Tiffany Stewart is an American celebrity, former advertising executive and the wife of billionaire businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist Mark Cuban. She worked as a saleswoman at an advertising agency for a long time before she got married to Cuban, and continued her work for some time even after marriage. She is often referred to as a Shark Wife or Shark Tank Spouse due to the fact that her husband is one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, 'Shark Tank'. However, she is distinguished from other shark wives for being "low maintenance" and for keeping careful distance from the posh celebrity lifestyle of the rich. As a philanthropist, she is involved with the Hoops ‘n Hopes organization and has donated through it things like baby caps to Parkland Hospital. She is also a board member of the Mavs Foundation and is responsible for deciding the grant recipients each year.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
When Tiffany Stewart met her future husband Mark Cuban, she was working as a saleswoman at an advertising agency. She was leading an ordinary life and drove her Honda to work. After they fell in love, she was introduced to a completely different lifestyle. She attracted a lot of media attention during the five years they dated, with tabloids becoming increasingly inquisitive about their relationship status. The fact that they avoided questions about marriage fuelled the curiosity of the media even more. After their marriage, she started accompanying him on his media appearances at different places, which kept her in the limelight constantly, even though she did not particularly enjoy the attention. Even after marriage, she reportedly continued her work as an advertising executive for some time. She has been managing her husband's various affairs ever since they have been together.
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What Makes Tiffany Special
Tiffany Stewart is particularly known for her down-to-earth attitude and "next-door neighbor" persona. She is often credited for keeping her husband grounded. She has managed to stay away from the attention of the paparazzi thanks to her ordinary lifestyle and lack of interest in celebrity culture. She also makes conscious efforts to keep her children away from media attention as well. In fact, while she herself accompanies her husband during Mavs games, her children usually sit at a distance, with their maternal grandparents, away from public eye. She also emphasizes on instilling positive behavior into her children. She even inspires them to be philanthropists much like their parents by getting them involved in sorting through items such as clothes, toys or car seats to give away.
Tiffany Stewart was born on January 1, 1970, into an American middle-class family. She grew up with a sister with whom she often fought, and their mother used to make them go outside and run around the house three times, after which they would come back laughing, even forgetting they were fighting. Tiffany later started using this technique with her own children.
She met billionaire businessman Mark Cuban at a gym in Dallas, Texas in 1997. The couple dated for five long years, during which he often avoided questions from media about their marriage despite the fact that they lived together. They finally tied the knot in September 2002 at a small private ceremony on the beach in Barbados, attended by just about 20 people including family and close friends. According to event planner Russell Holloway, the ceremony was very traditional and elegant. The couple lives with their family in a 24,000-square-foot mansion in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas, Texas.
Tiffany, who grew up in a middle-class family, initially had a hard time getting accustomed to the posh culture that she was not interested in at all. She thought that the huge mansion was 'impractical', and that she would not have bought it. She wanted a simple life with her husband and kids, which she has been successful in attaining. Despite their huge age gap of 14 years, they have been happily married for the past one decade and a half. They have three children together: daughters Alexis Sofia (born 2003) and Alyssa (born 2006), and son Jake (born 2010). She is a hands-on parent and is actively involved in raising their children. While they have nannies, unless she is out with her husband for a Mavs game or to workout, she is the one who takes care of their needs. She and her husband are always cautious to make sure that their kids do not get spoiled. Her husband, who considers himself "a geeky dad", regulates their use of technology with a "sneaky" approach that often leaves the children frustrated.