Emily Jendrisak is an activist and a former publicist and consultant, born in USA. She is married to the Canadian actor, comedian, writer and activist, Gavin McInnes. Her husband is a co-founder of the Canadian-American magazine “Vice”.
Early life, education, family
Emily Jendrisak was born in 1974 in US. Her mother Christine (nee Whiterabbit) was a lifelong advocate for Native Americans rights, and her father Jerry was a construction worker. They always motivated and taught her to stand for her rights.
Jendrisak has good writing skills, and won a few state awards while a student. She studied Journalism and Communications at San Francisco University, graduating with distinction. From her mother’s side, Jendrisak belongs to the Ho-Chunk tribe, Native Americans whose traditional land were mid-northern US, and speak the Siouxan language, which she learned to speak from her mother.
Jendrisak started her career right after graduation when she moved to New York.
She worked various jobs, but later succeeded as a publicist and consultant. However she left the job and stayed home after she married McInnes. Her mother was the director of the Ho-Chunk tribe of Wisconsin’s Research Committee, and is very active in keeping the traditions and fighting for the rights of Native Americans, in which Emily helps her in supporting the tribe.
Emily Jendrisak met her husband in a Fish Bar.
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They started dating, and after five years together they married on 17 September 2005 at the Sunset View Farms in Bovina, New York. The couple has two boys and a girl, and now live in Larchmont, New York.
Husband Gavin McInnes
Gavin McInnes is a controversial comedian, writer and political commentator, born on 17 July 1970 in Great Britain, but raised in Canada – he has both British and Canadian citizenship. He attended Carleton University and graduated in English literature, and has another degree from Concordia University, in business administration.
His mother is a retired business teacher, and his father is a former Vice president of Canadian Defense Company. He moved to the US where he started his career, where he co-founded “Vice”, a paper magazine, and was in charge of the publication department. His nickname was “The Godfather of Hipsterdom”, partly from being the co-author of two books – “The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” and “Vice Dos and Don’ts:10 Years of Vice Magazine’s Street Fashion Critiques”.
McInnes left Vice in 2008 after 14 years, for creative differences.
The same year he started the web site “Streetcarnage.com”, and also became a creative director of the advertising agency Rooster, in 2012 publishing the book “How to Piss in Public”.
McInnes has experience in the film industry too. He played in two shorts movies – “Sophie Can Walk” in 2008 and ‘Asshole” in 2009. In 2013 he also appeared in the movie “How to Be a Man”, and in 2015 in “Creative Control” and “One More Time”. While on a tour as a standup comedian in 2013, McInnes directed a documentary called “The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants”.
In 2014 McInnes caused controversy in Rooster and was asked to take a leave, but the next year “The Gavin McInnes Show” started. He commented on other shows, too and wrote for few magazines. McInnes was a part of the Canadian “The Rebel Media”, who supported far right political policies, but left in 2017 and founded a group called Proud Boys, characterized as an extremist group close to white nationalists, participating in protests with white nationalists and neo-Nazis. In 2018 they were caught on a camera beating another protester, so McInnes started to have problems.
First he didn’t get visa for a trip to Australia due to his bad character. His accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube were suspended, as well as PayPal and Amazon for violating their policies. Although he left the chairman position in the group a month after the incident, the Larchmont residents where McInnes lives started a campaign “Hate Has No Home Here”. He sent letters to explain that he had been misunderstood, but that didn’t help. Even wife Emily was involved, trying to defend her husband and threatening legal action, so she was accused of harassment by the neighbors; some of these incidents involved the police.
McInnes has said many things, provoking Muslims, Jews, women and making controversial comments about race, ethnicity, violence and genocide. However, referring to his wife’s origins he said: “I’ve made my views on Indians very clear. I like them. I actually like them so much, I made three.” It is very interesting that Emily declares herself as a liberal democrat, but “The New York Times” defined her husband as a far-right provocateur.
Emily Jendrisak keeps her life private, and doesn’t have social media accounts.
Emily is a stay-at-home mum, and keeps a low profile, so her net worth is unknown. However she has been married to Gavin for 15 years and his net worth as of early 2020 is over $12 million.