James Rubin Married Life & Reason Behind Divorce with Christiane Amanpour

It is not sure that marriage will last forever. Every relationship starts with friendship, and eventually became more than friends and got married. If you want a long last relationship and work on it and be honest with your partner, otherwise, you know would be the result.

Likewise, American journalist James Rubin ended his marriage with Christiane Amanpour after being together for two years. When the couple announced their divorce, everyone got shocked. What forced then to take that decision? Here we uncovered everything about Christiane’s ex-husband, including his relationship status.

Quick Facts

Name James Rubin
Birthdate March 28, 1960 (age 60)
Birthplace Larchmont, New York
Nationality American
Parents Harvey Rubin and Judith Lowe
Profession Journalist
Net Worth $14 million
Spouse Christiane Amanpour
Children One

James Rubin Earned a degree in an MIA in 1984

James Philip Rubin, aka Jamie, is the son of Harvey Rubin, a publisher and President of Rinder Press and his wife Judith Lowe, who is psychiatry. Rubin was born and raised into a Jewish family in Larchmont, Westchester County, New York.

Image of James Rubin is a Journalist

Caption: James Rubin is a Journalist

Rubin was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire from where he graduated in 1977. Then he enrolled at Columbia University and graduated with a BA in political science in 1982. Afterward, Rubin pursued a Master of International Affairs from Columbia ‘s School of International and Public Affairs in 1984. Further, he also attended Boston University.

His Career in Politics

James has been interested in politics from an early age. After post-graduation, he went on to worked under President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs as well as Chief Spokesman for the State Department for three years.

In 2008, he became a member of the Hillary Clinton campaign team. At the time, he was a guest on CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer along with Susan Rice.

James Worked for Bloomberg News for Nine Years

James Rubin started his career as the assistant director of research at the Arms Controls Association. Then he and his family moved to London, where he took on a portfolio career and became a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.

After that, he hosted a weekly international affairs program, Wide Angle, on PBS Network. After returning to the USA, he worked for Bloomberg News in December 2010 but quit his job ten months later. In 2013, he moved along with his family to London to work on several projects. He also wrote weekly foreign affairs column for the Sunday Times.

Since 2017, he has been working as the Chairman at International Policy and Strategy at Ballard Partners that located in Washington, Dc.

James Rubin Was Married to Christiane Amanpour

People Magazine reported that James and his wife, Christiane, divorced after twenty years of marriage.

Image of James Rubin and Christiane Amanpour attend the after-party for the premiere of ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ at The Standard Hotel Rooftop in December 2011

Caption: James Rubin and Christiane Amanpour attend the after-party for the premiere of ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ at The Standard Hotel Rooftop in December 2011

Rubin and Amanpour met in 1997 in Bosnia. At the time, Rubin was the US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, while Amanpour was the Chief Assistant Secretary of Stet for Public Affairs. They married in Bracciano, Italy, in August 1998.

Christiane is a British-Iranian journalist and TV host. Amanpour majored in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. Currently, she serves as the Chief International Anchor for CNN and also hosts CNN International’s nightly program, Amanpour.

In 2018, James and Christiane divorced. According to The Washington Post, the divorce was amicable, but they remain close friends.

James and His Ex-Wife Have a Son

Ex-wife, Christiane, and James share a son, Darius John Rubin who was born in 2000 in New York City. In 2010, James moved back to London permanently from New York City along his wife and son.

Now, Darius is 20 years old. He is currently studying in college. The couple’s son rarely appeared in front of the media. Back in 2019, Christiane and Darius attended the International Emmys with Iman. She posted an image on her social media with a caption that she is so proud of her son, Darius.

How Much is James Rubin’s Net Worth?

James Rubin has accumulated an enormous asset from his career. As a spokesperson, Rubin earns an impressive salary that added to his net worth. James Rubin has a whopping net worth of $14 million.

On the other husband, his ex-wife, Christiane earns a salary of $2 million annually. Christiane Amanpour’s estimated net worth is $12.5 million.

Social Media

Despite being the high profile, James Rubin is not active on social media. He is a news anchor and worked for several news channels. However, you can check out his ex-wife on her social profile.

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