Being married to a popular rockstar can be a challenge. Sure, there are benefits such as wealth and fame, but at the same time, it’s hard to get recognized for your own work. No matter how good you are at your job, there is always an asterisk attached as to why you’re getting these opportunities.
The story of Dave Navarro and his ex-wife Tania Goddard is something similar as well. For those of you who don’t know who Dave Navarro is, he is the lead guitarist of the popular rock band Jane’s Addiction.
However, Dave’s best claim to fame came during his years as a guitarist for the legendary band Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Dave is also known as ” one of the alternate rocks’ first true guitar heroes”.
As we spoke earlier, being married to such a popular figure can be a challenge. As it would have been for Dave’s ex-wife, Tania Goddard. Tania Goddard is a celebrity makeup artist. This talented MUA has also rendered her services on many movies and TV shows as well. So without further ado, let’s go ahead and learn more about Tania Goddard.
Tania was born in the Big Apple (New York) in the year 1969. Unfortunately, her exact date of birth is not known, but for our astrology aficionados, we do know that she is a Pisces. Tania spent most of her childhood enjoying the outdoors as she was very much into horse riding.
Unfortunately, not much else is known about Tania’s early life. But don’t worry, there is a lot to cover up regarding her career.
Who is Tania Goddard?
Tania has a long list of credits for her services as a makeup artist. As we said earlier, she does makeup for both movies and TV shows. The beautician has even done some red-carpet makeup for popular celebrities. So, let’s dive in and get to know more about her career.
Tania was always very passionate about makeup, and as a result, she chose to make her passion her profession. At the beginning of her career, she didn’t have it easy and wasn’t able to find consistent work. That all, however, changed not much later.
In 1998, Tania got her first big shot. The talented makeup artist was hired as an integral makeup artist for the Musical comedy-drama SLC Punk. With this opportunity, Tania got to work with popular names such as Matthew Lillard and Annabeth Gish, among many others.
Following her debut, Tania’s work was so appreciated that she had no trouble finding her next gig. In the following years, the cosmetologist has worked in many hits while also working among many popular names. Some of Tania’s most popular work has been in movies such as Final Voyage, True Vinyl, Magicians, Wishcraft, Intrepids, and Sonic Impact, among many more.
Tania has done work in many popular TV shows as well. Most popularly, Tania was a makeup artist on Wizard of Waverly Place. On the popular sitcom, the cosmetic artist worked with stars such as Selena Gomez and Jennifer Stone. Recently, Tania worked on the popular comedy Young Sheldon (which is a spin-off of mega-hit The Big Bang Theory).
The Story Behind her Fame
Even before Tania was a popular makeup artist, she came into the limelight as the wife of Dave Navarro. Although Dave and Tania’s wedding did not last for long, it shot Tania into the world of fame. The couple was married in 1990 and split up due to unexplained reasons in 1992. They did not have any kids.
After her marriage ended, the talented MUA was single for some time. However, she found love again when she met her current husband not too long after. Tania is currently married to Paul Saylor, and the adorable couple is going strong. The couple recently celebrated two decades of marriage. They also have a daughter together.
Even though Tania is mostly busy with work, after checking her Instagram, we can see that she is very family oriented as well. The couple takes vacations together regularly and even dresses up on Halloween in family costumes. Interestingly, this adorable family also includes a cute four-legged member as well. You guessed it right, they do have a dog.
In a world where movies and shows are full of CGI and special effects, the role of makeup artists has somewhat gone under the radar. We as viewers need to remember that even though cool and swanky effects can be done with just a computer, how an actor or actress looks can not be controlled by them. There is a hardworking makeup artist who makes us, like our favorite stars, look even better.
One such talented and hardworking artist is Tania Goddard. She has fought through many things in her life, such as struggling to find consistent work. Not to mention, juggling a career and marriage to a rock star can not be easy. But despite all this, Tania persevered and has made a name for herself as a great makeup artist and not just Dave Navarro’s wife.