Who is Eve Chilton?
Being the wife of a man convicted of multiple sexual offenses appears to be more than difficult for Eve Chilton. Eve is only known as Harvey Weinstein’s wife, and when allegations against him were made public, people wondered who the woman was who lived with him, and if she knew what her husband was doing to other women.
Let us tell you the untold truth about her.
Early life, family, and education
Eve Chilton was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, on 1 September 1955, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, into a wealthy and well-educated family. She was raised by her parents, both attorneys; her maternal grandfather is Edmund Randolph, who served as the Secretary of State, and was also the co-founder of the first global law firm, called Hunton and Williams.
As a young girl, Eve dreamed of an acting career, and upon matriculating from high school in 1973, she didn’t go to college but moved to New York City to fulfill her dream and become an actress. Unfortunately, it seems that lack of talent or perhaps bad luck was the reason for her failure. However, she met Harvey Weinstein, who hired her as his assistant.
Why is she famous?
As mentioned, she is only known as the first wife of controversial film producer, Harvey Weinstein. After she gave birth to their first child, Eve withdrew from public life and devoted her time to subsequently raising their three daughters, leaving her job at the studio, and becoming a housewife. Her name came into the spotlight again when it was revealed that she filed for divorce after more than 15 years of marriage.
At that time, accusations against Harvey hadn’t yet been disclosed, and Eve hasn’t spoken about the reason for their separation and divorce.
Marriage with Harvey Weinstein
Eve met Harvey sometime in 1986, and after she began working as his assistant, it seems that their professional relationship grew into something more. Eventually they began dating, and married in the following year.
Their first daughter Lily was born in 1995, and three years later, Eve gave birth to their second daughter, named Emma; the youngest one, Ruth, was born in 2002.
Although Eve hasn’t spoken about her marriage and life with Harvey, rumors circulated that she was aware of his sexual harassment of other women, mostly young actresses. Allegedly, he would repeatedly ask those women to have sex with him before casting them in films produced by his studio.
After she divorced Harvey, Eve married again – her second husband was American businessman Sal Martirano, however, this marriage also ended in divorce.
Age, appearance, and net worth
Eve is 67 years old, and she was known as a blondie with blue eyes, with a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68) and weighing about 130lbs (60kgs); she was considered a very attractive woman. On rare occasions, she would appear at an event with her now ex-husband, and attract the attention of the paparazzi – in the description of her picture, journalists would put adjectives like the beautiful, good-looking, stunning wife of Harvey Weinstein.
If you’re wondering how rich Eve is today, according to court documents, as part of their divorce settlement Eve received a 5,500-square-foot house valued at more than $23 million, which she later sold. Eve also sued Harvey and requested nearly $1.5 million in child support, however, the court ruled in favor of her ex-husband.
Briefly about Harvey Weinstein
When you hear ‘Miramax’ production, you certainly think about hit movies such as “Pulp Fiction”, “Shakespeare in Love”, “The Crying Game” and many more successful independent movies that were produced in this studio. The co-founders of this studio are Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob, however, Harvey was dismissed from the company and also expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after sexual abuse allegations against him were revealed in October 2017.
Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape in May 2018, and in February 2020, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
In terms of his personal life, he was born on 19 March 1952, in Queens, New York City, the first son of Max and Miriam, both Jewish and descended from Polish immigrants. He was raised alongside his younger brother Bob.
Speaking of Harvey’s educational background, he attended John Bowne High School, and upon matriculating in 1970, enrolled at the State University of New York at Buffalo, from which he graduated with a BA degree in 1974.
Harvey and Bob independently produced rock concerts through most of the early ‘70s, and using the profit of their business then founded Miramax, the film distribution company named after their parents, Miriam-Mira and Max.
In 1993, Disney offered the brothers $80 million for ownership of the company, which they accepted, but one of the conditions was that both Harvey and Bob stay at the head of Miramax.
In 2005, they left the company and founded The Weinstein Company, which included directors Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriquez and Colin Vaines. When Harvey was fired from the company in 2017, and the list of sexual abuse charges was made public, The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy after months of attempting to sell the company.
After Eve and Harvey divorced, he began dating Georgina Chapman, an English actress, and fashion designer. The two married in 2007, and they have a daughter and son together, whose names and birthdates haven’t been revealed.
In October 2017, after the sexual harassment accusations against Harvey, Georgina left him, and after reaching a settlement in 2018, their divorce was finalized in 2021.
The allegations against Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo social media campaign, which resulted in global allegations against numerous powerful men, a phenomenon known as the ‘Weinstein effect.’
After being sentenced in 2018, Harvey Weinstein was extradited to Los Angeles, California, and faced additional charges in a subsequent trial in 2021. In October 2022, he was charged with 11 counts of rape, sexual battery, and forcible oral copulation, which allegedly occurred between 2004 and 2013. The case is still in process.