Who Is Jarel Portman, Traylor Howard’s Spouse?

Jarel Portman is the husband of Traylor Howard, an American actress best known for her role as Sharon Carter in Two Guys and a Girl, and Natalie Teeger in Monk. 62 year-old Jarel, who was born on May 14, 1962, is Traylor’s third husband. They got married in 2011 and have now been together for 13 years.

Summary of Jarel Portman’s Biography

  • Full name: Jarel Portman
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: May 14, 1962
  • Jarel Portman’s Age: 62 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Education: Florida International University and Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Jarel Portman’s Wife: Traylor Elizabeth Howard
  • Jarel Portman s Children: Julien Portman, Penn Portman, and Miles Portman
  • Jarel Portman’s Parents: John C. Portman Jr. and Joan Newton
  • Siblings: Jae Portman, John Calvin Portman 111, Micheal Portman, Jeff  Portman, and Jena Portman
  • Jarel Portman’s Height in Inches: 64 inches
  • Jarel Portman’s Height in Centimetres: 193 cm
  • Hair Color: Golden Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Jarel Portman’s Net worth: $5 million
  • Famous for: Being Traylor Howard’s Spouse
  • Jarel Portman’s Instagram: @jarel_portman_
  • Twitter: @JarelPortman
  • Facebook: Jarel Portman

Jarel Portman was Born and Raised in the United States

Jarel Portman was born on the 14th of May, 1962, in Atlanta, Georgia, to his parents, John C. Portman Jr. and Juan Newton, which makes him 62 years old.  being born in the US confers on the singer rights as a citizen of the United States. Also, he belongs to the white ethnic group.

Jarel Portman

As a young child, Jarel was nurtured with love from his family. His dad was an architect and developer, but his mom’s occupation is not known yet. He grew up with his five siblings – four brothers and a sister – namely, John Calvin Portman 111, Jeffery Lin Portman, Jae Portman, Micheal Portman, and his only sister, Jena Portman.

This American businessman and celebrity husband is well-read. During his elementary days, he was homeschooled in South Carolina, but after that, he attended Atlanta Lovett School. While in high school, Jarel was a basketball and baseball player.

Upon graduation from Atlanta Lovett School, he matriculated at Florida International University. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, and afterward, he registered in the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Jarel and Traylor Dated For About Seven Years

Businessman Jarel Portman and actress Traylor Howard first met in the 1980s but had reasons to go their separate ways. However, as fate would have it, they met again in 2004, and this time, it was for the best.

On their second time meeting, the duo started off their friendship, which would later metamorphose into a romance. The lovebirds dated for about seven years before deciding to take the next step, and on January 1, 2011, they walked down the aisle to officially become man and wife.

Jarel Portman

It has been a blissful union since then, as the couple has been together for over a decade – and still going strong. Jarel and Traylor are having a great time together, and there has never been news of any serious crisis in their marriage.

However, this is not the first marriage for either of them. Portman had been previously married with kids, but his former partner’s identity remains a mystery. Also, there is no information about how long they were together.

Similarly, Jarel Portman is Traylor Howard’s third husband. The actress was once in a romantic relationship with Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and George Clooney, but her first husband was Cameron Hall. They were married in February 1991, and their marriage lasted for only two years. They got divorced in March 1993.

Traylor Howard was also married to American actor Christian Navarro following their wedding in 2003. But just like her first marriage, this too was short-lived as the couple ended things in 2006.

Meet Jarel Portman’s Wife, Traylor Howard

Jarel Portman’s wife of more than a decade, Traylor Elizabeth Howard (born June 14, 1966) is a famous American actress. Perhaps one of her most popular acting roles was her appearance in the TV series, Two Guys and a Girl, where she played the role of Sharon Carter. Another role that also helped in making her a household name is as Natalie Teeger in the USA network show Monk.

The actress was born in Orlando, Florida – she was also raised there by her parents, Peggy E. Traylor and Robert M. Howard Jr. Her father, Robert, works as the president of the Howard Fertilizer and Chemical Company.

Traylor Howard graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School in Florida. She holds a degree in Communications and Advertisement with an English minor from Florida State University.

Jarel Has Three Biological Children

Jarel Portman is not only a husband but also a father of three children, but he shares just one of them with his wife, Traylor Howard. Their son’s name is Julien Portman, and he was born in 2012, but his exact birthdate is not revealed yet.

His other two children – Penn Portman and Miles Portman – are from his previous marriage to a yet-to-be-identified woman, and just as the name of his ex-wife has remained a mystery, so has the birthdates of her children with him also remained a mystery.

In the same vein, Traylor Howard is a mother of two. Aside from Julien, her son with Portman, she has another son from her union with Christian Navarro. Her son, Sabu Howard, was born on November 14, 2006.

Traylor Howard’s Spouse is a Businessman and a Musician

Jarel Portman is a successful businessman who sits as the managing director of a company today, but his success story was not as smooth. Portman started as a hotel keeper for Hyatt in San Francisco and was paid about $11,000 annually, which wasn’t near enough to take care of his needs.

To make ends meet, he started singing at a local bar, thanks to his skills as a keyboardist and guitarist. This singing did not just end as a means to augment his income, but he has produced an album that is sold in the market – to his credit.


Fortunately, in 1987 he got a better job in his father’s firm and so, he had to move to Los Angeles. He served as the Executive vice president of Portman Financial. As part of his job, he had to work on development projects outside the United States like China and Korea.

Currently, he is the chief executive of Portman House at Portman Holding. He used to be the head of the project team. He also headed the brand marketing team but his current job description requires him to produce serviced apartment projects for Portland House. It involves a great deal of surveying, designing, and raising structures that meet the brand’s specifications.

In April 2011, Jarel Portman started his own real estate firm, JXP Works, which focuses on urban infill development and redevelopment opportunities.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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