William Maher, better known by his stage name Bill Maher, is an American comedian and talk-show presenter best known for his biting political commentary. He was born on January 20, 1956, in New York City, New York. Keep reading to learn more about his life and past relationships.
Life and Career
River Vale, New Jersey, served as Maher’s home town. He grew up idolizing Johnny Carson, host of The Tonight Show, but he didn’t start pursuing his dream of becoming a comedian until his junior year at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, when he performed his stand-up routine for the first time in a comedy club in New York City. After receiving his degree (B.A., 1978), Maher began performing frequently in bars all around the nation. Additionally, Steve Allen noticed him after seeing him on The Tonight Show a number of times and hired him to be his sidekick on the cable series Steve Allen’s Music Room. Maher began attempting acting in 1983 and appeared in a number of movies and television programs.
Maher’s career gained momentum when he co hosted Indecision ’92 for the cable network Comedy Central, a program that offered irreverent coverage of the presidential election. Due to his popularity, Politically Incorrect made its debut in 1993.
At least in part, Maher’s ability to playfully manage the talks between a rotating panel of journalists, celebrities, and politicians contributed to Politically Incorrect instant popularity. Since it was so well-liked, the show was transferred from Comedy Central to the ABC network in 1997.
Maher suggested in 2002 that the terrorists behind the September 11 attacks lacked more bravery than American troops battling in Afghanistan. The incredibly divisive comments caused the show to be canceled shortly afterward. Even though Maher originally attempted to retract his remarks, he was anything but repentant when he made a comeback on television in February 2003 with the HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher.
On the website Amazon.com in 2006, Maher served as the host of the online talk program Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher. He frequently appeared on several political talk shows and presented a number of HBO stand-up comedy specials.
Some of Maher’s works include When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden (2002), New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer (2005), and The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everyone except Me Has Their Head up Their Asse (2011). In the humorous documentary Religulous (2008), which Maher, a self-described “apatheist,” also authored and produced, he conducted interviews with adherents of several religions, including Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
Who is Bill Maher dating?
Anjulie Persaud is Bill Maher’s girlfriend as of 2022. They allegedly started dating in 2015. She is a Taurus, whereas he is an Aquarius. Aquarius is said to be most compatible with the Zodiac signs Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius, while Taurus and Scorpio are the least compatible.Bill is 66 years old, while Anjulie Persaud is 39. Bill Maher had at least 26 relationships before this one, according to CelebsCouples. He has never before been married.
Anjulie Persaud and Bill Maher have been together for around 7 years, 7 months, and 22 days.
Bill Maher’s Dating Rumor
Anyone who watches Real Time with Bill Maher is familiar with how hot (and funny) the discussions can become. Maher is no stranger to making observations about everything and everything, from the current state of America to more contentious subjects. But he also makes a lot of noise when it comes to marriage and other types of partnerships.
Even though Maher is convinced that he will never get married, he has nevertheless gone on dates.
is a former model for Playboy. He was connected to the online character Coco Johnsen in 2003. Even though the couple only dated for 17 months, their romance had bizarre side effects. Johnsen claimed humiliation and demeaning racial remarks in a $9 million lawsuit against Maher for “pain and suffering.” She asserted in her lawsuit that Maher’s promises to wed her and provide for her financially led her to resign from her positions as a flight attendant and model.
He is a “confirmed bachelor, and a very public one at that,” according to his attorneys, who claim that he “never promised to marry Johnsen.” After their relationship ended, Maher alleges that Johnsen tried to extort money from him.
In 2005, Maher began dating hip-hop author and model Karrine Steffans. Although the pair broke up in 2006, it seems that they did it amicably. When Steffans mentioned the men she had slept with, she claimed that Maher was better than them all.
It was really difficult to please. Bill and I were a perfect match. It was so exciting to make love. I’ve never had a lover who couldn’t resist the impulse to touch me. He made me a better person. She said that Bill Maher reached out to include my son, which was something I never expected from him, and we saw each other every day.
Despite her commitment to Steffans, Maher felt she had to come into her own.
Cara Santa Maria
Maher dated Cara Santa Maria, a science communicator, writer, television broadcaster, and podcaster, for two years, from 2009 to 2011. Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is hosted by her.
It was reciprocal, according to In Touch Weekly. “Our split was cordial and mutual. We still get along and collaborate,” Santa Maria remarked. Maher affirmed and said, “Breakups are never easy, especially when the other person is as wonderful as Cara. I continue to be committed to and enthusiastic about her work as a media science expert, and I wish her nothing but the best in it.”
He’s Dated a Long List of Women
Maher was associated with Tracy Richman in the late 1980s and early 1990s; Richman wrote about their romance in her memoir. He slept with Adrienne Barbeau, had a sporadic relationship with Heather Hunter, was linked to model Amber Lee Smith, and even dated Arianna Huffington. He and the model Karin Taylor had a romance in 1997, which she discussed on the Howard Stern Show. He was also believed to have dated Brook Lee, the 1997 Miss Universe.
In addition to dating actress Thora Birch, he also dated model Vanessa Kay, had an affair with Aiko Tanaka, dated actress Bai Ling, was seen with pop singer Kaya Jones, and was related to WWE wrestler Rochelle Loewen.