Emily Jendrisak bio, husband, net worth, and more

Who is Emily Jendrisak?

Emily Jendrisak is a famous American celebrity. An activist and former consultant and publicist, Emily Jendrisak rose to fame following her marriage to Canadian writer and podcaster Gavin Miles McInnes. Emily Jendrisak’s husband Gavin McInnes is also known for his far-right-wing political views. The Canadian podcaster is the founder of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist organization that has been designated as a terrorist group in Canada. 

Emily Jendrisak Biography
Emily Jendrisak Biography

quick facts

Full nameEmily Jendrisak
Also Known AsEmily McInnes
Age48 years old
Sun signNot Available
Chinese zodiacTiger
TraitsPositive- Bold, fearless, and passionate
Negative- Overly competitive, suspicious, and narrow-minded
BirthplaceManhattan, New York, USA
EthnicityNative American
Sexual orientationStraight
Height5 feet 9 inches
College/ UniversitySan Francisco State University
ParentsJerry Jendrisak (father)
Christine Whiterabbit Jendrisak (mother)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseGavin Miles McInnes
Profession Activist
Net worthUSD 1 million
Currently living inLarchmont, New York, USA

Fun facts

  • Emily Jendrisak is the wife of Canadian writer and podcaster, Gavin McInnes. McInnes is a controversial figure in popular culture known for his far-right political, fascist, antisemitic, anti-feminist, and anti-Islam views. He is the co-founder of Vice and the founder of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist organization. 
  • Emily Jendrisak belongs to Native American ethnicity. She belongs to the Native American Ho-Chunk tribe. 
  • Her mother, Christine Whiterabbit Jendrisak, was the Director of the Ho-Chunk Tribe of Wisconsin’s Research Committee in the past. Even to this day, Christine has been working to fight for the rights of the Native American and to protect the endangered Ho-Chunk language. 
  • In 2019, HuffPost reported that Emily Jendrisak intimidated her neighbors and threatened them with lawsuits for displaying “Hate has no home here” in their yards. 
  • Despite her husband’s far-right political views, Emily is a liberal Democrat.

Emily Jendrisak early life, parents & upbringing

Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Emily Jendrisak is the daughter of Christine Whiterabbit Jendrisak and Jerry Jendrisak. Jerry Jendrisak worked as a construction worker in the past. Later, he started his own business and became the co-founder of a biotechnology company named Epicentre Technologies.

Christine Jendrisak worked as an advocate for the rights of native Americans and even to this day, she continues to fight for the cause. Moreover, Christine was the Director of the Ho-Chunk Tribe of Wisconsin’s Research Committee in the past. Christine’s responsibilities included protecting the endangered Ho-Chunk language. 

Owing to her mother’s work as an activist, from a very young age, Emily Jendrisak also got inspired to become the voice of the voiceless. Unlike most parents, Emily’s parents did not force her to conform to stereotyped notions of gender roles. 

As a result, Emily developed a bold and confident personality from a young age. Her parents taught her to reject the sexist patriarchal norms and values and this inspired Emily to always speak her mind and stand for what she believes in. 

Thanks to such an amazing upbringing, Emily Jendrisak developed a strong passion for storytelling. She participated in many writing competitions and earned several prestigious awards at the local and state-level competitions.

Emily Jendrisak birthday

Emily Jendrisak was born in 1974 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Apart from this, the former publicist has not revealed her exact date of birth. Since her birth date is not available, details about Emily’s horoscope are also missing.


Since Emily was born in 1974, according to the Chinese zodiac, Emily’s birth year is the year of the tiger. People born in this year are known for their bold, fearless, and passionate personalities. However, they also tend to be overly competitive, suspicious, and narrow-minded at times. 

Educational background

Emily Jendrisak is quite a well-educated woman. Right from her high school days, Emily was a bright and academically gifted student. As a result, she graduated from high school with flying colors.

After finishing her high school studies, Emily joined San Francisco State University for her undergraduate studies. She was an honors student and following four years of hard work and dedication, Emily graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism. 

Emily Jendrisak Height, measurements, and appearance

Despite nearing her 50s, the former consultant has managed to remain youthful and vibrant. Standing at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches, Emily Jendrisak is quite tall. 

Gavin McInnes and Emily Jendrisak
Gavin McInnes and Emily Jendrisak

Owing to her impressive height and perfect measurements of 35-27-35, Emily appears to be quite beautiful. In addition, she has brown-colored eyes and black hair which truly add to her beauty. 

