|About Claire Winter Kislinger|
|Birth||December 25, 1985|
|Spouse||Alex Piers-Smith 2017-Present|
|Siblings||Coco Kislinger, Nick Kislinger|
|Parents||Cathy Waterman, Eddie Kislinger|
She has officially made history as the most decorated female artist with 23 American Music Awards! Yes, we are talking about Taylor Swift, who won three more awards last night at the 2018 AMAs. To celebrate the moment, one of her closest friends, a very pregnant Claire Winter Kislinger, was present as her date to the show. Swift even gave a shout out to Winter when accepting one of her awards, leaving many confused as to who the mystery girl was. If you too are wondering who Claire Winter is, then sit tight. We have all the details about Taylor Swift’s friend, right here!
Claire Winter’s a Jewelry Designer
Claire Winter Kislinger, age 32, was born on December 25, 1985.
Winter always was inclined towards fashion and thought that she’d end up working with her mother one day. She finally did, as she became a jewelry designer like her mother, Cathy Waterman.
The two seem to share an impeccable bond as she loves to share photos of her mom and all the ways she is proud of her on social media. The two could pass for sisters!
She Comes from a Prominent Family
Winter was born to Cathy Waterman and Eddie Kislinger. Waterman is a jewelry designer based out of California. She is also a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
She designs jewelry pieces that are feminine and lyrical by utilizing metals and fair-trade stones. And they certainly are popular!
Waterman’s handcrafted jewelry pieces have been worn by Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, and Gwyneth Paltrow. In fact, actor Matthew McConaughey proposed to Camila Alves in 2011 with a rose-cut Cathy Waterman engagement ring!
Winter’s father, Eddie Kislinger, received his Juris Doctor from UCLA. He is into music and is also quite the lyricist.
Throughout his career, Kislinger has toured with The Eagles, The Who, and Joe Crocker.
Later, he started Edge Artists with his friend, Gerard McMahon. They both licensed their catalogue of songs to Telepictures.
Claire Winter’s Sister Is a Baker
Winter’s younger sister, Coco Kislinger, attended Crossroads School. She then graduated in 2011 from Pitzer College with a degree in Political Studies.
But it was obvious that her true passion was cooking. So, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and put all the skills she learned there to good use!
Currently, Kislinger is the owner and the head baker at Coco Bakes. She is in a happy relationship with Beau Macaluso.
Her Brother Is a Cofounder of LA’s The Hub
Nick Kislinger lives in Los Angeles, California and graduated in 2007 from Pitzer College.
Currently, he works as a curator at Summit in Venice, California. Additionally, Kislinger is the cofounder and advisor at The Hub, Los Angeles.
Claire Winter’s Wedding Was a Surprise Ceremony!
Claire Winter’s husband is Alexander Piers-Smith. He graduated from Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California in 2002. He then attended Fordham University to study communications and film as well as sports management.
He was the vice president of research and development at Cloudbreak Productions. And according to his Facebook page, which was last updated in 2015, he worked at Mirada.
Winter and Smith got married on October 21, 2017. The couple actually surprised everyone and got married at their engagement party! Although there was reportedly a seat saved for her bestie, T-Swift, she unfortunately couldn’t make it.
Now, the sweet couple is currently expecting a baby boy after having announced they were pregnant in July. Well, showing up to a national awards show like the AMAs at over six months pregnant in support of her best friend is literally what #friendshipgoals is all about!
Taylor Swift can certainly add Claire Winter to her long list of things to be thankful for!
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Happy Birthday to the best cat-mother, kitchen dance party partner, crime drama marathon watching buddy, FRIEND I know. @taylorswift we’ve been through a lot (and not just retro clothing phases) and there’s no one else I’d want by my side. Thank you for your friendship, sisterhood & for always casting light instead of shadows. I guess you could say I’m pretty happy you were born or whatever. LOVE YOU