Who Is Tanya Karr Madix? Mother Of Ariana Madix

by Mela Sat Jul 08 2023 Updated On Thu Jul 13 2023
Who Is Tanya Karr Madix? Mother Of Ariana Madix

Tanya Karr Madix is the mother of Ariana Madix. She is a famous American television personality, bartender, actress, model, and book co-author. 

Tanya's Terrible Marriage Life

Tanya was married to James Madix. The couple got married in August 1983.

They had Tanya on June 24, 1985, in Melbourne, Fla. The couple has another child named Jeremy, who was born in 1992. 

The couple raised their children in Melbourne together. Tanya filed for a divorce in 1990 when Ariana was just seven years old

They both split with legal custody of Ariana, and James was ordered to pay $150 per week in child support. 

But again, James and Tanya got back together and remarried in 1993.

But their relationship was not perfect. In November 1995, cops were called to their house, where Tanya said she and James got into a verbal argument because James said she was a slob and she never cleaned the house, and they got into a huge fight. 

And the fight turned physical when she pushed him away from her. And after that, James pushed her down, and Tanya hit her head on a countertop and bit her tongue. 

Tanya was bleeding when the officer arrived.

Tanya Karr Madix with her daughter, Ariana Madix.
Tanya Karr Madix with her daughter, Ariana Madix. Source: Instagram

Her Daughter's Love Life

Ariana is not married yet, but she is dating Daniel Wai. Daniel is a fitness coach. Ariana met Daniel for the first time in a wedding.

Soon after they first met, they began dating each other. They are having a good time together.

Their dating rumor spread after they both were spotted kissing in 2023.

Ariana Madix with her current boyfriend, Daniel Wai.
Ariana Madix with her current boyfriend, Daniel Wai. Source: Instagram

About Ariana's Education

Ariana attended Flagler College (class of 2007) after graduating from Eau Gallie High School in 2003

She graduated from Flagler College with a bachelor's degree in broadcast communications and theatre. 

While in college, she worked at Walt Disney World as costumed characters like Princess Aurora, Chip and Dale, and Cinderella. 

When Ariana graduated from college, she relocated to New York City.

She had a successful career before starting her television career. And she won two national dancing championships. 


Tanya's daughter Ariana is 38 years old.

Net Worth

Her daughter Ariana's net worth is about $2 Million.

Ariana Got Furious Over Tom Sandoval’s Affairs

Tom Sandoval is an actor, model, and television personality. He was born on July 7, 1983, in ST. Louis, Missouri, USA

He is best known for being a cast member of the Vanderpump Rules on Bravo television series.

Ariana and Tom have been dating for many years. 

They had been together for almost decades. In one episode of Vanderpump Rules, Ariana found Tom was having an affair.

She expressed her anger and told him that she was disappointed with him. She accuses him of repeatedly hurting her and seeking validation from others. 

She is disappointed with Raquel, with whom Tom was having an affair, for not having her own identity and having the guts to involve with someone else’s partner. 

By all the acts of Tom, he was not letting Ariana away from him and was pressuring her to stay in the relationship. 

In his defense, he confessed that he and Ariana lacked intimacy and connection. 

Ariana was furious about his betrayal and wanted him to feel the weight of her words and the pain he caused.

Ariana Joins Vanderpump Rules Show Again After Her Scandal With Ex-boyfriend

Ariana was the first celebrity who was announced for season 32 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The rumors got wild after she was spotted eating lunch with Judge Derek Hough at the sandwich shop. 

And right after the day, Derek shared a teaser video on Twitter that was filmed inside the sandwich shop. 

Ariana was known for her biggest TV reality scandal of the year, SCANDOVAL; the name was created after her long-term boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, was caught cheating on Ariana with her closest friend, Raquel Lives.  

After her biggest scandal, people thought Ariana would sit back for a while, but she surprised everyone with her comeback. 

She kept herself busy as Vanderpump Rules began filming Season 11.

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