Celebrity marriages are often a topic of interest for fans around the world. And the news get even more interesting when one of the spouses is a celebrity, and the other is a regular person. Fans want to know what attracted a celebrity to someone who leads a normal life. How did these people meet? Well, today, we will talk about Esther Nazarov.
She is the former spouse of American songwriter, rapper, and singer Fred Durst. Let’s take a look.
Who is her famous former husband?
We have to start with the celebrity in question, right? Born William Frederick Durst, or by some records, Frederick Allen Mayne III in August 1970, he is an American rapper, singer, actor, and director. Most people recognize him as the frontman and lyricist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit. The famous singer has released eight studio albums with the band.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, his family moved to Orlando and then to a farm in Cherryville, North Carolina during his early childhood. He was only one year old when the family moved to the farm. His mother had him rechristened as William Frederick Durst after remarrying Bill Durst, a local police officer.
His parents quickly had another child, his half-brother Cory Durst. When he was in fifth grade, Fred moved to Gastonia, North Carolina. There, he graduated from Hunter Huss High School.
Here is a fun fact. He was bullied as a child, which helped him find solace in music. When he was 12 years old, he took an interest in breakdancing, hip hop, punk rock, and heavy metal. During this period, he began rapping, skating, and DJing.
Before forming Limp Bizkit in 1994, he worked multiple odd jobs, including as a landscaper, pizza delivery driver, and tattoo artist. It took him a while to develop an idea about a band combining elements of rock and hip hop.
In 1994, he formed Limp Bizkit alongside Malachi Sage, bassist Sam Rivers, and Rivers’ cousin John Otto. They jammed together and wrote three songs. Then, Wes Borland joined as a guitarist. Durst came up with the name, wanting something that would repel listeners.
The band quickly developed a cult following in the underground music scene, thanks to their covers of Faith by George Michael and Straight Up by Paula Abdul.
In 1997, the band signed with Flip Records, which was a subsidiary of Interscope Records. They released their debut album, titled Three Dollar Bill, Y’all to moderate success.
In the early years, Fred also developed an interest in filmmaking, even directing the music video for the band’s single Faith.
The band reached its highest success with the albums Significant Other in 1999 and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water in 2000.
That success led to the band being invited to the highly anticipated Woodstock ’99 festival. They played in front of approximately 200,000 people. Yet, the concert was tarnished by violent behavior from the crowd, much of which occurred during the performance of Limp Bizkit. Most of the violent stuff happened during the song Break Stuff.
Here is a fun fact, in 2002, Durst signed a deal to write songs for Britney Spears. Later on, he said he was in a relationship with her, but she denied his claims.
In the 2000s, when Limp Bizkit was on a hiatus, Durst began his film career, working in independent films. In 2009, the original lineup of the band reunited and began touring.
Now let’s take a look at Durst’s ex-wife, Esther Nazarov. Her profession and career are unknown. Many people recognize her only as Fred’s former wife.
To be fair, their relationship didn’t last that long. The media had little time to scoop out some information about Esther.
With that in mind, they hooked up in January 2008. And then, in April 2009, after a year of on-and-off-relationship, they got engaged. Remember, this was a period when Limp Bizkit was on a hiatus.
They got married on July 13th, 2009. During this period, the band reunited, and they began touring again. In September 2009, Esther and Fred broke up.
Their divorce became official in February 2010. As you can see, their marriage lasted only a few months. One might say that Fred’s involvement with Limp Bizkit was the problem. After all, they met when the band was on a hiatus and broke up when the band got back together.
The many marriages of Fred Durst
Over the course of his life, Fred Durst has been involved with many women. As we said before, at one point, he claimed to have a relationship with famous American singer Britney Spears. At the time, she was at the height of her popularity. Late on, he said that probably a girl like her didn’t want to be mentioned with him, which is why she denied the relationship.
That being said, Fred has had quite a few relationships and even marriages. For example, he got married to his first wife Rachel Tergesen while serving in the Navy. At the time, he was stationed in Oakland, California. They got married in 1990 and had a daughter Adriana Durst. Their daughter was born in June 1990.
Three years later, they divorced after a domestic disturbance after which Durst was arrested. Esther was his second wife. That marriage might have come after a long break, but during that period, Durst dated other women.
He also has a son named Dallas Durst with his former girlfriend Jennifer Thayer. He also got married to Kseniya Beryazina, but they divorced in 2018.
Esther and the Limp Bizkit frontman didn’t have any children together.
Is she on social media?
As far as we know and were able to search, the former lovely wife of Fred Durst doesn’t have a profile on any social media handle. She might have some private Facebook account, but nothing else.
Her former husband, on the other hand, has an Instagram profile with more than 560k followers. His band, Limp Bizkit, has a fan following of more than 670k on Instagram.
While many people recognize Fred, he is far from the social media influencer that other Hollywood celebrities are. He doesn’t have millions of followers.
As we said before, we do not know a lot about Esther Nazarov. There is no information about her early life, educational background, professional career, family life, or anything in between. We do not know what she does for a living. And with that in mind, we cannot talk about her net worth.
What we do know is the net worth of her former husband. As of August 2023, Fred has a net worth of more than $20 million.