Who Is Ariel Helwani’s Wife? Facts about Jaclyn Stein Helwani
Jaclyn Stein Helwani was born on March 28, 1982, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is the wife of popular sports journalist, Ariel Helwani.
Jaclyn is a businesswoman and CEO of Anzie jewelry based in her native Montreal.
A Look into Jaclyn Stein Helwani's Early Life
Jaclyn attended Herzilah High School in Montreal and graduated in 1999. She went on to earn a degree in Management from McGill University in 2004.
She is a successful entrepreneur. Jaclyn is also known for her staunch support of cancer awareness campaigns and for her engagement in fundraisers for cancer-related research.
In her professional life, Jaclyn is a celebrated jewelry designer. She studied jewelry design from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and today uses that knowledge to run her family business successfully.
She is also known to be an experienced art teacher, sculptor, and painter.
The Story Behind Anzie Jewelry
Anzie Jewelry is named after Jaclyn's mother, Anzie Stein. Before her success in gems and jewels, Stein was creative in paintings and etchings.
The now celebrated jewelry line started out as a monetary backup plan to support Jaclyn's father, Barry Stein, who had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.
After their initial product, the Lifesaver Bracelet, the Stein family officially launched Anzie Jewelry in 1999. Since then, the business has been successfully run by Jaclyn, her founding mother Anzie, and her sister Joanna.
Anzie's website shows that their products are classic, colorful expressions that highlight today's generation's natural beauty and style. The website further mentions Anzie's products as "Everyday Luxury" for today's women.
Wife to Ariel Helwani
Jaclyn married former ESPN journalist, Ariel Helwani, in 2008, having known him since their school days. The husband and wife met for the first time in 1994 when they were studying in the 7th grade.
Celebrated sports journalist, Helwani, has always been associated with combat sports, MMA being the most notable one. In his career thus far, he has been awarded many accolades.
His worthy recognition includes achievements such as winning the Journalist of the Year award seven times in a row between 2010 to 2016 and being awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year in the Awakening WMMA Awards.
Like his wife, the Canadian tv personality was also born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of a Lebanese mother and an Egyptian father.
The married couple currently live in Brooklyn, New York, with their three children, two sons, and a daughter.
Ariel Helwani Leaving ESPN
MMA reporter Helwani left his position at ESPN on June 15, 2021, after the expiry of the three-year contract he had signed in 2018. As per USA Today, he called the separation an amicable split.
The reporter had posted a video on his Instagram account in which he has addressed the issue.
I want to let you know that there are no hard feelings here. I signed for 3 years back in 2018. They offered me a new contract. I was given the opportunity to look at what was out there for me and I found a lot of exciting opportunities.
He stressed the opportunity to work at broadcasting giants ESPN to be "a dream come true." He further cleared that he has "no regrets" regarding the decision he made.