Nationality, religion, and ethnicity

Since Emily Jendrisak was born in Manhattan, New York, USA, she is an American. When it comes to religion, Emily and her family members are followers of Christianity. 

In the past, however, Emily’s husband Gavin McInnes was a self-proclaimed atheist. Nevertheless, after welcoming his and Emily’s three children, the far-right political commentator completely changed his religious views. 

In an interview with The Daily Caller, McInnes remarked on how fatherhood changed his religious views and said,

“It made me religious. I was an atheist most of my life and now I am a God-fearing Catholic, because of the miracle of life. And I’m pro-life.”

Furthermore, with regards to Emily Jendrisak’s ethnicity, the former consultant is a Native American. Her ancestry can be traced back to the Ho-Chunk tribe. 

Also known as Hoocągra or Winnebago, the Ho-Chunks are Siouan-speaking Native American people. Historically, the Ho-Chunks resided in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois.

Owing to her Native American heritage, Emily Jendrisak along with her activist mother has been working on the restoration of the Ho-Chunk language and has been fighting for the rights of the Native Americans. 

Moreover, the Ho-Chunk tribe has been involved in a longstanding legal battle with the US government. This is mostly because the Ho-Chunks have been systematically removed from their homelands. 

The tribal members have claimed that the area covered by a line from Green Bay to Long Prairie to St. Louis to Chicago historically belongs to them. However, the federal and state-level governments have undermined the tribe’s claims resulting in a clash between the US government and the Ho-Chunk tribe. 

Emily Jendrisak career

Following her college graduation, Emily Jendrisak moved to her hometown of New York in order to advance her career as a publicist and a consultant. Although initially, Emily struggled to find a solid footing in her chosen career path, eventually she was able to gain the kind of success that she always anticipated. 

Emily worked as a publicist and a consultant in a Manhattan, New York-based company. However, she quit her job after her marriage to Gavin McInnes.

In the present, Emily Jendrisak has been working as an activist. She has been raising the issues of the Native Americans and has been fighting for their rights. 

In addition, Emily has been working alongside her mother Christine Whiterabbit Jendrisak to preserve the endangered Ho-Chunk language and fight for the rights of the overlooked Ho-Chunk tribe. 

relationships & dating history

Emily Jendrisak met her future husband, Gavin McInnes in 2000 at Max Fish bar located in the Lower Eastside of New York. Gavin had gone to the bar for a quick bite whereas Emily visited the bar upon returning from a wedding ceremony.

Sparks flew instantly between Emily and Gavin and they developed a close bond right at their first meeting. Soon after their first meeting, Gavin and Emily started dating each other. 

The duo dated each other for five years after which they finally decided to tie the knot. On September 17, 2005, Emily Jendrisak walked down the aisle and got married to the love of her life. 

Emily and Gavin’s wedding took place at the beautiful Sunset View Farms located in Bovina, New York. Moreover, Edgar Burns Crutchfield was the guest performer during their wedding.

While most celebrity marriages turn sour after some time, Gavin McInnes and Emily McInnes marriage has truly stood the test of time. The lovebirds have been happily married for over 16 years and have also welcomed three beautiful children together. 

Who is Emily Jendrisak’s husband Gavin McInnes?

Born on July 17, 1970, Gavin McInnes is a writer, podcaster, and far-right political commentator. McInnes hosts the podcast Get Off My Lawn and is the co-founder of Vice.

Gavin McInnes
Gavin McInnes

Likewise, McInnes has also had roles in many movies including How to Be a Man, Creative Control, One More Time, and Long Nights Short Mornings.  

McInnes has attracted a lot of criticism for his far-right political views. He is the founder of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist, men’s rights, and male-only organization which has been designated as a terrorist group in Canada.

Hailed as the definition of hipster cool during his Vice days, McInnes after quitting Vice in 2008, started gaining notoriety for his far-right political views. McInnes has previously been accused of racism. 

He has made offensive racial slurs against notable personalities like Susan Rice and Jada Pinkett Smith. Known for promoting white supremacist rhetoric, McInnes has been accused of making fascist remarks against Palestinians and Asians.

Furthermore, the founder of Proud Boys is anti-Islam and antisemitic. A self-described “Archie Bunker sexist”, McInnes has been accused of sexism by various media outlets. The Canadian podcaster said during a panel interview in 2013 that “people would be happier if women would stop pretending to be men” and that feminism “has made women less happy”. 

