As the first child of the famous TV doctor Mehmet Oz, Daphne Oz is a true reflection of her father’s bravery in front of the camera. She is also a published author like her father, who took his job as a cardiothoracic surgeon, professor at Columbia University, and promoter of pseudo-science to a whole new level.
From 2011 to 2017, Daphne Oz entertained audiences on the daytime talk show The Chew as one of the amazing five co-presenters of the ABC show, but just before the show’s seventh season, she took a bow. Her departure from the show led to various speculations about why she left the show. We did a little research and came up with all the details about Daphne’s time on The Chew and the events that led to her departure.
Daphne Oz’s Bio
She was born on February 17, 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz. The umbilical cord that was wrapped around her neck at birth almost took her life. In fact, she received an Apgar score of 2, which lowered her chances of survival even further, but she made it and survived against all odds.
Daphne’s ancestry can be traced back to Turkey, where her grandparents emigrated from and Shapsug. Her siblings include Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver. She spent her childhood in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, where she attended Dwight-Englewood School and graduated in 2004. She later received her first degree from Princeton University in 2008, where she majored in Middle East Studies.
Daphne Oz has earned respect in her career as an American nutrition writer and television presenter. In 2006, she published her first book, The Dorm Room Diet, in her own right as an author. The book is based on her personal tips on how to stay healthy and eat right as a student. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Cosmo Girl! and Seventeen is just some of the media that brought the book closer to the public and made its author a favorite with readers. Daphne also attended popular television shows such as Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Tyra Banks Show, NPR Weekend Edition, and of course the Dr. Oz Show, her father’s show, to further promote the book.
She published The Dorm Room Diet Planner in 2007 and later in 2012 she co-authored The Chew: Eating. Living. Fun. with her The Chew co-host. She is also the brains behind bestsellers such as Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun and has written articles for Glamour, The Huffington Post, and many others.
Her television career is mainly connected with her time at ABC’s The Chew. She joined The Chew hosts in September 2011 and left the lifestyle show on August 11, 2017.
Why Did She Quit The Chew And Where Is She?
Before the seventh season of The Chew, it was announced that Daphne Oz would no longer be one of the five presenters. She spent six wonderful seasons co-hosting the show, so her fans didn’t like it when she left the show, as they had gotten used to her presence. She used social media to say goodbye to her fans, and although there was no formal explanation of her reason for leaving, it seems that her busy schedule as a wife, mother, and author contributed to her departure from the show.
Aside from The Chew, she was a guest co-host on The View, “Beat Bobby Flay” and also appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, Dayside, and Good Day New York to discuss healthy living. She currently serves as a juror on Cooks vs. Cons, a competitive show of the Food Network.
Daphne has a lot to be proud of in her career so far. She has received a number of prestigious award nominations, some of which she has taken home with her. She also owes her bestselling books, appearances on top television shows, and numerous articles she has written for some of the most prestigious tabloids to the fortune associated with her name.
She currently has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Husband and Kids
The TV presenter is happily married to John Jovanovic, an investment fund analyst. The couple met in college and were married on August 26, 2010, at the Municipal Marriage Bureau, Manhattan. The civil wedding ceremony was followed two days later by two religious ceremonies at the Synaxis of Serbian Saints church in Portland, Maine, and another at their maternal grandparents’ summer home in Cumberland Foreside, Maine.
Their union was blessed with three children – the first, Philomena “Philo” Bijou Jovanovic (daughter), was born on February 26, 2014, followed by a son, Jovan Jr. on October 21, 2015, and on December 4, 2017, another daughter, Domenica Celine Jovanovic, joined the family.