Food Network’s Showdown returned with a new host and a Michael Symon. The previous host Bobby Flay also returned to the mix as a producer. Bobby and Michael are best friends and Bobby decided to give the reins of the show to his friend. So, what do we know about Michael Symon’s wife Liz Shanahan?
Well, if you are curious about the personal life of the host of your new favorite food reality show, read the article below. You will find out everything there is known about his wife Liz, a little about their son, and more.
Meet Liz Shanahan, Michael Symon Wife
Liz Shanahan, now more widely known as Liz Symon, is Michael’s wife for over 2 decades. They first met in 1990 when Michael worked in a restaurant Liz managed. At first, they tried to be friends but that did not work out as they “shared something deeper than love”.
They eventually started dating and got married. They celebrate their wedding anniversary on the 1st of November. And it seems that their love and affection for each other has not decreased in all these years.
On Instagram, Michael says things like “Thank you for making me the person I am” or “What a long, fun trip it’s been!” He calls Liz “Lulu”, “Wheezer”, “Lizard” and other affectionate names.
Their marriage was described by New York Times as “a little like comfort food”.
Does Liz Shanahan Have A Son From A Previous Relationship?
Yes, Liz Shanahan does have a son from a previous relationship. His name is Kyle Sanderson and as of 2021, he was 34 years of age. Kyle is also in the restaurant business. He has opened a few cafes and restaurants in different places within the US. Currently, he is working as an owner and operator of Grindstone Coffee and Donuts in New York.
It was Michael who helped him develop and establish the coffee business. Kyle is already famous and has been featured in Magzter and the New York Times.
Kyle is married to a woman called Krista Sanderson. And they have a daughter called Emmy. You can find a lot of pictures of granddaughter Emmy on Liz and Michael’s social media.
Liz Shanahan Age
Reportedly, Liz Shanahan was born in the year 1962. And she celebrates her birthday every year on the 30th of March. She turned 59 years of age in March 2021.
Liz Shanahan Job: Is She A Chef?
Yes, Liz Shanahan is also a chef. Maybe not as famous as Michael but she does have some of her recipes. She is also quite famous for her cocktail mixes. You can find some of her food and cocktail recipes here.
Liz’s forte, however, is not cooking but restaurant business. In a Jan 2021 Tweet, Michael mentioned that Liz was also a restauranteur.
Liz has appeared in a few cooking reality shows like Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out (2020-2021), The Chew (2014-2018), and Symon’s Suppers (2012).
How Much Is Liz Shanahan Net Worth?
As of December 2021, Liz Shanahan has a net worth of over $1 million. Her husband, Michael, on the other hand, is a multimillionaire. Reports have it that his net worth was no less than $6 million.
Liz Shanahan Family
We don’t know much about Liz’s side of the family. But we know a little about her in-laws.
Liz is the daughter-in-law of Dennis Symon and Angel Symon. She is the sister-in-law of Nicole “Nikki” Symon. Her grandfather-in-law was called Preston Symon. And in a birthday wish post to Preston, Liz said that he was “EVERYTHING”.
Grandfather Preston died in 2020.
What Happened To Liz Shanahan Arm?
Towards the end of 2020, Liz broke her arm and had to have a sling around her arm for several months. Her arm did get better towards mid-2021. She was no longer wearing the arm-sling by June 2021.
We do not know why she broke her arm.
Is Liz Shanahan Still A Vegetarian?
Liz was a vegetarian until the COVID pandemic. She started eating a little meat during the pandemic. She had been a vegetarian for over 25 years before she started to eat meat.
She even convinced Michael to go vegetarian for a while. He switched to a fully vegetarian diet towards the end of 2015. However, it appears he started to meat again, and then eventually Liz started to do so too. So far, neither Liz nor Michael has shared why she started eating meat again.
Is Liz Shanahan On Instagram, Facebook?
Yes, Liz is on Instagram as @lizsymon. However, we could not find her on Facebook.