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Yellowstone star Wendy Moniz's famous ex-husband revealed

The actress portrays Governor Lynelle Perry in Paramount's hit series

Wendy Moniz attends the premiere for Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Season 5
Megan Bull
TV Writer
14 April 2023
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Wendy Moniz has established a successful career in television, with roles in House of Cards, Betrayal and Yellowstone, but it all began on the set of CBS' daytime soap opera Guiding Light. After scoring her TV debut in 1995, Wendy gained recognition for portraying Dinah Marler, and it was during this time that she met and fell in love with one of her Guiding Light co-stars – Frank Grillo

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Who is Yellowstone star Wendy Moniz's famous ex-husband Frank Grillo?

Frank Grillo is an American actor and martial artist. Best known for playing Brock Rumlow/Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he portrayed the character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame

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Wendy Moniz and Frank Grillo attend the World Premiere Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Avengers: Endgame" at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 © Jon Kopaloff
Wendy Moniz was married to Marvel actor Frank Grillo from 2000 to 2020

Among his other Hollywood projects, Frank landed his first leading role in the action-horror film The Purge: Anarchy, before being cast as Alvey Kulina in the American drama series, Kingdom, which ran from 2014 to 2017. He's since appeared in Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard,  A Day to Die and Paradise Highway

While little is known about the early days of Wendy and Frank's relationship, they went on to marry on Oct. 28, 2000 and welcomed two sons – Liam, 18, and Rio Joseph, 15. According to the Los Angeles Times, in 2017, the family moved into a $4.47 million home in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood. 

Actress Wendy Moniz and actor Frank Grillo attend the Premiere Event for DIRECTV's KINGDOM on October 1, 2014. She is wearing a black dress while he is wearing a navy suit. © Mark Davis
The former couple shares two sons

After 19 years of marriage, however, the couple decided to call it quits and divorced in February 2020. People reported that they had asked for joint legal and physical custody of their sons. Following the news of their divorce, Wendy, and Frank both refrained from commenting publicly. 

While the Yellowstone actress is currently single, in 2020, Frank was linked to the Australian actress, Nicky Whelan. After dating for a year, Frank revealed that they had split up in 2021, however, a few months later, the actors were spotted kissing outside of an LA restaurant, sparking rumours of a reconciliation. 

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