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Christopher Stokowski- Gloria Vanderbilt’s son, bio, family, career, and net worth

Who is Christopher Stokowski?

Christopher Stokowski is a famous musician. Most of us know him for being his family’s estranged member as he met his family after about 40 years. We have a lot more to hear about this beautiful personality.

Christopher is a Greek male name that means “Bearer of Christ.”

We usually hear the gossips about his parents and his brother, Anderson Copper. Christopher Stokowski is a multi-talented personality who has a lot to offer. Despite having links with the media, Christopher rarely gets spotted on TV and social media.

Let’s move on to know more about Christopher Stokowski’s life success and failure story.

Christopher Stokowski quick facts

Full nameChristopher Stokowski
BirthplaceNew York, United States
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1952
Age70 years old
Eye colorBlue
Hair colorBlonde
Weight85 kg
TraitsPositive: intellectual, thoughtful, and charismatic

Negative: angry, rebellious, and pessimistic
Height6 feet
ParentsGloria Vanderbilt, Leopold Stokowski
Great-grandparentsCornelius Vanderbilt II, Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt

Laura Delphine Kilpatrick, Harry Hayes Morgan Sr
SiblingsLeopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Anderson Cooper
AuntCathleen Vanderbilt

Christopher Stokowski interesting facts

1. Christopher Stokowski isolated from his family for 38 years

Christopher fell in love with April Sandmeter in 1974 and became engaged in 1977. However, after his stepfather’s death, he went to see his mother’s therapist.

Later he discovered that his mother was trying to end his relationship with April. After this, April called the engagement off. Christopher became angry and moved out of his mother’s house, and stopped speaking to his family. 

He rekindled with his family after 38 years.

2. Christopher has six siblings

Christopher was born to a Stokowski-Vanderbilt family. He has one sibling, named Leopold, from his father’s side. In addition, he has three step-sisters: Sonia Maria Noel, Gloria Luba Stokowski, and Andrea Sadja Stokowski. 

From his mother’s side, he was two more step-siblings: Carter and Anderson Cooper.

3. Christopher’s step-sibling committed suicide

Carter Vanderbilt Cooper killed himself at only 23 years of age by jumping off from his mother’s penthouse in Manhattan. Carter was a smart boy who graduated from Princeton and had a job as a book editor.

4. Christopher rekindled with his family in 2016

After several decades, Christopher Stokowski reunited with his family in 2016 after watching his mother and brother’s HBO documentary “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper.” 

He has maintained contact with them to date.

5. Christopher Stokowski is still single

After his fiance, April called the engagement off due to his mother’s evil scheme, Christopher cut off ties with his family. He did so, thinking April would come back; however, she didn’t.

Since he led a private life, there is no information on whether he is married or not, so we’re guessing that he is still single.

Christopher Stokowski early life

Christopher is the son of great Hollywood icons, Gloria Vanderbilt and Leopold Stokowski. Christopher was born on January 31, 1952, in New York.

Stokowski’s mother was a sensational fashion icon in her era. Christopher was the second son of Gloria’s second marriage with Leopold Stokowski.

Gloria was 21, and Leopold was 63 when they first met and got married. But they got separated when Christopher was four years of age.

Leopold Anthony Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt with their first son

The child with blue eyes and blond hair was all alone.

Christopher Stokowski education

Christopher completed his primary education at a local high school. He attended Hampshire College for his undergraduate studies.

Christopher Stokowski started his own business after the completion of his studies. Christopher has shown involvement in creating his music. But, he has kept his records personal with not much exposure.

Christopher Stokowski personality traits

The 6 feet tall Christopher Stokowski weighs approximately 85kgs. He owns a body with 44-34-37 figure measurements.

This renowned personality’s star sign is Aquarius, and his hair color is blonde.

Aquarius men are intellectual and thoughtful. They are very good at communicating. 

Christopher, being an Aquarius, seems to be charismatic in his way.

However, Aquarius men also have a short temper and get angry very quickly, due to which Christopher alienated his family for decades after his mother fiddled with his relationship. 

Christopher Stokowski family

Leopold Stokowski Christopher Stokowski

Christopher Stokowski’s father is Leopold Stokowski, who is a world-famous conductor. There was a vast age difference between his parents, about 40 years. Leopold Stokowski is the second husband of Gloria Vanderbilt.

The couple has two children together. Christopher Stokowski is the youngest child of his parents. The first child born was Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, popularly known as Stan.

Leopold Stokowski’s first marriage was with Olga Samaroff. She was the heiress of Johnsons and Johnsons and also a famous pianist. Leopold has three daughters from his wife, Olga Samaroff.

But, the marriage did not last long. Leopold married Christopher’s mother after he divorced Olga.

Gloria was his last wife. He didn’t marry after he divorced Gloria Vanderbilt.

Gloria Vanderbilt Christopher Stokowski

Christopher Stokowski stayed away from his family for almost forty years.

Christopher’s mother is a world-famous personality who spent her whole life in the eyes of the media. She is the daughter of Reginald Claypool Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. Her full name is Gloria Laura Vanderbilt.

