David Blaine is a famous magician and illusionist, known for his death-defying tricks. According to The Daily Beast, Blaine is currently under investigation for alleged sexual assault by at least two women. This may make people wonder about his personal life. Is he married? Does he have a girlfriend or wife? Get the details on Blaine’s ex-fiancee, Alizee Guinochet, who resides in Paris.
1. Blaine and Guinochet Have One Child Together
Blaine and Guinochet became engaged in 2009 on Blaine’s birthday, according to Daily Entertainment News. On January 27, 2011, the couple welcomed their daughter Dessa into the world. Guinochet went into labor during a major snow storm and Blaine hailed a snow plow to get them to the hospital.
According to The New York Post, there was 19 inches of snow coming down in New York City when Guinochet was having contractions. A source told Page Six that it was impossible for Blaine to flag down a taxi at the time. The source stated, “The doorman and people on the street tried to help him flag down a taxi. But there were absolutely no cars on the road.”
Within a year of the couple welcoming their daughter, they had split up.
2. There Were Cheating Allegations Surrounding The Relationship
In 2012, Blaine was accused of cheating on Guinochet. The only problem was that Blaine and Guinochet had actually split up all ready. TMZ reported Blaine getting close on the dance floor at 46 Lounge in New Jersey when he was believed to have been still engaged to Guinochet. Blaine’s rep’s comment was, “He and his fiancee have been on and off. But nevertheless he regrets his actions and is sorry if he caused her any embarrassment.”
Blaine was spotted with a mystery woman at the 46 Lounge in New Jersey when he and Guinochet were on a break. Fellow clubgoers noticed and that’s how the cheating rumors came about.
3. Guinochet Is a Model
Alizee Guinochet has worked as a model and, according to Daily Entertainment News, she has worked with the following agencies: Fashion Model Management of Milan, Chic Management, MD Management, Next Model Management from Miami, NBPeople and Next Model Management from Milan. She has also been an actress, as reported by IMDb.
Guinochet is not the only model who Blaine has been linked to. In fact, model Natasha Prince alleged Blaine raped her in London in 2004 but the case was dropped, according to The Sun. Prince came out with the allegations in 2016 and the claims were denied by Blaine, who said that they had “consensual” sex.
Model Prince went on to work as an art dealer in New York.
4. Blaine’s Alleged Sexual Assaults Occurred Before He Met Guinochet
In an interview with Telegraph, Blaine revealed one issue that comes along with having a career like his. Blaine explained, “I think you are always alone. If your life is based around what you do, I think it is difficult not to be caught in your own web of … whatever it is you are tangling yourself into.” And, so, Blaine has often been single.
As for the sexual assault allegations, The Daily Beast reported that one of the women reported she was assaulted by Blaine in 1998.
Though the NYPD did not comment on the case specifically, Chief Spokesman Phil Walzak said in a statement, “The NYPD takes sexual assault and rape cases extremely seriously and urges anyone who has been a victim to file a report so we can perform a comprehensive investigation, and offer support and services to survivors.”
5. Guinochet and Blaine Only Dated for a Short Time Before Getting Engaged
Page Six reported that Blaine and Guinochet got engaged in 2009, after dating for less than a year. “They didn’t date long, but they knew it was right,” said a source. “It was an instant attraction.”
Prior to meeting Guinochet, Blaine was romantically linked to or rumored to have dated other women. According to Who’s Dated Who, Blaine has reportedly been in relationships or dated Lonneke Engel (2006), Mallory Snyder (2004), Manon von Gerkan (2002 – 2003), Daryl Hannah (2002), Josie Maran (2000 – 2002) and Fiona Apple. He has also been romantically linked to Madonna and Bijou Phillips.
Engel is a French model, who some may recognize from DJ Tiesto’s music video “Love Comes Again”, according to Ranker. Snyder was another model and people may know her from The Real World: Paris, or from Sports Illustrated. As for Daryl Hannah, she is a famous actress, who was most popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Like Madonna, she is older than Blaine.