How long were Jasmine Fiore and ex-husband Michael Cardosi married?

Bruno Cooke January 25, 2023
How long were Jasmine Fiore and ex-husband Michael Cardosi married?
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The Playboy Murders premiered on January 23, 2023 and will continue to air weekly, taking audiences on a journey into the circumstances surrounding the life and tragic death of Jasmine Fiore, and her relationship with her husband Ryan Jenkins.

But it may surprise some viewers to learn that, according to multiple reports, Jenkins wasn’t Fiore’s only husband during her lifetime.

The other was Michael Cardosi, whom Jasmine Fiore knew before she met Jenkins.

His mother told Radar Online that he had told her Fiore was the love of his life – that they were “soul mates.” Here’s what we know about their relationship.

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For how long were Jasmine Fiore and ex-husband Michael Cardosi married?

Three years, according to reports from Radar Online and TMZ. They married in 2003, shared homes together in Santa Cruz and San Diego, and divorced in 2006.

Just two weeks after Jasmine Fiore’s death on August 15, 2009, TMZ reported on her relationship with “prison boyfriend” and “ex-husband” Michael Cardosi.

Four days before her death, Cardosi reportedly exited prison on parole. Fiore met him at the gates of the Southern California prison. Four days later – on the day she died – authorities arrested Cardosi violating his parole, TMZ reports, which led to a search of his apartment. Authorities did not consider him a suspect in the investigation into her murder.

Buena Park police told the outlet that they had discovered letters Fiore and Cardosi had exchanged, which revealed an “intimate relationship” between the two. 

How did Michael Cardosi react to the death of ex-wife Jasmine Fiore?

Radar Online reportedly spoke to Cardosi’s mother for a report it published on September 4, 2009. 

She told the outlet that her son hoped to rekindle his romance with the late model. The outlet states clearly that he and Fiore were husband and wife for three years, and reunited “on a Southern California beach” while he was out on parole.

“When Michael [Cardosi] told me that Jasmine [Fiore] had died,” his mother Winnie Humphreys told the outlet, “we just collapsed and fell into one another’s arms sobbing.”

“He told me, ‘Mom, she was the love of my life – we were soul mates,'” she said. “He was absolutely devastated.”

He ‘truly loved’ her, says mother

Humphreys reiterated the point to Radar Online, saying Cardosi experienced “terrible depression” when he went back to prison following Fiore’s death.

“I really worried for him,” she said, “because he truly loved Jasmine. They had known each other for eight years and had been through some good and bad times together but always stayed in touch even when Michael was sent to jail.”

She said she last spoke to him in late August of that year – 2009 – and he was “still very depressed over what happened to his former wife. I’m worried that he may never get over her sudden and tragic loss.”

Michael Cardosi used to work as a construction worker and bartender. On the same day that Radar Online published the report quoted here, TMZ shared photos of him and Jasmine “hugging, smiling, touching and even sharing a kiss,” days before her death.

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Was Jasmine Fiore on Rock Of Love? And if so, which season?

No, Jasmine Fiore never appeared on Rock Of Love. Her name does not appear on any lists of the show’s cast members

Heather Chadwell (season one runner up) and Lacey Conner (who finished third) both claimed during an episode of the Talk Of Love podcast they each received offers to have their own shows individually. However, neither got off the ground, since VH1 suspended celebrity reality programming following Fiore’s death.

There is a way to connect Jasmine Fiore to Rock Of Love, however, without too many loose ends.

Megan Hauserman appeared on Rock Of Love 2, finishing fifth. Besides being a Playboy colleague of Fiore’s, she had her own reality dating show on VH1. Its name was Megan Wants A Millionaire. Ryan Jenkins, Fiore’s second husband, competed on it for Hauserman’s affections, before meeting Fiore. 

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, primarily with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus, and has written for HITC, Groundviews and the Sheffield University newspaper – he earned his MA in Global Journalism there in 2021. He’s the Spoken Word Poetry Editor for The Friday Poem, and self-published his debut novel Reveries in 2019, which his mum called both a “fine read” and “excellent Christmas present”. Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes, among other things: bicycle touring, black and white Japanese films, pub quizzes, fermentation and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will set off with his partner on a round-the-world cycle.