Shelly Wright, ex-wife of Jeff Probst, bio, career, net worth.

Shelly Wright is a licensed clinical social worker or in other words, a psychotherapist. For those of them who do not know what a clinical social worker is, it is an area of social work that focuses on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness. However, she is certainly known to many for being Jeff Probst’s first spouse. Jeff Probst is a television presenter, show host, and an executive producer, notably popular for the American reality competition franchise, Survivor. 

Shelly Wright and Jeff Probst’s marriage ended in a divorce. Their Kids.

Shelly Wright and Jeff Probst met as a normal couple. Without prying media, the two had a normal love affair. This is the time we are talking about the ’90s when Jeff was yet to come with the “Survivor” series, yet to become a recognized author to name a few books: New York Times bestseller “Stranded,” and the sequel to it “Trial By Fire.”

Jeff Probst first wife Shelly Wright
Jeff Probst first wife Shelly Wright

After one, two, many dates  Jeff and Shelly Wright made their dream come true. The in-love pair walked down the wedding aisle in 1996. Nearly four years in marriage, Jeff was at the beginning of his successful career all the while the pair were having difficulties in their relationship. In 2001 the marriage ended with a divorce.

After divorce, the custody of their dog, a mix of the two dog breeds: Jack Russel and Whippet went to both. Sadly the dog passed away some years ago. The pair did not bear any kids during their time together.

Jeff Probst and Shelly Wright divorced in 2001
Jeff Probst and Shelly Wright divorced in 2001

To this day, Shelly and Jeff keep details of their marriage and have not shared as to why they separated. Let’s take a further look at how their life has turned out and who they are married now?

Shelly Wright and Jeff Probst now: Who are their partners?

Nearly 19 years after separation Shelly Wright and her ex-husband, Jeff has gone on to lead a very different path. Jeff Probst boosts his name as a TV host and has bagged several accolades.  He won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, for four consecutive years 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. Meanwhile, Shelly leads off the screen life as a psychotherapist.

If we shade some light in their personal life, Jeff suffered a few bumps until his right girl came. He dated Julie Berry, a former contestant on the Survivor series. The pair first came in touch via email, this formal introduction was just a spark to their three years love journey. Jeff and Julie officially broke up in early 2008.

Jeff Probst current wife and children
Jeff Probst current wife Lisa Ann Russell and two children

The third time the charm, Jeff married, a former model, Lisa Ann Russell, on December 5th, 2011. The pair share custody of a son Michael (born in 2004) and a daughter Ava (born in 2006), both children are from Russell ex-husband  Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Moving on from divorce, Shelly Wright has lived a lowkey life. She is not active in social media or otherwise, she is using a different name. The ex-wife of Survivor man has impressively shut all the information about her current husband and children. She is more active in her professional career.

Shelly Wright Qualifications and Career 

Shelly Wright completed her Masters in Social Work, Masters in Sociology from the University of Tennessee and University of North Dakota. As for prior work experiences, she was the State Victim Services Director at MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Tennessee State Office from 1996-2004. Then she went on to work as a Sexual Assault Therapist at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center, based in Tennessee, from 2006 till present. 

Net Worth:

As for Shelly’s net worth, the official information has not been disclosed anywhere. However, we can assume she earns a decent figure as a therapist earns anywhere from US$49,000–US$73,000 annually, depending on the years of work experience, the actual number may vary from country to county and companies to companies.


Most of her biodata are unavailable and undisclosed such as her date of birth, family, current relationships and such. However, we do know that she is currently a licensed professional therapist based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, focusing on elder clienteles and, frequently, victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Quick Bio

NameShelly Wright
Date of BirthN/A
Place of BirthUnited States of America
Net worthUndisclosed
Ex-HusbandJeff Probst
Zodiac SignUnknown


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