One of the unyielding truths about being a famous person is the elevation of your personal life as newsworthy content and this often means the elevation of our spouses and relatives as public personalities. That is something that David Portnoy, who became famous through his creation of Barstool Sports is well too familiar with. The popularity of the website and inadvertently has made David, and his now ex-wife, Renee Portnoy, public personalities.
While David has become known for many controversies, including an incident where he handcuffed himself to the floor of the NFL Headquarters, his ex-wife, Renee is more reserved and only often makes the news in relation to David.
In this article, we will explore the life of Renee Portnoy and tell you all you need to know about her.
Renee Portnoy Biography
Renee Portnoy was born on the 5th of May, 1987 in Abington, Massachusetts to Christian parents. Much of her background information is unknown but we know that she grew up with a love for animals, particularly horses which she has since made a career out of as an adult. Renee Portnoy grew up as an equestrian, riding horses from the age of eight and nurtured her love and interest all the way to adulthood where she now works as an Equine Buyer.
Before she began her professional career working for Smart Pak, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Business. Renee then proceeded to join Smart Pak in 2010 and began working for the company as a senior buyer, working her way up the company to become the director of merchandising.
Although she isn’t known to have competed in any competition, Renee Portnoy is a big fan of the Kentucky Derby and has been known to frequent the high-profile event.
Outside of her love for horses, Renee Portnoy is also a big fan of dogs and has made significant contributions in providing a good life for dogs across the country. She is an advocate for the adoption of pets and is a financial and vocal supporter of Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals.
Her husband, David Portnoy, on the other hand, is a part-owner of one of the biggest sports websites in the country. The company, which was established in 2003 has risen to become a part of the American sports ecosystem and regularly features contributions from athletes across the spectrum of American Sports.
Family – Relationship With David Portnoy
You would not find much in the way of background information about how Renee Portnoy and David Portnoy met each other but we know that they became husband and wife in 2009. According to available information, Renee and David have been together long before he established his website, Barstool Sports.
It is unknown if Renee Portnoy and David shared any children during their time together but their happy years coincided with the popularity of Barstool Sports, which then earned Renee the title of the first lady of Barstool Sports, a title she still gets referred to till date by fans of the website.
The couple, however, after years of companionship and happiness decided to go their separate ways officially in 2017.
Since the couple parted ways, David Portnoy has dated and broken up with another woman, Jordyn Hamilton while Renee Portnoy has continued to maintain her abstinence from the media, with the only access to her being occasional posts on her Instagram page.
Other Facts About Renee Portnoy
Renee Portnoy has a height of 5 feet 7 inches, which is well above the national average for American women which stands at 5 feet 4 inches. She also has a body weight of 64 kg and has additional noticeable features like blonde hair and blue colored eyes.
Although she has her own successful profession, she has also enjoyed from the successes of her former husband’s website, Barstool Sports and has been able to combine its income along with her’s in order to have a net worth of $3 million.
All through her years of being with David Portnoy, Renee Portnoy never appeared in any of the videos or podcasts of the website, and neither on any other external media platform with the exception of KFC Radio, where she appeared once as a guest on the show, #Mailtime.
Although popularly known as Renee Portnoy, her real and maiden name is Renee Satherthwaite.