As the host of the TV series Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern has put some bizarre things in his mouth and stomach. But for all the bizarre foods he takes, Andrew has been most haunted by the consumption of alcohol. Over the years, Andrew has struggled with alcoholism. But things changed for the man when he met his ex-wife, Rishia Haas. Haas played an instrumental role in making sure that Andrew came clean. While the pair have had each other’s backs for the last 16-years or so, the pair got a divorce in 2018. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Andrew Zimmern.
A USA native, there is very little information about Rishia’s birth. She was born to Amy Dickinson and Bill Haas in Minnesota. As a young kid, Haas attended the Anoka High School, Minnesota. Following her graduation, she attended Augsburg College. There is very little information about Haas’s academic qualifications. She is not a huge fan of media and prefers to keep the details a secret.
Following her graduating from Augsburg College, Haas took on several odd jobs before working as an administrative assistant. She also worked some time in cooking schools and eventually ran into her husband, Andrew Zimmern. During the early 2000’s, Haas started working as an Admissions Coordinator at The Retreat Alive with the Spirit of Recovery. The retreat focused on helping people alcoholics and was later renamed to, The Retreat.
In 2014, Haas started working as an Administrative Assistant at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The foundation was formed after the merger of Minnesota-based Hazelden Foundation and the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Haas is still an active employee at the foundation.
Meeting Andrew and Marriage:
Rishia Haas is the ex-wife of Andrew Zimmern. The pair first met in Minneapolis through their shared love for cooking. The pair eventually tied the knot in 2002 and stayed together for 16-years. Even though they had a 20-year gap between them, they understood each other perfectly. Haas’s association with rehabilitation centers has helped Andrew remain clean for a long while.
After three years of marriage, in 2005, the pair gave birth to their first child, Noah Zimmern. But in 2018, the pair announced that they were getting a divorce. Not a huge fan of the media, Haas has not revealed any information about the divorce. On the other end, Andrew has been frank following the divorce from his wife.
“I wasn’t there for my wife, and I wasn’t there for my son. My wife gave me a thousand chances to make it right.”
Andrew’s fame was to blame for the divorce. In an interview, Andrew revealed that few people have used his wife and children to get to him. In a candid e-mail to the New York Times, Andrew revealed that his wife and son were the victims of fame.
“People have trampled my wife and kid to get to me. I’m sure more days than not they would say it’s not worth it, but I have this business to support.”