Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky, 18-Year Age Difference

Sugar Daddy Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky

Sugar Daddy Howard Stern and Beth OstroskyHoward Stern is one of America’s most well-known radio per­son­al­i­ties. Hav­ing always dreamt of a career in radio, Stern started out by work­ing at the cam­pus sta­tion while study­ing at Boston Uni­ver­sity. His job was to per­form skits, do news­casts, and gen­eral pro­duc­tion duties. After grad­u­at­ing, Stern went on to land sev­eral radio gigs with a few dif­fer­ent stations—the expe­ri­ence gave him the oppor­tu­nity to develop and per­fect the on-air per­son­al­ity he’s famous for today.

In 1985, Stern started what would become a 20-year stint on New York City’s WXRK (now known as WNOW-FM.) He was ini­tially signed on to fill an after­noon slot with a mix of music and talk, but the fol­low­ing year, Stern was moved to the morn­ing slot—a wise move because The Howard Stern Show ended up becom­ing the highest-rated of its time. Six months later, his show became nation­ally syn­di­cated, mak­ing Stern an even big­ger celebrity.

By 1992, Stern had become the first radio per­son­al­ity to hold the title of num­ber one morn­ing radio show in both Los Ange­les and New York, and he won Bill­board magazine’s “Nation­ally Syn­di­cated Air Per­son­al­ity of the Year” award con­sec­u­tively from 1994 to 2002. He became known for his out­spo­ken and often con­tro­ver­sial on-air style and has even been fined by the Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (FCC) on sev­eral occa­sions for inde­cent mate­r­ial. In 2004, Stern revealed that he had accepted a $500.0 mil­lion deal with Sir­ius Satel­lite Radio, mak­ing him the highest-paid radio per­son­al­ity. The Howard Stern Show is still a hit with its paid subscribers.

Nat­u­rally, as Stern’s celebrity sta­tus grew, so did his pop­u­lar­ity with women. In 2000, Stern started dat­ing model and TV per­son­al­ity Beth Ostrosky, and by 2007, the celebrity cou­ple was engaged. They tied the knot in Octo­ber 2008 and despite their 18-year age gap, their mar­riage has been strong ever since.

Accord­ing to Ostrosky, Stern, in real­ity, is noth­ing like his blunt on-air per­son­al­ity. In fact, he’s quite affec­tion­ate. “We really do have fun together, day in and day out, and we do well when we are together 24/7,” said Ostrosky, adding, “We appre­ci­ate each other, and he really lis­tens to every­thing I say. I think he is quite a catch—the per­fect hus­band.” And even after 13 years together, Ostrosky is still madly in love with her older man. “I still get that fuzzy feel­ing in my stom­ach every time I see him,” she told Us Weekly. “We are just so bliss­fully happy. I wish this feel­ing for every­one. He’s the most thought­ful per­son I know.”

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