While others have made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry, Roberta Raffel has carved a niche for herself in the fashion world. If someone had told Roberta that she was going to be big before she met Marcus Lemonis, she probably would have yanked off that person’s ears. However, her marriage to the business magnate in 2018 saw her career take an uplift, and who wouldn’t want that? Definitely not Roberta.
Quick Facts About Roberta Raffel
Who is Roberta Raffel?
Roberta Raffel was born on September 21, 1953, in the United States of America. She is of American nationality. Raffel is quite the private person and details about her background are sparse, deliberately. Her birthplace, family background, education are not revealed to the public. We do not have details of her parents and where they were from. But we know that Raffel has two siblings. Also, her parents are no longer alive.
Before her marriage to Marcus Lemonis, there are no details about what she was involved in. Although, we know that she always had strong connections to the fashion industry. She already made strides as a fashion entrepreneur, but her marriage to Marcus catapulted her to fame.
According to the tabloids, she is believed to have worked as a sales manager in the fashion scene.
Let’s talk about 10 untold stories about Roberta Raffel. You will be surprised at how brazen Roberta is about her business and how intentional she is.
#1. Roberta Raffel is 20 Years Older Than Her Husband
Can you beat that? The first time you saw their pictures together, we bet you were wondering if she was the mother of Marcus Lemonis. But love doesn’t look at age. In fact, age is just a number. Just as age does not determine maturity, it also doesn’t determine who you fall in love with. While Raffel was born on September 21, 1953, Marcus was born on November 16, 1973. This age difference is enough to make Marcus her son, but love is no respect of age brackets, as long as they are adults.
#2. Her Husband is Worth Almost a Billion Dollars.
Marcus Lemonis is a business tycoon with investments in multimillion-dollar projects. Reliable sources estimate that Lemonis has a net worth of $900 million. That’s such a crazy amount of wealth. But you can’t fault the man, he worked for it.
#3. Roberta Raffel is Worth $50 million
Yes, we can say her wealth is tied to her husband, but do not forget that Roberta Raffel is also a very successful businesswoman. She has amassed wealth over the years from her fashion business. Authoritative sources estimated her net worth to be $50 million.
#4. She Approached Marcus Lemonis First
Love us a strong, focused woman. This is exactly who Roberta Raffel is. In 2016, Roberta and Marcus Lemonis found themselves at the COTERIE trade show. Seizing the opportunity to talk to Lemonis about her business, she tapped him on the shoulders to initiate a conversation. What was supposed to be a conversation about her business became a love triangle. Unknowingly to Roberta, she had charmed Lemonis, who just couldn’t get over their first meeting. Subsequently, that year’s Christmas, he asked her to marry him and the rest they say is history.
#5. Private Wedding Trips
Being a millionaire and someone who is a fashion enthusiast, the couple decided that their wedding be grand. So, they planned their wedding ceremony to be held in Montecito, California. However, mudslides and wildfires disrupted the plans. The wedding was later held in February 2018 at Hotel Bel-Air with friends and family in attendance.
#6. Roberta Raffel is Both a Grandmother and a Mother
Roberta Raffel is 68 years old today, she must have been in a relationship before her marriage to Lemonis. She has two children who are way above 30 years old. These children have also had their children. So, Roberta is a mother as well as a grandmother.
#7. Roberta Raffel is Very Active on Social Media
Even though she is quite private about her life, Roberta has not restrained herself from flaunting her kids and family on social media. She is particularly active on Instagram and has 28.5k followers. Her husband on the other hand has about a million followers.
#8. Roberta Raffel’s Parents Are Dead
Kenneth Raffel, Roberta’s father, died in 2013. He was a World War II veteran. Her mother also died five years later. We were able to know because of her posts on Instagram.
#9. Roberta Raffel is The First Child of Her Parents
It is true that Roberta doesn’t share details of her private life, but we know she has siblings; Stephen Fenchel and Mickey Fenchel. However, she is the first of her siblings.
#10. Roberta Raffel’s Husband Was Married Before
Only that we do not know who Raffel married before, but her current husband was in a relationship that failed. Marcus Lemonis once had a relationship with Ila Penfold. They married in 2013 but due to irreconcilable differences, they had a divorce in 2017. According to multiple reports, while they were still married, Marcus had been seeing Bethany Frankel. This sparked fidelity issues. After his divorce, he started a relationship with Roberta Raffel and today, the couple are living well.
We have told you some of the untold stories about Roberta Raffel and her relationship with business mogul, Marcus Lemonis. Today, the couple is having a great time, business booming, their love looks unshakeable.