Harvey Weinstein’s first wife Eve Chilton was an assistant

Who is Harvey Weinstein and What Happened to his first wife (Eve Chilton Weinstein)?

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein; born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer and convicted sex offender. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced successful independent films including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), The Crying Game (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), and Shakespeare in Love (1998). Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love and seven Tony Awards for plays and musicals, including The ProducersBilly Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County. After leaving Miramax, Weinstein and his brother Bob founded The Weinstein Company, a mini-major film studio. He was co-chairman, alongside Bob, from 2005 to 2017.

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In October 2017, following sexual abuse allegations, Weinstein was dismissed from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. More than 80 women had made allegations against Weinstein by October 31. The allegations sparked the #MeToo social media campaign and many similar sexual abuse allegations against (and dismissals of) powerful men around the world; this phenomenon is referred to as the “Weinstein effect“. Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape in New York in May 2018. He was found guilty of two of five felonies in February 2020, was sentenced to 23 years in prison, and is serving his sentence at Wende Correctional Facility.

Personal life

Weinstein has been married twice. In 1987, he married his assistant Eve Chilton; they divorced in 2004. They had three daughters: Remy (previously Lily; born 1995), Emma (born 1998), and Ruth (born 2002). In 2007, he married an English fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman. They have a daughter, India Pearl (born 2010), and a son, Dashiell (born 2013). On October 10, 2017, Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein after the sexual harassment accusations. They divorced the following year.

How blueblood mother of his three oldest daughters and one-time ASSISTANT remarried and moved to the suburbs after selling off $23 million apartment she got in the divorce

  • Harvey Weinstein, 65, began dating Eve Chilton when she was working as his assistant at Miramax in 1986 with the pair marrying a year later 
  • Eve was a blueblood who spent her summers on Martha’s Vineyard, and her family ancestors include the first attorney general of the United States
  • The couple had three daughters over the course of their 17 year marriage: Lilly (22), Emma (19) and Ruth (14) 
  • The couple had a non-contentious divorce in which Eve received their Central park apartment, which she later sold for $23 million  
  • Eve is now remarried to remarried Sal Martirano and lives with her three daughters and his two sons in the suburbs of New York  

Much is known about Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long career as a Hollywood executive as well as his relationship with designer Georgina Chapman, but the same can not be said about his first marriage.

Eve Chilton was working as an assistant for Weinstein at Miramax back in 1986 when she caught her boss’ attention, and within a year the two were exchanging vows.

At that time there were no films with Oscar buzz or parties filled with A-list stars surrounding the couple, and Weinstein was far from the wealthy executive he would become one day.

Eve on the other hand was the well-off daughter of a prominent New England family who enjoyed summers on Martha’s Vineyard, meaning that it was Weinstein who appeared to be marrying above his rank.

And for the next two decades, as the money started pouring in and the A-list stars piled on, Eve stood quietly by her husband’s side while giving birth to their three daughters: Lilly (22), Emma (19) and Ruth (14), who was born just two years before the couple split.

First wives club: Harvey Weinstein, 65, began dating Eve Chilton when she was working as his assistant at Miramax in 1986 with the pair marrying a year later (couple above in 1999 at the Academy Awards)
First wives club: Harvey Weinstein, 65, began dating Eve Chilton when she was working as his assistant at Miramax in 1986 with the pair marrying a year later (couple above in 1999 at the Academy Awards)

Harvey and Eve after their divorce

Renee Zellweger and Eve

WASP: Eve (left with Renee Zellweger in 2002, right with Weistein in 2004) was a blueblood who spent her summers on Martha’s Vineyard, and her family ancestors include the first attorney general of the United States

Harvey and Eve after their divorce
Fresh start: Eve is now remarried to remarried Sal Martirano (above) and lives with her three daughters and his two sons in the suburbs of New York

The couple’s union came crashing down in 2004 however, and they soon went on their separate ways after agreeing to the terms of their divorce,.

