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Durango,, Mexico
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Durango,, Mexico

Rene Elizondo


Rene Elizondo is a multi-talented Mexican dancer, songwriter, and music video director. Rene Elizondo is widely recognized for his secret marriage relationship with singer Janet Jackson, sister of Michael Jackson from 1991 to 2003.

Early Life

Rene Elizondo was born in Durango, Mexico, on July 16, 1962. He holds Mexican-American nationality and belongs to the Mexican ethnicity. According to the astrological chart, he has a sun sign of Cancer and he is currently 61 years old.

Moreover, he hasn’t shared much about his childhood background, such as the names of his parents or their professions, but he does have a younger brother, Yuri Elizondo, who is also in show business.

He has also kept details about his studies hidden, thus his life before becoming a famous dancer and music video director is currently unclear. Hopefully, he changes his mind and begins providing more information about his childhood.

Professional Career

Rene Elizondo was captivated by the performing arts, particularly dance, from a young age and dedicated his life to being a professional dancer. His passion brought him to the United States, where he worked as a backup dancer for Latoya Jackson in the 1980s.

He met Janet through Latoya, and the two began a business connection that turned into a romance. He went on to become her backup dancer, but he also began to exhibit his creative abilities, co-writing many songs with Janet.

He also directed a number of her music videos, including “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1993) and “Together Again, Deeper Remix” (1997). Moreover, he directed the music video for the Backstreet Boys’ single “Chances.”

Rose to Fame

Rene Elizondo and Janet Jackson fell in love while working together. Their relationship began in the late 1980s, but they kept their relationship and eventual marriage a secret. Rene rose to stardom while working with her, and other celebrities sought him out.

Caption: Rene Elizondo with his ex-wife, Janet Jackson (Source: The US Sun)

As his profession progressed and he drifted away from Janet, their relationship failed, and they separated after nine years of marriage. Their split was difficult and well-reported in the media, which only added to his reputation.

He obtained a divorce settlement of $15 million, among other assets in the 200. They had no children together. Rene got back his job after the divorce and is currently the creative director of Anvil Case Co.

Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $9 million while his salary and income are unknown. Meanwhile, he has earned money through his profession as a dancer, songwriter, and music video director.

Relationship Status

Caption: Rene Elizondo with his wife, Britt Coelho (Source: Briefly News)

In August 2010, Rene Elizondo married Britt Coelho, in a small beach ceremony. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter Elin, born on October 9, 2011.  Meanwhile, the couple’s relationship is still going strong and there are no signs of their separation.

Body Measurements

Caption: Rene Elizondo with his ex-wife posing for a photo (Source: Pinterest)

Rene has got a dark brown pair of eyes with the same colour hair. He has not disclosed any details regarding his body weight or height. There is also no information about his physique measurements.

Rene Elizondo – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@renejr’ there are over 4.6k followers. Meanwhile, he is not present on Facebook and Twitter.