Jan Cilliers is the husband of the 24-year-old model Christy Giles who was found dead outside a Los Angeles hospital on November 13, 2021. The two weren’t just spouses, they were also best friends wanting to make it big in the industry together.
This Jan Cilliers Bio explores everything you need to know about Christy Giles’s husband.
Meet Jan Cilliers, Christy Giles Husband
Jan Cilliers and Christy Giles were married on August 29, 2019. Recalling their wedding, Jan shared that it took place on a Wednesday night in Deep Playa beneath the art piece called “Broken but Together.”
Unfortunately, the two could only celebrate 2 wedding anniversaries, as Christy tragically passed away in November 2021. Reports mentioned that Christy and friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola’s lifeless bodies were dumped by masked men at two separate hospitals after a night out.
A video obtained by DailyMail.com showed Christy partying with Hilda just hours before she was found dead. The two then left the party and went to an apartment in West LA with some men they met that night.
Also, there were traces of heroin found in her system, which led Christ’s mother to believe that her daughter was sexually assaulted before she was killed.
Likewise, Jan (who was visiting his father in San Francisco when the incident occurred) claimed that his wife would never have willingly taken the drug, and suspected a foul play.
Following her loss, Jan went on to share several IG posts related to his wife. One of them wrote, “The moments we shared will forever be burned into my mind. But that’s not enough. I want more memories with you. I would do anything to make more memories with you. My heart is shattered.”
As of November 2021, the actual cause of Christy’s death was still unknown. Meanwhile, her friend Hilda was fighting for her life in a coma.
Looking back at the posts Christy made about her husband, she once wrote that there were no words that could illustrate how she felt about Jan. “Thank you for all you do, immensely in love with you,” she added.
Did Jan Cilliers And Christy Giles Have Kids?
No, Jan Cilliers and Christy Giles didn’t have any kids. Even Jan’s Twitter bio wrote he was a “stay-at-home dad” with no kids.
Most of his dreams were shattered after the tragic incident. Be it kids or career, nothing felt within reach for Jan. However, he was set on delivering justice to his late wife. That’s why he started a GoFundMe campaign with Carly Amos, and it had already raised over $100 thousand.
The fundraiser was titled “Justice of Christy”, and naturally the funds would be used to hire a private investigator to look into the model’s case along with other expenses.
Also, they urged people to donate to save “every other female out there who has been or could be grossly affected similarly.”
You can make your donations for Christy here.
Jan Cilliers Age
Jan Cilliers was reportedly born before 1995. So, he couldn’t have been any younger than 26 years of age when his 24-year-old wife Christy Giles passed away.
Christy was born on November 5, 1997, and was of the Scorpio zodiac.
Jan Cilliers Job
Jan Cilliers is a visual effect supervisor and artist who has confessedly worked the highest caliber images from some of the best cinematographers on the planet. He claimed to have an eye for details, and this enabled him to transfer to his photography.
Before Christy passed away, the two teamed up to create beautiful portraiture and editorial-style images, several of which were featured over Christy’s IG.
Find Jan’s photography works over his website, “jancilliers.com.”
Is Jan Cilliers On Facebook?
Yes, find him over Facebook @jan.cilliers.
Also, here’s his Instagram @jancilliers.
Most of his posts then featured his late wife, and the rest were his photography works.
Where Is Jan Cilliers From?
Jan Cilliers hails from Johannesburg, Gauteng, the largest city in South Africa.
But as of 2021, he lived in Venice, Italy.
Has Jan Cilliers Shared Anything About His Family?
Yes, Jan was very open about his family over his socials. His loving mom and dad were last featured over his IG in Feb 2015, on a hiking trip.
As for his siblings, he has a sister named Mika Button @mikabutton.
On National Siblings Day 2014, Jan posted a picture of him with Mika and their grandmother, captioned, “National Sibling Day appreciation for my Sister Mika. She is such an amazing personality and brings a smile to everyone she interacts with.”
His grandmother Molly recently had turned 89 then.
How Tall Is Jan Cilliers?
Jan Cilliers stands tall at a height above 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, he has a heptagonal face and amazing long brown hair.