Who Is Monte Lapka? Everything About Cheyenne Jackson’s First Husband

September 6, 2023   | September 6, 2023  | 

    Monte Lapka is mainly recognized as the ex-husband of an American actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson. After dating each other for 11 years, the gay couple tied the knot in 2011. But sadly their nuptial lasted for just two years and the two split up amicably in 2013. 

    Ever since Monte separated from his celebrity partner, he has been living a low-key life. As a result, there has been a lot of curiosity regarding his latest life. Have a look at the below piece of writing to know all about Lapka.

    Key Takeaways

    • Monte Lapka is an American physicist. He rose to fame following his marriage to the Glee famed actor Cheyenne Jackson.
    • He was married to his husband Cheyenne for two years from 2011 to 2013.
    • Monte didn’t share any children with his ex-husband.
    • While his ex-spouse Jackson is happily married to his second husband, Monte is single at present.
    • He now resides in New York.

    Monte Lapka’s Date of Birth And College 

    Monte was born to his father David Cossentine and his wife on June 1, 1970, which makes him 54 years old in 2024. He is originally from Brainerd, Minnesota and his birth name is Monte Leonard Cossentine-Lapka.

    As for education, Lapka went to Brainerd High School and later enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

    Besides, talking about his ethnic background, he is Caucasian and American by nationality.

    Monte Lapka Is A Physicist By Profession

    Moving on to his career, Monte is a physicist. Apart from this, no other detail on his career is available in the media.

    On the other hand, his ex-husband Cheyenne is a famous face in Hollywood. The singer and actor has worked in several movies and series so far. Some of his hit projects are listed below

    • Descendants 3 (2019)
    • The One I Wrote For You (2014)
    • Hello Again (2017)
    • Behind the Candelabra (2013)
    • United 93 (2006)

    Monte Lapka And Cheyenne Jackson Married After Gay Marriage Was Legalized in America

    Monte for the first time came across his future husband Cheyenne in the year 1999 and shortly after, they started dating each other. At the time when they were in a relationship, same-sex marriage was still not legal in the United States, so, instead of giving a thought to marriage, they limited it to a romantic affair for over a decade.

    Monte was married to an actor Cheyenne
    Monte with his then-husband Cheyenne. Source: People

    But, in June 2011, when the New York State Senate signed the Marriage Equality Act, Cheyenne opened up on his dream wedding with his then-boyfriend Lapka. In an interview with NBC New York, he said,

    “My dream wedding involves just close friends and good music…Our dog would be there,”Our dog, our daughter, Zora….Pretty boring, but something just nice and on the beach.”

    The couple then tied the knot on September 3, 2011, in the wedding ceremony held at Hamptons Beach, New York. Post their marriage, the Hello Again actor tweeted,

    “It’s official, after 11 years together, Zora’s no longer a bastard, Married the best man I’ve ever known.”

    But sadly, their marriage lasted for just two years.

    Lapka And His Ex-Husband Cheyenne Had An Amicable Divorce In 2013 

    In September 2013, Lapka and his husband of two years Jackson filed a petition for divorce in court after living apart for several months. The actor opened up about his divorce later on SiriusXM Entertainment when he was asked about his separation rumors. Jackson said,

    It’s a sad thing anytime a relationship ends. We had a good, long run, almost 13 years. It was mutual. It was amicable. He’s [Lapka] a wonderful man. It’s a sad, personal thing.”

    In an exclusive talk, he falsified all the rumors regarding him going deep following his separation from his partner like shaving his head, growing a mustache, and getting a tattoo. He said that all these things he had done for his movie, were not due to his tragic split.

    What Was The Reason Behind Their Separation?

    Well, the exact reason behind their separation is still to come out in public. However, it is believed that the two decided to end their union due to Jackson’s drinking habit as the Glee actor reveals that he was in an Alcoholics Anonymous amidst his divorce procedures. While confirming his divorce, he also stated,

    “I started my recovery last summer and it became something I really wanted to focus on in my life and repairing relationships in my family and such. So, this is a really, strong, beautiful time for me, personally.

    Jackson further added,

    It also is a very sad time because I am going through a divorce.”

    Monte’s Former Spouse Is Now Happily Married To Jason Landau; What About Him?

    As far as the media is informed, Monte is still a divorcee and single. He has yet to find the love of his life.

    Monte's ex-hubby is happily married now
    Monte’s ex-hubby with his current husband Jason

    But, his ex-husband Jackson has been happily married to his second hubby Jason Landau since September 13, 2014. The two who first met in rehab are the parents of 6 years twins, a girl named Willow and a boy named Ethan.

    Where Is Monte Lapka Now?

    As per sources, Monte still resides in New York. He must be occupied with his career at the moment. Looking at his socials, it seems like he has followed the spiritual path.

    His Net Worth

    Monte is reported to have a net worth of $600,000 in 2024. Meanwhile, his famous former hubby Cheyenne is a millionaire with an estimated fortune of $7 million which he has undoubtedly earned through his entertainment career.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Monte Leonard Cossentine-Lapka
    Popular Name Monte Lapka
    Birth Place Minnesota
    Birthday June 1, 1970
    Age 54 years
    Zodiac Gemini
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Caucasian
    Father David Cossentine
    School Brainerd High School
    College University of Minnesota Twin Cities
    Profession Physicist
    Net Worth $600,000
    Height 5 feet 11 inches,
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Black
    Sexuality Gay
    Marital Status Divorced
    Spouse Cheyenne Jackson