MSNBC Ari Melber Dating Status After Split With Wife, Who Is New Girlfriend?

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MSNBC Ari Melber Dating Status After Split With Wife, Who Is New Girlfriend?

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1980-03-31
  • Age 41 Years 2 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Profession Attorney
  • Birth Name Ari Naftali Melber
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Religion N/A
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Father Daniel M. Melber
  • Mother Barbara D. Melber
  • Brother/s Jonathan Melber
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Girlfriend Alexandra Daddario
  • Ex-Wife Drew Grant (m. 2014–2017)
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Career 2009-present
  • High School Garfield High School
  • College Cornell Law School (2009), University of Michigan (2002)
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight 72 Kg
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Dark Brown

An Emmy award-winning journalist, Ari Melber, with his detailed analytical approach and glorious insights, gradually established his name as one of the leading journalists of the modern era. Such accomplishments have thus landed Melber with some worldwide attention. However, is the dashing journalist available, or is he off the market?

Serving as a Chief Legal Correspondent for MSNBC, Ari, in his career span, has achieved some unprecedented career heights. However, has the journalist suffered post his divorce from his first wife? Or is there somebody new to mend his broken heart already?

With his personal life going through its ups and downs, Ari hasn’t let his professional life get affected by any stretch of the means.

Determined as ever, Melber has put in some tremendous effort in his work, for which he remains properly compensated.

Ari Melber Ex-Wife, Drew Grant

Consistently in the limelight in his professional life, The Beat with Ari Melber's host preferred to keep his private life as far away from the spotlight as he possibly could. He was thus involved in a low-key married life with his pop culture reporter wife, Drew Grant.

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Melber, who met fellow journalist Grant at a public event in 2010, proposed to her in 2013 after dating each other for about three years. Then, they got married somewhere around 2014 and spent three years together before their married life came to an end; Their divorce got finalized in 2017, but they didn't mention the reason behind it.

Post their heartbreaking separation; it seemed the duo swiftly moved on from their past tragedy. Melber's then-spouse was believed to be in a relationship with a guy named Richard Alexander as per her social media posts, while Melber had a few names associated with him post his divorce.

Ari Melber Girlfriend

Melber's relationship with actress Alexandra Daddario was confirmed after the duo were caught kissing in a car in August 2018.

Ari Melber caught kissing Alexandra inside the car (Photo:

Melber, alongside the Baywatch actress, was returning from a lunch together at Cuban restaurant Cafe Habana Malibu when they were caught in their PDA session. 

Daddario dating Melber made sense as both of her parents are lawyers. 

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The lovebirds were first spotted together when the LA-based comedian shared a tweet on 5 August 2018 saying Melber and Daddario helped him celebrate his 24 years of sobriety. 

Ari Melber with his girlfriend, Alexandra Daddario (Photo:

After a heartbreaking end with his first wife, Melber finally seemed to find happiness again alongside his girlfriend, Alexandra. But, unfortunately, Melber's relationship with actress Alexandra didn't end with a significant step up.

Are Ari Melber And Alexandran Daddario Still Together?

In July 2019, his girlfriend was spotted enjoying a romantic holiday with her newfound love, Brendan Wallace. Alexandra seemed very intimate in public with her businessman lover as they took a stroll around Rome after having dinner at Pierluigi's restaurant.

The pair were even seen kissing each other, and the two couldn't get their hands off each other.

Moreover, in August that year, rumors started to come out about her possible engagement with Brendan. She was spotted donning a silver band on her ring finger while spotted with her lover again.

So, it was very apparent that Melber and Alexandra Daddario had called it quits.

Is Ari Melber In A Relationship?

Well, after his last failed relationship, his love life has not made it to the headlines. It seems like he is in no hurry to have a spouse for now. 

So, for the time being, the handsome Ari Melber is enjoying his singlehood.  

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From his last two relationships, Melber doesn't have any children. 

Short Bio

Melber was born Ari Naftali Melber on 31 March 1980 to parents Daniel M. Melber and Barbara D. Melber. He is an American national possessing European Jewish descent. His grandparents are Jewish 'Holocaust' survivors of the Second World War. They somehow managed to immigrate to the States and settle down in Seattle. 

He was raised in a middle-class family and attended a Jewish school. He was into law and order from a young age. When he was in grade three, he was part of a play that was about the judicial system. Then, in high school, he was elected the class president. He even admits it was the starting point of his interest in politics.        

Career At MSNBC & Salary

Born and raised in Seattle, Ari completed his education, graduating from the University Of Michigan with an A.B. degree in political science. After landing several journalism works, Ari’s hard work finally paid off as he joined MSNBC as a Chief legal correspondent.

Alongside this position, Ari also hosts his own show titled The Beat With Ari Melber airing nightly at 6 pm ET on MSNBC.

A cherry was added to an already impressive career resume after Ari landed his first Emmy award in 2016 for his reporting at the supreme court regarding gay marriage. Alongside his Emmy, Ari, at age 38, has got several other awards in his cabinet for the dedication he has shown throughout his journalistic career.

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With an attorney license, Ari, alongside his duties at MSNBC, also serves as an NBC News Legal Analyst providing legal analysis for TODAY and The Rachel Maddow Show. Such wide possession of talents thus sees Ari properly compensated.

He has an estimated salary of $110k for his duties at MSNBC and further adds to his net worth from his duties at the NBC News.