Versatile Actress, Comedian, and Writer Joy Behar is Happily Married!
Quick Facts of Josephine Victoria Occhiuto
|Full Name||Josephine Victoria Occhiuto|
|Date of Birth||07 October, 1942|
|Birthplace||Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York|
|Profession||Actress, Writer, TV Host|
|Education||Queens College, Stony Brook University, HBO Studio|
Grab ABC The View co-host Joy Behar Joy married life, ex-husband, net worth, books age, and more details inside.
Josephine Victoria, better known as Joy Behar, is the multi-talented lady of America who has worked as an actress, writer, comedian, and many more.
Besides, she is also a co-host of the American talk show, The View. She has also hosted the news program talk show, The Joy Behar Show, from 2009 to 2011.
Who is Joy Behar?
Josephine is the only child of Rose Occhiuto (mother) and Gino Occhiuto (father) born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, the USA on 7th, October 1942. Joy’s father used to work as a truck driver for the Coca-Cola Company, and her mother was a seamstress.
Behar, moreover, graduated from Queens College in 1964, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. Further, she also gained her Master of Arts degree from Stony Brook University in English Education.
Being an actress was a childhood dream of Joy, so to pursue her career in acting, she learned acting at HB Studio.
Married Life With Steve Janowitz
The American host, actress Joy married a retired school teacher, Steve on August 11, 2011, in New York privately.
Only the bride and groom’s close ones were invited to the wedding party. The pair were involved in a romantic relationship since 1982 before they walked down the aisle.
The duo dated over 29, years and in 2009, they also decided to share their engagement ring, but after revealing it too, they called off their engagement in June 2009.
In one of the interviews, Joy declared the reason behind her decision on diverting their marriage contract by saying,
“I’m getting my own talk show on HLN, so I don’t have to get married anymore,” she joked. “Actually, I got cold feet again, so I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s off the table.“What’ll happen is, when I decide to do it, I’ll do it, and then everybody will know I did it. I can’t make up my mind.”
Then after two years of the mutual agreement, the couplet shares their wedding vows, and till now, they are sharing a good bond as a perfect married pair. Also, find the married life of artist Eve Behar.
Ex-Husband: Joe Behar
Before sharing a marital life with Steve, Joy was a married woman. She has tied the knot with the American Television director, Joseph Behar. Joseph and Joy married on 1st January 1965 at the church privately.
The formerly married pair were living happily at Centereach in Long Island. After five years of marriage, the couplet also welcomed their first kid, a daughter, Eve Behar (b.November 26, 1970).
The Behar family of three was living a happy life. But unfortunately, Eve’s parents decided to split up their relationship and finalized their divorce in 1981.
During their judicial separation, Eve was 11-years-old. After her parent’s tragic partition, Joy got custody of their daughter.
As of 2019, Eve is also a married woman who shares her nuptial knot with physician assistant Alphonso Anthony Scottiin in 2007. Joy, moreover, is also a proud grandmother of her grandson, Luca Scottiin (b.2011).
Salary And Net Worth Of Joy Behar
The 77-years-old, Joy, has a net worth of $12 million in a total way more than actress Emily Cline. Being involved in various professions, she is obtaining a good sum of wealth.
An actress, Joy, is famous for her role as Marilyn in the 1993, movie Manhattan Murder Mystery. Some of the few actresses who have a higher net worth are Claire Danes and Tiani Warden.
As per an estimated report, the movie Manhattan was able to gross $13.5 million in its box office collection under the production budget of $11.2 million. Besides being an actress, she is also working as a host on many famous TV shows. Being a TV host, she earns an annual salary of $67,249 on average.
Joy Is Also An Author
Behar has also authored several books. She published her first book, Joy Shtick Or What is the Existential Vacuum and Does it Come with Attachments on May 5, 1999. This book is sold for $16.99 in its Paperback at Amazon.
Then in 2006 and 2007, she published her other two books. Recently on October 24, 2017, Joy authored the book The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World. According to Amazon, The Great Gasbag Book is Joy’s answer to the hell that is the Trump Orange House.