Quick Facts of John Barrett McInerney, Jr.

  • Full NameJohn Barrett McInerney, Jr.
  • Net Worth$1 Million
  • Date of Birth1955 /01 /13
  • NicknameMcInerney
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • Birthplace Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • EthnicityCaucasian white
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionNovelist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1984-present
  • Eye colourGray
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseAnne Hearst (m. 2006), Helen Bransford (m. 1992), Merry Reymond (m. 1983–1991), Linda Rossiter (m. 1980–1981)
  • EducationSyracuse University, Williams College
  • Online PresenceInstagram (7,791 followers), Twitter (14.1K Followers), Facebook (19,434 followers)
  • Children2 - Maisie Bransford McInerney, and John Barrett McInerney III
  • HoroscopeCapricorn

Jay McInerney is an American novelist, well known for his novels like Bright Lights and The Last of the Savages. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the television film, Gia starring Angelina Jolie. The New York Times‘ journalist, Janet Maslin named his book, How It Ended as one of the ten best books of 2009.

McInerney is married four times. Currently, he is living with his fourth wife Anne Hearst, who is a socialite. So, does he have any children from his marriages?

Who Is John Barrett McInerney? Bio & Wiki

Jay McInerney was born as John Barrett McInerney, Jr. on 13th January 1955, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. McInerney holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian white ethnicity. He is the son of Marilyn Jean a.k. A Murphy (mother) and John Barrett McInerney, Jr., a corporate executive (father).

Photo of Jay McInerney with his friend Patrick McMullan when they were young.
Photo of Jay McInerney with his friend Patrick McMullan when they were young                                                                                                  Source: Instagram

McInerney graduated with high grades from Williams Colege in 1976. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Syracuse University. Later, he earned a Master of Arts in English degree from Syracuse. While studying at university, McInerney became friends with a short-story writer and poet, Raymond Carver.

Jay McInerney’s Career

Jay McInerney started his career as a fact-checker at The New Yorker where he achieved fame with his first published novel, Bright Lights, Big City in 1984. Later, he wrote his second novel, Ransom in 1985. After three years, he published his another book, Story of My Life. Similarly, McInerney wrote The Calloway Trilogy, which includes Brightness Falls, The Good Life, and Bright, Precious Days.

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McInerney wrote the screenplay for the American drama film, Bright Lights, Big City adaption of his first novel in 1988. He worked with James Bridges and co-stars like Michael J. Fox. Likewise, McInerney also served as a screenwriter for many television series, including Gossip Girl, Hotel Room, Sincerely, etc.

How Much Is Jay McInerney’s Net Worth?

Jay McInerney’s net worth is pretended to be around $1 Million as of 2019. He boasts a lucrative salary in the range of $200 Thousand to $250 Thousand yearly. He also receives a bunch of fortune from his other works, including short fictions stories, poetries, etc. Apart from this, his current wife has a net worth of $28 Million.

McInerney worked with Ella Rae Peck and John Patrick Amedori in the teen drama television series, Gossip Girl. His co-workers Peck and Amedori have a respective net worth of $500 Thousand and $3 Million. McInerney further served with many famous directors, producers, and actors who have maintained a substantial wealth.

Who Is Jay McInerney’s Current Spouse?

Jay McInerney and his current wife, Anne Hearst met for the first time in 2005 and fell in love at first sight. Shortly they became friends after introducing them to each other. Later, they started sharing their company and eventually became lovers.

Jay McInerney and his wife, Anne Hearst arrived at the 30th anniversary Princess Grace awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on 22nd October 2012, in New York City.
Jay McInerney and his wife, Anne Hearst arrived at the 30th anniversary Princess Grace awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on 22nd October 2012, in New York City                                                                              Source: Zimbio

They tied the knot on 21st November 2006, in San Francisco, California. As of now, the pair don’t have any children but they may be planning to have in the future.

McInerney’s Other Marital Affairs

McInerney was formerly married to Linda Rossiter (his first wife) in 1979. Shortly, they ended their marriage due to some misunderstandings. Later, he tied the knot with Merry Reymond (his second wife), a screenwriter and former model in 1983. After living in a conjugal relationship for nine years, they divorced in 1991 because of some disputes.

Jay McInerney with his first wife, Linda Rossiter.
Jay McInerney with his first wife, Linda Rossiter                                Source: The Times

After the divorce, McInerney met his third wife, Helen Bransford in a birthday party of a mutual friend. After spending a lovely time together, they started dating each other and became engaged in late 1991.

Jay McInerney with his third wife, Helen Bransford.
Jay McInerney with his third wife, Helen Bransford.                          Source: Getty Images

The duo exchanged their wedding vows in 1992 in the presence of their family and friends. After eight years of marriage, they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Later, the court finalized their divorce in 2000. From their marriage, they share fraternal twin children, John Barret McInerney III, and Maisie Bransford McInerney.

Jay McInerney with his wife and their twin kids.
Jay McInerney with his wife and their twin kids.                                  Source: Getty Images

Apart from this, there are no other records of McInerney’s past as well as present affairs with anyone. Besides, he is free from rumors and controversies too. Currently, McInerney resides in Connecticut with his fourth wife.

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