Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author, journalist, biographer, and memoirist. She best recognized for writing award nominations books and novels. The author is best known for writing the memoir ‘Eat Pray Love’ in 2006. The book is the memoir of her traveling abroad (countries including Italy, India, and Indonesia) of her personal life and exploring countries.
Additionally, her memoir later turned into a movie with the same name in 2010 starring Julia Roberts, James Franco, and Richard Jenkins. She has also re-published a 1947 cookbook of her great-grandmother to ‘At Home on the Range’ in 2012. Her other popular books include ‘Committed(2010)’ and Big Magic(2015)’. Furthermore, her book ‘The Last American Man’ nominated for National Book Award in non-fiction in 2002.
Caption: The American author and journalist, Elizabeth Gilbert.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Bio, Family, Early Career
She was born on 18 July 1969 in Waterbury, Connecticut, the United States. She is the daughter of father John Gilbert and mother Carole. Her father worked as a chemical engineer at Uniroyal whereas her mother, a nurse and established a Planned Parenthood clinic. She grew up with her older sister Catherine Gilbert Mudrock and lived in a country with no neighbors.
Regarding her education, she joined New York University after finishing high school. From the university, she garnered a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Also, she revealed that she didn’t join a graduate school instead decided to create her own education through work and travel. She then moved to Philadelphia after college and began to collect money by working as a waitress to travel.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Career & Life Achievements
In 1993, she published her first short story ‘Pilgrims’ in Esquire under the headline ‘The Debut of an American it’.Following that, she worked in several national magazines like The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Real Simple, and Travel + Leisure. In 1997, she wrote the GQ article ‘The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon’ and first book ‘Pilgrims’ which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.
She has written several novels and books including Stern Men selected by The New York Times as a “Notable Book.” However, she gained fame for her novel/memoir turned movie ‘Eat Pray Love’. The memoir of her year of exploring and searching across countries like Italy, India, and Indonesia. Additionally, Her published book ‘The Last American Man’ in 2002 got a nomination in National Book Award in non-fiction.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Personal Life & Partner
Moving toward her personal life, she is currently single and not hinted about her relationship at present. In 2016, she surprised her fans when she went with the news of being in the love with her female friend Rayya Elias. The duo was the best friend of 15 years and frequently mentioned on her social media accounts. They were together until the death of Rayya due to Pancreatic and Liver cancer on 4 January 2018.
Previously, she was married twice and divorced twice. She first married Michael Cooper in 1994. They met while working at the Coyote Ugly Saloon. Their marriage ended in 2002 when she left Cooper for another man. Following that, she married José Nunes in 2007. She met Nunes in Bali during her travel as she describes in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. After their marriage, they together ran a large Asian import store ‘Two Buttons’, and sold it in 2015 before they divorced in 2016.
Caption: Elizabeth Gilbert and Rayya Elias
Source: The Guardian
Elizabeth Gilbert: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Gilbert has been accumulating a hefty amount of fortune from her successful career. She has an estimated net worth of around $25 million from her writing works. Further, she resides in a house worth nearly $1 million in New York.
She has a verified and personal account @elizabeth_gilbert_writer with 1 million followers. On Twitter, she goes by the verified Twitter account @GilbertLiz with 275.3k followers. She goes by the verified Facebook account @ElizabethGilbert with 1.7 million followers.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Body Measurements
The beautiful writer has a slim and fit body that stands to an average height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters. No information on her body weight or body measurements of chest, waist, and hips. She further has blonde hair color and her eye color is blue.