Businessman and investor Mark Cuban will appear on the 10th Season of ABC’s Shark Tank, which premieres on Sunday, October 7.
Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Magnolia Pictures, and Landmark Theatres, and has an estimated net worth of $3.9 billion, according to Forbes.
Cuban has been married for 16 years, and he currently resides in Texas with his wife, Tiffany Stewart. The couple has three children together.
Here is what you need to know:
1. She Has Been With Cuban Since 1997
Tiffany Stewart and Mark Cuban have been together for more than 20 years now. The couple met at the gym back in 1997, according to Forbes. Other reports indicate that Stewart and Cuban were introduced to one another by photographer Danny Bollinger, who had been dating Stewart’s sister, Jamie.
At the time, Tiffany was a 27-year-old advertising executive. Cuban was 39 years old and had already launched Broadcast.com, which was acquired by Yahoo for $5.7 billion two years later.
Stewart dated Cuban for five years before getting married in 2002, ESPN reports. They were slated to exchange vows in Jamaica, but changed their plans due to Tropical Storm Isidore. Instead, they tied the knot in a small ceremony in Barbados.
“We are still happily married and having a blast on our honeymoon,” Cuban told The Associated Press at the time.
2. She Had Trouble Adjusting to Cuban’s Upper-Class Lifestyle
Tiffany Stewart is a rather down-to-earth person, and it seems it was quite difficult for her to get used to the lifestyle of a billionaire.
When she began dating Mark Cuban as she told The New York Times that she felt Cuban’s Texas mansion is impractical and that she wouldn’t have bought it herself. She also insisted on keeping her Honda and used it to get to and from work every day.
The couple had a fairly tough time early on in their relationship and offered had “scheduling problems” that caused a bit of a disconnect.
“Stewart says, ‘I always know I’m not going to be No. 1,’ adding that Cuban seems busier than ever. She isn’t sure when he sleeps. She goes to bed first and doesn’t know when he arrives. It’s the computer, she says. ‘He can’t turn it off. He just can’t!’” Stewart told the New York Times. The two were able to work through the challenges of their relationship, however, and are still together today.
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