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The Original ‘Joe Millionaire’: Where Is Evan Marriott Now?



The Original ‘Joe Millionaire’: Where Is Evan Marriott Now?
The Original ‘Joe Millionaire’: Where Is Evan Marriott Now?

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Evan Marriott became known to the world when he debuted as the lead in the original Joe Millionaire — one of the first dating shows — in January 2003.

With him in the title role, plus some catching storylines, the reality show’s first season gained over 40 million viewers — which was a huge deal at that time. However, the next season wasn’t very successful, and the show was eventually shut down.

But, in November 2021, Fox released a statement saying that they will be relaunching the show in 2022, and it will be called Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer. With a relaunch in sight, fans have wondered what happened to the first Joe Millionaire? And Where is Evan Marriott now?

Evan Marriott’s Time as the First Joe Millionaire

Before we go any further and learn about his present situation, let’s have a look at his time as the first Joe Millionaire.

Before Marriott, 28 years of age back then, was selected to be on the show, he had formerly worked as an underwear model, considered a career in professional wrestling, and was working as a construction worker at that time. His yearly income was estimated to be $19,000.

However, all of that details were hidden from the 20 women who were told that Marriott has an inheritance of $50 million. “Now I’m living the biggest lie in front of America and I think it’s the most ironic thing in the world,” he reportedly told the show staffers on air, as per Parade.

“This is about all of America seeing 20 girls misled into thinking some guy’s a millionaire … and the more I think about it, the more it eats my brain out, ’cause I really like this girl,” Marriott further said as per the outlet.

The truth was to be revealed among the contestants in the season finale, and if someone still wanted to be with him, despite his working-class condition, they would be given $1 million as prize money.

When that eventually happened in the show’s finale in February 2003, Zora Andrich, a substitute teacher, became the last woman standing, who had chosen Marriott and not his wealth. And as promised, the two were given $1 million to share among themselves.

What Happened to Evan Marriott and Zora Andrich?

Many people have also been wondering what happened to Marriott and Andrich. Are they still together as a couple, or have they already parted ways?

Evan Marriott and Zora Andrich in Joe Millionaire (Photo: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Well, it’s the latter one. They remained together for a while only and ended things shortly after the show ended.

Reports from Screenrant suggest that they broke up on good terms and still keep in touch. The outlet also reported that Andrich is now working in healthcare and also teaches yoga while being a mother of two.

Evan Marriott’s Life after Joe Millionaire

After his stint ended on Joe Millionaire, the Virginia Beach, Virginia native got a shocking treatment from FOX Network. During his exclusive interview with Vulture in 2015, he said that “they took my lot pass and I was out in front of the Fox studios with the door slammed in my face. It was that quick.”

However, as he had become a household name, thanks to Joe Millionaire, he became the host of the Game Show Network show named Fake-a-Date. But that also lasted for one season only as the show got canceled.

Marriott then went on to appear in some TV shows and films. But, he didn’t want to stay in the public eye and preferred his normal life before he got pushed into fame. The public people couldn’t differentiate him from his Joe Millionaire persona. And, neither could he.

“I was having an identity crisis. I wasn’t Evan Marriott, the guy that could go have a casual beer with friends. It’s dissipated, but the first three years, everywhere I’d go [in L.A.], everyone would lookup. And what that does is you start to get paranoid,” he told Vulture.

He continued, “Even though people could have cared less if I got a hamburger or a haircut, I kept thinking, years after the show, somebody’s at my window, somebody’s taking pictures of me, somebody gives a shit about what I’m wearing today. I talked myself into this, and some of it was true and some weren’t, but it took me a while to talk myself out of it.”

Where Is Evan Marriott Now?

Marriott has been keeping a low profile ever since his exit from Joe Millionaire. He doesn’t seem to be available on any social media platforms and has kept a safe distance from the media.

As per reports, the last time he made an appearance in front of huge media coverage was in 2015 when he attended “WE tv’s Evolution of Relationship Reality Shows panel at the Paley Center for Media.”

Unlike his looks in Joe Millionaire, his look at that time was very different. He had gained weight and grown a beard. About the beard part, he jokingly told People that he grew it overnight. “All I do is think about a beard and it comes in,” he further added.

Evan Marriott back then vs now (Photo: Twitter/Getty Images)

As for what he does now, after realizing that he doesn’t truly belong in Hollywood, he took whatever was left of the Joe Millionaire prize money and invested it in a business.

As per his interview with Vulture, Marriott owns an Orange County, California-based heavy-equipment rental-contracting company. The outlet reported that the profession was the logical extension of his life before the dating show changed it.

He is happy with his present life and what he has now. “If I’m not [happy], then I’ve got a serious screw loose,” he jokingly said in his 2015 interview with DailyPress. “I’ve had a very fortunate life.”

“I’ll probably live here in Orange County for another 20-25 years and then move back to Virginia. I do what I love to do. I work hard and I get tired, but it’s a good kind of tired. At the end of the day, I go home and have a Scotch. I like Scotch,” he further added.

Is Evan Marriott Married Now?

