Five Quick Facts About Lisa Oz, Dr. Mehmet Oz's Wife
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a heart surgeon and longtime television host, has been married to Lisa Lemole Oz since 1985.
Daphne, Arabella, and Zoe, as well as son Oliver, are their four adult children.
The couple worked in the entertainment industry for many years before announcing a political career in late 2021.
Dr. Oz announced his intention to run for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican in November 2021.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Sony Pictures Television announced a few weeks later that The Dr. Oz Show would be cancelled after 13 seasons.
Here's what you should be aware of:
Lisa Lemole grew up in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Lisa's family has lived in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, for "a hundred years," according to a spokesperson for the Oz family.
She does, however, have New York City roots.
Lisa's father, Dr. Gerald Lemole, and his siblings all grew up on Staten Island, according to Staten Island Advance.
Dr. Lemole was also a member of the historic surgical team that performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States, according to the newspaper.
According to AAE Speakers, Lisa received her bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College.
Her parents introduced her to Mehmet Oz, who was in medical school at the time, when she was a sophomore.
According to the New York Times, their fathers were "friendly" with one another.
They got together over dinner with their parents.
"It was sort of an arranged marriage," Dr. Oz joked to Yahoo Finance, referring to their parents' decision to introduce them.
However, the link was not instantaneous.
"He didn't speak to me the entire dinner," Lisa Oz told the outlet. "He spoke to my mother."
But, according to Dr. Oz, this was done on purpose.
"I also realized that if I can persuade Mom to see me as a reasonable suitor, I can persuade Lisa to come on a date with me," he said later.
Mehmet Oz's first official date with Lisa Oz, according to Yahoo, was "kind of a disaster" because he took her to a steakhouse.
According to the New York Times, she has been a vegetarian since she was 15 years old.
Despite their first date being awkward, the couple quickly fell in love.
They dated for about six months before getting engaged, according to Shape magazine.
Dr. Oz told Yahoo that he made the decision to propose to Lisa quickly.
"We got into a big fight, and I realized I couldn't live my life without Lisa," he said, adding that he "chased her down the street" and handed her a tab from an aluminum can he found on the side of the road.
Lisa agreed to marry him after he proposed to her.
In June of 1985, they married.
To commemorate their 30th wedding anniversary in 2015, Dr. Oz shared a photo from their wedding day on Twitter.
"Happy 30th Anniversary, @lisajaneoz, to my best friend and amazing wife. I look forward to many more wonderful years!" he wrote.
Lisa Oz worked as an actress during the 1970s and 1980s.
She had a small recurring role in the hit TV series Dallas, according to IMDB.
She was also in films such as Drive-In, Jake's Way, and He's Not Your Son.
She went on to become a bestselling author, producer, and host.
According to Variety, she hosted The Lisa Oz Show, a wellness program for Veria Living in 2013.
According to AAE Speakers, she had a radio show with the same name that aired on Oprah Radio.
According to the Milken Institute, Lisa's resume also includes serving as the editor of "Dr. Oz, The Good Life" magazine.
According to ABC News, Lisa Oz published the book "Us; Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most" in 2010.
She and her husband also co-wrote "The Oz Family Kitchen," a cookbook.
Dr. Oz began appearing on networks such as ABC and CNN, as well as the Oprah Winfrey Show, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to the New York Times.
Lisa Oz reportedly encouraged her husband to start his own TV show, according to the newspaper.
She had previously worked as a movie producer and developed a show called Second Opinion With Dr. Oz, according to the New York Times.
The show aired for 13 episodes on the Discovery Health Channel.
In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show made its debut.
During its 13-year run, there have been nearly 2,300 episodes, according to IMDB.
Lisa Oz discussed her decision to focus on helping her husband grow his business with Prime Women.
For more than two decades, Lisa Oz and her husband have owned property in northern New Jersey.
They own a mansion in Cliffside Park, which is located across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
In a People magazine feature in 2020, the couple talked about their dream home.
They bought the hilltop property in 2000 for $750,000, according to Bergen County property records, and spent two years building it, according to People.
In the basement, there are six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a movie theater, wine cellar, gym, and half of a basketball court.
The house is about 9,000 square feet, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lisa Oz also owns a "4,000-square-foot home next door," according to the newspaper. Property records show she purchased the second property for $2.5 million in 2008.