Lizzie Vaynerchuk is the wife of Belarusian-American entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. Lizzie and Gary have been married since 2004 and are blessed with two children. Gary often credits Lizzie for being a moral support. In one of his interviews, he had mentioned that Lizzie’s presence back home allows him to focus solely on his business without having to worry about his kids or any other issues that may crop up in his personal life. Lizzie, who doesn’t like hogging the limelight, has been described as an ‘independent’ and ‘big-picture thinker’ by her famous husband. Lizzie currently lives in her lavish New York home along with her husband and children.
Relationship with Gary Vaynerchuk
Lizzie met Gary Vaynerchuk through an online dating service called ‘JDate,’ which is aimed at Jewish singles. Interestingly, Gary knew that he was with the right woman just an hour and a half into his first date with Lizzie. Gary was quick to realize that Lizzie is an independent individual, a trait which he was looking for in his then prospective wife. Many dates followed the decisive first date before the couple decided to enter wedlock after a courtship of many years. Lizzie and Gary got married on November 13, 2004, in the presence of their family and friends.
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Marriage & Motherhood
Lizzie is often credited for Gary Vaynerchuk’s enormous success. Not only is Gary a successful entrepreneur, he is also a best-selling author, speaker, internet celebrity, and notable wine critic. He was largely responsible for turning his family’s $3 million wine business into a $60 million empire. However, Gary has admitted that he could not have achieved so much without the support of his wife. According to Gary, Lizzie’s emotional and mental strength has given him the freedom to do what he wants to do. Since Lizzie does not expect much from him when it comes to handling situations at home, Gary has been able to focus solely on his career over the years.
On May 31, 2009, Lizzie and Gary were blessed with a daughter, Misha Eva Vaynerchuk. On August 17, 2012, they welcomed their second child, a son named Xander Avi Vaynerchuk. In 2012, Misha Eva was depicted on a wooden carving by popular designer CJ Hallock, who happens to be Gary’s best friend. Lizzie and Gary have a unique but rather useful method of raising their children. Unlike other parents, they encourage their kids to get accustomed to the latest gadgets and be more tech savvy. In one of his blogs, Gary had mentioned that he and his wife make sure their kids are part of the cultural shift, given the way everyone is moving towards a futuristic world. He has also credited Lizzie for being a terrific and loving mother. Being a strong and independent woman, Lizzie raises her children almost single-handedly, which provides Gary with that extra time and space.
Though she does not prefer hogging the limelight, Lizzie Vaynerchuk sometimes accompanies her famous husband to important public events and meetings. In 2009, she released her husband’s book, ‘Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion.’ In 2012, Lizzie and her husband sold their two-bedroom apartment for a whopping 1.25 million dollars. They now live in a luxurious home in New York.