Christy McGinity is a main cast member on Little Women: LA.
Christy McGinity was born on August 19, 1977 in Burbank, California.
Before she was on Little Women: LA, McGinity worked as a stand-in for child actors in commercials. She also had minor roles in films, "Death to Smoochy", and "Austin Powers in Goldmember". Christy was also a financial advisor.
Behind the Scenes
Christy married Todd Gibel on May 16, 2014. As of March 2020, the two are separated or divorced. She has a daughter named Autumn (20) and a son named Trenton from her first marriage. Both Autumn and Trenton are little people. McGinity's current boyfriend Gonzalo Carazo is the father of her third child, Violet, who passed away at two weeks old on March 20, 2020.
At one point in her life, McGinity suffered from alcohol addiction. It affected her friendships, and even caused her children to be taken away from her at one point. She has been sober since 2010.
Gibel is friends with Little Women: NY cast member Lila Call.
In November 2016, McGinity underwent spinal surgery. The doctor nicked her carotid artery, which almost killed her. She also suffered a stroke a few months after the surgery. The type of spinal surgery that she underwent had never been performed on a little person before. She survived the stroke, but required months of recovery.
In 2018, Christy underwent gastric sleeve surgery, to assist her weight loss.
In 2019, McGinity started an online affair with a man named Gonzalo Carazo, due to her husband Todd being "absent to her in various ways", and other issues, which pushed her to find affection elsewhere. Apparently, Christy and Carazo had known each other for almost a decade, were close friends, and would see each other at Little People of America conventions. In September 2019, Christy revealed that she and Gonzalo were expecting their first child together. Their daughter, Violet Eva Carazo was born on March 6, 2020, seven weeks premature. At her birth, she measured 15 inches and weighed 3lbs., 15 oz. But on March 20, 2020, Violet passed away at two weeks old.