Known as the inspiration for “Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine (1988)”, the American former model Erin Everly worked for Wilhelmina Agency for many years before retiring. Although Erin Everly is a renowned actress and a model of the 80s & 90s, she is well known as being Axl Rose, of the Guns N’ Roses band, ex-wife.
Date of Birth: November 8, 1965
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Children: Eres Portman, Easan Portman, Esper Portman
Husband: Jack Portman (m. 1997–2006), Axl Rose (m. 1990–1991)
Father: Don Everly
Mother: Venetia Stevenson
Nationality: United States
Net worth: 1M (Approx)
Current Relationship Status:Divorced
Erin Everly Early life
Erin Invicta Everly was born on November 8, 1965, in Los Angeles, into a well-known talented family. She is the daughter of Don Everly, an American singer, and the actress and designer Venetia Stevenson. Her parents separated in the 1970s; due to her father’s drug problems (Don).
She comes from a famous family in the entertainment sector. As she is the granddaughter of Ike and Margaret Everly who were one of the country-music performers.
Her maternal grandparents are the British-born American actress Anna Lee, and Robert Stevenson who is an English film writer and director.
Also, Erin is the niece of Phil Everly and Jeffrey Byron, Cousin of actor Evan Stafford, sister of the American Actress, Stacy Everly, and Edan Everly, and the stepmother of Joannah Portman.
Erin Everly Education
Erin was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. Her conditions formed a great challenge to her education. Yet, she managed to be schooled at Buckley College Prep school in Sherman Oaks of the San Fernando Valley, L.A. However, due to financial difficulties, Erin and her siblings were transferred to a public school.
Erin Everly Career
Growing up among people who admire the art and entertainment field, had a great influence on her. After she graduated, and at the age of 16, she moved to NYC to pursue a career for herself. There, she entered the entertainment industry as an actress and model. She worked with Wilhelmina modeling agency for years, before retiring. She appeared in several commercials and TV adverts. She promoted several brands and companies like Guess, Bebe, and Jordache.
Also, she appeared in the Guns N’ Roses songs, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1988), and “Welcome to the Videos” (1998).
Erin Everly Personal Life
- Erin’s First Marriage
“She was in love with Axl and Axl was in love with her and they were a good couple. I’m sure every now and then they had fights or whatever and you know things like that happen in every relationship may be and there’s was a little bit heavier, but when they weren’t fighting, they were a great couple.” With these words, Marc Canter described Axl and Erin’s strong yet, unstable relationship.
Erin Everly met her first husband Axl Rose who is a singer in Guns N’ Roses band, in a party in 1986. They immediately fall in love, for that reason, Erin moved back to L.A to be with him. They started dating for almost 4 years before they got married. In April 1990, the couple exchanged vows at Cupid c Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
The couple did not have a successful marriage, and in less than a year their marriage was annulled.
- Erin’s Second Marriage
Erin Everly got married again in 1997 to John C. Portman. He is the Vice-Chairman of Portman Holdings, a land, and property development company. Also, he is the vice-chairman of John Portman and Associates, an architectural and engineering firm in Atlanta Georgia.
Erin moved to Atlanta where her husband lives. The couple had three children, two daughters Eres and Esper, and a son Eason.
In 2006, the couple separated.
Interesting Facts about Erin Everly
- In 1994 Erin filed a lawsuit against Axl for domestic violence, physical, sexual and emotionally abused by him throughout the course of their marriage. This case was resolved outside the court.
- In August 2010, Erin Everly was arrested for domestic violence. As she attacked her boyfriend Matthew Klyn with a knife.
- Erin placed Axl Rose’ love letters to auction along with their wedding video & invitation, and a copy of a domestic abuse report.
- She had two dogs named Torque and Geneva.
- After her first divorce, it did not take her a long time, before she started seeing other celebrities like Matthew Klyn, Donovan Leith Jr., David Arquette, Anthony Kiedis, and Matthew Nelson.