Emily Jendrisak children

Emily Jendrisak is not only a successful activist but she has also managed to skillfully balance her personal and professional life. Mother of three wonderful kids, Emily Jendrisak has managed to keep her children away from the media spotlight despite being a celebrity herself. 

Emily Jendrisak and Gavin McInnes with their children
Emily Jendrisak and Gavin McInnes with their children

Moreover, even her husband Gavin McInnes refrains from exposing his kids to the media, In a rare interview, the Canadian podcaster talked about his views on Native Indians and his family life. He said,

“I’ve made my views on Indians very clear. I like them. actually like them so much; I made three.”

net worth, income, and lifestyle

As of 2021, Emily Jendrisak net worth is estimated to be of approximately USD 1 million. She has made such impressive earnings through her work as an activist. Moreover, her past career as a publicist and consultant has also largely contributed to her net worth. 

While Emily’s net worth is definitely remarkable, her husband Gavin McInnes has an even more astounding net worth. The Canadian writer is estimated to be worth approximately USD 10 million. 

Together, the power couple has a combined net worth of USD 11 million. As a result, there is no doubt that the McInneses lead quite a lavish lifestyle. Emily Jendrisak and Gavin McInnes presently live in their luxurious home located in Larchmont, New York.

Controversy involving Emily Jendrisak

While Emily Jendrisak usually remains away from the media spotlight and leads a low-profile life, the former publicist became the subject of controversy when HuffPost reported about the intensifying spat between the McInnes family and their neighbors. 

According to HuffPost, Emily Jendrisak has been a source of intimidation for her neighbors and she has threatened them with lawsuits. Likewise, the news source confirmed that Gavin McInnes sent letters to his neighbors whose yards had signs reading “Hate has no home here”  and complained that the messages were displayed in an attempt to attack him and his family

The situation escalated when the McInneses complained about their neighbors in a heated online discussion on the social media app Nextdoor. Although the discussion was conducted in an attempt to clear the misunderstandings with their neighbors, some of the remarks made by the McInneses showed their hypocrisy.

A transcript of Gavin McInnes’ comments obtained by HuffPost read, “The Jewbag quote was a character.” Furthermore, Emily Jendrisak wrote,

“I assure you as a Native American woman raised with a full-blood mother and a longtime liberal, my heart is full and open to all.”

While Emily’s remarks seemed mostly harmless, HuffPost gained evidence proving Emily’s attempt to intimidate and harass her neighbors in response to their anti-hate signs. As per the news media, Emily threatened to take legal action against her neighbors and accused them of targeting her family. 

Emily, who claimed that she and her husband were suing the Southern Poverty Law Center and “several publications” for defamation, defended Gavin McInnes’ neo-fascist organization on Nextdoor. She wrote,

“Gavin founded a beer-drinking club that was fond of Animal House and humor. He NEVER led a hate group … Again, why not ask us questions? We will meet or talk at any time. And PLEASE from the bottom of my heart let my sweet kind-hearted children have some peace.”  

When news about her now-public legal threats reached Emily’s ears, the former consultant told HuffPost that the threats were offhanded. In an attempt to defend herself, she said,

“I’ve said, ‘Please call me. I dare you.’ That was as threatening as I got…I’m so encouraged by so many of our neighbors who want to talk to us rather than protest us.”

Emily Jendrisak social media

While most celebrity wives have an active social media presence, Emily Jendrisak chooses to steer clear of social media. Known for leading a notoriously private life, Emily is not active on any of the major social networking platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

While Emily has willingly chosen to remain away from social media, her husband Gavin McInnes owing to his controversial remarks has been banned by multiple social media platforms. In late 2018, the Proud Boys founder was banned from Instagram and Facebook with regards to policies against hate groups. 

Criticizing the ban, McInnes said,

“The left knows they are going to lose this election so they are ramping up the hysteria with fake news and censorship in a last-ditch effort to win.” 

Sometime later, McInnes in an interview with ABC expressed remorse about his past actions and said,

“I do bear … responsibility. I’m not guilt-free in this. There’s culpability there. I shouldn’t have said, you know, violence solves everything or something like that without making the context clear and I regret saying things like that.”

Commenting on her husband’s ban from social media, Emily Jendrisak also gave a rare statement to ABC and said,

“This is impending on the peace for my opportunity to raise my kids. I was raised in a liberal household. I am a die-hard Democrat. So your politics have evolved this way in the last few years has been a challenge, but I respect anyone’s right to have their opinion.”

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