It may not be easy being married to a celebrity, but Rachel Platten and her husband make it look like child’s play. The award-winning musician achieved fame with her single Fight Song 2015. Thanks to the support of her husband Kevin Lazan, who inspired her to persevere and not give up until her dreams came true, she is now a success story in the industry.
Today, the singer has taken her rightful place at the top of the entertainment industry; she has three studio albums with several award-winning singles. After her rise to fame in 2015, her third album “Wildlife” was number five in the United States and the singles “Stand by You” and “Battle Song” were included in the Billboard Hot 100.
Rachel Platten works consistently hard and continues to earn her place as one of the more spirited and authentic voices in pop.
Rachel Platten: Biography
The celebrated singer, Rachel Ashley Platten, was born on May 20, 1981, the daughter of Jewish parents Pamela and Paul Platten. Rachel grew up at Newton Center alongside her sister Melanie Platten and began experimenting with the piano at the tender age of five.
During her years at Buckingham Browne and Nichols Secondary School, she was active in the school singing group. Rachel was later accepted into Trinity College where she joined the Trinitones, the school’s all-female Cappella group, and in 2003 the singer graduated with a B.A. in International Relations. After graduating, she studied abroad and did her internship in Trinidad, where she was one of the backups for the International Soca Monarch finals.
The up-and-coming star made the decision to make a career out of music after having performed as a background singer at the international final of Soca Monarch. In 2003, the singer released her first album Trust in Me, and on April 26, 2011, her second album Be Here from the stables of Rock Ridge Music came to light. Her single 1000 Ships made it to #24 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and Fight Song from the album Wildfire, which she released in 2015, made it to #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also reached #5. In the third month of 2016, Rachel had already released her third album, which is still making waves in the music world.
Everything You Should Know About Rachel Platten’s Husband – Kevin Lazan
Opposites not only attract each other but when they attract each other, they stay together forever. The marriage between the musician and the New York-based lawyer Kevin Lazan certainly lends credibility to this saying. The duo met in New York City when Rachel was still a budding musician and Kevin a young, promising lawyer. According to the entertainer, it was love at first sight; the two immediately connected and began their relationship, which has lasted for many years.
Kevin Lazan, who is one year older than his wife, was born in Florida. His mother Judi is a real estate agent, while his father David was a lawyer. Kevin attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in law and journalism. In 2010, he received his MBA degree from NYU Stern School of Business with a focus on strategy and finance.
Like Rachel, Kevin belongs to the Jewish faith.
Kevin and Rachel Platten were married in 2010 at a traditional Jewish ceremony at Mount Hope Farm Bristol, Rhode Island. According to what the songwriter told her fans, they had the wedding on a farm because they wanted to create a uniqueness and glamour different from what you would normally expect from a wedding.
The couple’s marriage has been going on for 10 years and it’s still growing – which is never easy in the entertainment industry. Even after a decade, they are still head over heels in love, and the thought of divorce or separation seems to drift further and further away from them. They currently live in Santa Monica, California, with their dog Dino, whom they love like a child.
Currently, they have no children together.
In 2016 Kevin quit his very lucrative job as a financial advisor to open a neighborhood café. Against all odds, the café is now a success and a must in Westside LA.