Joe Scarborough: Divorced Twice in The Past, Is He Dating Someone? Wife and Girlfriend?
Some people just have a bad fortune when it comes to married life and getting along with their husband/wife to save their relationship.
Sometimes, the divorce takes place because of misunderstanding, and sometimes it happens because one is cheating on the other. Joe Scarborough was the talk of the town more than once because of his personal life.
However, despite the saddening end to his marriage for the past two times, it seems Joe hasn't yet lost all his beliefs in marriage. In love again, the journalist has found love again and is all set for yet another adventure in life with a third marriage.
His First Married Life, Wife, and Children:
Joe Scarborough was married to Melanie Hinton in 1986. The couples were dating since college; however, after over a decade long of relationship as husband and wife, the couple decided to split in 1999.
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Joe Scarborough's first wife, Melanie Hinton. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
The couple had a happy and small family of 4 with two children. After the divorce, they shared joint custody of their two children (sons), Joey and Andrew, who are all grownups now.
Joe Scarborough's son Joey (left) and Andrew (right) from his first marriage. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
However, following a failed first marriage, Joe hadn't given up just yet.
Married for Second Time: Children and Divorce?
After returning to being a bachelor, Joe found his way back to love in 2001 when he got married to Susan Waren, who is a former aide to the Florida Governor and also a former Congressional committee staffer.
This time again, after about a decade-long married life, the couple decided to get a divorce in 2012. At that time they had two children. A ten-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son.
Joe Scarborough with wife Susan Waren. (Photo: wagpolitics.com)
The divorce was apparently a quiet one as his wife filed the divorce documents without creating a mess in September of 2012.
The reason was a bit perplexed however as in the divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Susan made a few unusual clauses in which she acknowledged that Joe was faithful, devoted and committed when another sentence pointed towards her allegations that Joe was cheating on her.
There were rumors back then that Joe was dating ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mika Brzezinski(who is married) as his girlfriend which both of them denied in a media event in 2009.
Joe, who earned a massive $99,038 at that time, had to pay somewhat a little amount as divorce settlements. He was not required to pay child support for his two children with wife Susan.
He had to pay over $30,000 per month for five years and $25,000 for the next two years after that. In addition to that, Joe paid a sum of $150,000 and agreed to pay the mortgage on their Connecticut home and to pay for his children’s schooling.
The couple lived together before the divorce was finalized but lived under strict rules of not visiting each other’s room except for child emergency.
Currently, there is no news about Joe being romantically linked to anyone or in any kind of romantic relationship. He has remained a bachelor since his split with ex-wife Susan Waren.
Joe Dating 'Morning Joe' partner Mika Brzenzinski?
The relationship between Joe and co-host Mika Brzezinski has always been ambiguous. The two were considered an amazing pairing ever since they started their gig on 'Morning Joe, 2,2017, ' and many have complimented their chemistry.
Rumors and speculations had always spread about the two's mutual relationship, even more so after Joe hinted that the two might share a relationship outside of work and when President Trump dropped a massive ball on their relationship.
"Someday, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. Two clowns!"
But these rumors were confirmed truth after the two revealed that they were now engaged.
Sources claim that Joe proposed to Mika on her 50th birthday in Antibes at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc’s Bar Bellini o2, 2017. Obviously, she said yes, Mika was later reported talking about the whole experience stating,
“His glasses were fogging up he was so nervous. I kept thinking he really must not have felt well. When I saw him on one knee, I started laughing nervously, almost hysterically. And then he asked, and I said, ‘Absolutely.’ "
Their journey was not that easy, however, both of them were married when first started working out and both of them got divorced in recent years. Mika further talked about how she couldn't hold back her feelings for him anymore stating,
"Over the past year and a half, I realized I had to face these feelings and that it was time to stop putting them in a box. It was not an easy process and it was not an easy set of decisions for either of us. It was something I couldn’t deny anymore.”
The couple plan to take it slow and steady as they have their work cut out for them. Between Work, family and their children, they have a lot to get right before they are ready to take their vows together. But Joe insisted that he wouldn't let anything get between them and was quoted saying,
“We want to spend the rest of our lives together and that’s more important than what management will think and critics will think or anybody else.”
With the couple making their engagement news official, the further good news was in store for the duo.
Third Time Lucky?
Following his engagement with his co-anchor Mika, Joe escalated the relationship to the next level with a secret wedding held on 24 November 2018. The Morning Joe co-hosts performed the nuptials in the presence of only close friends and family at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Joe Scarborough and wife Mike Brzezenski cut their four-layered wedding cake. (Photo: vanityfair.com)
In a statement released to Vanity Fair post their wedding, Joe and his new wife revealed the reason behind their closed-doors wedding ceremony.
"We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe. Everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until it’s over. We wanted to recognize it more quietly and have the people who are most important to us around us. And you know, our show is a cocktail party every morning.”
Brzezinski, a mother of two from her past relationship that ended after 22 years of marriage in 2016, accompanies Joe on the list of people performing their wedding more than once. The duo who have been extremely cautious about the privacy relating to their personal life can finally roam around openly without it being a big deal.
For Joe, however, with two failed marriages behind him, he wishes the third time to be the charm.
Joe Scarborough’s Short Bio:
Joe Scarborough was born on April 9, 1963, (age 55 years old), in Georgia, United States. He received his B.A from the University of Alabama in 1985 and later earned his J.D from the University Of Florida College Of Law in 1990.
Before he started his career in journalism, he indulged himself in politics. Shortly after graduation, he got admission to the Florida Bar in 1991 and practiced law. Soon enough, he was starting to be known as a congressman but later announced his resignation.
Stepping inside the media world, Joe started to co-host ‘Morning Joe’ alongside Mika Brzezinski. Later the duo also began to host a late morning radio show on WABC which took a break in 2010. He was named to the prestigious “TIME 100” list of the world’s most influential people in April 2011.
He is currently the host of NBC's “Morning Joe." He currently has a salary of $6 million dollars annually which contributes to his massive net worth of $18 million dollars.