Natasha Shishmanian is the lovely golf pro wife of British TV host, Chris Evans –one of Britain’s most high-profile and successful presenters. Her man is making headlines following his exit from Top Gear after just one show.
According to reports, her husband quitted Top Gear a day after his first series in charge of the BBC2 motoring show finished with its lowest ratings since 2002.
The Radio 2 breakfast show presenter, who took charge after Jeremy Clarkson was axed last year, said on his Twitter account he had given it his best shot but “sometimes that’s not enough.”
According to The Guardian, it’s just over a year since Evans was given the job of reinventing Top Gear for the post-Clarkson era, an appointment that was controversial from the start after he had repeatedly denied he had been approached to host the show.
Chris Evans was born on 1 April 1966, in Warrington, England. He started his broadcasting career at Piccadilly Radio then moved to GLR, where his infamous Round at Chris’ Saturday morning show attracted a huge cult following and he later took the format to Virgin 1215.
Chris dived into the nation’s mornings in September 1992. The following year he formed his own company called Ginger Productions to formulate a brand new variety show for Saturday nights: Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush.
But the best part about Evans success, is definitely his young wife. Stunning 35-year-old Natasha who is half-Armenian, is a former professional golfer, part-time model and former columnist for Golf Punk magazine.
Chris and Natasha, who married in 2007, have two children, Eli and Noah together. He also has an adult daughter Jade by former fiancee Allison Ward.
Having been previously married to Loose Women’s Carol McGiffin, Chris wed a second time to Dr. Who star Billie Piper, 16 years his junior, in 2001 after a short romance. Evans and Piper divorced in May 2007, but have remained on good terms.
In 2005, he met Natasha Shishmanian. The two became golf partners in the All*Star Cup celebrity tournament in Newport. Two years later they wedded in Guildford Register office and held a celebration in Faro, Portugal the following weekend, attended by ex-wife Piper.
Natasha Shishmanian and her DJ hubby welcomed their first child Noah Nicholas Martin on February 2009. She gave birth to the couple second son, Eli on June 2012.
The former golf correspondent, wife and mother of two has been photographed many times during outings with her husband.
The 50-year-old DJ has credited third wife, Natahsa with bringing him the stability to find new success. It was her who encouraged him to develop his relationship with firs child, Jade. One of his oldest friends has said he is far more mature now that he has a wife and family and is so grounded that he is effectively a new man, according to an article from Express.uk.