ex-Girlfriend Melanie Goldstein (Ex-Fiancee)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Engaged
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Mother Barbara Mary
  • Father Errol Leroy Vangsness
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Religion Baptist
  • Zodiac Sign Cancer
  • Profession Actress
  • Birth Place Pasadena, California, United States
  • Nationality American

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. 

Kirsten Vangsness Almost Married Her Girlfriend 

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 not getting married had nothing to do with the sexual aspect of their relationship. Instead, she blamed their career and dreams as a reason for separation. 

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However, the Chicago 8 actress didn't remain single for much longer.

Kirsten Vangsness Spouse Keith Hanson

Two years after ending her engagement, she got engaged for the second time in November 2015 to Keith Hanson, actor, and writer. 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)

It has been a long five years of engagement, but Kirsten and her husband-to-be have not announced anything about their possible marriage. 

Kirsten Vangsness 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 48, was able to lose 50 pounds off her body by listening to the 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).

Kirsten Vangsness Career

Kirsten made her acting debut in a short comedy film named Sometimes Santa's Gotta Get Whacked in 1998. After that, it took a while to appear on the screen until 2004, when she made her television debut in 2004. She was in the sitcom Phil of the Future, where she portrayed the role of Veronica.

She got her breakthrough in 2005 when she was cast in the crime drama TV show, Criminal Minds as Penelope Grace Garcia. Initially, she only had a guest appearance but later went on to be the main cast of the series. She acted alongside Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, and Paget Brewster. 

The series also has two of its spin-off shows, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour (2011) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016-17), where she has had recurring roles. 

In 2010, she landed an amazing portrayal in the series, Pretty the Series, for which she was highly admired by the audience. She was even nominated twice for the Best Supporting Actress at the Indie Series Awards. 

Her other TV shows include Vampire Mob, Second City This Week, Good Job, Thanks!, and Shelf Life. And Her film credits include A-List, In My Sleep, Kill Me, Deadly, Dave Made a Maze. 

As for her net worth, she has accumulated around $3 million.