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Crysta Marie Bio, Zachariah Smith Wife, Age, Job, Instagram

Fan-favorite Zachariah Smith started his journey on Season 21 of American Idol with probably the ever-best rendition of “Hurts So Good” by John Mellencamp. His energy and movement during the audition delight the judges, who swayed along with him in their seats. The Nashville Idol hopeful came on the stage as a grill cook at his family’s Bill’s Hamburgers and the judges gave him the golden ticket and the good news that he won’t be flipping burgers anymore. Even more fascinating fact about Zachariah is that he also happens to have a beautiful wife named Crysta Marie. To those of you who noticed, she even accompanied him during the audition.

So, in this writing called ‘Crysta Marie Bio’ lets us tell you all about her.

Meet Crysta Marie, American Idol Zachariah Smith’s Wife

Most lately, on 9 March 2023, Zachariah Smith took to his ‘Realzachariahsmith’ Facebook to thank his wife Crysta Marie for all her “hard work”. He called her the sweetest, most loving, caring, and compassionate lady he knows. To his “baby Crysta,” he also gushed about being beyond blessed to be able to call her his wife, with a couple of heart and kissed-face emojis added.

To Zachariah, Crysta is also that one person who takes all his stress and anxiety away. Often, we have seen Zachariah say things like “Seriously she has been so amazing and supportive of me”/ “My #1 Fan! My Beautiful wife! I love you” about her.

We don’t yet know when these two tied the knot. But, there is a wedding picture of the two on Zach’s Facebook and the date on it is 30 November 2022.

How Many Kids Does Crysta Marie Have?

Crysta Marie has three kids, two daughters, and a youngest son. And it appears the eldest is Crysta’s kid from a previous relationship. The baby daddy/ex-husband is Will Pate, who on his social media goes around as a “father” and a “full-time Christ follower” among other things.

The remaining two, Crysta seemingly shares with Zachariah. Yet, it also seems like Crysta, her now husband and her ex have found common ground to come together during parenting duties. That is maybe why, Crysta appeared on her ex/baby daddy’s social media posts until around 2016.

As for Zachariah, we have spotted him complaining to himself that he has not been giving enough credit to his “beauty” for handling his hectic schedule, running a restaurant, and managing to be the best mom to their 3 kiddos.

Also, about their daughters Timber and Adelyn, Zachariah was once writing “You girls make me a dad and for that, I love you even more!! I love you Timber and Adelyn!!❤️❤️❤️”.

Crysta Marie Age

Crysta Marie was born in 1990. So, she turned 33 years old in 2022.

Crysta Marie Job

Well, back in time, when Crysta Marie received a Coronavirus-related PPP loan from the SBA of $3,383 in April 2021, she was self-employed in the Child Day Care Services.

At the same time, Crysta perhaps may have also continued working at her hometown Amory’s famous Bill’s Hamburgers, a place she seemingly runs/or did so in the past with her brother Bill.

Until 2016, according to, the folks of the 1929-founded place prided themselves on keeping the formula the same fresh ground meat with or without mustard and onions. At the time, Crysta told the outlet that their place have people sitting outside waiting on them to open.

Recently, on the stage of Idol, Crysta’s husband also presented himself as one of Bill’s Burger employees.

Speaking of the man’s American Idol journey, eventually, in the competition, he sang “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner. He then also performed a duet with Isaac Brown called “Body Roll Boys”, singing “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John. And for his final solo performance, he sang “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, which secured him on “Top 24”.

Is Crysta Marie On Instagram?

Yes. Crysta Marie can be found on Instagram. As of 12 April 2023, her account @crysta_smith22 included 2,359 posts and 757 followers. There also showed regular glimpses of her life to her people on ‘Crysta Marie’ Facebook.

Crysta Marie Family

Crysta’s mother is Janice Wilkerson. She could be found on IG @janicewilkerson. While on Facebook, she went around as an Amory, Mississippi native, and the director of clinical services at this place called Broad River Rehab. She turned 53 years old on 30 June 2022. Also, at this point, she was still married to Reid Wilkerson, Crysta’s father.

Not much is known about Reid who reached the age of 59 on 31 January 2023.

Crysta also has a bunch of siblings: brothers Bill, Jim, and James and sisters Rachel and Sadie. Among them, Rachael Wilkerson, like her brother-in-law, also seemed to be passionate about music.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Crysta Marie’s Birthday?

Crysta Marie’s birthday is on November 30th and that makes her a Sagittarius.

  • Where Is Crysta Marie From?

Crysta Marie hails from a city called Amory in Monroe County, Mississippi, in the United States.

  • What Is Crysta Marie Maiden Name?

Apparently, Crysta Marie is also her maiden name. But, the complete name is Crysta Marie Wilkerson.

Also, it looks like she was previously married to Will Pate, her ex, and for that time being she went around as Crysta Pate. And last but not least, though she preferably goes by Crysta, her real name is actually Crystal.

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