Janina Castaneda is known because of her husband Scott Richard Weiland who was an American singer and songwriter.
Janina Castaneda’s Family
There is not much information about Janina Castaneda’s personal life on the internet except about her relationship with the famous Scott Richard Weiland. Scott mentioned her in his book and said “she’s half Mexican, half Ecuadorian and they met when he was 22 and she was 19 at a night club he’d frequent. Scott initially started talking to her friend, but couldn’t help but feel drawn to Janina and ended up getting her number by the end of the night.” They got married on September 17, 1994.
But was soon divorced and separated their ways in 2000. In his autobiography, Scott states that he was the reason for their broken marriage. His drug use ruined their relationship.
He married Mary Forsberg on May 20, 2000. They were blessed with two children, Noah, and Lucy. But even this marriage didn’t last long and they were divorced in the year 2007.
In a November 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Scott revealed that he was engaged to Jamie Wachtel, and got married on June 22, 2013.
Scott’s Drug addiction and Health Problems
In 1995, Scott was convicted of buying cocaine. He was sentenced to one year of probation. After his sentence, his drug addiction increased to another level. He moved into a hotel room, next door to Courtney Love, where she said he “shot drugs the whole time” with her.
In 2001, Scott revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Janina Castaneda’s Career & Net Worth
Because of Janina’s low-key existence, keeping herself hidden from the public eye, there is not much information about her career or what she does for a living. It was only because of her relationship with Scott that gave her popularity. Scott Weiland wrote the song ‘Sour Girl’ about his first wife, Janina Castaneda. In his autobiography ‘Not Dead and Not for Sale’, Scott wrote ‘” Sour Girl’ was written after the collapse of my relationship with Janina. It’s about her. She was a sour girl the day that she met me. She was a happy girl the day she left me.”
Scott Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the rock band Stone Temple Pilots.
Scott said in an interview with MTV News in November 2008 that several songs on “Happy” in Galoshes were inspired by the death of his brother and his separation from Mary Forsberg.
Weiland’s younger brother Michael died of cardiomyopathy in early 2007. The Velvet Revolver songs “For a brother” and “Pills, Demons, & Etc” are about Michael.
Scott’s Death and Impact
On 3rd December 2015, Scott was found dead, at age 48, on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The medical examiner later disclosed that Scott’s death was the result of an accidental drug overdose. In the report, the examiner’s office also noted Weiland’s atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma, and prolonged drug abuse. The funeral for Weiland was held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.