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In Weinstein’s case that was into the arms of the two-decades younger British-born designer Chapman, with whom he now has a daughter India, 7, and 4-year-old son Dashell.

In the case of Eve it was to towards a more peaceful existence in the suburbs, where she remarried Sal Martirano.

The couple quickly combined their families as well, with Eve’s new husband having two sons from his previous relationship that were roughly the same age as her daughters.

Photos of the pair on Facebook show the mother-of-three beaming alongside her new beau.

Taking it to the streets: Weinstein out in NYC on Friday (above)
Taking it to the streets: Weinstein out in NYC on Friday (above)

That was not always the case during her time with Weinstein, with Eve usually seen trailing him on a red carpet or sitting silently beside her husband as he shook hands and schmoozed with whenever he got the chance at events and openings.

And Eve was no fan of small talk or public spectacle according to those who interviewed her husband.

Among the many major profiles of Weinstein that ran over the years in publications such as Vanity Fair, New York, the New Yorker and The New York Times there was little to no mention of Eve and never a single comment from the wife of America’s most infamously temperamental film executive.

That was because Eve, unlike her husband, did not care to be a public person or offer up any private information about her family.

This approach was likely the result of her upbringing and her family’s ties to some of this nation’s most esteemed forefathers.

Her mother Maude was a descendant of Edmund Randolph, the first Attorney General of the United States, and her great-grandfather founded the nation’s first global law firm, Hunton and Williams.

Friends in high places: The couple had three daughters over the course of their 17 year marriage: Lilly (22), Emma (19) and Ruth (14)
Friends in high places: The couple had three daughters over the course of their 17 year marriage: Lilly (22), Emma (19) and Ruth (14)
Bed with a view: The two kept the details of their divorce settlement under wraps, but it was revealed that Eve gained possession of their 5,500 square-foot apartment at 88 Central Park West
Bed with a view: The two kept the details of their divorce settlement under wraps, but it was revealed that Eve gained possession of their 5,500 square-foot apartment at 88 Central Park West

Eve’s father Tom meanwhile was an investment adviser who worked with clients in the Boston area as well as on Nantucket and the Vineyard.

The family also belonged to a number of prestigious clubs, most notably The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

That is the all-but-impossible-to-join establishment that after three years of deliberating finally approved New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele for membership this past summer.

Eve headed to New York after college, and former Miramax employee Mark Lispky speaks about the relationship that blossomed between her and Weinstein as soon as she began working at the company in Peter Biskind’s 2004 book ‘Down and Dirty Pictures.’

Wife number two: Georgina Chapman was also seen stepping out on Friday in NYC

Wife number two: Georgina Chapman was also seen stepping out on Friday in NYC
Wife number two: Georgina Chapman was also seen stepping out on Friday in NYC

‘It seemed like not even a day [passed] before he was all over her,’ said Lipsky, who was head of distribution at the time.

‘For possibly a couple weeks or so there were a dozen roses on her desk when we walked in to work, to the point where we had to confront him and say: “You can’t do this, it’s an office not your personal, sexual playground.’

The pair were enamored however according to their fellow employees, who began calling the pair ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

They married in 1987, and Eve and her sister Maude soon became crucial test audience members for Weinstein, who managed to earn the ire of the women when he made them sit through ‘Reservoir Dogs.’

Eve is depicted as loving and devoted and selfless by all those who speak of her in the book, whether she was trying to get her husband to see a trainer, remodeling his office or avoiding the gossip and petty disputes her husband always found himself involved in.

Weinstein and Eve welcomed their first daughter Lily in 1995, followed by Emma in 1998 and in 2002 had Ruth.

Many of the sexual harassment incidents that were revealed in The New York Times expose occurred during these pregnancies or just after one of the three births.

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Weinsten was also quarantined for two months at the turn of the century after coming down with a bacterial infection while on vacation in St Bart’s, never offering up more of an explanation at the insistence of Eve according to a 2002 New Yorker profile written by Ken Auletta.

In 2004 the divorce was finalized, but the two still attended events together as though they were a couple, showing up in November of that year for the 32nd Annual Promise Ball in New York City.

