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About Cleo Wattenström
Age31 Years
BirthJune 12, 1992 Belgium
Height5 feet, 8 inches
SpouseJoel Kinnaman
AddressVenice, California
CountryUnited States
JobTattoo Artist, Part-Time Model
Instagram Profilecleokinnaman

Suicide Squad star, Joel Kinnaman is currently dating Kelly Gale but the attention on his ex-wife hasn’t waned. He was married to Cleo Wattenström, a Swedish-Ethiopian artist well known for her body ink. Their relationship, marriage, and split was low-key but still the talk of the town. Kinnaman’s fans want to know more about their relationship and his ex-wife’s background. So we reveal it in this Cleo Wattenström wiki.

Cleo Wattenström’s Nationality

Cleo Wattenström was born on June 12, 1992, in Belgium Her parents have roots in Sweden and Ethiopia, so Wattenström was exposed to different cultures from a young age.

Wattenström’s passion for art began when she was just 14 years of age, and she worked on it to hone her skills.

Cleo Wattenström’s Career

Wattenström is a tattoo artist whose work has been much appreciated by her clients and admirers. Her inspiration comes from black-and-white films and photography, and it clearly shows in her work.


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While she lived in Stockholm, Sweden, Wattenström looked at different art forms to serve as her inspiration. That’s when she developed an appreciation for black-and-white films and photography.

In an interview, Wattenström revealed that she decided to become a tattoo artist because it was a great way to turn her passion for art into a career.

Wattenström said of her career choice, “What got me into tattooing was probably that I did not want to go to school and I needed to find something that I could earn money off, and the only thing I was really good at was drawing.”

Apart from being a tattoo artist, Wattenström also worked as a part-time model when she was living in Stockholm, Sweden. She has modeled for magazines, books and specialized in genres like horror, glamour, pin-up, Goth, fashion, and retro.

Cleo Wattenström’s Relationships

Cleo Wattenström’s husband, Joel Kinnaman, also grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, and started dating her in 2014. Their relationship was known to the public around December 2014, even though they had been dating for several months and were also living together.

Kinnanman and Wattenström wanted a marriage without any intrusions from the media and got quietly married without making it public news. In fact, most people were not even aware that the two had gotten married until Kinnaman revealed it in an interview with The Talk in April 2016.

On the show, host Aisha Tyler said to Kinnaman, “Your girlfriend is actually a tattoo artist,” to which Kinnaman replied and corrected her by saying, “My wife.”

Later, Kinnaman explained on The Late Late Show with James Corden that they had gotten married in a low-profile ceremony in early 2016.

Their marriage also came to a quiet end and the tattooist got candid about their split in subsequent interviews. They finalised their divorce in 2018 and in 2020, Cleo came out as lesbian in a Swedish podcast.

She revealed that she was always drawn to women but had a great relationship with Joel. Her attraction to women was always there and Kinnaman was aware because she was open about her feelings to him. Although she wanted it to work with her husband, Cleo became miserable towards the end of their marriage.

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Their split was amicable and they remain close friends. They even share pictures hanging out together on their respective social media.