Renee Portnoy is the ex-wife of Dave Portnoy, the Barstool Sports boss. Born on the 5th of May 1983, Renee is a 40-year-old who works with the Equine firm SmartPak Company and engages in equestrian sports. Renee is also an upcoming social media influencer.
Renee met Dave in 2005 while completing her studies at Boston University. The duo got engaged in 2008 after dating for three years, and in 2009, they tied the nuptial knot. Unfortunately, their union was barely eight years old when it hit the rocks in 2017.
Summary of Renee Portnoy’s Biography
- Full Name: Renee Satherthwaite Portnoy
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: 5th of May
- Renee Portnoy’s Age: 40 years
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Renee Portnoy’s Husband (Wife): Dave Portnoy (ex-husband)
- Renee Portnoy’s Parents: Father Dennis R Satterthwaite
- Siblings: One
- Renee Portnoy’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 7 inches
- Renee Portnoy’s Height in Centimetres: 170 cm
- Renee Portnoy’s Weight: 55 kg
- Body measurements in Inches: 34-24-35
- Body measurements in Centimetres: 86-61-89
- Renee Portnoy’s Net Worth: $2 million
- Famous For: Being the ex-wife of Dave Renee Portnoy
- Renee Portnoy’s Instagram: @renee_portnoy
- Twitter: @Renee_Portnoy
How Old Is Renee Portnoy?
Renee Portnoy is 40 years old. She was born on the 5th of May 1983 and is a native of Abington, Massachusetts, in the United States, where she also spent a better part of her growing-up years. Being born in the US makes her a citizen of America, but her ethnic background is White. She was born Renee Satherthwaite but only appended Portnoy to her moniker after marriage.
Renee’s father is a military veteran who goes by the name, Dennis R Satterthwaite. On the other hand, her mother earned a living in the health sector as a nurse, though her name has never been mentioned in the public space. Far from being the only child of her parents, Renee shared childhood memories with one sister called Lauren Satterthwaite.
The Massachusetts native was barely six when her parents decided to end their marriage and go their separate ways. Thus, after their divorce was finalized, Renee’s mum got custody of the kids and raised them as a single mother.
She currently lives in Nantucket in a mansion she got from her divorce settlement.
Renee is a University Graduate
Renee Portnoy is a Bachelor’s degree holder. She achieved her earliest academic qualifications in Abington, where she was born and raised. However, the details have never been disclosed, though it is common knowledge that she matriculated from high school in 2001.
When it was time for her to further her studies, Renee chose to pitch her tent with Boston University. She read International Relations and Business, and upon her college graduation, she earned a bachelor of science degree.
How Did Renee Portnoy and her Ex-husband, Dave Portnoy, Meet and When Did They Get Married?
Renee Portnoy crossed paths with Dave Portnoy for the first time when she was about to graduate from Boston University in 2005. A University of Michigan alum, Dave is the founder of the popular lampoon blog known as Barstool Sports.
Reportedly, it was love at first sight for the couple as they commenced dating without wasting time. After three years, Dave popped the big question in 2008, and needless to say, he got a “Yes” answer from his love interest.
The couple eventually tied the nuptial knot in 2009, though details of the ceremony like the exact time, venue, and guest list, were kept a secret.
Truth About David Portnoy and Renee Portnoy’s Divorce?
After exchanging wedding vows in 2009, the couple enjoyed eight years of marital bliss before their union hit the rocks.
News about their impending divorce started making the rounds in 2016, and as early as January 2017, the couple became officially divorced.
Since then, their fans have been speculating about the possible reasons for their split. Eventually, it was revealed that they lost confidence in each other at some point in the relationship, and the lack of trust played a significant role in orchestrating their separation.
While the news of their upcoming divorce was making the rounds on social media platforms, Renee Portnoy was spotted with a woman called Jordyn Hamilton in 2016. It was then that he deemed it necessary to announce the end of his marriage to fans, and in the same post, he presented Jordy as the latest woman in his life.
Has Renee Portnoy Remarried
Following Renee and David’s divorce announcement in August 2016, rumors started making the rounds that Renee had already found love in the arms of another man. Around that period, she shared an Instagram post where she was spotted with a man she described as “A little piece of my heaven.”
However, to date, the identity of the man has remained undisclosed, though some sources said his name was Travis Day. Besides, it is not known whether she dated the man or not, and if they did date, nothing was said about the relationship.
Five years later (in 2021), Renee Portnoy sparked another relationship rumor after she shared an Instagram picture where she was seen kissing a man on the lips. As usual, she omitted to reveal the man’s identity, which naturally got fans talking.
Despite all the relationship rumors that circulated about Renee, she appears to be single. One fact that we cannot afford to ignore is that she and Dave have maintained a cordial relationship even though they have been divorced for years.
David still takes things concerning Renee as his top priority. A good instance was observed when the Equestrian expert lost her pet dog, Stella Bean, and David was right by her side in full support.
The CEO of Barstool Sports shared his thoughts about the dog’s passing via his Twitter handle in a post that read, “The bond and friendship that @renee_portnoy and Stella had is totally impossible to put into words”.