The two kept the details of their divorce settlement under wraps, but it was revealed that Eve gained possession of their 5,500 square-foot apartment at 88 Central Park West.

She eventually sold off the 5-bedroom, 6 ½ bath apartment for $23 million, before movie to Rye and marrying Martirano.

Harvey Weinstein’s children

IT has been reported that Harvey Weinstein’s eldest children have disowned him after the #MeToo trial revealed his brutal sexual abuse towards multiple women.

Name of the Child Mother Name Born in
Remy Weinstein Girl First Child Eve Chilton 1995
Emma Weinstein Girl Second Child Eve Chilton 1998
Ruth Weinstein Girl Third Child Eve Chilton 2002
India Pearl Weinstein Girl Forth Child Georgina Chapman 2010
Dashiell Weinstein Son Fifth Child Georgina Chapman 2013

In a landmark result, the disgraced movie mogul was found guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and third-degree rape.

 Harvey has been disowned by his eldest children

Harvey has been disowned by his eldest children credit: Getty – Contributor

Who are Harvey Weinstein’s children?

After their divorce in 2004, Weinstein met Georgina Chapman when three years later they married and had two kids; India Pearl and Dashiell. Harvey married his first wife Eve Chilton in 1987 and together they had three daughters; Lily (also known as Remy), Emma and Ruth.

Chapman left Weinstein after the allegations surfaced in 2017.

 Harvey with his first wife Eve Chilton

Harvey with his first wife Eve ChiltonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Remy Weinstein

Remy is Harvey and Eve’s first daughter and was born in 1995.

The 25-year-old has mostly kept out of the spotlight up until allegations of her father’s sexual abuse were uncovered.

It was Remy that called the Los Angeles Police Department in 2017 to say that Weinstein was “suicidal and depressed” amid the accusations.

Page Six reported that then 22-year-old had a change of heart and told officers he was not at risk of self-harm after Weinstein came back to her home.

 Remy Weinstein seen in 2017 after her father's sexual abuse allegations surfaced
Remy Weinstein seen in 2017 after her father’s sexual abuse allegations surface credit: Splash News

Emma Weinstein

Emma is the second of Harvey and Eve’s children. She was born in 1998.

Ruth Weinstein

Ruth is the youngest of Harvey and Eve’s daughters and was born in 2002. Both Ruth and Emma have kept out of the spotlight.

India Pearl Weinstein

India Pearl is the first child of English fashion designer Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein. She was born three years after Weinstein married Chapman in 2010.

 India Pearl seen out with her mum Georgina in May 2018
India Pearl saw out with her mum Georgina in May 2018 Credit: The Mega Agency

Dashiell Weinstein

Dashiell is the movie producer’s only son and was born in 2013.

Are Harvey Weinstein’s children speaking to him?

According to reports, Weinstein’s three eldest daughters have disowned the convicted rapist and he may lose contact with his two younger kids.

Weinstein’s defense lawyer Donna Rotunno admitted that his three eldest children had cut contact with him after the #MeToo trial had begun.

She said: “His oldest daughter’s don’t speak to him. So I mean it’s horrific. The ripple effect of someone losing their freedom is beyond what any of us could comprehend.”

Although Rotunno was keen to emphasize the good relationship the disgraced movie mogul has with his two youngest children with Georgina Chapman.

She said: “He’s been seeing the younger kids their whole lives. They live next door to each other, he has a great relationship with his younger children.

Ms. Rotunno claimed this week that India and Dashiell “rely” on their father, who will be staying at the notorious New York jail on Rikers Island until his sentencing on March 11.

“The thought of his two young children who rely on him on a daily basis. This is not a joke… this is real life,” said his lawyer.

She added of Georgina’s relationship with Weinstein: “They’re divorced but they work well together with the kids.”

 Harvey Weinstein leaving court during his trial in New York
Harvey Weinstein leaving court during his trial in New York

References: daily mail, Wikipedia, The Sun

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