Who Is Dave Portnoy’s Ex-Wife and How Long Were They Married?

Dave Portnoy is a celebrity blogger and internet star who has been the subject of a lot of controversy over the years. The founder of the pop-culture blog Barstool Sports, he is known for his blunt, unfiltered take on everything from sports to food, and has even been involved with various political movements as well. Dave Portnoy’s personal life has come under fire over the years, and in light of a scandal that is making headlines even now, many fans are diving deep to learn more about Portnoy’s ex-wife, who was with him for over a decade. 

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Who is Dave Portnoy’s ex-wife?

Dave Portnoy first rose to prominence in the early 2000s, launching a print publication called Barstool Sports. Eventually, it transitioned to online-only, and Dave Portnoy’s star rose even higher. Around that same time, according to The Sun, he began to really get serious with his girlfriend, Renee Satterthwaite. The two got engaged in 2008 and married one year later. After marriage, she took the name Renee Portnoy and began managing his business affairs behind the scenes.

Renee Portnoy was raised in Massachusetts and went on to earn a degree in international relations and business from Boston University. After graduation, she started working at a company that specializes in animal supplements, also lending her time to causes that matter to her, such as animal shelters that take care of neglected animals.

After eight years of marriage, Dave and Renee Portnoy decided to split. As The Sun reported, it was widely believed that Dave Portnoy’s alleged affair with Jordyn Hamilton contributed to the breakdown of the marriage. 

What is Dave Portnoy best known for?

Even as his marriage was ending, Dave Portnoy continued to work on his variety of businesses, including his popular blog Barstool Sports. He also started to dive into the political space, with his interviews with various political figures making headlines. While many fans love Dave Portnoy’s no-filter attitude, some have slammed him – and in a recent interview, as reported by MSN, Dave Portnoy lashed out at his critics.

“Being non-PC and not being woke…that’s not political,” Dave Portnoy said. “Both the extreme rights and lefts are f*cking maniacs. Now the extreme left is the super woke, so that’s where you get the PC stuff from. But there’s some stuff on the right where I’m like whoa you don’t need to be that [anti] PC, I don’t need the f*cking Nazi flag flying around.” Dave Portnoy definitely has his audience of diehard fans – but recently, a brand-new scandal might have the Barstool Sports founder in some hot water. 

Dave Portnoy has come under fire for alleged sexual misconduct

In early November, Insider reported that three women came forward, alleging that they had sex with Dave Portnoy and that the encounters turned violent. All three women claim that the “frightening and humiliating experiences that have taken a toll on their mental health,” with two of the women stating that Dave Portnoy filmed them without permission. One even claimed that she was suicidal after the sexual encounter that she had with Dave Portnoy, saying “It hurt and I was literally screaming in pain.”

The women have all used pseudonyms, and Dave Portnoy wasted no time in refuting the claims, taking to social media and stating that the women’s claims are the product of “cancel culture.” This isn’t the first sex scandal that Dave Portnoy has been involved in, but considering how serious these claims are, it could be that this scandal is the one that really damages his career.

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