Her name itself says she is a star and for Star Jones, her name defines her – a star indeed. But unlike many Hollywood stars, she made her name through not only her TV shows, but also by proving her success in a lot of different fields – from professions ranging from a lawyer to a talk show host to a journalist to a writer and a strong women’s advocate. She is best-known as the co-host of the popular ABC series “The View”.
After graduating from the University of Houston Law Centre, she was promoted to senior assistant district attorney in 1992. Fast forward a decade and she had already hosted a number of shows including “Today”, “NBC Nightly News” and “The People’s Court”.
She joined the ABC talk show “The View” back in 1997. For the majority of the decade of her stint at the show, the viewers were happy with her hosting the show. However, ninth season of the show, raised a few questions about her. At first, she lied and said her weight loss was due to her new dieting plans and exercise. In fact, she had undergone a bypass surgery. This created a stir as her viewers were furious that she had resorted to lying. In addition, she started to promote herself in the show more and more – often talking about her wedding plans and her divorce. As a result, ABC did not continue her contract and Star eventually left the show after 2006.
Author of numerous books such as “You Have to Stand for Something, or You’ll Fall for Anything”, “Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love” and “Satan’s Sisters”, she has been actively involved in a lot of organizations including “Breast Cancer Research Foundation”, “Girls, Inc.” and “National Association of Professional Women”.
The lawyer, who stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches, married her husband Al Reynolds back in 2004 amidst lot of fanfare. But, their relationship did not last long and her husband Reynolds filed a divorce in the court in 2008. Throughout their marriage, they were often embroiled in a lot of controversies. There were frequent rumors of affairs, sometimes speculations that Star had a boyfriend and sometimes speculations that Reynold was engaged with a girlfriend. Consequently, both parted ways without conceiving any children.
Now at the age of 52, Star is one of the richest TV personalities in the world with a net worth of a staggering 18.5 million dollars. For more information about Star Jones, follow her on Twitter. She is an active member of the much popular social networking site, where she talks a lot about her upcoming shows and expresses her views on a lot of recent happenings.