Being the spouse of a popular reality TV show star can be a challenging task, especially when that person is Michael Symon, a restauranteur, chef, and TV personality, who has made a huge impact on foodies all over America. However, it is a task Liz Shanahan has handled gracefully, enough that she deserves recognition, not just as his wife, but also as a person of her own.
In this article, we introduce you to Michael Symon’s wife, Liz Shanahan, who she is, her profession, and everything you need to know about their marriage. Check it out below.
Who is Michael Symon’s Wife – Liz Shanahan?
Her specific year of birth is unknown, but Liz Shanahan is believed to have been born sometime in the 60s, on the 30th of March, somewhere in Georgia in the US. Unlike her husband whose background is very much in the open, Liz’s background is shrouded in mystery, with facts about her parents, and education unknown.
However, we know that Liz Shanahan’s relationship with food did not begin with Michael Symon. It did when she began cooking at a young age, joining the food industry as a restaurant staff after she left high school.
Her career journey in the restaurant world took her from one restaurant to the other, until it took her to the one her current husband, Michael Symon worked.
Aside from the romantic relationship that developed from working together, they ventured into business together, starting up Liz Shanahan’s career as a restauranteur. Together, the business partners opened their first restaurant in 1997, in Cleveland’s Tremont, which they named Lola.
Their first venture together was a success, enough to get them featured in Gourmet Magazine in October 2000, earning them the title of one of America’s Best Restaurants. Following the success of their first venture, Liz Shanahan and her husband/business partner expanded their portfolio of restaurants with Lolita, which was also located in Cleveland.
Although Lolita is no longer in existence, the partners’ portfolio still includes other restaurants like Bar Symon, Roast, Mabel’s BBQ, and B Spot.
Outside of her partnership with Michael Symon, Liz Shanahan also runs her own restaurant management business, which has earned her a considerable net worth.
What is Liz Shanahan’s Net Worth?
Speaking of net worth, Liz Shanahan may not have the TV popularity and national recognition that her husband has as a professional chef, but she has built a considerable net worth through her business dealings as a restauranteur.
Michael Symon’s wife has accrued an estimated net worth of $1 million, which is considerable for more than two-decades-long career in the food industry.
How Long Have Michael Symon and Liz Shanahan Been Married?
When Michael Symon and Liz Shanahan met for the first time, Liz was a married woman, devoted to a man whose identity remains a part of her mysterious background.
While she was married to him, she had a child with her ex-husband, but the marriage began to fail shortly after she met Michael Symon. As she increasingly became emotionally available, she and Michael drew closer and soon began to date, eventually getting married to her sometime in 1994.
Since then, they have remained together, both as a couple and as business partners. In the time they have been married, they haven’t had any children of their own, Michael, however, is a stepfather to her son, Kyle, from her previous marriage. He was born in 1988, two years before Michael and Liz Shanahan met for the first time in 1990.
In addition to her son, Michael Symon’s wife and her husband also have two dogs, Ruby and Ozzy, the former being a Bullmastiff while the latter is an Old English breed.
Despite an extensive business interest in Cleveland, the couple currently live in New York, in a West Village Townhouse in a home priced at $5.14 million. Before moving to their New York mansion, they lived in Cleveland until 2013 when they relocated to the big apple.
Other Facts About Liz Shanahan
1. Despite owning and managing a bunch of BBQ spots, Liz Shanahan herself is a vegetarian.
2. While Liz Shanahan is worth an estimated $1 million, her husband, Michael Symon has a net worth of $4 million.
3. Other than restaurants, Liz and her husband own other businesses, like an online shopping store, HSN, which was launched in 2018. Through the store, they sell cookware and kitchenware.