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Jordan Emanuel Parents: David And Paula Emanuel

Read all about David and Paul Emanuel, the parents of Jordan Emanuel from Bravo’s Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard. How old are they? Are they still married? What do they do for a living? What about their current residence?

If you are looking for answers to all these questions then tag along with this article as the answers unfold as this article proceeds further.

Who Are Summer House Star Jordan Emanuel Parents?

Jodan Emanuel, the beautiful Black beauty from Summer House is the daughter of David and Paula Emanuel. In 2023, Jordan Emanuel is 31 years old and recently celebrated her birthday on Christmas Day 2022.

She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Music Business and Industries, and Art History. She has worked for publications like “MTV Video Love” and Madamenoire’s “Ask a Black Woman,” and she has contributed as a journalist to publications like Playboy, Cox Media Group, “Hollywood Life,” and Moguldom Media Group, which operates “Bossip” and “Madamenoire.”

Jordan has also worked as a model for companies like CoverGirl and Allure in addition to her journalistic work. Jordan has experience in front of the camera, but you can also find her creating material behind one. She has contributed to the non-profit group Women with Voices, which provides a forum for women of different ages, races, and socioeconomic statuses to interact and support one another.

According to Jordan’s LinkedIn, she worked at the University of Dayton as a Radio DJ, at Moguldom Media Group LLC as Production Assistant Intern, at as Editorial News Intern, and at COX MEDIA GROUP/Miami as News Intern. Furthermore, she worked at JDS Development Group as Communications Coordinator.

In 2023, she is working as a freelance Marketing Strategy and Brand Activation.

From here you’ll learn about her parents.

Meet David Emanuel, Jordan Emanuel Father

Lawrence David Emanuel is the father of Jordan Emanuel. He was born to his parents Bernice Kelly Jordan Emanuel and Lawrence (Larry) Emanuel in January 1960. So, David is currently 63 years old.

Bernice grew up in Seaboard as the youngest of 10 children, having 5 brothers ~ Douglas, Samuel, David, Calvin, and Carl, and 4 sisters ~ Beatrice, Mary, Betty, and Dorothy. Her early education was obtained in Northampton County Public Schools. She graduated from Coates High School in Seaboard, NC in 1950. She furthered her education by matriculating at and graduating from North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University or NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina in 1954 with a degree in Business Education.

Bernice also attended New York University (NYU) for additional undergraduate and graduate-level business courses.

After graduation in 1954, Bernice began her career as a teacher at Anne Chesnutt High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 1955, she fell in love with Lawrence C. Emanuel (Larry) and they were married on June 9, 1957, at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. They were a military family that moved a great deal and had postings in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Wiesbaden, Germany, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Asmara, Ethiopia, Fort Lee, Virginia, and settling in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Bernice and Larry were married for 52 years until he passed away on November 1, 2009. Larry was a retired lieutenant colonel.

David is one of two children. He has a sister named Dorothy Lynne.

Talking about Jordan’s dad, David is the founder of Develop Empowerment since 2016. He also worked at APR Energy as Chief Human Resources Officer, CIT Group as Senior Vice President, and AEG as Vice President, Human Resources. Before that, he worked at CitiGroup and Browne & Co. as Vice President.

David graduated from Wittenberg University.

Meet Paula Emanuel, Jordan Emanuel Mother

Paula Birdsong Emanuel is Jordan Emanuel’s mother. Before spending 13 years in Basking Ridge, Paula spent time in Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia, where she was born to Carrie and Ritholiz Birdsong. Paula graduated from Atlanta, Georgia’s Frederick Douglass High School in 1979. She graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1984.

She afterward attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated with an M.S. in biomedical engineering in 1995. Paula was an engineer for Murray Hill-based Lucent Technologies. She belonged to the Hun PTA. Paula also loved watching Atlanta sports, shopping online, watching the Home Shopping Network, and having guests over to her house.

Sadly, Paula passed away on 13 June 2009. On Paula’s 8th death anniversary, Jordan shared about her late mother on her Facebook. She wrote, “I lost my mom today, 8 years ago, when I was 17 years old. I didn’t value her as a teenager… I took her for granted and we fought like hell. The irony is, as a woman I value her so much more now, not even as a mother, but as a person. She was absurdly intelligent, studying biomedical engineering at Howard and Johns Hopkins, fierce, fearless, beautiful, and she was my mother.”

Related FAQs

  • Are Jordan Emanuel Parents Still Married?

Jordan Emanuel’s parents were married till her mother’s death in 2009. Because she was 13 years old, they were likely married for a decade.

  • Where Do Jordan Emanuel Parents Reside?

At the time of Paula’s death, Jordan Emanuel’s parents were residing in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Now, his father is living in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • How Many Kids Do Jordan Emanuel Parents Have?

Jordan Emanuel is the only child born to her parents.

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