Judy Sheindlin is an American television personality, former prosecutor, and judge at Manhattan family court. She started off her professional career in the 60s as a prosecutor for the family court system.
Judy Sheindlin - Married, Husband, Children
Judge Judy Sheindlin currently lives with her third husband, Jerry Sheindlin, whom she married in 1977. Interestingly, Jerry was also previously romantically linked to another woman before Judy. His wife Judy is also the one who has been married and divorced twice in life.
Judy Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin knew each other since they were studying at high school in 1983. Nevertheless, the duo waited eight years to be in one another's life. Also, during an interview with the LA Times, Jerry mentioned how he met Judy.
Apparently, Judy came walking in and put the finger on Jerry's face, and asked, who is this?. To which Jerry replied, "Lady, get your finger out of my face." Moreover, Jerry added, "Although the first encounter was accidental, afterward whatever happened had specific purposes."
Everything was smooth between the two. Unfortunately, their relationship took a bitter turn post her father Murray Blum's death in 1990. Mrs. Sheindlin divorced Jerry in 1990. However, Judy and Jerry reconciled a year later, in 1991.
Children of Judy Sheindlin
Judy Sheindlin is a mother to two sons Jamie Hartwright and Adam Levy with her first husband, Ronald Levy. Judy and Ronald welcomed Jamie's first child on February 2, 1967, and the second one on October 9, 1968.
Besides, Judy is also a proud stepmother as she has three stepchildren namely Gregory Sheindlin, Nicole Sheindlin, and Jamie Sheindlin whom Jerry shares with his former wife. Jerry and Judy are also grandparents to 12 grandchildren.
Likewise, Judge Judy was previously married to Ronald Levy in 1964. Judy was 22 when she tied the knot with her first husband, Ronald, who happens to be an attorney by profession. But, they called it quits in 1976 after twelve years.
Judy Sheindlin's Net Worth & Earning as a Lawyer
Sheindlun holds a jaw-dropping net worth of $500 million earned from her career as a judge on The People's Court TV show. In June 2021, Judy, the highest-paid TV host announced she quit her job to launch a new show on Amazon's IMDB TV after 25 years.
Like Judy, Jerry also serves as a judge in New York State Supreme Court and holds a net worth of $100 million in 2019. He received a paycheck of no less than $208,000 from his job.
In mid-2021, Judy was reported to share a 5 bedroom condo at The Montage in Beverly Hills with her husband Jerry Sheindlin. Mr. and Mrs. Sheindlin bought it in 2018 for $10.7 million. In the same vein, the Sheindlins owns an $11 million worth penthouse in Florida.
Judy Sheindlin - Quick Facts
- Judy Sheindlin has a brother named David Blum.
- She is the daughter of Murray Blum and Ethel Blum.
- Judy is the quick-speaking Judge and fast as an auctioneer.
- Judy Sheindln has a thick Brooklyn accent.
- Judy was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
- Judy earned a bachelor's degree from American University and later obtained a degree in law from New York Law School.
- Judy's husband Jerry served in the army during the Korean War.
- In 2007, Forbes magazine listed Judy's earnings for the year at $30 million.