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What Happened To Beth Maitland’s Husband Christopher Banninger?

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Profile summary of Christopher Banninger
  • Name: Christopher Bruce Banninger
  • Date of birth: December 26, 1955
  • Age: 68
  • Place of birth: Kewadin, Michigan, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: NA
  • Spouse: Beth 1989-2018
  • Children: Emelia Banninger (daughter)
  • Height: 1.72 meters
  • Occupation: Music effect/score mixer
  • Awards: Daytime Creative Arts Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series
  • Years active: NA
  • Net worth: NA

The Young And The Restless star Beth Maitland was married to Christopher Banninger for 26 years following which the couple ended things in a 2018 divorce suit. Since then, nothing much was heard from the former couple until 2019 when the news broke that father of one already passed on. Get the full gist about the former husband of Beth Maitland.

Background details and career life of  Christopher Banninger

Information on Christopher Banninger’s birth details and family background is not in the public arena, consequently, nothing is known about the music effect mixer’s origin. However, his extensive work in the entertainment industry speaks for itself.

Beth Maitland’s ex-husband started working in the movies in 1987 when he joined the crew of the science fiction film entitled Rolling Vengeance. During his active days, Banninger functioned as a music effect mixer cum score mixer and most of his career life was spent in the television and film industry.

After his gig on Rolling Vengeance, Banninger went on to work in other notable productions, including the likes of Almost Perfect, Unhappily Ever After, and Men at Work. The deceased also took the credit for music effect mixing on the productions The Parkers and The Odd Couple reboot, his most recent work was in General Hospital.

Christopher Banninger’s effort in the entertainment industry did not go unrewarded as the sound mixer achieved an Emmy during his lifetime. He became a nominee in 2012 and ended up bagging the prestigious award in the category of Outstanding Achievement. The recognition was thanks to his Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing which was done for a drama series in favor of the online version of the production called All My Children.

His marriage to Beth Maitland

With Christopher Banninger’s expertise was majorly in daytime opera, many came to believe that he met his soap opera star wife Beth Maitland in the line of duty. However, Beth herself, in an interview session, debunked the claims when she told a tale of their first meeting. According to the star of The Young and the Restless, she was close to Six Flags Magic Mountain and about to mount a horse when their paths crossed. Eventually, they bonded over a mutual love for the great outdoors and of course horses.

The 1.72 meters tall Christopher later proposed to Beth and they sealed their love in a 1989 wedding. Though we were not intimated on what happened in the couple’s married life, reports have it that they had a beautiful love story graced with a lot of romantic dates, including nights spent under the stars with promenades.

News of their divorce came in 2016

In 2016, fans of The Y&R were shocked when Beth Maitland announced her impending divorce from her husband Christopher Banninger. According to ensuing reports, Banninger gave his wife an odd Valentine’s gift on the 14th of February 2016 when he slammed her with divorce papers citing irreconcilable differences.

Reports also said that Banninger requested no spousal support for both of them as they already have a written agreement with regards to how their mutual property is to be shared. The couple’s divorce was later finalized in 2018.

Christopher Banninger’s death

While there was a minor fuss over the couple’s separation and ultimate divorce, Banninger’s sudden death caused even less. According to reports from Soaps.Com, the music effect mixer died on the last day of October 2019 after suffering a massive heart failure. Even though they were no longer together at the time of his death, Christopher Banninger’s ex-wife Beth Maitland was really touched by his passing.

In her response as published by Soaps.Com, Beth said her ex passed on without pain as he had loved ones holding his hands. After mentioning that Christopher was survived by their only child Emelia, Beth went on to talk about how she spent 35 long years loving Christopher with everything she has, and even with their divorce, she still feels sorry for the pain felt by his loved ones.

During her grieving period with Emelia, Beth kept her social media accounts silent, but after one month, she surfaced on Instagram with a picture of herself and her daughter with the caption, “Even in the dark there is music,” she captioned the picture.

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Meet Christopher Banninger’s daughter Emelia Banninger

Christopher Banninger

Emelia and her parents – image source

Christopher Banninger and Beth Maitland’s 26 –year-long marriage was far from childless; the couple left a legacy in their daughter Emelia Banninger. Emilia is the pride of her mum as she seems to be excelling in her chosen career path. The Banninger daughter did not follow in her mum’s footsteps, rather, she took to music, functioning as a bassoonist. Emelia attended the University of London’s Royal Academy of Music to obtain a Master of Arts degree. Prior to that, Beth’s only child was at the California Polytechnic State University where she studied the bassoon, graduating with a BA in 2017.

Emelia has played the bassoon at a plethora of important events, notable among them is her performance at the San Luis Obispo, California symphony where her mum was one of the spectators. Virtually radiating proud mama vibes, Beth Maitland was spotted in an Instagram photo holding up a glass of Champaign and a couple of tickets.

Christopher Banninger’s daughter has also made her mark in other equally important events like Royal Academy Symphonic Orchestra, Royal Academy Opera, including the Royal Academy Symphonic Winds. She was at Florence Woodbridge Bassoon Prize that was hosted in July 2019 and also performed at the Royal Academy Bassoon Ensemble concert.

Christopher Banninger’s only daughter has other interests apart from the Bassoon

Not many people know that Emilia has tried her hands at acting! The Banninger girl was just a four-year-old when she appeared on the set of The Young and the Restless. According to Beth, even though it happened a long time ago, Emelia still remembers every bit like yesterday. Emelia is also a makeup enthusiast and has launched Emelia Louise Beauty – a YouTube channel dedicated to makeup.

Beth Maitland and her daughter are so much alike and many have described her as a carbon copy of her mother. Besides, they seem to be very close as they never miss any opportunity to share family moments on social media.

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