Lydia Hearst is an American actress, model and lifestyle influencer, who rose to fame as the heiress, daughter of Patty Hearst, the great-granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. She is also the wife of entertainer Chris Hardwick, whose best-known work is the popular live aftershow ‘Talking Dead’ at the AMC.
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Early life and family
Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw was born on September 19, 1984 in New Haven, Connecticut of American-Scottish-Irish descent, to Patricia Campbell Hearst and Bernard Lee Shaw. Her mother, the granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, gained public attention through her 1974 kidnapping by American terrorists the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). She was rescued after 19 months but was treated as a fugitive when a video came out that she helped the SLA group by holding a gun while robbing a bank.
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After the investigation and trial, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but it was reduced to seven years and she was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton. Her father was a former police officer, who later became her mother’s bodyguard. She has a sister, Gillian Heart-Shaw.
She attended Lawrenceville School in Mercer County, New Jersey, a college preparatory co-educational college for students in grades 9 to 12. However, during her freshman year, she found it stifling and decided to transfer to Wilton High. School, from where she took her entrance exam. She enrolled at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut to earn a degree in Communications and Technology, but eventually dropped out of her freshman year in 2003 after being discovered by professional fashion photographer Steven Meisel.
Like a fashion model and endorser
She started her professional modeling career in April 2004 by landing on the cover of the Italian Vogue magazine, which appeared in her own words“…is essentially the equivalent of winning an Academy Award. So you had nowhere to go from there.” She was very lucky unlike other budding models who struggled to get their name on the priority lists of fashion magazines and designers.
After that first magazine cover, Lydia’s face became a popular feature in numerous local and international elite fashion magazines, the most notable being Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire.
After working in the business for only a few years, she was named “Model of the Year,” the fashion awards version of the Oscars, in 2007 by the Michael Awards in New York City. She also received the “Best International Supermodel Award” from the Conde Nast Spanish Glamor Awards in Madrid in 2008.
Updates on her personal life, career and advocacy have often appeared in other top publications, such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle and Esquire.
Over the years, she has been photographed by the highest paid professional photographers, including Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth and Patrick Demarcheller. To this day, she continues to work for the master lenses of Peter Lindberg, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, as she appeared on the catwalks of fashion houses Chanel, Fendi, Jeremy Scott and Catherine Malandrino.
Lydia also became a regular face in advertising campaigns for some of the most luxurious fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta. She was also part of promotional ads for beauty and cosmetics giants such as NARS and MAC Cosmetics.
After being featured in Puma’s 2007 French 77 promo ad, the sportswear company asked her to design her own line of handbags for the Puma collection. In 2014, she was chosen as a supermodel coach along with Naomi Campbell and Anne Vyalitsyna in the second season of ‘The Face’, a reality modeling competition television show broadcast on the Oxygen network channel.
As a columnist and lifestyle influencer
Lydia has written for the Sunday edition of the New York Post and briefly had a weekly column in Page-Six magazine. After enjoying writing, she launched her own in 2013 lifestyle blog titled: “Love Lydia Hearst”. She actively blogged until December 2016 on a variety of topics, including but not limited to beauty myths, recipes, trends, and horoscopes.
As an actress
Joining her mother, Patty, on the set of John Waters films had inspired Lydia to become an actress.
In 2009, she made a guest appearance on an episode of the hit teen television series, “Gossip Girl,” with Blake Lively, leading to a 2013 TV gas appearance in “Mistresses” with Alyssa Milano on the ABC; “South of Hell”, a supernatural horror series in which she starred in seven episodes with Mena Suvari; and “Z Nation,” a zombie apocalypse series in which she was part of the fifth season regular cast in 2018.
In between filming TV series, she had also played roles on the big screen, such as in 2012’s “Two Jacks” with Sienna Miller and Danny Huston, “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” with Ryan Donowho and Jillian Murray, and the ” Haunting of Sharon Tate’, a thriller released in 2019, in which she played the heiress Abigal Folger, one of those murdered by the Charles Manson family in 1969.
Currently, Lydia is involved in three films – “Downside of Bliss”, “Grace and Grit” and “Roof Letter” – which are in post-production as of 2020.
Lydia married Chris Hardwick on August 20, 2016 at Langham, Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California attended by 450 guestsand officiated by Jaime King and Rev. Edward Dumke, who was also the officiant of her parents’ marriage.
