Carlos Tarajano was famous thanks to his ex-wife Kelly Rutherford, an American actress known for appearing on Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, and Generations. He was born in Puerto Rico on December 20, 1970, to Venezuelan parents. While growing up, Carlos Tarajano lived in various places, including Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela.
Educational Background and Career
Carlos Tarajano was from a middle-class family that valued education. It is unclear when he started his education, given that his family was always on the move. However, after completing his high school education, Carlos joined Boston College in New York for his higher education. Upon completing his college education, Carlos did not return to his motherland; he stayed in New York as he sought a job.
While in New York, Carlos Tarajano worked as a banker; at some point in his career, he was appointed a bank’s vice president.
While working in New York, Carlos Tarajano met actress Kelly Rutherford; the two liked each other and started dating. After dating for some time, the two lovebirds decided to exchange their wedding vows. Carlos and Kelly tied the knot on June 30, 2001, in the presence of over 100 guests at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Beverly Hills.
The couple’s reception was at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where over a hundred guests danced to salsa music. It was such a joyous moment for Carlos Tarajano as he got married to the love of his life.
Heart Attack and Divorce
A few months into their marriage, Carlos started having health issues; Kelly noticed this and started becoming distant. According to Carlos, it was like she did not care about him; he thought he was in love, but that was not the case. On the eventful day of the heart attack, Carlos was in the shower bathing when he fell; luckily, Kelly was around the house that day. She called an ambulance, and Carlos was later admitted.
Following his heart attack, Carlos Tarajano spent six weeks in a coma; upon waking up, he experienced amnesia. Kelly took advantage of this and started filing for divorce. Soon after Carlos was okay, the divorce was granted, and the couple was together for only two months. Kelly never mentioned the reasons for asking for divorce, but most netizens believe it was due to Carlos’s health condition.
Life After Divorce
Carlos and Kelly’s wedding was featured in Instyle, but this was one month after the couple separated. Instyle was disappointed because it always featured celebrity marriages that were doing great. After their divorce, Kelly continued with her life as she remarried and had two kids with her second husband.
The same cannot be said for Carlos Tarajano since his life was in shackles. He had lost the woman she loved and did not have the energy to start another relationship. It is unclear if he remarried, but he died two years after his divorce, aged 33.
At the time of his death, Carlos Tarajano had made a fortune. He had worked as a banker for over ten years, and his earnings significantly contributed to his net worth, which he never disclosed. On the other hand, her ex-wife has a net worth of 1 million dollars.