Jeff Probst maintained the same level of secrecy while revealing his marriage as he did when revealing the next member to be voted out in Survival. And while the analogy may not reflect the way Probst’s fans were done in by the host, it does reveal his love for secrecy. As it turned out, Probst had secretly tied the knot to Lisa Ann Rusell in 2011. But instead of revealing his marriage to his fans, Probst tweeted out that he had an important personal event to get to. As it turned out, the important personal event was his marriage to Lisa Ann Rusell. And given Probst’s secrecy in revealing his marriage, it is safe to say that Rusell shares the same views. So for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Lisa Ann Rusell.
Early Life and career:
Lisa Ann Russell was born on the 21st of March 1972, in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Born and raised in Sterling, Rusell fell in love with acting at a very young age. Following her graduation from high school, Rusell moved to California and enrolled at a University. While still at university, Rusell landed a gig as a model and started working with Revlon. While Rusell worked as a model for most of her early years, she developed an acute interest in movies late in her career. She made her debut in 1993, with the TV series, Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Her big-screen appearance came a year later as Russell was cast as Natasha Sinclair in the movie A.P.E.X. In 1995, Rusell had the briefest of appearances in Twisted Love. She landed the role of Princess Salazar in the 1998 version of Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights. She also made the briefest of appearances in The Jeff Probst Show in 2013.
Lisa Ann Rusell is happily married to Jeff Probst. While she has been with Probst for over a decade, she was previously married to Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The pair first met on set and tied the knot on the 26th of August 1996. In their years as a couple, Rusell and Gosselaar had two lovely children, Michael Charles Gosselaar who was born on the 31st of January 2004, and Ava Lorenn Gosselaar who was born on the 7th of May 2006. The pair called things off on the 27th of May 2011, but not much is known about the reasons for their divorce.
Life with Probst:
Not much is known as to how and where Rusell and Probst met. The pair were believed to have met in 2010 and tied the knot a year after their first meeting. Despite tying the knot on the 5th of December 2011, the pair revealed the details of their wedding in 2012. While the duo has no children of their own, Probst is step-father to two of Rusell’s children from her previous relationship. Probst is relishing the opportunity to be a father and has taken to both of Rusell’s children.
“We’re a blended family, so they are technically—not technically, they are my stepkids—I think of them as mine, which is crazy, but then they have this other family…but I always have to remember they have a dad.”
Despite having little to no hiccups in their marriage, things took an awkward turn in 2017 when Rusell wanted Probst to quit the survivor series. It was later revealed that Rusell wanted more help with the kids and while Probst never left the show it is safe to say that the duo reached an amicable solution.
Lisa Ann Russell
March 21, 1972
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (m. 1996–2011), Jeff Probst (m. 2011)