In response, Renee expressed her gratitude to Dave for giving her his support in her trying times while mourning the dog she nurtured for so many years.
Going by the above-mentioned, it is glaring that the two exes still maintain a great friendship even though they are no longer living under the same roof. In addition, Renee still prefers to bear Dave’s last name to date and still lives in the home he gifted her.
The Couple is Rumored to Share Two Kids
It has been rumored that Renee and Dave’s union produced two children – a boy and a girl, but this has never been confirmed.
Barely one year after they parted ways, Renee Portnoy took to her Instagram handle to share an image of her with an adorable girl and fans were quick to conclude that the little cutie was one of the children she had with David. However, Renee has maintained silence on this.
It has been rumored that Renee and Dave may Reconcile
Thanks to the great friendship that exists between Renee and Dave, their fans have been speculating about a possible reconciliation between them.
In fact, Barstool’s fans have been keeping the duo under very close watch. Speculations ran rife in 2022 that the former couple was posting social media content from London at exactly the same time, insinuating that they may be traveling together.
However, all these are mere rumors and have never been confirmed or refuted by Renee and David.
Renee is a Diehard Animal Lover
Right from her formative years, Portnoy has always had a close affinity with animals and she is particularly interested in dogs and horses.
At the age of eight, Renee was already competent in mounting and riding both ponies and full-grown horses. Even with all her admirable horsemanship, she had a riding accident during her formative years. The horse she was riding got agitated, threw her off, and proceeded to kick her. Though she sustained minor injuries, it didn’t put her off horses. Young Renee was the kind of child who would get busy providing stray animals with shelter in her home. In fact, she went on to forge a career in the equestrian field.
Even when she goes on travels all over the world, she brings her pet dogs along. Her furry friends have been severally spotted via her social media handles especially Instagram where they would be hanging out together, playing in vineyards, or having a good time at the beach.
What Does David Portnoy’s Ex-wife Do for a Living?
Renee Portnoy has had two career interests in her adult life: an equestrian and an upcoming social media influencer.
After she completed her studies at Boston University in 2010, she landed a lucrative job with SmartPak Company. The firm, which was established in 1999, sells equine products like horse apparel, equine supplements, gear, and horse packs.
She started out as a buyer of Equine supplements. However, after she had put in two years with the firm, she was promoted to the level of Director Of Merchandising in 2012. She still holds the position to date.
Renee’s desire to work with SmartPak Company stemmed from the fact that she has always been in love with everything equestrian from her childhood.
After she became the wife of Dave Portnoy, Renee Portnoy decided to venture into competitive horse riding. Her foray into the sports arm of the business led her to explore and contest in several other equestrian events.
She Worked Alongside her Ex-husband on Barstool Sports
Renee’s ex-spouse, Dave Portnoy, is credited as the founder of Barstool Sports, and Renee worked in the company too. Initially a print publication, the firm is now thriving as a sarcastic blog focusing on pop culture and sports, including other media.
While their union lasted, Renee played a major role at the company and her impact was palpably felt in all activities of the lampoon blog site.
She also held sway among the fans of the blog who dubbed her “First Lady of Barstool Nation” since her spouse, David addresses himself as “The President”, or “El Presidente” to be precise.
Renee stepped away from participating in the blog site’s activities in 2019, but still makes minor imputes from time to time.
Renee Portnoy’s Net Worth
Reportedly, Renee Portnoy has over $2 million as her bottom line. She accumulated her wealth from the monthly remunerations she gets as a staff of SmartPak Company.
She also earned a good income from equestrian sports and has been making some money through her social media handles.
She is on Social Media
As earlier mentioned, Renee Portnoy is in the process of building a thriving career on social media, and she is best known for her activities on Instagram and Twitter.
Her Instagram handle, @renee_portnoy, is doing admirably well and she has accumulated over 37.4k thousand followers after sharing 461 posts. The kind of content to expect from the equestrian expert’s IG handle are pictures and images of her show jumping sports, her travel experience, fun time with her pet dogs, and more.
Her Twitter handle, @Renee_Portnoy, is not doing badly with 3.9 thousand followers. Renee joined Twitter in March 2009 and has tweeted 4,826 times. She shares similar content to what is obtainable on her Instagram page.
When Vine was still in existence, Renee Portnoy was among the users of the platform. Her account on Vine lasted from 2013 to 2014 and she was really active on it, documenting a majority of the happenings in her life. She even shared stuff about her ex-husband on Vine. We also saw some Vine posts where the Abington, Massachusetts native was attending concerts or watching a horse ride.
Renee’s Love For Animals Led her To Found an Animal Rescue Organization
Renee Portnoy takes the credit for establishing the Renee Rescues, which is an animal rescue body with branches in Boston, Nantucket, and Wellington. The organization does not just rescue animals, they also foster them, especially needy puppies.
As an animal rescuer, Renee takes it as her responsibility to encourage families and individuals to adopt pets from shelters in order to provide stray animals with loving homes.
In addition to running her animal rescue home, she also lends a helping hand to the Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals. She participates in fundraising for the local animal foster shelter and also contributes her quota as a volunteer by feeding, cleaning, and exercising the animals.