Meet Christine Gacy, Daughter Of John Wayne Gacy: Where Is She Now?

September 12, 2023   | September 13, 2023  | 

    Christine Gacy is the daughter of American serial killer John Wayne Gacy, aka the Killer Clown. It was after her mother Marlynn’s divorce from her dad, that the latter’s homicidal activity began & later got arrested in 1978.

    When her parents separated, she was a toddler who was living a low-key life. After Gacy’s heinous crimes got exposed, her mom turned even more secretive about her family and nearly vanished with Christine & her brother from the media. Has she ever made a public appearance? Where’s she now? Read till the end to know.

    Key Takeaways

    • Christine Gacy is the daughter of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy and his first wife Marlynn Myers.
    • Her parents separated when she was 2 years old.
    • Christine has an older brother Michael.
    • Gacy never met with her father after her mom divorced him after a conviction of child molestation in the late ’60s.

    What Is Christine Gacy’s Age? Parents And Siblings

    Christine was born to her parents John Gacy and Marlynn Myers in March 1967 in Waterloo, Iowa, the United States. As of 2024, she is 57 years old.

    She is the youngest of two children of her parents. She has an elder brother named Michael Gacy, born in February 1966. After her dad & mom separated, her mother single-handedly raised her with her brother.

    Nationality And Ethnicity

    The Iowa native is an American by nationality and has a mixed ethnic background. Her now-late father John was of Polish and Danish descent while her mom is Caucasian.

    Christine Gacy’s Family Was Torn Due To Father’s Crime

    Her parents John and Marlyn got married in September 1964 after dating each other for six months. However, after 5 years of their marriage, they divorced on September 18, 1969, when Christine’s father was in jail for sexually assaulting a minor.

    Christian's parents separated five years after their marriage
    Christine’s parents John and Marlynn

    The happiness of the beautiful family got ripped apart after John Gacy was arrested on a sodomy charge on a 15-year-old boy in March 1968. On November 7 that year, Gacy pled guilty to the charges following nearly two months of his divorce.

    He got sentenced to ten years on December 3, 1968, but got out on parole after 18 months.

    Mother Won Custody Of Kids In Divorce

    As a part of the divorce settlement, Christine’s mom Marlynn not only got the sole custody of her two kids but also claims on property & alimony. Ever since, then, she kept her kids away from contact with their criminal father and the media.

    Gacy Remained Estranged From Her Dad And His Family All Her Life

    Christine was just 2 years old when her parents separated. At the time, her dad went to jail and her mom soon vanished from the public sight taking her and her brother Michael along with her. After that, neither Christine ever got to see her father nor her dad saw her.

    Not only she was estranged from her late dad but she was kept far from her paternal family as well. Her aunt Karen who is her father’s sister once opened up in an interview with Oprah that she had no contact with her niece and nephew. In this regard, Karen said,

    “I tried sending gifts to the children. Everything was returned, “I often wonder about them, but if [his first wife] wants a private life. I think she’s owed that. I think the children are owed that.”

    Christine’s Late Dad Was A Murderer Of 33 People

    After John Wayne Gacy got out of prison in 1970 serving 18 months for child molestation charges, his crime escalated from assault to murder. From 1972 to 1978, he killed a total of 33 men and boys after assaulting them sexually.

    Christine's father killed 33 people
    Christine’s father’s victims

    On December 21, 1978, after his confession of one killing, he was arrested but the police later found out that he had committed at least 33 murders. Following two years, he was served with a death sentence on March 13, 1980. After 14 years on death row, Gacy was executed by lethal injection on May 10, 1994.

    Christine’s Mother Went On By New Name Post Her Divorce With John Wayne

    As per the article published in the New York Times in 1979, Christine’s mom Marlynn changed her name after she parted from her ex-husband John. Actually, the journalist at the time approached her to talk about her history with Mr. Gacy and she agreed to this with the term that her changed identity will never surfaced in the media.

    If Marlynn changed her identity, it is possible that she changed her children’s identity too which means her daughter Christine probably doesn’t go by her old name.

    What Does She Do For A Living?

    Christine is living with a new identity & nothing about her professional life ever surfaced in the media or the documentary series/movies made on her father’s crimes, conviction & execution.

    But if talked about her late patriarch’s career, John Gacy, before exposure of his crimes, was in a respected job. He began as a salesman in a shoe company, and he was later promoted to vice president. Moreover, he was a manager at KFC outlets in Waterloo, Iowa, for his late ex-father-in-law.

    Is Christine Gacy Married?

    Well, authentic information about her marital life is not available. However, there’s a high possibility that she could be happily married to her husband. Further, looking at her age, it wouldn’t be wrong if said she is a guardian to her children or grandchildren.

    Where Is Christine Now?

    As per sources’ speculation, she must be residing somewhere in her native country, the United States. Since she goes with the new name and wants to keep her clean from her dad’s notorious history, she’s been living a low-key life.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Christine Gacy
    Birth Place Waterloo, Iowa
    Birthday March 1967
    Age 57 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father John Wayne Gacy
    Mother Marlynn Myers
    Siblings Michael Gacy