Founder of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, was married to his wife Renee for 8 years before he announced their separation. At the same time, he confirmed his relationship to someone else. When she allegedly cheated on him, he publicly shamed her. Is he single now or not?
Dave and Renee
Dave Portnoy and Renee Satherthwaite have known each other for at least 14 years. That’s confirmed by a tweet Renee sent out in January 2017, admitting that she couldn’t fathom all those years ago how Barstool Sports could ever be successful and yet it was.
It was only in 2008 that she and Dave became engaged, however, and in 2009 they were married.
And that’s about all we know about their marriage. Despite Dave’s claims to always be totally open, honest and public with his life, he’s not spoken or written much about his marriage.
Until he confirmed that he and Renee had separated and were trying to figure things out. He said that he hadn’t mentioned the status change in their relationship in order to protect their privacy. But after he’d been seen out and about with his new girlfriend, he was obviously forced to set the record straight. After all, he wouldn’t want to be called a cheater and his girlfriend didn’t deserve to be called a homewrecker.
Dave said that he and Renee continued to love each other and that they always would, but that they needed to work out where to go from here and that, along the way, he had met somebody else. That somebody else was Jordyn Hamilton.
Whilst Dave and Renee obviously lived separately, however, they had apparently not yet decided to divorce. Be that as it may, Dave felt compelled to defend his girlfriend at the time and didn’t want to make any predictions about the future.
Shaming his ex
He probably didn’t imagine that barely two months after his blog post addressing his relationship statuses he would end up publicly shaming Jordyn.
What had happened? Well, apparently, she cheated on him with her SoulCycle instructor. A hard pill to swallow for Dave and so he launched what can only be considered a cyber-bullying attack on her, mocking her at length on Twitter, which had his followers supporting him quickly and adding to the attack, not only on Jordyn but even on SoulCycle and the instructor she allegedly cheated with.
The attack was not meant in good fun and turned vicious enough that SoulCycle advised their employees to beware of any Barstool followers or employees, who might visit their studios in NYC.
It’s not even clear that Jordyn truly cheated on Dave and there was some doubt on social media as to the veracity of the allegations. Regardless, true to form and character Dave viciously lashed out at his then ex-girlfriend and created a minor scandal around the internet.
Given that behaviour, one wonders why he and Renee truly split up.
Moving on or moving back?
It’s unclear whether Dave and Renee are still married or not. Whilst their social media accounts don’t indicate that they’re still together, Renee is still going by her married name. It appears that Dave wasn’t overly bothered by creating this little upset on social media and has moved on from his short-time girlfriend.
But it doesn’t look as if he reconciled with Renee. They may very well be divorced already or are in the process of getting a divorce. These things tend to take time and Dave has amassed considerable assets during their marriage. Despite saying that he’ll always love Renee when money is involved a separation tends to become contentious.
For now, Dave appears to be single. He has not blogged about any new women in his life and none are prominent on his social media either.