The Canadian actress Jewel Staite is popular for her leading appearances in various successful films and TV series. Staite has been actively making her presence in American and Canadian films and series since 1991. Among other roles, Staite is identifiable for playing Kaylee Frye in the Fox Space Western drama series Firefly.

The actress was born Jewel Belair Staite on June 2, 1982, in White Rock, British Columbia. Jewel took her acting lessons from Vancouver Film School, Canada. The beautiful actress entered the entertainment industry by starring in Posing: Inspired By Three Real Stories. Similarly, her debut movie is Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.

Staite is immensely gathering fame and fortune from her three-decades-long professional acting career. She currently enjoys an approximate net worth of $1 million. Talking about her personal life, Jewel is a happily married woman. Now, in the following sections, let’s find the details regarding her marriage, husband and family life.

What Is Jewel Staite’s Husband Charlie Ritchie’s Profession?

The 40 aged actress Jewel’s husband, Charlie Ritchie, is into business. Ritchie co-founds a tea-making company, Tea Runners, with his wife, Jewel. They founded the company in 2016, which produces quality teas. As per Tea Runner’s official website, its mission is “to provide our customers with the highest quality kinds of teas they like on the schedule that’s right for them.”

The Firefly actress Jewel Staite and her husband Charlie Ritchie are the co-founders of Tea Runners
Image: The Firefly actress Jewel Staite and her husband Charlie Ritchie are the co-founders of Tea Runners
Source: Tea Runners

Before Tea Runners, Charlie served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the massage service company Revive from December 2014 to 2016. Similarly, Ritchie’s Linkedin profile suggests that he worked as CEO for Yew First Publishing and Snackbox Media Inc. Likewise, Charlie was in the sales and business development department of the food delivery service provider Foodee.

Charlie received Diploma in Computer Technology and Computer Science from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Burnaby, Canada. Moreover, Ritchie completed his high school at Lord Byng Secondary School.

Jewel Statie And Charlie Ritchie Began Dating In 2014

When and where the Supernatural actress Jewel and businessman Charlie had their first encounter is unknown. But, their Instagram uploads signify that they have been romantically linked since May 2014.

After Dusk They Come (2009) actress Jewel Staite and Charlie Ritchie have been dating since May 2014
Photo: After Dusk They Come (2009) actress Jewel Staite and Charlie Ritchie have been dating since May 2014
Source: Instagram @jewelstaite

Staite introduced her now-hubby Charlie on Instagram on June 21, 2014. Sharing the picture of themselves carrying champagne and plastic cup, she captioned,

“Sailing to Galiano. Obviously I’m miserable, he’s hideous, and champagne sucks. MY LIFE IS AMAZING.”

Later, on November 24, 2014, Charlie confirmed that the duo had been dating for six months. Sharing a drawing with Happ 6th Month, Ritchie wrote, “love this homemade card! Who knew @jewelstaite was such an artist.” In the post, Staite left the comment, saying, “BABE I’m gonna kill you.”

Picture: Charlie Ritchie proposed to his girlfriend Jewel Staite with an engagement ring in May 2015
Source: Instagram @charlieritchie

After a year of romantic fling, Charlie popped the question to Jewel. Ritchie offered a marriage proposal in May 2015. He chooses Instagram to reveal their engagement news. “How did I get so lucky?” Charlie penned, uploading a picture holding Jewel’s hand, where the diamond on her ring finger is sparkling.

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No longer accepting Charlie’s proposal, the Flash Forward star Jewel moves forward to choose a wedding dress. Sharing a picture holding a frame with ‘I found the gown,’ Staite writes, “Got a jump on it before I got too huge and found my wedding dress for next year and it’s BEYOND! Thank you @isabelles_bridal,” on the caption.

Announcement Of Big Day In 2016

The couple shared their big day news on July 23, 2016. The Stargate Atlantic actress Jewel and her fiance Charlie exchanged the wedding vows in the presence of their close friends and family members in an intimate ceremony. Karolina Turek handled their wedding photography.

The groom, Charlie, chooses a black tuxedo, white shirt and a black bow tie to walk down the wedding aisle. Similarly, the bride who chose her wedding dress a year earlier from Isabella Bridals looked adorable in her strapless white gown that features a long veil.

The Space Cases actress Jewel Staite tied the wedding knot with her boyfriend-turned-husband, Charlie Ritchie, on July 23, 2016
Snap: The Space Cases actress Jewel Staite tied the wedding knot with her boyfriend-turned-husband, Charlie Ritchie, on July 23, 2016
Source: Instagram @charlieritchie

They announce their wedding news via Instagram. Following a year-long wedding, Jewel shared a picture from their wedding to wish Charlie on their 1st wedding anniversary, writing,

A year ago today, I made a really smart decision. I married this guy, who makes me laugh like that a lot. Besides being kind and supportive and wonderful, he also just makes life way more fun. I’m beyond grateful to be able to live it with him. I love you, Charlie.

As of now, Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie are soon celebrating their 6th marriage anniversary. The married pair shares a healthy marital relationship. The Wonderfalls actress Jewel and her husband Charlie often share pictures on their official Instagram accounts.

Jewel Staite And Husband Charlie Ritchie, Parenting A Son

The X-Flies actress Jewel and her spouse Charlie are parents to their baby boy, whom they welcomed before exchanging the wedding vows. On June 16, 2015, sharing a picture wearing a red dress, flaunting a baby bump alongside a red laughing Buddha, Jewel wrote, “Twinsies.”

The L.A. Complex actress Jewel Staite with her husband Charlie Ritchie and son Wilder Cathcart Ritchie
Photo: The L.A. Complex actress Jewel Staite with her husband Charlie Ritchie and son Wilder Cathcart Ritchie
Source: Instagram @jewelstaite

Jewel gave birth to her and Charlie’s only kid, a son, Wilder Cathcart Ritchie, on December 9, 2015. The actress took her verified Instagram account to reveal the news of their baby boy’s born. Sharing a picture of the newborn, Jewel wrote, “Wilder Cathcart Ritchie, born at 1:55am December 9 at almost 9 lbs! He’s feisty, strong-willed, and totally adorable. Can’t believe our good luck.”

As of now, the six-year-old Wilder is living happily with her celebrity mother and father. The Castle actress Jewel and Charlie are together parenting their son.

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