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Cass Bird Ex-Wife: Who Is Ali Bird? Her Age, Job, Net Worth

The Real Housewives of New York City star Jenna Lyons didn’t like talking about her partner Ali Bird. But the latter was open about her “ex-wife” Cass Bird — whom she never married.

Learn more about Cass below.

Meet Ali Bird, Cass Bird Ex-Wife

Ali Bird first met Cass Bird at Smith College in 1997, thanks to their mutual interest in photography. “Actually, we weren’t in a photo together but we were always in the darkroom at the same time” she recalled before Cass interrupted, “ I was trying to make out with you in the darkroom is more like it.”

And it seems they did make out in the “dark room.”

But it wasn’t until 2003 that the duo actually got into a relationship after numerous false starts. What’s even more surprising is that Ali and Cass never married, and just referred to each other as their wives. “I just don’t know how else to refer to her,” Cass said.

As for Ali, she explained, “We saved money. We did it. When gay marriage became legal, we had already made the biggest commitment.”

Overall, the duo shared a deep friendship and partnership in both their personal and professional lives. They had a genuine affection for each other, evident in their playful banter and understanding of each other’s preferences and quirks. They enjoyed spending time together, getting mani-pedis, and sharing a love for beauty products. They also appreciated each other’s unique traits and have a strong bond that goes beyond their professional careers.

Furthermore, they share a love for certain beauty products and routines, and they also have some humorous differences, such as Ali’s love for pink and materialistic tendencies, contrasting with Cass’s preference for simplicity and natural beauty. 

Sadly, the lovebirds parted away after 2022. We don’t know what happened, but they last graced the red carpet together in November 2021.

Cass Bird And Ali Bird Children

Ali and Cass Bird share two kids — Leo and Mae. It was Cass we gave birth to them. She welcomed her first kid Leo on April 3, 2008, and Mae on December 29, 2009.

According to the couple, having children made them better at their jobs. “I got really clear and focused. I have never been able to get more done in a day. Your motivation, it changes, and it really focuses you,” Ali said. It was the same for Cass as well. Her career instantly took off as well. On top of that, she had the chance to take up maternity leave. “It was the first time that these opportunities were presenting themselves for me. I had wanted for decades to have options coming my way,” she shared.

Overall, they share a genuine sense of joy and fulfillment in being mothers, even though the reality of parenthood brought unexpected challenges. They acknowledge the guilt that comes with balancing work and family life but have found ways to manage it.

The couple was also grateful for the support system they have built around their children. They considered their nanny, Stacy, as an extended family member, and they have close friends and colleagues who play a significant role in their children’s lives.

Did you know: Ali and Cass Bird (the newly gay moms) were featured in a New Gap Ad in 2017

Ali Bird Relationship Status

Ali Bird kept her relationship a secret after separating from Cass.

On the other hand, Cass went on to have a popular relationship with The Real Housewives of New York City star Jenna Lyons.

Ali Bird Age

Ali Bird was 47 years of age in 2023.

She is two years younger than Cass.

What Is Ali Bird Maiden Name?

Ali Bird’s maiden name is “Schwartz.”

Ali Bird Family

Ali Bird comes from a family of four.

Her father, Stuart Schwartz is a renowned historian specializing in colonial Latin America, particularly Brazil, and Early Modern expansion. His significant works include books like Sovereignty and Society in Colonial Brazil, Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society, and Victors And Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico.

Stuart turned 82 in 2022.

Sadly, Ali’s parents have long parted away. Stuart is now married to Stuart B Schwartz (born: Sep 1940).

According to Ali, her biological mother was a “total fox,” in terms of looks. She acknowledges that a mom represented someone who provides unconditional love and support — whether it’s the biological mother or other individuals like friends, mentors, therapists, or children — and wished a Happy Mother’s Day to all those who have fulfilled the role of a mom in someone’s life, both those present and those in spirit in 2020.

As for her sibling, she has a 4-year-younger brother named Lee R Schwartz @lee_psa. He worked as a Partner & Executive Creative Director at Palmer Schwartz Agency. Also, he’s been a Producer / Junior Designer at Syndicate Media Group and a General Manager at Sally Hershberger.

Ali Bird Job

In 2023, Ali Bird worked as an SVP + Managing director at The Wall Group (a subsidiary of Endeavor), a fully integrated agency representing a diverse and selective group of artists including fashion stylists, hairstylists, makeup artists, manicurists, groomers, production designers and motion DPs working at the vanguard of the fashion world.

She joined the company as its director back in 2001, negotiating editorial, advertising, and commercial bookings to long-term contractual engagements in the fashion, entertainment, or endorsement arena for clients. She’s since been a key component to the success and growth of The Wall Group. Her rigorous work ethic, diverse set of experiences, and influential connections make her an unparalleled force in the fashion and beauty industries.

According to Ali, Cass initially photo-assisted her when she was starting her career, showing a nurturing and supportive side of their relationship. 

As for her education, Ali attended Smith College for her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Photography from 1994 to 1998.

How Much Is Ali Bird Net Worth?

By 2023, Ali Bird garnered a net worth of under 1.5 million.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Ali Bird Birthday?

Ali receives her birthday wishes in April.

  • Is Ali Bird On Instagram?

Find her on Instagram @aliblackbird.

Also, here’s her Facebook @alison.schwartzbird.

  • Where Is Ali Bird From?

Ali hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

But in 2023, she resided in Brooklyn, New York.

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