Couple of the media and foreign policy nexus, Christiane Amanpour and Jamie Rubin, after 20 years of marriage, a friend of the pair says.
The divorce is amicable, we’re told, and the two remain close friends. Amanpour, the host of CNN’s global-affairs show “Amanpour,” lives in London, where she has also taken over the primo one-hour PBS slot that Charlie Rose vacated after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Rubin, a former journalist and Bill Clinton-era assistant secretary of state for public affairs, recently moved to Washington, where he is writing and consulting for lobbying firm Ballard Partners. The couple has a teenage son.
The glamorous, globe-trotting pair whose romance began over “late-night margaritas in Sarajevo” wed in 1998.
Their wedding was attended by John F. Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn, diplomat Richard Holbrooke, Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal and former Deputy National Security Adviser James Steinberg.
Amanpour, who also hosts CNN’s global affairs show Amanpour, currently lives in London while Rubin a former diplomat and journalist lives in Washington, where he is writing and consulting for lobbying firm Ballard Partners. Christiane was born to an Iranian father and a British mother in London and raised in Tehran. She has won countless awards as well as numerous honorary doctorates and degrees for her work. Jamie served in the State Department under President Bill Clinton, before he joined Sky News as a presenter, and later a commentator. He graduated from Columbia University, from which he also received a master’s degree in international affairs and was a member of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, Daily Mail reports.
In 2013, the couple announced they were moving back to London and Christiane called Jamie a ‘true hero’ for moving to England for her.