Mary Jo Eustace in vacationing mood.

‘What’s for Dinner?’ Host Mary Jo Eustace Biography

Mary Jo Eustace, born Mary Josephine, is a Canadian actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, model, author, and chef. Her introduction already shows how multitalented lady she is. She rose to fame when she co-hostedL Life Networks’ cooking TV series What’s for Dinner? alongside Ken Kostick. The show was a popular TV show during the 90s and so was Mary.

Not only with her TV venture, but she did became a media attention after her marriage with Due South actor Dean McDermott. Much more they turned headlines after they divorced bitterly, following extra marital affair of McDermott.

As an actress, she is popular for films like That Old Feeling(1997), The News Room(1996), and Power Play(1998).

Let’s know more about our favorite Canadian Star:

Mary Jo Eustace Is Well-Education- Where Is She From?

Mary was born on 1st May 1962 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her age is 59 as of now (September 2021). She grew up in the environment of Canada from where she dreamt of working in the entertainment sector.

Little cute picture of Mary when she was a child.
Mary with her mother when she was a little girl.
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The What’s For Dinner? co-host is 5 feet 11 inches tall, which is 1.8 meters. She has attractive and bouncy golden blonde hair which has always played an important role in boosting her beauty.

As for her academic records, Mary attended Jarvis Collegiate Institution and McGill University taking English as her major subject. Moreover, she also graduated from George Brown College’s culinary program. This shows that she was passionate about cooking from a young age.

Career Set Up With ‘What’s For Dinner?’– Author Of Books

The multi-talented star began her career as a chef in a very popular TV series, Canada A.M. in 1972. However, she couldn’t continue her journey in the show. Her comeback as a co-host in a cooking-related TV show, “What’s for Dinner?” in 1975 became a turning point in her life- earnin her popularity in no time.

The chef-cum-actress co-hosted the famous show with Ken Kostick, and thus became the heartbeat of the general public in a very short tenure.

In April 2007, Eustace again worked with Kostick as the original morning co-host of “What’s for Breakfast” on the radio. She left the show in June 2008 and co-hosted “He Said, She Said with Ken and Mary Jo” in July 2008, a cooking show similar to “What’s for Dinner?”

She started to get offers for films and TV series. Some of her major works as an actress are Break Dreams (2014), Power Play (2000), That Old Feeling (1997), The Newsroom (1997), What Kind of Mother Are You? (1996), Forever Knight (1995) and so on.

Moreover, the Canadia native tried out her vocals proficiency and released a solo album Bone & Marrow in 1994.

Already mentioned, Mary Jo has versatile talent and has put her efforts into writing and publishing books. Along with cookbooks, she penned the words in a connection to her divorce with then-husband Dean McDormott. In October 2009, her book Divorce Sucks: What To Do When Irreconcilable Differences, Lawyer Fees, and Your Ex’s Hollywood Wife Make You Miserable was released.

Moreover, she also wrote about her personal divorce story in “Palm Springs”.

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Ex-Wife Of Dean McDermott & Mother Of Two- Reason For Divorce?

Eustace was married to her love, Dean McDermott on 24th July 1993 in Canada. Dean is a famous Canadian actor, who is much known as a reality TV personality. The couple moved to Los Angeles so that the husband could enhance his acting career. They were having a happy conjugal life.

The lovebirds welcomed their first child, a son named Montgomery McDermott after 5 years of marriage on 10th October 1998. They had planned to adopt a girl child. While they were in the process to adopt their daughter Lola, she found out about McDermott’s affair with Tori Spelling- she was then-wife of writer-actor Charlie Shanian.

Citing the extra-marital relationship as the reason, she divorced McDermott on February 12, 2006, ending 13 years of marriage.

Dean and Tori married after 3 months of Dean’s divorce with Mary. Mary still adopted Lola as a single mother. Dean won custody of his children. However, his ex-wife moved back to Canada with both of the children. After a couple of years, she again returned to Los Angeles where she raised her children and her career gracefully.

From left: Lola Eustace, Mary Jo Eustace and Montgomery McDermott. Mary with her  two kids posing for a photo
Mary with her son and daughter.
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The divorce of this couple was a shock to their admirers. However, they managed to bear this pain.

After the divorce, Mary is not seen so close with anyone. However, on June 30, 2021, she had posted a picture with a man on her Instagram (@maryjoeustace) captioning, “My New Italian Husband”. Yet, it’s not sure about her any kind of relationship with other men.

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What Is The Net Worth of Mary Jo Eustace?

The mother of two children has had a really successful career, so it an easy guess that her fortune could be a decent sum of money. As per online sources, Eustace has an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2021– a courtesy of her on-screen venture as an actress and TV host.

Eustace, who graduated with George Brown College’s culinary program, co-hosted What’s For Dinner?, and many other cooking shows. Probably, all are aware of her cooking skill as well, and if she was to work as a chef, she could easily pocket a payroll in the 6-digit figure; the average salar of a chef is $49,214 per year.

She has 6 acting credits as an actress according to IMDb. Moreover, she also owns a skincare brand as stated in her Instagram profile. Sources cite that she owns two golden retrievers- a retriever can costs upto $1,000 to $4,000.

In addition to that, she allegedy summed up a considerable among from divorce settlement with McDermott. Moreover, she must have acquired a good amount of wealth after her divorce from her former husband, Dean McDermott. The Canadian actor & producer has $1.5 million net worth currently.

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