Marriott, who is presently 47 years of age, reportedly lives a single life and is yet to find a perfect partner to share the wedding vows with. Well, that sums up that he doesn’t have a wife yet.

But, did was he in a relationship? Little to no information has been found on his dating life after his time in Joe Millionaire as he lived a private life following the show.

However, there was one significant other before he joined the dating show and amassed the limelight. As he told Vulture, he was in a relationship with a girl named Amy, with whom he broke up just before he went to do the show.

As per him, while he was in France’s Loire valley countryside – for the filming of Joe Millionaire – he “had this beautiful view, and I would sit there every night with a beer in my hand and the phone in my ear.”

He was talking to Amy as he was “trying to get back together with her.” He later added that he should have won an Emmy award for the dance and kiss he did with Zora as all he wanted to do was get back to his love, Amy.

Besides that, he didn’t give out further details on what happened afterward. And the mystery around the topic remains the same.

How Much is Evan Marriott’s Net Worth?

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Marriott reportedly has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Dipesh is an experienced writer who has been covering entertainment news and stories for more than two years. Presently, he writes stories for Glamour Buff and GB Issue.


Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

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Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

Netflix has a wide range of TV shows and movies.

Alongside them, Netflix also hosts a lot of documentaries. It has a wide range of documentaries but the true-crime genre is the one that has its audience sitting on the edge of their seats.

There are various true-crime documentaries and docuseries on the platform, including American Nightmare, Girl in the Picture, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Tiger King, and Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, among others.

In April 2024, various documentaries and docuseries are coming to Netflix. However, the three most anticipated true-crime shows are — What Jennifer Did, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer, and Files of the Unexplained

Here is all we know about it.

‘What Jennifer Did’ 

What Jennifer Did is an upcoming documentary directed by Jenny Popplewell, the creator of another famous Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

What Jennifer Did digs into the frightening story of Jennifer Pan, who plotted to murder her parents. The crime, disguised as a heist gone wrong, unravels through police interrogation film and interviews, showing Pan’s network of lies leading up to the incident.

Pan is a Canadian woman who was convicted of a 2010 kill-for-hire attack on her parents, which killed her mother and injured her father. The crime occurred at the Pan house in Unionville, Markham, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. 

According to her exact account, several gunmen entered the house, forcefully retrained her and her parents, then shot them. Her father, Huei Hann, was sent to the hospital, and her mother, Bich Ha, died instantaneously.

A whole new image appears as the law enforcement personnel piece together the facts. Pan plotted the entire operation with her drug dealer boyfriend, Daniel Wong, whom her parents had forbidden her from dating. 

This motivated her to seek his help and devise a plan to murder her parents. This threatening notion was carried out in the form of a burglary, with Pan as the victim. The documentary will also concentrate on her arrest and the legal processes.

What Jennifer Did will be released on April 10, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ 

As the name of the documentary suggests, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer is based on true events that occurred in Berlin. The series examines the case of several odd and unusual killings.

In 2012, three guys were murdered and robbed in Berlin after being unintentionally drugged. While the murderer was called ‘The Darkroom Murderer’ at the time, just one occurred in a dark room at a homosexual bar in Berlin. 

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024. (Source: Netflix)

However, the murderer did look for guys in and around the city’s party scene to prey on victims. Only when one of his targets survived his attack and the assassin attempted to purchase a train ticket with one of the deceased men’s credit cards did the inquiry begin to narrow.

Jan Zabeil and Caroline Schaper directed this true crime show and Netflix will begin streaming the series on April 3, 2024. 

‘Files of the Unexplained’

Files of the Unexplained is an upcoming terrifying eight-episode docu-series that talks about strange encounters, weird disappearances, disturbing incidents, the mystery of mutilated feet washing up, and more. 

This investigative documentary series examines genuine stories that defy explanations and talk about witnessing weird encounters and strange events. 

Files of the Unexplained kind of dives into a similar area as its previous documentaries like Unsolved Mysteries, Haunted, and 28 Days Haunted. According to its plot on Netflix, the series is described as “Eerie encounters, bizarre disappearances, haunting events, and more perplexing phenomena are explored in this chilling investigative docuseries.”

The docuseries will be released on April 3, 2024.

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‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

The album will be released on March 29, 2024.




‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

When Beyoncé announced her 2022 album Renaissance, she made it clear that it was merely the first installment of a multi-act body of work.

And now, after over two years of waiting, the singer has revealed that Act II is on the way — Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter, also known as Act II: Cowboy Carter or just Act II, is Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, set to be released on March 29, 2024, by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. 

It is the second chapter of Beyoncé’s trilogy project, developed during the COVID-19 epidemic, and follows Renaissance (2022).

The then-untitled album was first announced on February 11, 2024, during Super Bowl LVIII, when Verizon Communications aired a Super Bowl commercial, titled ‘Can’t B Broken,’ in which Beyoncé tried to ‘break the Internet’ by doing increasingly outlandish means —  from releasing a jazz saxophone record and performing on top of the Las Vegas Sphere to building an AI version of herself and launching a “Barbey” doll collection.