Christopher Stokowski's mother Gloria Vanderbilt and step-brother Anderson Cooper

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is a real example of a strong woman who can juggle multiple tasks at once. Gloria’s life revolved around her family. She handled her professional and personal life very well.

The mother of Christopher Stokowski had married Pat Dicicco. He was a renowned producer and a talent agent at that time. Gloria dropped out of high school to marry him.

Finding him emotionally and physically abusive, Gloria ended her relationship after four years. Gloria had been through a lot at a young age.

Gloria then met Christopher’s father. The age difference of around 40 years didn’t stop them from falling for each other. The couple got married soon after they met and had two children together.

This relationship didn’t last either. The reason for the breakup was supposed to be Leopold Stokowski’s possessive nature. Gloria was now in search of a permanent relationship.

In the year 1955, Gloria married Sidney Lumet, who is her third husband. Gloria is the second wife of Sidney Lumet. Despite sharing similar interests, they broke up after seven-year-long relationships.

Gloria met the man of her dreams after she separated from Sidney Lumet. He is no other than Anderson’s and Carter’s biological father, Wyatt Cooper.

Gloria lived a happy life with Wyatt Cooper, with no signs of disputes. Unfortunately, Cooper took his last breath after heart surgery in 1978.

Gloria had romantic relationships with Gordon Parks, Marlo Brandon, Roald Dahl, etc.

Gloria has always been in the limelight for her background and her profession. The actress, author, fashion designer stayed away from her son, Christopher Stokowski.

Gloria never brought him before the media. She respected his privacy. Gloria passed away at the age of ninety-four on June 17, 2019, due to stomach cancer.

Christopher Stokowski siblings

Christopher has three half-sisters from his father’s previous marriage. They are Sonya Maria Noel Stokowski, Gloria Luba Stokowski, and Andrea Sadja Stokowski.

Christopher has two half-brothers named Carter Copper and Anderson Hays Cooper.

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski

Christopher Stokowski has a biological brother named Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, known as Stan. Stan was born on August 22, 1950. He is married with three children.

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper

Carter was born on December 24, 1965, and died on July 22, 1988. Carter committed suicide by jumping from a building. He jumped from the 14th-floor apartment where his family stayed.

Gloria was there when Carter was about to commit suicide. Later, Gloria Vanderbilt wrote a book named ‘A Mother’s Story,’ where she talked about her son. She has mentioned her belief about her son’s suicide and has also said the probable cause.

Gloria believed that suicide was the result of a psychotic episode. The episode occurred due to anti-asthma prescription drug Salbutamol’s allergy.

Christopher Stokowski and Anderson Cooper

Christopher’s half-brother Anderson Copper is one of the famous personalities in media. He is a news anchor on CNN. Cooper also worked as a model between the ages of 10 to 13.

Anderson Cooper modeled for famous brands Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s. He had worked as a model with Ford Models. Anderson is a famous person who does not hide being gay on American TV.

Christopher met his brother Anderson Cooper after forty years. Christopher Stokowski has remained away from his family for most of his life. He left Gloria’s home when his father passed away.

Christopher Stokowski wife

Christopher Stokowski April Sandmeyer

Christopher Stokowski fell in love with April Sandmeyer after they met in 1974. He got engaged to April Sandmeyer in 1977.

After his father’s death, Christopher started seeing his mother’s therapist. Later, he found that the therapist was conspiring with his mother to end his relationship.

Thus, April Sandmeyer broke up with Christopher Stokowski. He has no children as of now, and there is no rumor of him dating anyone. Christopher has been living a private life as he always does.

Christopher Stokowski net worth

The net worth of Christopher Stokowski is hard to estimate as he stays private. But, some sources suggest that his net worth is at around $2 million.

Christopher stayed away from his family for almost forty years. He didn’t get any share on Gloria’s property.

Christopher lived a very private life, which made him less connected to his mother. It can be the reason that he didn’t receive anything.

Stan and Christopher Stokowski’s half-brothers inherited the belongings of Gloria. Stan received Gloria’s co-op, which was in Manhattan. Besides that, Anderson Cooper received everything of her belongingness.

Christopher Stokowski social media

Christopher Stokowski has a reserved personality and prefers staying away from social media. He is inactive on any of the social media platforms. But, we can hope Christopher to join soon so that we can know more about his whereabouts.

Christopher Stokowski now

Christopher Stokowski has been living a private life now as well. He avoids public appearance as much as possible. He has no children and has been enjoying his late 60s as of 2020.

Christopher Stokowski F.A.Qs

Why is Christopher Stokowski estranged from his family?

Gloria Vanderbilt’s second child, Christopher Stokowski, kept himself away from his family when he was 26 years old. He became estranged because of his anger towards his mother, meddling in his love life.

Did Gloria Vanderbilt leave her property to Christopher?

Christopher stayed away from his family for decades. As a result, he didn’t get any share of Gloria’s property.

What happened to Christopher Stokowski?

After Christopher’s mother plotted to separate him from his fiance, April, Christopher left his family. 

He became a music composer. Then, after 38 years, he met his family again.