41-year-old Eddie Huang is a man of many talents. Predominantly renowned as a film director, he is also an author, chef, restaurateur, food personality, producer, and attorney.

The Washington D.C. native is popularly known for hosting the documentary series Huang's World and formerly co-owned BaoHaus (@baohausnyc), a gua bao restaurant famous for buns in the East Village of Lower Manhattan opened in 2009.

The restaurant was spread in other places across the U.S., including New York. However, all the locations in the country got shut down by the end of the pandemic. 

In 2023, Huang, who is signed with M88, opened a London-based BaoHaus in Islington, London

His professional journey started as an attorney in 2006. However, the 2007-2008 financial crisis resulted in his job loss after which he started doing stand-up comedy and also selling marijuana as a dealer.

From 2006 to 2008, he also operated a streetwear company called Hoodman Clothing. 

In his personal life, Huang is married to Shia Blanca and previously was engaged to Dana.

In this article, know about Huang's wife, net worth, engagement, movies & tv shows, and siblings.

Is Eddie Huang Dating or Married to a Wife Now?

Huang's wife is Shila Blanca @shiablanca, whose original name is Natashia Perrotti

The pair are currently hosting the podcast, Separate Bedroom, since 22 March 2023.

She is a vintage artist specializing in water painting. She was featured in the Boston Man Magazine and is a fashion enthusiast. 

The pair didn't have a grand wedding. They were in fact married privately on 22 March 2023 at Santa Barbara Country Courthouse.


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The groom donned a suit with white shoes and a shirt and the bride wore a gorgeous one-shoulder mini white dress. 


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Once Huang even made use of his memoir Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China to open up about the love of his life, his ex-girlfriend Dena. 

The memoir started with him sharing his journey to China to explore the Chinese culinary arts, followed by a revelation of his then-girlfriend and how he was left heartbroken.


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The pair had got engaged in May 2022, as per his younger brother Evan Huang's Instagram post in which she showcased the diamond rings—looks like more than one.


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Eddie Huang's Sweet Love Story with Girlfriend-Turned-Fiance Dena

According to Huang's memoir, he was happy with his ex-girlfriend Dena — who grew up in an Italian-Irish-American family in Scranton, Pennsylvania — when they were together.

The former couple had also planned for Dena to fly to China to meet Huang halfway on his trip, and the famed chef had decided that he was going to propose to her while they were in his ancestral homeland.

In case you didn't know, his parents reportedly were immigrants from Taiwan. Also, the ancestral homes of his father and mother were in the Hunan and Shandong provinces of mainland China, respectively.


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In addition, Huang often fantasized about Dena as his future wife and the family they would have one day together.

One of the lines in his memoir autobiography, 'Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir,' read:

I wanted my kids to enjoy capicola too, but what if they turned out like those people at dim sum who only ate shrimp dumplings and crab claws? What if they didn’t speak Chinese?

In 2016, Huang hosted the television documentary series Fresh Off the Boat (later known as Huang's World) premiered on Viceland. He explored diverse places around the world, exploring local cultures and cuisines

From 2015 to its cancellation in 2020, he also starred in the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat as Louis Huang alongside Constance Wu.

The plot of the series (inspired by his autobiography memoir) revolves around a family of Louis and Jessica Huang and three children, Eddie, Emery, and Evan.

Previously, he hosted Cooking Channel's Cheap Bites (2011-2012) and MTV's Snack Off (2014). 

In 2021, Huang made his directorial debut in the basketball drama movie Boogie. He also acted in the movie alongside Taylour Paige and the late rapper Pop Smoke.

He has also authored the book, 'Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China.'

Since 2022, he has been working on his upcoming series Panda for Showtime.

But What Went Wrong Post Engagement with Dena?

After deciding to propose to Dena, the former Huang's World co-host also called Dena's father, Mr. Fusco, to ask for his permission to propose to his daughter.

But Fusco, who possessed only stereotypical and Hollywood ideas of what China is like, replied to him, saying, "Eddie, it's a Communist country and, look, you know I'm an open-minded guy, but come on."

Dena's father further expressed his concern about his daughter's trip to Chengdu with Huang, stating things could go wrong anytime around their planned trip's destination.

Those comments hurt Huang and his sentiments toward his ancestral homeland. In his memoir, he said that upset with Fusco's words, as he felt her lover's father was "opposed to the country and culture my ancestors are from without ever understanding it."


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The two somehow got engaged during their trip, but they called off their engagement 18 months after the trip.

The author also wrote a chapter, 'Epilogue: I'm Not in Love,' implying that they broke up because of cultural differences.

In a paragraph, he blamed her, writing,

She couldn’t help herself. She couldn’t take affirmative steps toward the things she wanted to do in life. By her own account, she was “paralyzed.” I didn’t understand until it was too late. I just kept pushing her toward her goals and eventually pushed her away. On her way out, she took all of me.

How old is Eddie Huang?

Born on 1 March 1982, Edwyn Charles Huang was born in Washington, D.C., United States to Taiwanese immigrants parents Jessica and Louis Huang,  Edde Huang is 41 years as of writing.


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He has two brothers, Emery, and Evan Huang, and both of them are his business partners associated with the BaoHaus restaurant chains.  

In addition to running the famous restaurants, his two brothers also run an investment firm named Batu Capital.

His father owned a chain of famous steak and seafood restaurants in Orlando, Flordia, including Grill and Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse and Atlantic Bay Seafood.

The parents' ancestral homes were in China (Hunan and Shangdong). The pair relocated to the suburbs of Washington D.C. before moving to Orlando, Flordia in the 1990s.  

What is Eddie Huang's Net Worth? 

Huang has an estimated net worth of $2 million.