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Carman Licciardello

Carmelo Domenic Licciardello is an evangelist and contemporary Christian music artist. He was also seen in many TV series like Carmen: Celebrate Jesus, Time-2, Carmen’s reality check and many others.

As a child, Carmelo (born in Trenton, New Jersey) used to play drums. He started as a member in his mother’s group and then formed a group of his own in his teenage years. Approximately at the age of 20 Domenic moved to California on his own.

His evangelistic life came to be while attending an Andraé Crouch concert, where he became a born again Christian. In 1980, he made a custom album titled God's Not Finished with Me, and the following year, he was invited by Bill Gaither to tour with The Bill Gaither Trio. Between 1987 and 1989, he was named Charisma magazine's readers' choice for favorite male vocalist while a year after that, in 1990 and 1992, Billboard recognized Carmelo's influence in Christian music by naming him the Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year. Today, he still holds the record for the biggest attendance for one Christian music artist at any gig.

In 2008, he was accused by many sources for having an array of illicit affairs. A rumor about an erotic triangle consisting of Mario Murillo, Carmelo and another woman named Oksana went on for about two years. It was even said that he was having a sexual relationship when he was in the ministry. But, just like in all of the cases mentioned above, his fans refused to accept the fact that Carmelo would have a relationship out of marriage.

None of the rumors were proved as no woman made a paternity suit on it, or came out claiming that he had a relationship with her. And while you might think that’s about it, it’s not. He was also rumored to have a relationship with Keli Miller, though, as all other rumors, that one has not been confirmed either.

Now, while rumors are hypothetical claims – sometimes based on facts and tangible proof, but not always – there are indeed some things that we know for sure. For instance, it has been confirmed that Carmelo got married in 2004. His wife was said to be Rosa Licciardello. She was never seen in the media, and neither did Carmelo ever talk about her.

According to further information, the evangelist maintained a relationship with Patricia Manterola while he was married to Rosa and the latter was also married to Javier Ortiz. Patricia wanted him to file for a divorce and talked about infidelity in Oprah. She said that in Mexico, if a guy proves that her woman pushed him into adultery by not meeting his conjugal rights, then she loses her rights of alimony. She then added that infidelity was a cultural thing.


Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 19-01-1956
Ex. Wife: Rosa Licciardello
Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Net Worth: around $20 million
Girlfriend: Mario Murillo, Oksana
Nationality: American
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Published : Jun 29 2014
Modified : Aug 22 2017