Chelsey Yeager is the gorgeous girlfriend of musician, songwriter and producer Vinnie Paul –best known as a member of the heavy metal band, Pantera.
Chelsey’s boyfriend is best remembered as the legendary drummer for Pantera and Damageplan. Reports indicate Paul died of an undisclosed cause on June 22 in Las Vegas. He was 54-years-old.
Born March 11, 1964 as Vincent Paul Abbott, the Texas native and his late brother, Darrell Abbott –also known as Dimebag, were founding member of the 80’s metal band, Pantera. The brothers along with Phil Anselmo, Terry Glaze, Tommy D. Bradford and Donnie Hart found mainstream success in the 80’s.
The band was pretty huge in its day; nominated for Grammys in 1995 and 2001. Their album “Far Beyond Driven,” hit #1 in 1994. Pantera earned a total of four Grammy nominations and charted nine albums on the Billboard 200. Pantera disbanded in 2003 and Vinnie along with brother, Darrell went onto formed the band Damageplan.
Tragically, Vinnie joins his brother and former bandmate, Darrell –who was shot and killed in 2004 during a concert with Damageplan. At the time a man ran up on stage and began shooting, killing a total of 4 people. After the death of his brother, Vinnie joined the band, Hellyeah –formed in 2006.
Vinnie who never married was in a relationship with Chelsey Yeager at the time of his death. The two shared a home together in Vegas and they had been dating for at least the past four years.
Chelsey is the daughter of Quinton and Annetta Yeager, her father is listed on LinkedIn as a tech mechanic at MillerCoors. Both her parents were also close to Vinnie Paul –with numerous images of the four of them hanging out together.
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Chelsey Yeager who is active on social media, called herself the girlfriend and soulmate to Vinnie Paul. Following his death, she wrote on Facebook:
I want to thank each & every one of you guys for sending your love! Please please give me & all of our family/friends time. I can’t begin to describe the pain in my heart from this nightmare… I have absolutely no other words.
She often posted photos of the together having a good time with friends. The last photos uploaded by Yeager with the two together show them at her birthday party, as recent as June 7.
According to her social media, Yeager has experience as a model, the black haired beauty has done modeling for Texas-based photographer, Eric Garcia.
Find Chelsey Yeager on Instagram here.