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Chef Sandra Lee Christiansen - Facts and Pics of Former Partner of Andrew Cuomo

Published Tue Jan 26 2021 By Aashika
Chef Sandra Lee Christiansen - Facts and Pics of Former Partner of Andrew Cuomo

Sandra Lee Christiansen is a well-known television personality who is the popular chief and also an author. She is known for her work in Food Network Semi-Homemade cooking segment.

On 3rd July 1966, she was born in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Vicky and Wayne Christiansen. She graduated from Onalaska High School and later enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 

Let's look at the below passages to know more about Christiansen. 

Net Worth: $20 million

Sandra Lee Christiansen has an impressive amount of net worth which she managed from her career as a chef and author. She came into the television industry as a chef in 2003 in the show 'Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee'. 

After that, the star appeared in the series 'Sandra's Restaurant Remakes'. Similarly, she is an author of a total of 15 books such as 'Sandra's Money Saving Meals', 'Made From Scratch', and so on. 

Sandra Lee Christiansen's book 'Made From Scratch'.
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Involved in Business

Before being the chef, she was a businesswoman. Christiansen created her own product, "Sandra Lee Kraft Kurtains" in the 1990s. 

The product was a home decorating tool that used a wire rack and sheets or fabric samples to create decorative drapery. The business earned $20 million within 18 months by which QVC also hired her for work.  

Marriage and Relationship After Divorce

'Daytime Emmy Award' winning television star got married to Bruce Karatz, who is KB Home CEO and philanthropist. 

The former pair were together from 2001 to 2005. For Karatz, Sandra changes her religion to Judaism. But couldn't take their married life so far and have to get a divorce. 

Then in 2005, an author was in a relationship with Andrew Cuomo, a reputed Governor of New York. They dated for a long time and also were in a loving relationship. They share two houses in Chappaqua and Poughkeepsie. 

Unfortunately, in 2019, the duo revealed that they are not together now and has already ended their relationship. 

Sandra Lee Christiansen with her former boyfriend Andrew Cuomo.
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Raised Her Three Step Children

As we know, Sandra has not any children but has a good relationship with her ex-boyfriend's three daughters. 

On the Instagram account, she has shared her bonding of mother and daughters with three girls.  

Andrew Cuomo's daughters with Sandra Lee.
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Cancer Survivor 

On May 12, 2015, Christiansen revealed news of being diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to undergo a lumpectomy and mastectomy every week. 

On 12th October 2015, the chef was rushed to a hospital due to fluid buildup which may create complications in her recovery, during that time the hospital staff closely examine her. For a year, she had to go for many pain which ended in mid-2016, and got free from Cancer. 

Social Activist 

Being a cancer survivor, she is advocating for the organization 'The No Excuses Bill', which allows women to get free mammograms in New York. Likewise, Christiansen has been involved in 'Stand Up to Cancer' and denotes some amount of her net worth.  

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