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Bling Empire Anna Shay Friend: Who Is Maria Jose Lainez?

One must be filthy rich or at least a friend to one to be featured on Netflix’s Bling Empire. Well, our star Maria Jose Lainez is definitely the latter one. Though she wasn’t a permanent cast, Anna was often spotted alongside the heiress Anna Shay, often posing for photoshoots and chilling in her mansion.

So, who is Maria Jose Lainez? Get to know her better as this article proceeds.

Meet Bling Empire Anna Shay Friend, Maria Jose Lainez

Netflix’s Bling Empire season 2 premiered on May 13, 2022, and there appeared a new face, Maria Jose Lainez — introduced as a friend to Anna Shay who had no interest in involving herself in any gossip.

At the time, Anna had just moved to her new estate in Beverly Hills, and right by her side, there was Maria, together, flower arranging, doing their nails, and much more.

Also, Maria was seen speaking Spanish with Anna on the show. Means, she’s bilingual.

Besides appearing on the show, Maria also attended the Bling Empire season 2 premiere alongside Anna. And all excited to see herself on the show, she took it to her IG on April 29, to write, “Get ready with the new Bling Empire session with my friend@annashay93and the rest of the cast.”

However, this wasn’t the first time Maria ever posted about Bling Empire. Infact, she’s been rooting for her friend ever since its inaugural season.

Overall, Maria and Anna have been close friends for quite a while now. The two even labeled each other as sisters who “dine and stay together.”

In October 2021, the duo also went on a trip to Italy and London together.

Furthermore, Maria seemed close to Anna’s other best friend Florent Bonadei.

Their friendship was even commended by fans of Bling Empire over Twitter. “The best part of Bling Empire is Anna’s friend Maria offering food every two seconds,” a user wrote.

Bling Empire season 2 official cast included — Kevin Kreider, Kane Lim, Christine Chiu, Kim Lee, Kelly Mi Li, Jaime Xie, Chèrie Chan, Dorothy Wang, Mimi Morris, and Maria’s dearest friend Anna Shay.

For those who don’t know, Anna is the daughter of billionaire parents. She is a philanthropist and a socialite with a net worth of over $600 million.

Maria Jose Lainez Age

Maria Jose Lainez was 56 years of age when she appeared on Bling Empire season 2.

She is 5 years younger than Anna Shay.

Trivia: On Anna’s turning 61 birthday, Maria took it to her IG to share a pic of her, captioned, “Happy birthday @annashay93 my best friends. Lo maximo.”

Maria Jose Lainez Net Worth

Maria Jose Lainez flaunted a net worth of above $5 million. Though this isn’t on par with the standards of Bling Empire, Maria’s rich if we compare it on an average scale.

As for her job, Maria‘s the CEO of Spiritual Church of Osain Inc, a California Domestic Corporation incorporated on March 12, 2020.

Is Maria Jose Lainez Married?

We’ve no idea if Maria Jose Lainez is married or not. But do know that she’s has two daughters from her past relationships.

Her daughter, Gloria Maria turned 18 while her older daughter Carmen Lainez turned 38 in Jan 2022. Yes, both celebrate their birthdays in Jan.

Also, Carmen is a mother now. Means, Maria’s a grandmother.

Talking a little more about her, Carmen worked as an Immigration/Family/Criminal Attorney at Jackson & Stephenson. Also, she was the in-house counsel for Bail Hotline Bail Bonds for over 10 years. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney at Mireles Law, and as a law clear at Law Offices of Pease and de Petris, PROCAFTA – USAID\Nicaragua DR, and Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.

She specialized in helping families who are going through difficult divorces, child custody, child support, spousal support, property disputes, and other matters which pertain to the dissolution of marriage and paternity cases.

As for her education, Carmen got her BA from UC San Diego in 2006 and her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School in 2009.

Here’s her IG @capri1984 and @carmen, and FB @Carmen.r.Lainez.

Maria Jose Lainez Family

Maria comes from a family of at least four — her parents, herself, and her sister Carmen Josie Lainez.

Yes, her sister is named the same as her daughter.

Her sister, Carmen went to Colegio Pureza de María, Indiana State University, and  Colegio de La Asunción, and later started working at Banpro Nicaragua.

Reportedly, Carmen has deceased.

Maria Jose Lainez Height

Maria stands tall at a height under 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm).

Her distinct features include an oblong face and reddish-blond hair.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Maria Jose Lainez From?

Maria resided in Riverside, CA as of 2022. Sadly, her hometown remained unknown.

  • When Is Maria Jose Lainez Birthday?

She receives her birthday wishes on August 18, making her of the Leo zodiac.

Here’s her IG @mariaa.lainezz and FB @mariajose.lainez.39.

Most of her posts then featured her family.

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