Melanie Craft Biography

Melanie Craft is an American novelist who was once married to Larry Ellison. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Melanie Craft
Quick Facts

Born: 1969

Nationality: American

Boyfriend: Todd (ex-boyfriend)

Famous: Family Members American Women

Age: 50 Years, 50 Year Old Females

Born in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous as: Larry Ellison’s Ex-Wife


Spouse/Ex-: Larry Ellison (m. 2003–2010)

siblings: Kira Craft

U.S. State: Pennsylvania

City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

More Facts

education: Oberlin College

Continue Reading Below

Melanie Craft is an American author and novelist. She is best recognized as the ex-wife of the American billionaire and Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison whom she married in 2003 and divorced in 2010. From doing odd jobs as a house cleaner, safari driver, and bartender in the past to becoming the wife of one of the most successful businessmen in the country, she has seen a lot in her life. Despite being married to a wealthy business tycoon, Craft had always focused on building her own writing career. Even though she is now divorced from Ellison, she continues to be a popular figure in her own right. As an author, she has published a handful of books, including ‘Man Trouble’ and ‘Trust Me.’ Her books are quite popular among the masses. She is an avid fitness freak and takes her health very seriously.

Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:

Continue Reading Below
Melanie Craft
Childhood & Early Life
  • Melanie Craft was born in 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA to a university professor. She has a sister named Kira. She attended Oberlin College and studied anthropology there. Craft was in a live-in relationship with a UC Davis graduate named Todd for nine years.
Continue Reading Below
  • Melanie Craft took up several odd jobs before launching her career as an author. She has worked as a bartender, a house cleaner and a car driver. She has also tried her hands in a bakery. She was a member of the staff at Deer Valley YMCA Camp, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • As an author, Craft has penned many novels. In 1998, she published her first novel titled ‘A Hard Hearted Man’, a love story about a less fortunate woman and a wealthy businessman. After this, she came up with her novel ‘Trust Me’. It is a story of a veterinarian who gets herself in deep trouble after an odd millionaire leaves his entire fortune to her. In 2004, the author released ‘Man Trouble’, a novel about a history teacher who also moonlights as a novelist and wants to hide her real identity from the world. This novel is quite popular among the youngsters and has got some decent ratings from readers. Although Craft is moderately popular as a writer, her dream is to become a best-selling author.
Relationship with Larry Ellison
  • Melanie Craft married Larry Ellison after dating him for several years, on December 18, 2003, at Woodside estate. She was first pursued by him while she was still in a relationship with her first boyfriend. The couple’s wedding ceremony was held in an extremely private location in the presence of their family members and close friends. Ellison’s close friend, Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Inc., was the best man as well as the official wedding photographer. This was Craft’s first marriage while Ellison had been married thrice before. His former wives are Barbara Boothe, Nancy Wheeler Jenkins and Adda Quinn. He is also the father of two kids, David and Megan.
  • Craft and Ellison frequently travelled around the world, both for personal and professional purposes. They also used to enjoy Japanese breakfasts at home as Ellison loved the Japanese cuisine. Their marriage, however, did not last. The couple divorced in 2010. It is reported that following the divorce, Craft acquired a big chunk of his fortune, including cars, mansions, and yachts. Currently, Craft is believed to be single. She now prefers to stay away from the spotlight.

How To Cite

Article Title
- Melanie Craft Biography
- Editors,
Last Updated
- January 09, 2019

People Also Viewed

Ivanka Trump
Meghan Markle
LeBron James Jr.
Tiffany Trump

Ian Charles
Chelsea Clinton
Brooklyn Decker

Also Listed In