Who is Heather deForest Crosby [Steven Mnuchin’s ex-wife]?

Steve Mnuchin served as the 77th United States Secretary of the Treasury and was a part of the Cabinet of Donald Trump. The man rose to fame following his political aspirations and his appointment to the position of the Secretary of Treasury. While Steve and his professional life are well-documented by the media, little is known about his ex-wife, Heather deForest Crosby. Heather remains a mysterious figure of Mnuchin’s past. A publicist by trade, Heather has not been involved with the media as much as her husband. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Heather DeForest Crosby.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameHeather deForest Crosby
Date of birth1967
Age56 (as of 2023)
Place of birthNew York, USA
EthnicityCaucasian with Scottish ancestry
EducationHobart and William Smith Colleges (graduated cum laude)
MajorArt History (minor in Religious Studies)
CareerBusiness professional, yoga teacher, clothing line owner
Previous jobsVice President for Corporate Communications at Launch Media, assistant at Bobby Zarem Inc., publicity and marketing for Planet Hollywood
Current companyAZIAM (a yoga clothing line)
PhilanthropyDonates 10% of the proceeds from AZIAM to Joyful Heart Foundation
Marital statusDivorced from Steven Mnuchin in 2014
Current partnerN/A
ChildrenThree (Emma, JP, and Dylan) with Steven Mnuchin
ParentsHenry Ashton Crosby Jr. (father, deceased in 2015) and Virginia Duel Crosby (mother)
SiblingsOne older sister, Jennifer Crosby Cargill
Father’s occupationEnglish, Latin, and Theatre teacher at Rippowam-Cisqua School in Bedford
Mother’s occupationCorporate director of volunteers at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York
Sister’s occupationWorks at Southport Galleries
Sister’s marital statusMarried with two children
Net worthOver $20 million (as of 2023)
Ex-husband’s net worth$450 million (as of 2023)
Ex-husband’s current occupationPolitician, banker, film producer
Ex-husband’s current wifeLouise Linton (married in 2017) 
Ex-husband’s previous wifeKathryn Leigh McCarver (married from 1992 to 1999) 
Wedding date with ex-husbandSeptember 25, 1999 
Wedding venue with ex-husbandCipriani Wall Street in New York 
Divorce reason with ex-husbandUnknown
Divorce settlement with ex-husbandHalf of the properties purchased during the marriage and monthly payments for child support and alimony
Heather DeForest Crosby with his ex-husband Steven Mnuchin
Heather DeForest Crosby with his ex-husband Steven Mnuchin

Early Life

Heather deForest Crosby was born in 1967 in New York, USA. Born to Henry Ashton Colby Jr. and Virginia Duel Colby, Heather was raised in a simple American household. Her father, Henry, taught Latin, theater, and English at The Rippowam-Cisqua School of Bedford. On the other hand, her mother served as the director of volunteers at St Luke Roosevelt Hospital. Heather shared her childhood with her older sister Jennifer Crosby in New York and attended a local high school. After graduating, Heather joined the Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva. She graduated in 1989, with a majors degree in Art History and minors in Religious Studies.

Professional Career

During her years at the University, Heather took up summer jobs in advertising and familiarized herself with the world of marketing. After graduating, Heather landed her first job as an office assistant at Bobby Zarrem Inc. During her time at Bobby Zarrem, Heather served as a publicist to many famous personas. However, her CEO tormented the employees, and Heather wanted a way out. Fortunately for her, Heather landed a role at San Franciso and moved to Planet Hollywood. She took up the role of a publicist and spent the next few years working as a publicist. After her time at Planet Hollywood, Heather decided to head back to New York. In 1998, she joined Launch Media, an internet music, music information, and news company, as the vice president for corporate communications. In 2001, she retired from Launch Media to raise her three children with Mnuchin. Sometime after her retirement, she became a yoga teacher and collaborated with Alanna Zabel, the founder of AZIAM, a yoga apparel company. She also donated part of the proceeds from her clothing line to Joyful Heart Foundation, a charity that supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Net Worth

Heather deForest Crosby’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be over $20 million. She earned her wealth through her career as a vice president for corporate communications at Launch Media, a yoga clothing line owner, and a divorce settlement from Steven Mnuchin. She is also a philanthropist who donates to various charities.

Steven Mnuchin, her ex-husband, has a net worth of approximately $450 million as of 2023. He makes his wealth by getting involved in various ventures. He owns shares worth millions in many companies including CIT Group and Goldman Sachs.

Heather deForest Crosby’s Physical Traits

Height (approx)5 ft 3 inch (160 cm)
Weight47 – 57 kg (103 lbs-125 lbs)
Eye colorBlue
Hair colorBlonde
Body measurements32-22-33 inches
Body TypeHourglass
Skin ColorLight Brown

Love Affairs, Marriage & Kids

Meeting Steve

It is not known how and where Heater and Steven met. The pair are presumed to have met in the 1990s. They tied the knot on the 26th of September, 1999. The pair exchanged their vows officiated by Cantor Ronald Broden at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. At the time of their marriage, Steven was a Goldman Sachs Employee and worked as the investment manager. After her marriage in 1999, Heather decided to retire from her professional work life and took a break in 2001. The decision was further cemented by the birth of her first daughter, Emma. The pair went on to have two more children, Dylan and John.


By no means, were the Mnuchin’s a troubled couple. The pair were seen together at public events and always had each other backs. So, when news broke out in 2014 that the pair were getting a divorce, people were left confused. After 15 years of marriage, Steven and Heather got a divorce and parted ways. The reasons for divorce were never revealed to the media. Following the divorce, Heather got into a relationship with Henry Ford. The pair have been together since 2017 and are nearing four years of togetherness.

Life After Divorce

Heather deForest Crosby has maintained a low-profile life after her divorce from Steven Mnuchin. She has focused on raising her children and supporting various charitable causes. She has served on the boards of several organizations. She has also continued to practice yoga and meditation, and has launched a yoga apparel company.

Steven Mnuchin, on the other hand, has become more prominent in the public eye after his divorce from Heather deForest Crosby. He joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 as the national finance chairman, and became one of his closest advisers. He was nominated by Trump to be the 77th Secretary of the Treasury, and was confirmed by the Senate in February 2017. As Secretary of the Treasury, he has played a key role in implementing Trump’s economic agenda, such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the partial repeal of the Dodd–Frank Act. He has also been involved in managing the U.S. government’s finances and combating economic threats to national security.

In addition to his political career, Steven Mnuchin has also remarried. He is to married Louise Linton, a Scottish actress since 2017.


Is Heather deForest Crosby an American?Yes
Was she born in 1967?Yes
Is she the daughter of Henry Ashton Crosby Jr. and Virginia Duel Crosby?Yes
Did she graduate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges?Yes
Is she a socialite and a yoga-apparel entrepreneur?Yes
Did she marry Steven Mnuchin in 1999?Yes
Did they have three children together?Yes
Did they divorce in 2014?Yes
Is Steven Mnuchin the 77th US Secretary of the Treasury?Yes
Is he a member of the Republican Party?Yes
Did Heather and Steven invest in two of Trump’s real-estate developments?Unknown
Did they move to a $26.5 million home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, in 2010?Unknown
Is Heather a philanthropist and a public-relations executive?Yes
Has she remarried after her divorce from Steven?No
Does she have a net worth of over $1 million?Yes
Does she have an elder sister named Jennifer Crosby Cargill?Yes
Does she have a public profile on social media platforms?No
Has she appeared on any TV shows or movies?No
Has she written any books or articles?No
Has she been involved in any controversies or scandals?No

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