Melina Gallo Rzeznik Bio – Age, Career, Wiki
Melina Andrea Gallo is the wife of Johnny Rzeznik, the lead singer of the famous rock band Goo Goo Dolls. She was born in Staten Island, New York, to Argentinean immigrants on the 1st of April, 1976.
She met Johnny in a record store in 2005, who had divorced his first wife, the model Laurie Farinacci, two years earlier in 2003. They got married in 2003. Their ten years of marriage did not produce any kids. Melina began dating Johnny the year they met, eventually getting married to him in a small wedding ceremony at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, on the 26th of July, 2013. Before their marriage, Johnny Rzeznik had been to various rehabilitation clinics to deal with minor bouts of depression and his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Melina wanted to leave him in 2014 when she discovered that his drinking addiction had become a major problem in their relationship. Johnny took the decision to get into a different rehabilitation program one fateful night in New York, he credits Melina and close family members for giving him so much support during his three months of rehabilitation.
Upon becoming sober after year in 2015, Melina moved with Johnny to their home in New Jersey, where they stay with her mother. They both decided that starting a family would help to make their bond stronger. On the 22nd of December, 2016, Melina and Johnny had their first child, a daughter by the name of Liliana. Melina, who enjoys her close-knit family, is full of affection for Johnny as a father to their daughter, Lili, describing him as very caring, supportive, and emotionally attentive.
Problems with Sobriety
But how has Melina helped Johnny Rzeznik stay sober at home? And when they host house parties, how does Melina support her husband to combat his addiction to alcoholic drinks around guests?
To help him curb his alcoholic tendencies in big parties, Melina is alerted by Johnny with certain code words whenever he starts to feel uncomfortable with the abundance of alcohol. They would then politely leave for their home. Even when they host parties at their New Jersey home, she plays a role in supporting him by buying alcoholic drinks precisely an hour before the party really kicks in.
To help him personally combat his weakness, Johnny does not shy away from personally serving the drinks to guests, after which he goes on to other things. This, he believes, is a great way of dealing with his alcoholic addiction. To prevent any alcoholic drinks from been left over after the party, they both give it out as parting gifts to their guests. As a rule, Melina and Johnny have no alcoholic drinks in their home.
Apart from these measures taken by Johnny and Melina to work on his alcoholic addiction, the “Iris” crooner also attends Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings regularly. He even has an alcohol sobriety app on his mobile phone that helps to track his progress at been sober.
Melina, who turned 44 last April, stated during an interview that she immensely enjoys the emotional bond between her husband Johnny and their daughter Lili. She tells of how Johnny feels so overwhelmed with the love he has for their daughter, and how it has helped him to become a better man. This was corroborated by the Good Goo Dolls frontman, who said before he takes any action, he thinks a lot of how his daughter would feel. He said, making her feel proud of him as her father is the guiding light to any of his personal decisions these days.