After all of the ideas failed, Beyoncé closed the advertisement by saying, “Okay, they ready. Drop the new music.” Following the broadcast, the singer shared a preview video for Act II on Instagram. 

The video paid tribute to the 1984 movie, Paris, Texas, which mentions border blasters, and incorporates Chuck Berry’s 1955 song ‘Maybellene.’ The singer’s official website was updated the same day, announcing her eighth studio album, Act II, which would be released on March 29, 2024.

The album’s two main singles, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ‘16 Carriages,’ were then made available for digital download and streaming. On March 12, 2024, Beyoncé stated that the album would be called Cowboy Carter via a teaser poster with a western saddle and sash. 

She released the album cover on Instagram on March 19, 2024, and teased surprises and collaborations on the album. On March 20, 2024, she unveiled a limited edition unique cover featuring a ribbon that says “act ii BEYINCÉ,” referring to a generational family surname.

On March 27, 2024, she unveiled the album’s tracklist via a themed poster. She shared a graphic on Instagram of the album’s tracklist, which was inspired by classic Chitlin’ Circuit posters. 

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’ (Source: Instagram)

It includes the titles “Dolly P” and “Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,” implying possible collaborations with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Similarly, ‘Jolene,’ was written on the poster, which netizens believe is a cover or reinterpretation of the Parton’s song of the same name.

‘The Linda Martell Show,’ has also been mentioned on the poster, possibly referring to the first Black woman to achieve commercial success in the country genre. 

The themed poster revealing the album’s tracklist has been confusing a lot of netizens. The following things have been mentioned on the poster, so possibly, these are the songs on the album.

They are —  ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ ‘16 Carriages,’ ‘Ameriican Requiem,’ ‘Blackbiird,’ ‘Protector,’ ‘My Rose,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Daughter,’ ‘Spaghettii,’ ‘Alliigator Tears,’ ‘Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,’ ‘Smoke Hour II,’ ‘Just for Fun,’ ‘II Most Wanted,’ ‘Levii’s Jeans,’ ‘Flamenco,’ ‘Ya Ya,’ ‘Oh Louisiana,’ ‘Desert Eagle,’ ‘Riiverdance,’ ‘Tyrant,’ ‘II Hands II Heaven,’ ‘Sweet Honey Buckin’,’ ‘Amen,’ ‘Jolene,’ and ‘The Linda Martell Show.’ 

It looks like we will only get to know the collaborations and tracklist of Cowboy Carter after its release on March 29, 2024.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

“A drastic improvement over its novel predecessor.”




‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

When Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey was released back on March 10, 2023, it was not received well. 

It was neither liked by critics nor the audience. At the time of writing, it has 3% on Tomatometer out of 62 reviews and a 50% audience score.

Looking at the previous installment, many believed that the second movie — Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 — would not do well. However, it came with a massive comeback.

It debuted with 100% on Tomatometer and at the time of writing, it has 56% with 18 reviews. One of the critics wrote, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a drastic improvement over its novel predecessor, even if it suffers from some of the same problems.”

“This flawed but enjoyable sequel defies expectations — albeit low ones — and outperforms its predecessor on most levels,” another critic quipped.

By the looks of it, the audience is loving the second movie more than the first. It has an 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes with over 250 audience reviews.

Giving reviews on the movie, one netizen wrote, “Really fun twist on a classic. Directing acting and plot was fantastic. Not corny like most movies just fun and worth the watch.”

“This sequel was incredibly enjoyable! Despite my appreciation for the first film, this one surpassed it 1000% with its fantastic kills, (so much fun brutal, gory kills) the enhanced appearance of Pooh and friends, and a captivating storyline that kept me interested throughout. I’m eager to add this movie to my collection,” another commented. 

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a 2024 British indie horror film directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and written by Matt Leslie. It is the second installment in the Twisted Childhood Universe (TCU) and a follow-up to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), a horror reinterpretation of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories. 

The film stars Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin and Ryan Oliva as the eponymous figure, with Tallulah Evans, Eddy MacKenzie, Lewis Santer, Marcus Massey, and Simon Callow in support. 

In a June 2022 interview with Dread Central, Frake-Waterfield showed interest in making a sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, stating that he wants to ramp it up even more, go even crazier, and go even more extreme. In September 2023, teaser photographs were revealed revealing the new character Owl. 

The film contains a fresh cast and character designs, and it is set in the Ashdown town rather than the Hundred Acre Wood. Furthermore, the character Tigger, who was absent from the original film, reappeared after entering the public domain in January 2024.

The film’s budget was first rumored to be five times bigger than its predecessor, it was subsequently revealed that the budget had climbed to ten times that of the previous picture. Shaune Harrison, who has previously worked on the Harry Potter franchise and Game of Thrones, was the film’s monster and gore designer, while Paula Anne Booker oversaw the special effects. 

In the movie, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Owl’s house and life are jeopardized as Robin discovers their presence. Not wishing to remain in the shadows any longer, the group resolves to go on a rampage through Robin’s native village of Ashdown to exact their retribution once and for all.

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