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Jacqueline Dena Guber is a celebrity child who is the daughter of the famous TV personality Barbara Walters and theater owner Lee Guber.
Jacqueline had a tough childhood. She overcame her struggles with substance use disorder and now helps teenage girls overcome their substance abuse issues.
Jacqueline Dena Guber has a modest net worth of $1.5 million but her mother, Barbara Walters, sits on a fortune of $170 million.
Jacqueline Dena Guber's annual earnings are not known.
Jacqueline Dena Guber is 6 ft (182 cm) tall.
Jacqueline Dena Guber is 54 years old as of 2022.
Jacqueline Dena Guber's biological mom gave birth to her somewhere in America on June 14, 1968, and her biological parents put her up for adoption. Journalist and television host Barbara Walters and theater producer Lee Guber adopted the girl that same year. Lee had other children from an earlier marriage, but Barbara suffered multiple miscarriages and could not bear kids of her own.
Barbara Walters was born in 1929 and was a broadcast journalist with ABC Television Network. She married Robert Henry Katz, but the couple divorced after three years in 1957. She then married Broadway theater owner Lee Guber in 1963, but her miscarriages continued. The couple decided to become adoptive parents and adopted Jacqueline in 1968.
Jacqueline's adoptive parents parted ways in 1976, and Barbara Walters married American television producer and real estate Tycoon Merv Adelson in 1981. Barbara Walters briefly dated lawyer Roy Cohn, but the relationship never lasted long.
Jacqueline was into her early teens, began skipping school, and started experimenting with narcotics. Merv Adelson and Barbara divorced in 1984, remarried in 1986, and finally parted ways forever in 1992.
Activist and journalist John Raegan Tex McCrary mentored Barbara Walters when she began her journalistic career in the early ’60s. Barbara Walters hosted numerous programs, including ABC Evening News, Today, 20/20, The Morning Show, and The View. The television personality worked from 1951 and finally retired from ABC News in 2015.
After her fourth marriage, she was romantically linked to economist Alan Greenspan, politicians John Warner and Edward Brooke, and geopolitician Henry Kissinger.
Lee Guber was born in 1920 near Philadelphia and was a famous nightclub business owner. He was famous for his Broadway productions and owned several theatres on the American East Coast. Lee Guber was a game-changer in the entertainment industry and owned several music fairs, wax museums, ad agencies, and theatres. His company used star performers like Bobby Vinton and Stevie Wonder, and their productions included 'Cabaret' and 'Man of La Mancha'.
Lee Guber had two children from his earlier marriage to Edna Shanis, Zev Guber and Carol Guber. The couple married in 1950 and divorced in 1961. After divorcing Barbara Walters in 1976, Lee Guber married writer and journalist Lois Wyse in 1982. The couple remained together until his death from cancer in 1988, aged 67.
Jacqueline Dena Guber was meanwhile running riot. She was just 13 when she sneaked out at night to party in Manhattan clubs. Jacqueline Dena Guber was a regular visitor to the infamous Studio 54 in New York City. The young girl returned home early in the morning and never attended school.
Jacqueline became rebellious and left home when she was just 15. Fearing a media frenzy, her adoptive mother never filed a missing person report with the New York police but kept searching for her adopted daughter. Jacqueline hitchhiked 800 mi (1287 km) until someone informed Barbara about her whereabouts.
Barbara Walters admitted Jacqueline into an alternative school for recovering addicts in Idaho. The young teenager stayed there for three years and completed her diploma. Around this time, Lee Guber passed away due to cancer, and Jacqueline decided to become Jacqueline Dena Guber. Jacqueline Dena Guber was just 18 back then.
After rehab, Jacqueline Dena Guber settled in Oregon instead of returning to New York.
In 1995, Jacqueline Dena Guber worked at Riverton Hospital when she met Scott Pontius. He was younger than Jacqueline, but they fell in love and got married. Scott Pontius was from a well-known family and had attended Highline Community College. The bridegroom was into the construction business and volunteered for the local fire department.
Barbara arranged her daughter's wedding ceremony, and the couple tied the knot at the Semiahmoo beach resort in Blaine, Washington State. They invited only a select few to the wedding, and VIP guests included Ivana Trump and TV personality David Letterman. The marriage lasted for ten years, and Jacqueline divorced Scott Pontius in 2005.
In 2000, Jacqueline decided that she wanted to be closer to Barbara, moved to East Coast, and established a wilderness camp in Maine. This is where Jacqueline Dena Guber fell in love with a licensed wilderness guide named Mark Danforth and married him. The couple later separated, and the couple did not have any children.
Like her mother, Jacqueline Dena Guber married thrice. Unlike her flashy Washington State marriage, she married Dennis Pinkham, but no one knows when they tied the knot. In 2013, the couple got arrested for drunk driving and later let off on bail.
Jacqueline Dena Guber struggled with substance use disorder at a very young age. She took treatment and overcame this. The survivor decided to come forward and share her story with the whole world.
In 2001, Jacqueline Dena Guber started a therapy program called New Horizons for Young Women in Orrington, Maine. She aimed to help parents and teenage girls facing similar problems to her. It combined clinical therapy with outdoor living and helped over 300 teenagers overcome their addiction.
The American economic crisis of 2008 meant that New Horizons could not survive any longer, and they shut down operations in October 2008. Jacqueline Dena Guber met her second husband, Mark Danforth, at this facility. He was an outdoor guide and was the director of operations at New Horizon.
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