Mayim Bialik, who was a guest host on “Jeopardy!,” revealed that she is now in a new relationship. This is coming eight years after she separated from her first husband, Micheal Stone, who is a businessman. The pair was married from 2003 to 2012.
Stone was raised Mormon but converted to Judaism after dating Bialik for five years.
“It was on our first date that I told my gentle friend Mike that I could only marry a Jew,” Bialik recalled in a post on Kveller. The pair went on to tie the nuptial knot in a Victorian-themed Jewish ceremony in Pasadena, California.
Per Reuters, Bialik previously shared online that she and her husband met in a UCLA calculus class as graduate students. After nearly a decade together, they split, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to Bialik.
“Divorce is terribly sad, painful, and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly,” she wrote on her parenting blog at the time.
She added, “The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible. Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on.”
Does Bialik Have Kids?
The “Call Me Kat” actress has two sons, Miles, and Frederick, both of whom she shares with her ex-husband.
Bialik welcomed her first child, Miles, in 2005, then three years later, he gave birth to her second child, Frederick. Back in 2011, the mom of two shared a photo of herself nursing her 3-year-old son on an NYC subway. During a 2014 interview with HuffPost Live, Bialik defended breastfeeding in public.
“Our culture has a very, very bizarre relationship with breasts,” she said. “Breastfeeding is not a sexual act. It’s an intimate act, and that makes some people uncomfortable, but it’s completely normal to have all of the human hormones that are released when you breastfeed, regulating your relationship with your child.”
A year later, the neuroscientist wrote a book about attachment parenting which she titled “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.”
During a discussion with Healthland about the practice of attachment parenting, Bialik said, “It’s not all or nothing.” She added saying, “Some people breast-feed their kids until they’re 5 and some people don’t. The core principle is that a child’s voice matters.”
When Was Bialik Hired On ‘Jeopardy!’?
“Jeopardy!” recently revealed that the Bialik and game show GOAT Ken Jennings would be guest hosts of the beloved quiz show throughout 2021. This was an achievement that made Bialik and her entire family proud.
She spoke about her hiring experience in a Jeopardy! Interview saying;
“My older son is the one who originally said, ‘Did you know they’re looking for Jeopardy! hosts? I saw it on the internet. Maybe you should find out,’” the 45-year-old actress said. “He was really, really proud. He’s also very, very excited. My 12-year-old’s a little less enthralled in general with me being in the industry, but I think he knows it’s a very iconic thing and mostly he’ll criticize what I look like because that’s what 12-year-olds do.”
Fans were equally excited to hear the news that Bialik had been hired, as she had built up a long resume in both show business and academia. She first rose to prominence after playing the role of a teenager in “Beaches,” and later starred in “Blossom” in the early 90s.
Before she secured a role on “The Big Bang Theory” as neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, Bialik became an actual neuroscientist. She graduated with a Ph.D. from UCLA in 2007, according to Biography.
The Second Season Of ‘Call Me Kat’ To Air Next Year
Now renewed for a second season, “Call Me Kat” is based on the British sitcom “Miranda.”
Bialik played the title role of Kat, a 39-year-old single woman who left her job as a professor at the University of Louisville and used the money her parents saved for her wedding to launch a cat cafe.
Bialik felt the premise of the show was to deliver a positive message. “I think our show is about empowerment for singles,” she remarked.
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“Society’s changing, and we want to reflect that. But there’s something for everyone, and I think our writers have done a good job to show that no one has a perfect life, whether coupled or single,” the actress concluded.
Who Is Bialik’s Boyfriend?
As reported by USA Today, her lover, Jonathan Cohen, is a poet, writer, and futurist. The news outlet also reported that Cohen is also a father from a previous relationship. He revealed via Instagram that he relocated from Toronto to L.A. to be closer to his son.
He co-hosts a Spotify podcast called “Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown” with his girlfriend.
“The podcast is me using my science brain to break down concepts and talk about the myths and misunderstandings that we have about mental health,” Bialik said about the podcast.
While Bialik and Cohen are keen on keeping their personal lives private, they’re adorable together on their podcast and online. If you haven’t started listening to this podcast, you can start now by clicking this link.