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Alexi Ashe – Who is Seth Meyers’ wife – Alexi Ashe? Biography

Alexi Ashe Meyers is a lawyer and attorney, working in the US. She is mostly known for being the wife of Seth Meyers, the famous host and comedian. The couple share two sons.

Early life and family

Alexi Ashe was born in 1984, though the precise date of her birth is still a mystery. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, so holds American nationality. Her father, Thomas Ashe, is an experienced photographer, who travelled around the world to capture the views of Cuba, Thailand, Vietnam, and other beautiful countries; he also took photos of Elton John in the late ‘70s.

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Alexi’s mother, Joanne Ashe, is an activist, educator and the founder and executive director of “Journey in Film” project; having an MD in education, Joanne worked with the Russian Olympic Committee in order to establish a proper cross-cultural physical education program, and she also curated children’s mental health issues. Joanna released her documentary movie “The Waiting Children”, covering the issues of international adoption, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998.

Alexi is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors; together with her mother, Alexi supports the therapy group for people who need help in easing survivors’ trauma. Alexi’s younger sister, Ariel Ashe, is a photographer and interior decorator, who often works with Elle Decor. Alexi’s younger brother, Tolya Ashe, is a private chef.

Educational background

Alexi matriculated from her local high school in 2002, and then studied at Occidental College, getting her BA in Political Science and Government in 2006. In 2011 she graduated from the Southwestern University School of Law, obtaining a JD in International Human Rights.

Career

Alexi was an intern at the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, working as a policy and research analyst. She also worked pro bono at Human Rights First. As of 2020, she’s working as a human rights lawyer, and is also listed as a lawyer for her mother’s project “Journey in Film”,  and has the position of a Grants Writer at the Worldwide Orphan Foundation’s New York branch.

Alexi Ashe

Since 2013 Alexi has been working at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office, focusing on the cases investigated by the sex crimes bureau, located in Brooklyn. Since 2017 she has been working at Sanctuary for Families, defending the victims of domestic violence.

Personal life, husband Seth Meyers

Alexi met her future husband, Seth Meyers, at Chris Kattan’s wedding ceremony in 2008, when he married Sunshine Deia Tutt. Chris is a popular American comic, writer and actor; he is also Seth’s former colleague, as they worked together at “Saturday Night Live” show. The ceremony was decorated by the designers who also create the decorations for “Saturday Night Live”, and among them was Ariel Ashe, Alexi’s sister.

Seth later shared in one of the episodes of this show that he instantly felt something for Alexi: ‘I had a sense that she was the closest I’d ever met to someone who I could see myself with. Pretty much right away’, he reflected on their first meeting. The couple started dating (and Chris Kattan, whose wedding was the event where Alexi and Seth met, divorced from his wife in only a year), and in July 2013 Seth proposed, and the couple officially announced about their engagement on their social media profiles. The couple married on 1 September 2013 in a ceremony held at Martha’s Vineyard.

Did Alexi have to delay the wedding? What happened?

After the wedding ceremony, Alexi and Seth revealed that they were about to delay the event due to Alexi’s health issues – she got a severe food poisoning right after the rehearsal dinner two days before the wedding.

Alexi was delivered to the emergency room, and was advised to delay the wedding ceremony, as the nurses were not sure if she was able to recover that soon. However, Alexi was determined not to let the guests down, got some good rest and recovered the next day. She also shared that Adam W. Bennett, the team physician of Chicago Bears, helped her with good advice, so her recovery was that quick. Bennett was also among the guests of the ceremony.

Children, Ashe Olsen and Axel Strahl

Alexi gave birth to her first son, Ashe Olsen Meyers, on 27 March 2016. Seth and Alexi didn’t hesitate to share the happy news and the photos of the newborn with their followers on social media.

No one could expect that the appearance of Ashe’s younger brother, Alexi and Seth’s second son, would be so dramatic. According to Seth and Alexi, on 8 April 2018, they were relaxing at their apartments, when Alexi suddenly felt strong contractions – they called for help and got to the lobby, but Axel was born even before the emergency personnel could arrive. The neighbors, who heard the noise in the lobby, helped Alexi, supporting her and bringing towels. ‘Axel was born in the lobby of our apartment building. Within ten minutes we were surrounded by NYPD, NYFD and EMTs all of whom made us feel safe and protected’, Seth recalls that day on his Instagram account. Seth later shared that Axel’s middle name, Strahl, honors his great grandparents, who both survived the Holocaust and met in an Austrian hospitals after being liberated.

Who is Alexi’s husband, Seth Meyers?

Seth Adam Meyers was born on 28 December 1973, in Evanston, Illinois USA. He now hosts an NBC talk show “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Before having his own show, he was in the cast of “Saturday Night Live”, on which he was invited to work in 2001, soon after his graduation from Northwestern University. In 2005 Seth became a co-head writer at the show, working with Andrew Steele and Tina Fey. In 2007 he co-anchored “Weekend Update”, sharing the role with Amy Poehler, but after her departure he anchored the show alone until 2013. Eventually, Seth succeeded Jimmy Fallon, becoming the host of “Late Night”, as Jimmy got his own new project, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”.

Seth is a responsible father, as he prepared for this role long before his kids were born, as he often mentioned that family was his first priority. When Alexi was pregnant with their first son, Seth asked Jennifer Garner, a popular actress, for some tips or advice about what to expect – Jennifer advised him not to listen to any advice, but to his own heart.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Alexi enjoys mountain skiing, and likes swimming, but shared that she didn’t have enough time for her favorite sports activities due to her business with kids and work. She even deleted her social media accounts, leaving only her Twitter profile, as social media platforms took up too much of her time.

Alexi inherited her mother’s love for gardening; they often spent time in their family garden, growing herbs and various vegetables. There is no information if Alexi is helping her mother with their garden now.

Appearance, clothing style

Alexi has middle length dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 6ins (1.68,) tall and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs); her vital statistics are not available at the moment.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Alexi’s net worth is estimated at as high as $10 million – an attorney in New York earns a minimum of $100,000 per year according to the statistics of PayScale. It is also known that Alexi’s husband, Seth Meyers reputedly has a net worth of over $12 million, earning over $3 million per year.

David Leigh

Joined Biography Panda in May 2020. Formerly deputy celebrity editor for Elle magazine. Studied at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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