|Real Name:||Wendy Chabert|
|Birthday:||October 1975 – November 24, 2021|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Occupation:||American Model, Internet Personality, Sister of Lacey Chabert|
Today, we will talk about the unexpected death of Wendy Chabert, sister of American actress Lacey Nicole Chabert.
We often see people grieving about a celebrity, even one they didn’t know personally. It is obvious that celebrities have an impact on people’s lives. The death of Wendy was a startling reminder of how precious and uncertain life can be. What happened to the celebrity sister?
She was an American model and social media influencer, but also a fitness freak. Wendy passed away on November 24, 2021.
Who Is Her Sister?
Wendy was the famous sister of American actress Lacey Chabert. Born in September 1982, Lacey Nicole Chabert got famous for playing Erica Kane’s daughter on All My Children. That was one of her initial roles, but she was the third actress to play Bianca Montgomery.
She also gained prominence as a child actress for portraying Claudia Salinger in the Fox television drama series Party of Five from 1994 to 2000.
Born in Purvis, Mississippi, her father is Cajun from Louisiana. In 1985, she was World’s Baby Petite in the World’s Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition.
Lacey began her acting career by playing young Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Miserables in 1992 and 1993. The same year, she played Bianca Montgomery in All My Children. She grew up with her sisters Chrissy Chabert and Wendy, and her younger brother T. J. Chabert. Even as a young girl, she had a dream of becoming an actress.
After getting recognition because of the TV series Party of Five, she went on to voice Eliza Thornberry in the Nickelodeon animated series The Wild Thornberrys. She has also voiced the character in two movies.
In 2001, Lacey had a supporting role in the parody movie, Not Another Teen Movie, portraying Amanda Becker.
In 2005, she got her most famous role as a teenage actress, in the comedy movie Mean Girls. For that role, she won MTV Movie Award for the best on-screen team with Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Rachel McAdams.
She is also known as the Queen of Hallmark Christmas Movies. As of December 2022, she has appeared in more than 30 Hallmark Channel movies. In 2015, she starred in the movie A Christmas Melody alongside Mariah Carey. Some other Christmas movies include Black Christmas in 2006, and All I Want for Christmas is You in 2017.
Hallmark Channel calls her “One of the best young actresses of her generation with an extensive and versatile resume”.
Speaking about working with the channel, she said in an interview, “One of the things I love about working with Hallmark is you are guaranteed a happy ending. I think in the world we are living in today, to be a part of a project that adds a little love and light and levity into the world is something I am very proud of”.
Lacey has been married to her longtime boyfriend David Nehdar since December 2013. They welcomed their daughter Julia in September 2016. In September 2022, she launched her own apparel line with HSN, called, Lacey Chabert Collection.
Now let’s talk about Lacey’s sister Wendy Chabert. She was an American model, celebrity sister, fitness freak, and social media influencer. Her fitness enthusiasm helped her gain followers on social media platforms.
As the eldest child of Tony Chabert and Julie Chabert, she was the one keeping Lacey and others in check. Her father was a small businessman, and her mother was responsible for taking care of the household. Even as a young girl, Wendy shared a close bond with her mother.
She had three siblings, Chrissy Chabert, Lacey, and their younger brother T. J Chabert. There are no details about the profession of her other siblings. We only know Lacey is an American actress.
Wendy had an American nationality and was of white ethnic background. Her ancestry was a mixture of Italian, English, Scottish, and Cajun heritage.
Following her elementary school and high school education, Wendy studied at New York’s Junior High School for Performing Arts. She got famous for her modeling career and influencing career.
Wendy worked at various places after completing her education. She even learned baking and cooking for a renowned institute.
In the beginning, she even worked in a grocery store on Market Street as a baker. While she tried her luck in acting, Wendy was not successful in that. But she did make it as a model and influencer on social media.
What Happened To Wendy?
What was the cause of death? Well, to this day, it remains a mystery. There are some rumors that she died in a car accident. But they have never been confirmed. What we do know is that she passed away on November 24, 2021. Her sister, Lacey, confirmed her death with a post on Instagram.
In the post, the famous actress wrote, “My beautiful sister, Wendy! Our hearts are shattered into a million pieces that I don’t know how we will ever put back together again now that you’re gone. We love and adore you more than we can ever say, and we will continue to forever and ever and ever. But, the shocking loss has left us so brokenhearted. Our lives will never be the same without my dear sister”.
At the time of death, Wendy was 46 years old. There is no info on how she died or what was the cause behind her death.
Was She Married?
According to reports, Wendy was married to American YouTube content creator Shane Riggio. They lived together in Texas, United States of America. There is no information on when, where, and how they met. They were blessed with two boys.
Yet, according to some reports, their marriage was not all roses. At the time of her death, according to some rumors, Wendy Chabert was going through divorce proceedings. Wendy filed for divorce in August 2019, they remain pending to this date.
Before that, she also filed for divorce in 2010 and 2017. Both were dismissed.
Lacey Speaks About Losing Her Sister
In February 2022, several months after the death of her older sister Wendy, Lacey spoke about the grief she felt over it. She admitted that she “still picks up her phone 10 times a day to call her”.
The actress opened up about the pain she has felt since suffering the death of her sister, two months later.
On her social media account, Lacey wrote, “She desperately wishes she could hug her once more. It is OK some moments, but she can barely catch her breath because her heart aches so deeply at times”.
Lacey said that she keeps calling grief a journey, and it has been that for her. But it is incredibly hard. She wrote, “I miss Wendy with every ounce of my being. I desperately wish I could hug her once more or hear her voice. But when I’m still enough, I realize I really do hear it. I hear it because she’s imbedded in my every thought”.
At the time of her passing, Wendy lived in Texas with her husband. She had two sons, but as we said before, they were going through some divorce papers.
What was the net worth of Wendy at the time of her passing? Well, at the time of her passing, she was successful in her field of modeling, baking, and influencing. But her death was shocking. Wendy was also married to a successful YouTube creator.
But there is no information on her exact net worth at the time of passing. We can assume it was around $1 million. Her sister, American actress Lacey Chabert has a net worth of more than $4 million. But she has made more than 30 movies for the Hallmark Channel.