Quick Facts of Eva Leanza Cornett

  • Full NameEva Leanza Cornett
  • Net Worth$15 million
  • Date of Birth1971 /06 /10
  • NicknameEva
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceBig Stone Gap, Virginia, the United States
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionTelevision personality
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildSlim
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeGemini

They say “Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession”. Someone said this and Leanze Cornett took as her life motto. Wondering who is Leanza Cornett? Well, Cornett is an American television star and a winner of Miss America 1993.

Cornett shares two sons with her ex-husband Mark Steines. Read this article to know more about Leanza.

Bio of Leanza Cornett

Leanza Cornett was born as Eva Leanza Cornett on June 10, 1971, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the United States of America. Cornett holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Leanza Cornett's childhood picture
Leanza Cornett’s childhood picture, Image Source: Instagram @thechatladies

Leanza attended Terry Parker High School and graduated in 1989.


Beauty Pageant

Leanza Cornett became National Sweetheart in 1991. As per Miss America 1993, she was the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS awareness and prevention as her platforms for her year of service.  Co=rnett became one of the first Miss America titleholders to decline public appearances to wear the Miss America crown.

Rose to Fame

Cornett was the only actress to portray a live-action version of Ariel, the title role from The Little Mermaid. Similarly, she was the member of the contemporary Christian music group Area Code, who released their single, One Big World before Cornett’s big break.

Besides, Leanza has appeared on a number of television shows like Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?, Entertainment Tonight as a host. She made guest appearances in the TV series like Melrose Place, The Tick and Fear Factor. For Animal’s Planet’s coverage of the Eukanuba AKC National Dog Shows programs, she worked as a reporter. Debbie Matenopoulos, Brett Raymer, Willie Robertson, and Kate Stoltz are some other renowed television personality.

What’s Her Net Worth?

Leanza Cornett, who began her profession as a television personality around a decade before, has definitely earned a great fortune. She has a net worth of $15 million as of 2019. Majority of her earning comes from her television career. Yet, the exact figure of her salary is unavailable.

With such sucess, Cornett is living an opulent life with her family.

Married to Mark Steines

Miss America Winner walked down the aisle with Mark Steines in 1993. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on July 22, 1995, after a long term relationship. Their wedding was attended by their family and close friends at Kausi Island.

Leanza Cornett with her ex-husband Mark
Leanza Cornett with her ex-husband Mark, Picture Source: rumorfix.com

Her husband, Mark is a broadcast journalist by profession. Mark and Cornett remained silent about their marital relationship, and there is very little information about their marriage as a result.

Reason behind their Divorce

Although the couple enjoyed a happy relationship, in the beginning, their happiness didn’t last for long. Their relationship ended in 2007. There are not many specifics, however, many reports suggest that during that time Mark began dating Julie Freyermuth. It undoubtedly caused a stir in the relationship between Stiles and Cornett.

Leanza Cornett talking about the reason behind her divorce with Mark.

Freyermuth is a children’s book author who has appeared in the show Home and Family in 2007, hosted by Mark. Not everything was rosy in the couple’s relationship, and in 2011, Cornett filed for divorce. The two finalized their divorce in 2013 after two years of court drama.

Mother of two children

Leanza and Mark share two children from their seventeen year-long marital relationship. The former were blessed with two sons Kai Harper on February 19, 2002, and Avery James on November 4, 2003. Most often the two sons are seen hanging out with their father instead of their mother.

Leanza Cornett's sons with Mark
Mark Steines with his two sons, Photo Source: superbhub

In fact, they do not leak any information about their agreements for divorce. Following their divorce, both come together as parents and take care of their children by setting an excellent example of being together as a family.

Current Relationship Status

After Cornett parted ways with her husband Mark Steins, she hasn’t introduced anyone as her boyfriend or husband. As a result, this makes us wonder that beauty pageant is possibly single at the moment.  Cornett remained single after the divorce and is not looking for a relationship. Whereas, Mark attempted to keep things as optimistic and positive as possible.

Mark Steines with his wife Julie Steines (right) at their wedding with their guests at the back
Mark Steines with his wife Julie Steines (right) at their wedding with their guests at the back

In the same way, he spends most of his time with his sons and helps them to get through their parent’s split. Although Cornett remains single following the divorce, on August 20, 2016, Mark tied the knot to Julie Steines. Their wedding ceromany took place in his Los Angeles home, and he gave his guest a surprise about the ceremony. The couple met in an episode of home and family in 2015 before the wedding.

Prior to his second marriage, Mark and Steines share a daughter Parker Rose who was born on July 28, 2017.