As the main journalist that covers all big things in the MMA world, Ariel Helwani has been embroiled in some of the biggest cover stories and MMA drama over the years. But one aspect of his life that stays free of theatrics is his relationship with his wife Jaclyn. The pair have been married since 2008 and share 2 boys and a girl together.
Ariel and Jaclyn met each other in Quebec, Canada all the way back in their 7th grade year of middle school! Since then, they’ve only had eyes for each other and have practically grown up together. Attending college for a management degree, Jaclyn would find her true passion at university, when she hosted her first charity event. Since then, she has enlisted Ariel to be just as passionate about working for foundations supporting a various number of charities.
Jaclyn Works Hard
Jaclyn has been working hard on everything from education to work since she was young. Fluent in 3 languages—Hebrew, English, and French—Jaclyn has many education accolades to boot. Not only does she have a Masters in business, but she also has an acclaimed degree from New York Fashion Institute in jewelry design. She runs a successful jewelry business, along with helming several nonprofits, and that’s all on top of being a celebrity journalist’s wife and a mother to 3.
Tragedy Brought About a New Life
Jaclyn’s work in charities and even opening her own successful jewel business wasn’t by random design. Tragically, Jaclyn’s father was diagnosed with cancer, and when this happened, she catapulted into a new path leading her to take charge on several cancer charities, awareness, and scientific research. This was brought on by actions taken by Jaclyn’s mother, as well, for she opened a jewelry business called Anzie (named after Jaclyn’s father), and within that business, she designed a special bracelet as the first jewel piece, which would go on to help raise money and awareness for the type of cancer her father survived. Jaclyn has taken on the charge of Anzie, and continues to create memorable heirloom jewelry pieces today.