• Cleo Wattenstrom is a popular Belgian/American tattoo artist and model
• She is also the former wife of Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman
• She left high school at age 16 and worked several jobs in California to buy her own tattoo equipment
• She opened her own tattoo studio called “Shanti Tattoo” in Venice, California
• Her net worth is estimated to be more than $400,000 and is steadily rising


Who is Joel Kinnaman’s ex-wife? Cleo Wattenstrom Wiki Bio

Cleo Wattenstrom was born on 12 June 1992 in Belgium, but is of Swedish descent – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she is holding both Belgian and American nationalitiy. Cleo is popular for two things – for being a tattoo artist, and the former wife of Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman.

Early life and education

Cleo’s parents moved to Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden soon after she was born and she spent her entire childhood there. She hasn’t shared much about her parents as she doesn’t want them involved in the media, while she is said to be an only child mostly due to the fact that she hasn’t talked about having any siblings.

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Cleo fell in love with drawing at a very young age, and was mostly inspired by black and white TV shows. She would steadily become attracted to tattoos, and start practicing tattooing at the age of 14. Her involvement in tattooing and desire to pursue it as a career eventually led her to leaving high school, and focusing on becoming a successful tattoo artist.

Career of a tattoo artist

Cleo left school at the age of 16, and soon moved to the US. She steadily began working on her career of a tattoo artist, but as she didn’t immediately have enough money for it, she worked several jobs in California just so she could financially support herself and buy her own equipment. She was working for several tattoo shops before she opened her own tattoo studio called “Shanti Tattoo” in Venice, California. Being a huge fan of tattoos as she is, Cleo has had her entire body inked over the course of years.

While she is mostly popular for her career of a tattoo artist, Cleo is a model as well – she launched her modelling career at the age of 18 after being invited by several modelling scouts for photoshoots. She soon signed with a modelling agency based in California, and has appeared on cover pages of several fashion and tattoo related magazines, such as “Inked” and “Tattoo Life”.

She has also expressed her desire to make her way into the film industry, but this hasn’t worked out for her so far.

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Personal life and marriage with Joel Kinnaman

Cleo is somewhat secretive when it comes to her love life but as both her and her former husband are celebrities, many details regarding their former marriage are known.

Cleo and Joel Kinnaman, a popular Swedish-American actor, met back in 2014, and started dating just days after meeting, and were already living together by the end of the year. Both of them kept their relationship a secret as they didn’t want media involved – during the promotion of the “Suicide Squad” movie in 2016, Joel was asked by his interviewer about his girlfriend Cleo to what he responded ‘You mean my wife’.

The two exchanged their wedding vows in February 2016 in a rather small wedding as they had it at the “Same Day Marriage” in San Vicente Boulevard in California – it cost $435 to finish the ‘ceremony’. The two seemed to be very happy, and apparently Cleo did not mind about her husband’s affair with the popular actress Olivia Munn – Cleo and Joel travelled all around the world together, and were uploading pictures of their travels onto their social media accounts.

However, things didn’t work out for them as they divorced in 2018. The reasons behind their divorce are not known and they are said to have been living separately a long time before their divorce was made official – the two are friends today; Joel is currently dating the model Kelly Gale.

Judging by Cleo’s social media accounts and her posts, she is currently single, was married once, and doesn’t have any kids.

Who is Joel Kinnaman?

Joel Kinnaman was born in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on 25 November 1979 so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, while today he holds both Swedish and American nationalities – he is popular for his acting career. Joel’s career was launched in 2002, but he didn’t gain recognition until he landed his role in the “Easy Money” movie released on 5 January 2010, and went on to appear in the “Johan Falk” crime TV series.

He has gained worldwide fame thanks to his roles of Detective Stephen Holder in “The Killing” TV crime series, and Takeshi Kovacs in “Altered Carbon” TV series – he is mostly popular today for his role of Governor Will Conway in the “House of Cards” TV series.

Talking about movies, Joel rose to prominence thanks to his role of Rick Flag in the “Suicide Squad” movie shot in 2016.

Joel can be found on Instagram, and his account is currently followed by more than a million people, while he’s uploaded nearly 400 pictures onto it – according to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $10 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his acting career.

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Cleo’s hobbies and interests

Cleo might appear to be all about drawing and tattooing, but there are numerous other things she is interested in.

Cleo has been a traveler since she was born, as her parents began travelling around Europe with her as soon as her mother was released from the hospital with her – they eventually settled in Sweden, but were still occasionally travelling. She continued this once she came to the US and then went on to travel all around the world with her former husband Joel.

Cloe is very fond of exercising, and has five to six training sessions at the gym each week – she is focused on her entire body and usually has half sessions for her upper body and half for her lower body. As she is very interested in exercising and being fit, she is also focused on following a strict diet and eating healthily.

Appearance and net worth

Cleo is currently 27 years old. She has long blonde hair and dark brown eyes, is 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-26-35. She wears shoes size six. According to authoritative sources, Cleo’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $400,000, and is steadily rising thanks to her career of a tattoo artist.

Social media presence

Cleo is quite active on two popular social media networks, as this is important for the advertisement of her career of a tattoo artist, while she’s also made herself somewhat of a career on the internet.

Cleo so far has nearly 220,000 people following her on Instagram, while she’s uploaded over 760 pictures onto her account. She has a Facebook page as well, which counts more than 3,200 fans.

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