Emma DiGiovine is a former model who is married to Jesse Watters, a Fox News host. The couple has been dating since at least 2017, and they married in 2019.
Who is Emma DiGiovine?
Emma DiGiovine is a former Fox News Channel producer and journalist who is well-known on social media. In 1992, she was born in Cranford, New Jersey.
Emma played soccer, softball, and field hockey in high school and joined the American Ballet Theatre at the age of 15. Emma graduated with a journalism degree from Fairfield University in Connecticut in 2010.
Emma DiGiovine and Jesse Watters married in Naples in December 2019. Kelly Dodd, ex-Real Housewives of Orange County star, and Donald Trump Jr. were among the wedding guests. According to Fox News, DiGiovine gave birth to her son Jesse Bailey Watters Jr in the spring of 2021.
How Jesse Watters met his new wife
Watters’ first marriage, according to The Daily Mail, was to Noelle Watters, whom he met at work. They married in 2009 and had twin daughters in late 2011. However, after ten years of marriage, they divorced in March 2019.
Watters also met her future second wife, Fox News associate producer Emma DiGiovine, at work. When they met, Emma was 25 and Watters was 39.
Watters told the story of how they met while the Fox News panel was discussing environmental activists deflating SUV tires. Watters, now 43, went off on a tangent, revealing that he let the air out of Emma’s tires in order to offer her a ride home.
Watters justified his actions by pointing out that the couple is now married. He described the story as having a “happy ending.”
“Was that your first time doing it, or had you done it before?” Jeannine Pirro was joking.
“It works like a charm!” he replied.
According to the Daily Mail, the tyre incident occurred in 2018, during Watters’ divorce from his first wife.
Interesting Facts About Her
Here’s what you should know:
1. DiGiovine is a New Jersey-born former ballet dancer and fitness model.
DiGiovine was born in 1991 in New Jersey and raised there. She appears to have deleted her LinkedIn account, but she attended the Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, an all-girls high school, according to archived content on InstantCheckmate from her page.
DiGiovine revealed on Instagram that she began dancing at a young age and studied ballet for many years.
“I was a dancer at @njballet for well over ten years, starting at the age of five,” she wrote in December 2020. I was a member of the Junior Company by the age of fifteen. Throughout my time at the school, I had the opportunity to perform in a variety of roles in the Nutcracker and other ballets.”
In a 2016 blog post for Elite Daily, DiGiovine explained that her mother was a successful ballerina who introduced her to the art form. “Throughout middle and high school, I took ballet classes six days a week at a prestigious studio in Manhattan,” she wrote. “When I was 15, I performed with the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.”
DiGiovine went on to become a fitness model in her adult life, as she stated on her professional website. According to IMDB, she worked for MSA Models from 2012 to 2014.
During her modeling career, DiGiovine was a college student. According to her deactivated LinkedIn account, she graduated from Fairfield University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
2. She was working on Watters’ show at the time they started dating, and he was still married.
According to archived information from her LinkedIn account, DiGiovine began working at Fox News in 2015. From 2015 to 2016, she worked as a production assistant for now-former Fox News host John Stossel before becoming an associate producer for “Watters’ World.”
She also worked for “The Five,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Watters joined “The Five” as a co-host in April 2017 and began hosting “Watters’ World” in January 2017, according to his Fox News bio.
When DiGiovine and Watters began dating, he informed human resources of their relationship. A Fox News spokesperson issued the following statement, which was reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Within 24 hours of Jesse Watters voluntarily reporting to the Chief of Human Resources in November 2017 that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, management met with both parties and decided to transfer the woman to work on another network program, where she is still employed.
According to the newspaper, DiGiovine has been assigned to “The Ingraham Angle.”
Watters was still married to his first wife, Noelle Inguagiato, at the time he began dating DiGiovine. He and Inguagiato were married in 2009 and had twin daughters. As previously reported by Heavy, Inguagiato and Watters divorced in March 2019.
3. DiGiovine and Watters have one son, and she appears to get along well with her two stepdaughters.
DiGiovine married Watters in December 2019, approximately 9 months after his divorce from Inguagiato was finalized.
On December 30, 2020, DiGiovine wrote on Instagram, “Married the love of my life one year ago today.” What a year it has been! @jessewatters, I will always love you and can’t wait for our next chapter.”
DiGiovine was speaking about her and Watters’ first child. They announced the birth of their son, Jesse Bailey Watters Jr., in April 2021 on Instagram.
Watters’ twin daughters, Ellie and Sophie, are also stepchildren of DiGiovine. She appears to have a good relationship with the young girls; she posted a photo of them with the caption, “Love these sweet little bunnies,” in September 2019. According to DiGiovine’s Instagram, the girls also attended their younger brother’s baptism in 2021.
4. Watters claimed he inflated DiGiovine’s tires in order to get closer to her before claiming he was joking.
Watters revealed on an episode of “The Five” in April 2022 that before he and DiGiovine started dating, he drew her attention by deflating her tires, as Heavy previously reported.
“You know, when I was trying to get Emma to date me, the first thing I did was let the air out of her tires,” Watters told his co-hosts. She was unable to leave. I asked her if she needed a lift and she said, “Hey, you need a lift?” She jumped into the car.” “You’re basically the Zodiac killer,” said co-host Greg Gutfeld.
The video quickly went viral on social media. The clip was shared on Twitter by the account “Decoding Fox News.”
Watters’ story drew a lot of negative attention, with many people calling Watters’ actions “creepy.”
Watters revisited the story on “The Five” a few weeks later. According to People, he claimed “that was a joke” and “I never deflated anyone’s tires.”
5. DiGiovine Now Has His Own Lifestyle Website For Members Only
In 2022, DiGiovine launched her lifestyle website.
On the “about me” page, she stated that she was inspired to create the website after sharing workouts on Instagram Live during the pandemic. “People liked it and wanted to know more about me.” DiGiovine went on to say that her website “takes you inside my life and provides you with unique insight into how I live it.”
According to DiGiovine, the website will provide “hair, skincare, and makeup tutorials; health and diet tips; fitness tips; how to shop; book reviews; fashion advice; recipes and cooking videos; interviews with my husband Jesse and other important people in my life, and so much more.”
The content is only available to subscribers. It is unknown how much she charges for blog content.