The star of The Goldbergs Jeff Garlin abruptly departed from the show in Dec 2021 following a series of misconduct allegations and a network investigation into the actor’s allegedly “abusive” behavior on set. This news came a few weeks after Jeff’s revelation that he wasn’t fired from the long-running ABC sitcom.
But today, we aren’t here to discuss the things you might already know. Rather let’s delve into his romantic life — who is his former wife Marla Garlin and how’d they divorce, and who was he dating at the time?
Is Jeff Garlin Dating After The Divorce From Wife Marla?
Yes, as of 2021, Jeff Garlin was dating his new girlfriend, Sari Tracht.
After the divorce from his wife Marla, Jeff made his new relationship Instagram official in May 2021. “I dig this woman. More surprising is that she digs me,” Jeff wrote over his IG at the time. The post featured Sari in the arms of The Goldbergs star.
The two then rarely made their appearance publicly.
Moreover, after the abuse allegation, Sari reportedly locked her IG @saritracht. Also, here’s her Facebook @saritracht. Well, the year certainly wasn’t the best for Sari to be introduced as the comedian’s girlfriend.
But Jeff Garlin had always been the subject of “an HR investigation” since 2018. “HR has come to me three years in a row for my behavior on set,” Jeff revealed. Also, he pointed out that he was on a comedy show and his comedy was all about “easing people’s pain” — “Why would I ever want to cause pain in anybody for a laugh? That’s bullying. That’s just uncalled for,” he added.
However, the people on the set still insisted that he “demeaned and disrespected” them multiple times. “He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive,” an anonymous Goldbergs employee spoke up.
Talking about his exit from The Goldbergs, Jeff said that he wasn’t fired from the show. Rather it was a mutual decision for Garlin not to return to the series.
Who Is Jeff Garlin Girlfriend, Sari Tracht?
Jeff’s girlfriend, Sari Tracht is a Michigan native who was born to parents, Arnold and Janice Tracht. Her father, Arnold worked as a local dentist, while her mother Janice was a clinical social worker.
As for her siblings, she has a sister and a brother named Julie and Ryan Tracht.
Her brother worked at M. Holland Company based in West Bloomfield Township where he resided as of 2021. And their sister, Julie Tracht lead a single life after her husband Ben Konstantin (the comedian) passed away on July 13, 2013. Ben lost the battle to pancreatic cancer at 47 years of age.
Julie and her husband could only share a year of marriage and have a daughter together named Samantha.
Looking at Sari’s career, she seems to have moved to Los Angeles, California before 2005 and started working as a junior editor on a DVD featurette for Sam Raimi’s The Messengers. A year later, she became a freelance editor for E!, and also went on to work with companies like G4 Media, Open Road Entertainment, The Cimarron Group, Portal A Interactive, CollegeHumor Media, Hulu, Amazon Studios, and NBC.
Mentioning her education, Sari graduated from Western Michigan University in 2001 and joined Columbia College Chicago the next year. Finally. In 2004, she earned a BA with a film concentration in editing and started her career.
Why Did Jeff Garlin And His Wife Marla Divorce?
According to court documents, the reason for Jeff Garlin and his wife Marla’s divorce was “irreconcilable differences.”
The pair were married on July 24, 1994, and split exactly 23 years and a day later on July 25, 2017. However, Jeff only filed for a divorce from his wife in September 2018
Though the details about their divorce remained unknown, Jeff once said that women should always come out on top in divorces and that he was going to put his money where his mouth is. So, it’s possible Marla got a pretty good deal out of it, given that the comedian still loves her.
Who Is Jeff Garlin Now-Former Wife Marla Garlin?
Jeff’s now-former wife Marla Garlin is a casting director who worked with Curb Your Enthusiasm for 7 long years. Also, she is an actress who has appeared in a few movies and TV series like Arrested Development (2013), The Comeback (2014), Other People (2016), and Bombshell (2019).
She was born on April 13, 1962, in the USA.
Did Jeff Garlin And Marla Have Any Kids?
Yes, Jeff Garlin And Marla have two sons — James Garlin and Duke Garlin.
Their son, James is also an actor who has appeared on The Goldbergs as “Mini Murray”, and worked in Curb Your Enthusiasm as a production assistant in 2017.
How Much Is Jeff Garlin Net Worth?
Jeff Garlin flaunted a stunning net worth of $15 million by 2021.
By then, he already had almost 100 TV shows and movies credited to his name.
What Did Jeff Garlin Say About Being Mistaken For Harvey Weinstein?
If you don’t know, Jeff Garlin once did a scene on The Goldbergs where two women come up to him and call him a pig. Reason being? They mistake him for the disgraced film producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein.
Since then, people often came to him and joked, “Hey Harvey, what are you doing here?” And he said he was just tired of it. “I did a movie with him once, and he was the worst person on earth. I just think this is a terrible, horrible human being,” Jeff talked about Harvey.
How Did Jeff Garlin Achieve Weight Loss?
Jeff Garlin’s secret to weight loss was “martial arts.” Yes, the comedian trained in martial arts and combined it with cardio exercises, and within months he shed lots of weight.