In 1965, while studying for her master’s degree, she married her ex-husband, Joseph Behar. She settled down at Centereach in Long Island after graduating as her husband continued to work at Stony Brook for his Ph.D.
The couple shares a daughter born on November 26, 1970, Eve Behar. They got divorced in 1981, and Joy got custody of their daughter.
Joy began a relationship with a school teacher, Steve Janowitz, after a year of her divorce. The couple decided to get married in 2009, but sometime later they called off their engagement. The pair finally tied the knot after 29 years of living together on August 11, 2011. They still share a strong bond.
I don't get jealous of people. Jealousy is such a waste of time because you're jealous of them, and they go about their lives and have a wonderful time, so what's the point? It's a completely useless emotion - jealousy. I don't go there
The diet pill Qsymia is now available. I don't need a diet pill. I need something that gives you an electric shock when you reach for food
It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. That's called mental illness if I'm not correct.
Josephine Victoria “Joy” Behar is an American writer, comedian, and actress. She co-hosts The View’s daily talk show on ABC.
From 2009 to 2011, she hosted the HLN Joy Behar Show and Joy Behar: Say Anything! Late Night Joy, Behar’s latest late-night weekly talk show, aired on TLC in 2015. She has also written The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Surviving Trump World Study Guide.
Joy Behar: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
Born on October 7, 1942, Behar has become a household name. Her father, Gino Occhiuto was a truck driver at the Coca-Cola Company and her mother, Rose Occhiuto was a seamstress. Joy was the only child of her parents.
Behar holds American citizenship and is of mixed(Italian-American) ethnicity.
Education, School/ College University
Joy graduated from Washington Irving High School and studied sociology at Queens College, New York City University. She graduated from college in 1964 and was enrolled for a master’s degree in English at Stony Brook University.
Joy Behar: Professional Life, Career
Joy began her career at Lindenhurst Senior High School as an English teacher. She quit her teaching job and decided to try her luck as a comedian in the television industry.
Joy worked as a receptionist and worked in Good Morning America for two years before being promoted as a production assistant. She started to present comedies at various New York City nightclubs. Her comics were based on her family, women’s issues as well as gender equality, political and social issues.
Joy was on The New Show, aired on NBC. She returned as a guest star to Good Morning America last year. She marked her success as she received her talk show Way Off-Broadway on Lifetime Television, but she ran for only one series. Behar also hosted Queens ‘ Life and appeared in various comedy series such as Cookie and One Night Stand.
Joy was selected as an original panel member for ‘ The View ‘, a daytime talk show that was broadcast on ABC on August 11, 1997. She appeared on the show three times a week, taking the celebrities ‘ interviews.
After seventeen years of service, she left the show and presented her last appearance in August 2013. Throughout 2014 and 2015, however, she appeared on the show as a guest co-host.
In the 1987 movie Hiding Out, she made her acting debut. She was playing Gertrude’s role. Behar subsequently appeared in the 1989 Cookie movie, playing Dottie’s role.
She then landed a recurring role in the Baby Boom TV series, playing the Helga Von Haupt character from 1988 to 1989.
She also played Nashville, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ugly Betty, and Spin City. Behar is also a published author. Her first book, Joy Shtick, was published in 1999.
Joy Behar: Net Worth Million, Salary
As of 2022, Joy Behar has an estimated net worth of $30 million and an annual estimated salary of $7 Million. In addition to comedy and hosting, Behar makes money as an actress.
Joy Behar: Rumors, Controversy/ Scandal
Behar has kept herself away from rumors and controversies. But she had a few clashes with her co-hosts and guest on the show.
Joy Behar: Height, Weight, Body Size
Joy Behar stands around 5 feet 6 inches tall and has a normal weight. She has brown eyes color and blonde hair. Her body measurements are 38-31-41 inches.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Joy Behar is fairly active on social media. She has over 129k followers on Instagram, 121.6k followers on Facebook and 1 million followers on Twitter.