Who is Stephanie Luby?
Stephanie Luby was born on 14 December 1976, in New York City, USA, and is a model as well as a fashion designer, but perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of singer Corey Taylor. Her ex-husband is the lead vocalist and songwriter for the band Slipknot, and is regarded as one of the top metal vocalists of all time.
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The Net Worth of Stephanie Luby
Stephanie Luby’s net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, accumulated from her own efforts, and through benefitted from her ex-husband’s success, and their divorce settlement. He has a net worth estimated to be over $10 million.
Life, Marriage, and Career
While Stephanie was born in New York, she later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a model. She didn’t make it big in the industry, and later transitioned to more of a design role. During her time in LA, she met Taylor – at their first meeting, he became very interested in her, and although she didn’t get his advancements at first, the two eventually connected.
Although Corey traveled a lot due to his work, he was determined to continue their relationship, and flew back to her in 2008, so the two officially started their romance.
Both of them were fans of metal music, and they were also big on tattoos – she had them on her body and on her arms. Their marriage caught a bit of attention, as instead of typically romantic songs, she walked down the aisle to the Metallica song “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. The couple stayed married for eight years before an abrupt divorce.
Ex-Husband – Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor was primarily raised by his mother, and they struggled early in his life, living in poverty.
His idea for Slipknot came when he watched “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” and “Halloween”, though he didn’t envision himself in a band at the time. He became fascinated with horror themes and masks, before he was introduced to rock music; two of his early musical influences were Black Sabbath and Elvis Presley.
The family later moved to an old farmhouse, and as life was tough, he became dependent on drugs, particularly cocaine.
His grandmother took care of him so that he could still attend school, and she helped with his musical interests provided that he continued with his education. He later revealed that he became hooked on drugs due to sexual abuse inflicted on him by a friend, who had threatened to hurt his mother.
In 1992 he formed the band Stone Sour, which produced hard rock music. They released two demos in two years, leading him to be approached by Slipknot, who invited him to become the lead vocalist of the band.
He became the sixth member to join, but took the number eight as it symbolized infinity. The band didn’t go well initially, but a demo caught the attention of producers.
After a few months, he established himself as the permanent vocalist of Slipknot, and their self-titled debut album reached the top of the Heatseekers chart. It sold well in the US, establishing the as an up and coming metal band. They soon released the album “Iowa” and “Vol. 3: (Subliminal Verses)”, and both did well on the Billboard Charts, followed by their next release entitled “All Hope Is Gone” reaching the top of the Billboard 200.
Taylor didn’t leave his first band Stone Sour behind either, and returned to them while he was with Slipknot to work on a debut album, which also made a significant impact on the Billboard 200. Their second album entitled “Come What(ever) May” would make an even bigger impact, reaching fourth spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2010, they released their third album called “Audio Secrecy”.
Later in his career, he focused on working with other bands as a guest artist, including Apocalyptica, Steel Panther, and Code Orange.
He performed with other bands to have another creative outlet, and play songs that didn’t fit with his main bands.
Luby was not Taylor’s first marriage, as he was previously married to Scarlett from 2004 until 2007. They have two children together and he credits her for helping him recover from alcoholism. In 2009, he married Luby in a ceremony held in Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel. The couple remained mostly out of the spotlight during their marriage, save for a few photoshoots together.
Following rumors of separation and a lot of verbal harassment in his son’s Instagram account, Taylor went public stating in 2017 that he had been separated with Luby for nearly a year. They finalized their divorce, and he then started dating Alicia Dove; the two married in 2019. Luby has slowly faded into obscurity following her separation from Corey.