Chris Cornell' Ex-Wife Susan Silver- Details about their Married Life and Relationship, Did Susan Silver Steal Chris Cornell's Grammies?

News by Saburo Published on 18 Sep,2017 Updated on 17 Jan,2019

Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave 's sudden death earlier this year shook Hollywood, fans are still in shock.  Cornell killed himself after a Soundgarden concert at the age of 52 on 18 May 2017.

Cornell's death was painful for his wife Vicky Karayiannis and family. But, Vicky isn't Cornell's only wife. Prior to Karayiannis, the musician was married to Susan Silver. Silver and Cornell divorced in 2004.

Is Chris Cornell' Ex-Wife Susan Silver dating anyone? Or is she married? We have all the details here about Silver and Cornell's married life.

Is Chris Cornell' Ex-Wife Susan Silver dating anyone? Or is she married?

Fifty-nine years old Susan Silver is possibly single, however, she is for sure not married to anyone after her divorce from her former husband Chris Cornell. Silver and Cornell divorced in 2004.

Susan Silver

Susan Silver


Susan Silver has maintained her personal life details after the divorce away from media. She isn't active on social media as well. 

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Silver's ex-husband Chris Cornell moved on and fond new love.  Cornell married his second wife Vicky Karayiannis in 2004, the same year he divorced Susan. Karayiannis is a Paris-based American publicist. According to The Sun, the couple first met on tour with Cornell's band Audioslave in France and then they started dating in 2003.

Vicky Karayiannis and Chris Cornell with their children

Vicky Karayiannis and Chris Cornell with their children

Source: The Sun

 Karayiannis has two kids; a daughter Toni who was born in September 2004, and a son, Christopher Nicholas who was born in December 2005 with Chirs Cornell. 

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Their relationship lasted until his death on 18 May 2017. Cornell killed himself in his hotel room after performing at a Soundgarden concert.

Chris Cornell and Susan Silver's Married Life

Late Cornell and his former wife Silver started dating in 1985. After dating for about five years, the couple tied the knot in 1990.

Chris Cornell and Susan Silver

Chris Cornell and Susan Silver


Cornell and Silver welcomed their first daughter, Lillian Jean in June 2000. The couple separated in 2002 and they finally divorced in 2004. However, after about a year of divorce Cornell filed a case against Silver and demanded $1 million lawsuits claiming Silver didn't return his Grammys,  recordings, and other memorabilia.

In 2007, Silver, reportedly,  hired a private detective to spy on Cornell and his wife Vicky Karayiannis. However, no news of Susan came out after Chris Cornell's death. 

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Chris Cornell Quick Facts

  • Chris Cornell was born as Christopher John Boyle.
  • His birthday is on July 20, he was born in 1964.
  • His birthplace is Seattle, Washington, US.
  • His parents are Edward F. Boyle and Karen Cornell.
  • He has five siblings: two older brothers and three younger sisters.
  • He went to the King Catholic elementary school and Shorewood High School.

Susan Silver Quick Facts

  • Susan Silver was born as Susan Jean Silver.
  • Her birthday is on July 17, she was born in 1958.
  • Silver's birthplace is in Seattle, Washington.
  • She graduated from the University of Washington. 
  • She was the manager of the band Alice in Chains.