Christopher Stokowski- Brother of Anderson Cooper

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.

quick facts

Full nameChristopher Stokowski
NicknameChris
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1952
Age70 years old
Sun signAquarius
TraitsPositive: intellectual, thoughtful, and charismatic
Negative: angry, rebellious, and pessimistic
BirthplaceNew York, USA
Currently residingNew York, USA
NationalityAmerican
ParentsGloria Vanderbilt,
Leopold Stokowski
GrandparentsCornelius Vanderbilt II,
Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt
SiblingsLeopold Stanislaus Stokowski,
Carter Vanderbilt Cooper,
Anderson Cooper
Marital statusMarried
Height6 feet
Eye colorBlue
Hair colorBlonde
AuntCathleen Vanderbilt
ProfessionMusician

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.

early life

Leopold Anthony Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt with their first son

Christopher Stokowski was born on January 31, 1952, in New York to Gloria Vanderbilt and Leopold Stokowski.

His star sign is Aquarius. Aquarius men are intellectual, thoughtful, and very good at communicating. However, they also have short tempers and get angry very quickly.

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

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

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

Christopher alienated his family for decades after his mother fiddled with his relationship.

Christopher is 6 ft tall and has blue eyes and blond hair.

Parents

Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski father of Christopher Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski father of Christopher Stokowski

Christopher Stokowski’s father is a world-famous conductor. His first married 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, and he divorced Olga.

When Gloria met Leopold, she was 21, and he was 63. They have a vast age difference between his parents, about 40 years.

Leopold has two children together. Their first child was Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, popularly known as Stan.

Christopher is the youngest child.

But they got separated when Christopher was four years of age. Gloria was his last wife. He didn’t marry after he divorced Gloria Vanderbilt.

Gloria Vanderbilt

carter cooper anderson cooper gloria vanderbilt
Gloria Vinderbilt with her sons

Christopher Stokowski’s mother is the daughter of Reginald Claypool Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. Her full name is Gloria Laura Vanderbilt.

She married Pat Dicicco, a renowned producer, and a talent agent. Gloria dropped out of high school to marry him. However, she divorced him due to Pat’s emotional and physical abuse. 

Gloria then met Leopold. The couple got married soon after they met and had two children together. Their marriage didn’t last either. 

In 1955, Gloria married Sidney Lumet and ended their marriage after a seven-year-long relationship.

She then married Wyatt Cooper. She has two children with him, Anderson and Carter Cooper. 

The actress, author, and fashion designer stayed away from her son, Christopher Stokowski.

She passed away at the age of ninety-four on June 17, 2019, due to stomach cancer.

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.

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.

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’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.

April Sandmeyer (ex-wife)

Christopher Stokowski fell in love with 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.

The net worth of Christopher Stokowski

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.

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.

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