• Emily Jendrisak is a former publicist and consultant and advocate for Native American rights
• She is married to Canadian actor, writer and activist Gavin McInnes
• She studied Journalism and Communications at the University of San Francisco
• Her husband is co-founder of the Canadian-American magazine “Vice”
• Her husband has been involved in numerous controversial incidents and is worth more than $12 million
Emily Jendrisak is an activist and former publicist and consultant born in the US. She is married to 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 the USA. Her mother Christine (nee Whiterabbit) was a lifelong advocate for Native American rights, and her father Jerry was a construction worker. They always motivated and taught her to stand up for her rights.
Jendrisak is a good writer and won a few state awards during his studies. She studied journalism and communications at San Francisco University and graduated cum laude. On her mother’s side, Jendrisak belongs to the Ho-Chunk tribe, Native Americans whose traditional land was in the middle of the 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 several jobs, but later succeeded as a publicist and consultant. However, she left the job and stayed home after marrying McInnes. Her mother was the Ho-Chunk Tribe Director of Wisconsin’s Research Committee, and is very active in preserving the traditions and fighting for Native American rights, with Emily helping her support the tribe.
Emily Jendrisak met her husband at a fish bar.
“Emily Jendrisak is the wife of controversial Canadian, British-born writer, actor and comedian Gavin McInnes who…
They began dating and after five years together, they were married on September 17, 2005 at the Sunset View Farms in Bovina, New York. The couple have two boys and a girl and now live in Larchmont, New York.
Husband Gavin McInnes
Gavin McInnes is a controversial comedian, author and political commentator, born July 17, 1970 in Great Britain, but raised in Canada – he has both British and Canadian nationality. He attended Carleton University with a degree in English literature, and another degree in business administration from Concordia University.
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 its publishing department. He was nicknamed “The Godfather of Hipsterdom”, in part because he co-authored 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 Critics”.
McInnes left Vice in 2008 after 14 years due to creative differences.
In the same year, he started the website “Streetcarnage.com”, and also became the creative director of the advertising agency Rooster, in 2012 he published the book “How to Piss in Public”.
McInnes also has experience in the film industry. He starred in two short films – “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 touring as a stand-up 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 part ways, but “The Gavin McInnes Show” began the following year. He also commentated on other shows and wrote for a few magazines. McInnes was part of Canadian “The Rebel Media” which 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 people nationalists and neo-Nazis. In 2018, they were caught on camera beating another protester, so McInnes started getting in trouble.
At first he was denied a visa for a trip to Australia because of his bad character. His accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube were suspended, as were PayPal and Amazon for violating their policies. Although he left the chairmanship position in the group a month after the incident, the residents of Larchmont, where McInnes lives, began a “Hate Has No Home Here” campaign. He sent letters to explain that he had been misunderstood, but to no avail. Even wife Emily was involved, trying to defend her husband and threatening legal action, so she was charged with neighbor harassment; the police were involved in some of these incidents.
McInnes has said many things, provoking Muslims, Jews and women and making controversial comments about race, ethnicity, violence and genocide. But referring to his wife’s ancestry, he said, “I’ve made my views on Indians very clear. I like them. I actually like them so much that 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 has no social media accounts.
Emily is a stay-at-home mom 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.