Mona Vand was thrust into the spotlight in February 2022 after Gary Vee posted a photo revealing they were in a relationship. This came as a shock as Gary appeared to be a family man, happily married to his long-term partner, Lizzie. Mona Vand is a pharmacist turned media personality and is worth $4 million.
Who Is Mona Vand?
Born on March 10, 1985, Mona Vand was raised in a business-minded family of Iranian descent. Her mother, Mojgan Afsahi, works as a microbiologist and senior clinical analyst. And her brother, Nema, is a TV personality and branding executive.
Mona is a Doctor of Pharmacy and earned her degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. After finishing college, she worked as a pharmacist in Los Angeles.
However, on her first day of work, she realized that this kind of environment wasn’t for her. Thankfully, she had connections in the entertainment industry who gave her some ideas. One of them said that Mona should be a medical professional on TV. And that she did.
Her Media Profile
Vand has appeared on NBC, The Doctors, and The Telegraph, among other networks. With this, Mona began establishing her brand in the beauty and wellness space.
Today, Mona is recognized as the founder of a movement called The Modern Pharmacist and had her own TV which lasted for two seasons. The 38-year-old also runs a YouTube channel, Mona Vand, Pharm. D and has around 643,000 subscribers.
How Did She Meet Gary Vee?
It’s 100% clear how or when they met. There are several pieces of evidence on both of their Instagram pages. Gary Vee was seen at Super Bowl LVI in mid-February 2022, taking pictures with celebrities and athletes. Vand also shared a picture of herself at the game.
In a separate post, Vand posted a sweet photo of them as a couple and Gary posted one as well. Fans on social media, including Gary Vee’s younger sibling, AJ Vaynerchuk, congratulated them on their new relationship.
Isn’t Gary Vee Married?
Since the news broke, fans were only able to speculate about Gary’s love life because he likes to keep things relatively discreet. Gary has not made public announcements about his relationship with Lizzie, but it’s clear the couple are separated.
The serial entrepreneur married Lizzie in 2004, and they have two children together; a son, Xander Avi Vaynerchuk and a daughter Misha Ava Vaynerchuk. He has never shared any photos of them online.
In the past, she was known for her association with Shahs of Sunset co-actor Mike Shouhed. They were even out on a date in one of the program’s episodes.
But Mike conveyed that circumstances didn’t feel right to him and that they weren’t really into each other. Plus, neither of them acknowledged whether or not they were together.
Gary and Mona reportedly got engaged around December 2022, when they were visiting her family in Canada. Some eagled eyed fans spotted Vand was wearing a big diamond ring. More than likely, they can’t go public with the news until Gary’s divorce is finalized. Vaynerchuk’s wealth is estimated to be $160 million, so it will take a big hit.