Beth Leonard is an American philanthropist and media personality. She came to recognition as the wife of the American singer, Darius Rucker. However now, she once again became a hot topic after the news of her separation from her husband. So, let's get to know who she is and what happened.
Beth, best known as the ex-wife of the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker is a former event manager at VH1. Along with that, she is also the founder of Just Be You, a non-profit organization that targets the development of self-confidence in teenagers.
The former couple got married in 2000. Though the couple made as least appearances as possible in the media, they were much loved and appreciated by the public. However, after 20 years of their marriage, the couple announced their separation in 2020. Though this saddened most of their fans, the fact that they are still on good terms became an assurance for their fans.
The net worth of Beth Leonard is estimated to be over $1 million. Just like her ex-husband, Beth also had a career in the entertainment industry. Moreover, she worked for VH1 in New York City and managed the schedules of artists and musical bands. And so, she earned a fair share of her money from that.
When she still working for VH1, she also served as a mediator for clients and booked artists for various events. However, her current profession and career are unknown. Though it's known that she is in philanthropic activities, her exact activities are not reported.
While on the other hand, her ex-husband, Darius Rucker, with whom she had been married for over 20 years has an estimated net worth of over $12 million. He is a famous musical artist and also the lead singer of the band Hootie and the Blowfish.
Early Life, Family Background, And Education
According to sources, Darius Rucker's ex-wife, Beth Leonard was born in the year 1978 in New Jersey. Moreover, she was born in a middle-class Christian household. While her father was an engineer and businessman, her mother was a school teacher who later turned into a housewife.
Beth was born into a household of six; she has three sisters. Moreover, she is the youngest one in the family. However, there has been no information about her sisters. As per reported, Beth grew up harboring a love for the arts. She also loved paintings, handicrafts, and origami. Moreover, despite not taking any official classes, she was pretty good at art herself.
Beth completed her schooling in a local private school in her hometown. Then, she ended up graduating from the University of Charleston and earning a master's degree in Psychology. Moreover, she also completed the Citadel Clinical Counselling Program in Charleston.
On July 11, 2020, the former couple announced that they decided to separate ways after 20 years of marriage. They announced their separation mutually with a post on their social media. In Darius' post, he wrote that they are still continuing to be good friends and parenting partners. He wrote:
“Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family. We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other. Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always.”
The former couple got married on December 9, 2000. But did you know that Darius was turned down several times by Beth?
According to sources, Beth and Darius met in 1998. At the time, Beth was reportedly an employee at VH1 in New York while Darius was the lead vocalist of his band Hootie & the Blowfish. As reported, Darius fell for Beth first and kept on asking her out multiple times. However, Beth refused him every time until she eventually invited him to see a Broadway play for their first date. And soon, the couple started dating and fell deeper for each other. And after two years of being together, they finally decided to get married on December 9, 2000.
The couple kept their marital life lowkey and didn't disclose anything about it in the media. However, the couple always showed they were still headstrong in this relationship. And so on, they passed two decades. However, at the start of their third one, the couple announced that they were separating.
How Many Children Does Beth Have?
After just a year of getting married, Darius and Beth became blessed with their first kid. And now, they share two beautiful kids together and are co-parenting them after their divorce.
The former couple welcomed their first kid, a daughter named Daniella Rose Rucker on May 16, 2001. Then after four years, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Jack Rucker in 2005.
Moreover, aside from them, her former partner, Darius also had a kid from his previous relationship with Elizabeth Ann Phillips, when they were together. So, she is the stepmother of Carolyn Pearl Philips (Darius' daughter with Elizabeth).
Founder Of "Just Be You"
As we've already mentioned, Beth Leonard is also the founder of a non-profit organization named Just Be You. And that is also one of the main reasons, the people loved her.
After Beth was married to Darius, she was pulled toward the idea of being able to do something for teenagers and young adults. philanthropy. And so, she founded the organization. The organization targets teenagers and youngsters to help them develop confidence and self-assurance. And so, she has been advocating for their self-love through various workshops and inspirational speeches.
Is Beth Available On Social Media?
Unfortunately, it seems that Beth isn't available on social media. It seems that she was indeed available on social media just a few months ago; however, she deleted them. And as it looks like, she deleted them some while after her divorce from Darius.
On the other hand, her ex-husband, Darius Rucker is still active on social media. On Instagram, he is active as @dariusrucker. Moreover, he has a fairly large community of over 762k followers. Similarly, he is also active on Twitter under the same username as @dariusrucker. Also, he has a larger community of over 1.5 million followers.
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