Edson Jeune (Benita Alexander’s Husband) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Edson Jeune

Edson Jeune is an American Ballroom dancer, dance instructor, and health coach. He is the husband of Benita Alexander, the ex-fiancée of Paolo Macchiarini, a Swiss thoracic surgeon and former regenerative medicine researcher.


Edson Ricardo Jeune [1]The New York Times was born on Tuesday, 6 May 1980 (age 43 years; as of 2023) in the United States. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He belongs to Port-au-Prince in Haiti. [2]Facebook – Edson Jeune

A childhood image of Edson Jeune

A childhood image of Edson Jeune

In 1998, he did BS in economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. [3]LinkedIn – Edson Jeune In 2005, he earned a Muscular Therapy Certificate from the Muscular Therapy Institute. [4]LinkedIn – Edson Jeune

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Edson Jeune


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Kesnel Jeune. His mother, Luna Germain, buses tables at Legal Sea Foods restaurant.

Edson Jeune with his family

Edson Jeune with his family


On 18 October 2012, Edson Jeune got married to Benita Alexander, who is an American executive producer, narrator, writer and director.

Benita Alexander with Edson Ricardo Jeune

Edson Ricardo Jeune with Benita Alexander

In January 2016, an article was published by a popular American magazine, which described the courtship and alleged marriage arrangements involving Edson Jeune’s wife and NBC News producer Benita Alexander and Paolo Macchiarini. In 2013, Benita was assigned by NBC News to produce a documentary called ‘A Leap of Faith’ about Paolo. During the project, she became romantically involved with him, only to discover in 2015 that he had been married for thirty years, including the entire period of their courtship. The article detailed Macchiarini’s lies about being a surgeon to celebrities and world leaders, including claims of associations with former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and plans for an extravagant wedding with Pope Francis officiating, Andrea Bocelli and Elton John performing, Enoteca Pinchiorri catering, and numerous celebrities attending. [5]Vanity Fair [6]Rolling Stone Macchiarini allegedly said that Pope Francis had given his blessing for their wedding, which the Pope’s spokesperson denied, stating that the Pope did not know anyone by that name and would not have officiated such an event. [7]The Guardian


He is a well-trained professional Latin American dancer. He has participated in many dance competitions across the world. He is trained in many dance forms including ChaChaCha, Rumba, Bolero, Mambo, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive, Tango, Waltz, and Foxtrot.


In December 2019, he participated in the Holiday Dance Classic competition in Las Vegas. In September 2021, he won a gold medal at the National Amateur Dance Sports Championships in the United States. He gives professional dance training and also takes dance classes to train for a performance, wedding, or any other occasion. He gives therapeutic and sports massages to dancers. He has collaborated with organizers of various dance competitions and championships to provide his massage services to the contestants.

Edson Jeune providing massages for Cross Country Dance Championships participants

Edson Jeune providing massages for Cross Country Dance Championships participants


  • He follows a non-vegetarian diet.

    Edson Jeune's Facebook post about having a non-vegetarian meal

    Edson Jeune’s Facebook post about having a non-vegetarian meal

  • He consumes alcohol occasionally.

    Edson Jeune's Instagram post about drinking gin

    Edson Jeune’s Instagram post about drinking gin

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