Is Gabrielle Reece married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Laird Hamilton (born on March 2, 1964) who is best known for being an American big-wave surfer as well as an action-sports model. The couple celebrated their wedding on November 30, 1997.
In October 2003, the couple became blessed with their first child as a daughter named Reece Viola Hamilton. Their second daughter named Brody Jo Hamilton was born in Hawaii on January 1, 2008. She is also the step-mother to Izabela who was born from Hamilton’s previous marriage to Maria Souza.
Reece and her husband Hamilton are having a perfect time together with their three daughters including Izabela. They mostly spent their time residing in Hawaii and Malibu, California. Regarding her past relationship, Reece was said to have dated actor Dean Cain (born on July 31, 1966). Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Reece:
Who is Gabrielle Reece?
Born as Gabrielle Allyse Reece, she landed the planet on January 6, 1970, which makes her age be 50 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American professional volleyball player as well as a sports announcer. She has also gained success as an actress and being a fashion model.
Early Life and Education
Reece was born in 1970 and her place of birth is in La Jolla, California, the United States of America. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Robert Eduardo Reece (father) and Terry Glynn Reece (mother). She is the only child to her parents and spent her childhood days in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
When she was just five years old, her father was killed in a plane crash. She was very active in sports from her young age. She went to Keswick Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida and later received a volleyball scholarship from Florida State University which she easily accepted.
From the University, she received her graduation majoring in communications. She performed extremely well in volleyball during her time at the University. She also developed an interest in fashion modeling for which she moved to New York City in 1989. She was inducted into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame by the Florida State University in 1997.
Career and Professional Life
She played on professional volleyball tours for many years after completion of her graduation. She also played at the first-ever Beach Volleyball World Championships. She was the leader of WBVL kills for four consecutive years from 1993 to 1996. In 1994-95, she was able to turn as the Offensive Player of the Year. Her other competitions include the 1999–2000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour as well as the 1999–2000 Olympic Challenge Series.
Moving towards her modeling career, she was named as one of the five most beautiful women in the world by Elle in 1989 during which she was enrolled at Florida State University. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she made her appearance in several Elle layouts and was also featured on the covers of popular magazines like Outside, Shape, Life, Elle and Women’s Sports & Fitness.
She has also co-authored a book with Karen Karbo (born in 1956) called Big Girl in the Middle which is about her life as a pro athlete published in 1997. She is also serving Elle magazine as a contributing editor. She has also contributed as a spokeswoman of Nike and has worked for Yahoo-Health as a new expert and writer.
Reece alongside fitness expert Paul Chek has produced The Primal System which is an infomercial for a health and fitness product. She was also seen interviewing professional athletes by being the host for the Insider Training for Fit TV/Discovery. With her husband, she is the founder of XPT Life or Extreme Performance Training.
Gabrielle Reece is married to American big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton. The couple has an age gap of six years and Reece is younger to her husband. They are enjoying their conjugal life since November 30, 1997. They have welcomed two daughters named Reece Viola and Brody Jo Hamilton born in 2003 and 2008 respectively. Reece is also taking proper care of her stepdaughter Izabela whose mother’s name is Maria Souza, a clothing designer as well as a big wave surfer.
Gabrielle Reece has a tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches or 191 cm. She weighs about 77 kilograms or 170 lbs possessing a slim body structure. She is blessed with grey colored eyes and her distinctive features include her husky tone and tall height. Reece’s body measurement is 36-24-35 inches or 91.5-61-89 cm.
Salary and Net worth
American professional volleyball player, Gabrielle Reece has an estimated net worth of 10 million USD. She has made an impressive amount of earnings from her playing career, modeling career as well as from endorsement activities. She has done print ads for various brands and products like Coppertone Oil Free Waterproof Sunblock lotion (1996-1998), Ebel Sportwave watches (1993), Dannon Light yogurt (1999), eBags.com (2000) and many more.
Wiki and Facts
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