Ari Melber’s Divorce: What It Means for His Career

Ari Melber’s Divorce: What It Means for His Career

Ari Melber divorced his wife of three years in 2017. Photo Source: Ari Melber/Drew Grant's Instagram.

Being an attorney is already an accomplishment in itself, but Ari Melber wanted more than that. In addition to being a lawyer, Melber is a journalist, host for MSNBC, and a legal expert for NBC News. The do-it-all Ari has his career sorted out but falls short in maintaining his personal life.

Melber was married to Drew Grant for three years before getting a divorce in 2017. Ari Melber’s divorce became the talk of the town as it was unexpected. So if you too are curious, then keep reading until the end. Here’s everything we know about Melber and Grant’s divorce.

Ari Melber – Son Of An Israeli Immigrant

The American attorney and journalist Ari Naftali Melber didn’t get the success and opportunities handed down easily. He is a son of an Israeli immigrant, and his grandparents were Holocaust survivors.

Melber graduated from the University of Michigan with an AB degree in political science, moved to Washington, D.C., and worked with Senator John Kerry. Later, he earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.

Ari worked his way up to where he is today. His hit show, The Beat With Ari Melber, first premiered in 2017 and now has become the longest-running show in MSNBC‘s network history. Melber is one of the most treasured journalists in the News world.

Who Is Ari Melber’s Ex-wife, Drew Grant?

Melber’s ex-spouse, Drew, is the journalist and founder of Drew Grant Media. She specializes in entertainment, pop culture, arts, lifestyle, and journalism.

Up until 2017, Grant was a senior editor at New York Observer. Later, in late 2020, she took on a role as a content producer at Rotten Tomatoes. Her role there was to conceive, write and produce OTT programming on Roku and Peacock.

Unlike Ari, Drew is rarely seen in the media. She prefers to keep it that way. Even after her marriage and eventual divorce from the media personality Melber, Grant stayed under the shadows doing what she does.

Drew is also a contributing writer for companies like The New York Times, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Huffington Post, etc. She currently works at dot.LA as an editorial director.

As for Drew’s educational background, she graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature. She is also a part of programs like PodDamnAmerica, Hypecast, and Movie Trivia Schmoedown, where she goes by the name Videodrew.

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Reason Behind Ari Melber’s Divorce

For the most part, Ari is very private about his personal life. He met Drew Grant at a party in 2010 and began dating afterward. The details regarding how their love blossomed are still unknown, but after three years of relationship, Ari Melber married Drew Grant in 2014.

The former pair tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony with a few close family members and friends. On the outside, everything appeared to be going well, but after three years, in 2017, the news of their divorce shocked everyone.

The reason behind Ari Melber’s divorce isn’t revealed. The divorce might have been hard for both parties, but it did not affect Ari Melber’s career whatsoever. Also, the ex-couple had no children together. So the divorce settlement was pretty smooth as there was no issue of child custody. Another buzz-creating divorce was between Addison Rae‘s dad Monty Lopez and mom Sheri Easterling.

Have They Moved On?

The estranged couple is carrying on with their respective lives. After Ari Melber’s divorce, he was seen kissing the Baywatch star, Alexandra Daddario. The new couple attracted huge media attention.

Daddario and Melber were seen together a couple of times afterward, but their romance slowly faded away. The two never talked about their romance and moved on with their life. Currently, Ari lives a single life and is not linked to dating rumors.

In January 2021, Melber’s show, The Beat, became No.1 at 6 pm in ratings, averaging 2.6 million viewers a night, topping CNN and Fox News. Overall, he is prospering in his career, and we hope amidst all his professional success, he finds someone to share it with.

On the other hand, Ari Melber’s ex-wife Drew Grant is in a relationship with Eric Rodriguez. They are exclusively dating and can be seen frequently on each other’s Instagram.

Ari Melber's ex-wife's boyfriend
Ari Melber’s ex-wife Drew Grant is in a relationship with Eric Rodriguez. Photo Source: Drew Grant’s Instagram.

Regardless of their marriage’s unfortunate end, Ari and Drew seem to be happy and moving on with their lives. We wish them both success and happiness in their life.

Published On: February 28, 2023

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