Ariel Helwani is a Canadian sports journalist, most recognised for covering MMA. As his fame continues to rise, fans are also asking about his wife, Jaclyn Stein Helwani, and how the two met.
Jaclyn was born on March 28, 19182, in Montreal, Canada. Raised by entrepreneurial parents, her mother, Anzie Stein, founded Anzie Jewelry. When Anzie started the company, Jaclyn’s dad, Barry, had colon cancer.
This led them to sell the lifesaver bracelet, which raised money and awareness for colon cancer. The CURE Foundation, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and The Women’s Foundation are some organizations that supported this cause.
Jaclyn went to Montreal’s Herzliah High School and graduated in 1999. She later attended McGill University and got her management degree in 2004.
Jaclyn started her career as a jewelry designer in the family business, Anzie Jewelry. Before this, she learned how to design jewelry at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She went on to become the CEO of the firm.
Jaclyn successfully managed to grow the business and continued to raise money to support the cancer awareness program her mother started. She had multiple fundraisers for colon cancer research. Aside from being an established entrepreneur and philanthropist, she is also a painter, sculptor, and art educator.
Meeting Ariel Helwani
Ariel met Jaclyn Stein in 1994 while they were still in high school. The Montreal natives had a lot in common and the high school sweethearts eventually got married in 2008.
By this time, Helwani was already a famous MMA commentator on ESPN. Since 2006, Ariel has been covering mixed martial arts professionally. He previously co-hosted Ariel & The Bad Guy and other ESPN shows.
However, the reporter left the network in 2021. He is still living a decent life, and his family is doing well. Ariel and Jaclyn have three children together: one son and two daughters.
Coming to the Limelight
Prior to her marriage, Jaclyn was not a well-known figure in the media and kept a low profile while building her fortune. Her husband was the one who thrust her into the spotlight.
MMA fans also got curious about her because of comments made by Conor McGregor. During his appearance on the MMA Hour podcast, UFC fighter McGregor joked that Ariel’s wife wasn’t pretty.
McGregor inquired if the journalist had a love interest and if she was attractive. Helwani responded that his partner was stunning, but the athlete disagreed. He also joked about Helwani’s wife being overweight, Ariel just laughed off the joke.