Lydia and Chris met briefly in 2013, but they were both in a relationship so nothing happened. They met again after nine months when they were both single and dating for a few years until Chris proposed to her on September 12, 2015. their wedding – the invitation, decor, cake and keepsakes were all slightly inspired by “Dr. Who” and “The Walking Dead,” along with some of their favorite science fiction and horror comic series.
In 2018, their marriage was put to the test when Chris was accused of sexual and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra, an actress and model, at a self-written essay cafe on the online publishing platform Medium. She wrote that when she ended the relationship, she went through a blacklisted career initiated by Chris. Although his name was not mentioned in the essay, fans were able to find out who the alleged abuser was, and as a result, the Nerdist Industries removed his name from all listings on their site and projects. AMC network has also suspended episodes of the “Talking Dead”. Chris decided to stop participating in all projects he was involved in at the time pending investigations.
He denied all charges and was open to any investigations necessary to clear his name.
TMZ, a celebrity gossip website, released a series of text messages between Chris and Chloe discussing their breakup, asking him to reconsider; apparently it was Chris who ended the relationship due to infidelity. Ultimately, Chloe declined to participate in any research because she doesn’t believe in the concept of “an eye for an eye,” and the essay she made public was done because she said it was what she needed for closure. Research cleared Chris’ name and he was reinstated in all of his hosting jobs.
Throughout the investigation, Lydia was very supportive of her husband and issued a statement in Chris’ defense. The couple does not have a child, but plans to have children.
Who is Chris Hardwick?
Christopher Ryan Hardwick of Italian-American descent, was born on November 23, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, to Billy Hardwick, a pro bowler, and Sharon Facente Hills, a real estate agent.
His maternal grandfather was an Italian-American owner of a bowling alley where Chris’ parents met. The family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he grew up. He attended several schools such as St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, Regis Jesuit School in Colorado, and eventually graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
His career started after graduating in the entertainment industry, as a DJ at KROQ-FM, a radio station in Los Angeles. He was then part of the TV comedy sitcom “Guys Like Us” for 12 episodes in 1999. Chris was a fan of sci-fi horror thrillers and played small roles in films of that genre, such as “Halloween II”, “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” and “The Mother of Invention.”
A string of guest appearances on TV followed in “Zoey 101,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Boy Meets World,” and he also became a voice actor in several animated series, such as “Back at the Barnyard,” “The Batman,” ” Legend of Korra” and the “Borderlands” franchise series.
In 2007, he began contributing as a writer to shows like “Wired,” “Web Soup,” and “Back at the Barnyard.” Chris started a blog, Nerdist.com, and later his podcast was launched. In 2011, he teamed up with Meltdown Comics and Geek Chic Daily to found Nerdist Industries and provide entertainment in the sci-fi and horror genres at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown in Los Angeles. In 2012, Nerdist Industries was bought by Legendary Entertainment, but Chris remained co-president of the company until 2018, when he decided to leave the company.
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His hosting career began when he was asked to be a guest commentator on “VH1’s I Love the ’90s.” He then hosted “Trashed”, a game show on MTV in 1993, before being hired to host “Singled Out” with Jenny McCarthy from 1995 to 1998. In 2007 he hosted “Web Soup”, and in 2011 he did the intros and outros for BBC America’s TV show, “Ministry of Laughs.” When “The Walking Dead” became so popular in 2011, the AMC network decided to create a companion interactive show with a live audience, titled “The Talking Dead,” and chose Chris to host it. He did the same for the ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ spin-off.
- Lydia is active with her social media app accounts: Twitter @LydiaHearst and Instagram @lydiahearst
- She idolizes her great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst, and said in an interview, “If there was anyone I would like to meet or anyone I could ever be, it would be him.”
- She controversially claimed in an interview that she is different from other socialites and said she is not a Hilton but a Hearst.
She is 1.74 m tall, weighs about 50 kg and her vital statistics are 32-23-33. She is white with dark brown hair and green eyes.
authoritative sources estimates her net worth at approximately $120 million as of April 2020. Besides being one of the heirs to the Hearst empire, she has earned a lot of money as a top model, actress and endorser since 2003. Her husband has a reputed net worth of over $20 million.