Who is Anne Steves?
Have you ever heard about this woman? If you are a fan of travel shows, there is a chance that you know who she is. She is an ex-wife of the famous American TV personality, Rick Steves. Rick is known for his show called Travels in Europe which was aired in 1991, and later for his show Rick Steves’ Europe that aired in 2000. Anne is quite a mystery for us, because she leads a very private life. The public is not familiar with the day, nor the years of her birth but we know that she was born in Washington State in the late 50’s., and her religion is Christian. We do not know anything about her parents, siblings (if any) or education, and friends.
Anne and Rick were apparently in a long-term relationship before marrying. Eventually, they tied the knot at St. Thomas in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and held the reception at the Saint Davids Golf Club – the exact date of their wedding ceremony is unknown. The only thing that Anne once revealed was when she said that her Biedermeier was made of roses and traces of Hydrangea. Soon Anne was accompanying Rick on trips across Europe. She loved to visit the markets and spa centers on these trips. However, this love journey didn’t last that long.
It seems that these two were not able to save their marriage since it ended in 2010. The request for divorce was filed in 2009 at Snohomish Superior Court in Anne’s birthplace although they were officially divorced a year later. It is not known who applied for divorce or what is the official reason for the divorce. There are rumors that Rick wanted a divorce because he found a new love – the woman mentioned as the cause of this divorce is Trish Feaster, Ricks travel partner. He named her as his girlfriend on his blog in 2012, but it is not known whether this relationship started before or after his divorce. After the divorce, Anne completely withdrew from the TV life, while her ex-husband continued to present his show, and travel to Europe. Although there were discussions on the Internet about whether one of the spouses is gay, we consider that there are no grounds for such a statement. Nevertheless, something wonderful came out of this marriage, and that’s their children.
Anne and Rick have two children together, a son named Andy Steves and daughter Jackie Steves. These two followed in their father’s footsteps, and they built their career similarly to him. It seems that love for the travels is in their genes, as these two young people enjoy traveling to Europe and exploring, and they are often seen in their dad’s TV show. Andy has a travel company named Weekend Student Adventures Europe, plus he has produced a travel guide entitled Andy Steve’s Europe: City-hopping on a Budget. As he himself says, he did not fall from the tree – he traveled with his parents from a young age, and is now very experienced in it, once saying that he is a digital nomad – he even studied in Rome in 2008. Rick frequently posts his children’s photos on his social networks by pointing out how proud he is of them.
Jackie enjoys traveling with her parents as well as with friends. She says that Europe can be totally different, depending on who you are traveling with. Both children are in good relationships with their mother and father.
Net worth and career
We have already mentioned that there are no records on Anne’s education, but there is also no information on her career before her marriage with Rick. She followed Rick on trips across Europe and took care of the children. Anyway, she does not have her own profession, although on at least one occasion she organized a humanitarian event for homeless mothers. Her net worth is estimated at over $500,000, presumably the basis being from the divorce settlement, while her ex-husbands net worth has been estimated authoritatively at over $10 million.
The career of her ex-husband
Rick studied at the University of Washington, and took the opportunity to travel thanks to a student-run program of non-credit courses. Considering that his travels were his passion, he published in 1980 a traveling guide for Europe entitled “Europe Through the Back Door”. He then opened a tourist center in Washington, but also began a kind of course for those who wanted to learn to play the piano. His first television show began in 1991, and was broadcast until 1998 when Rick went on hiatus for two years. Rick has his own website on which many useful tips can be found. He writes about beautiful family destinations in Europe that can be visited at affordable prices. It can be said that this guy simply knows how to make money, because it is possible to buy planning maps, travel bags, guidebooks, etc. on his site.
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Posted by Faith Action Network on Thursday, October 18, 2018
He still has his HQ in Edmonds, Washington State, where he is also based.