Erica Michelle Levy, Geraldo Rivera’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Getty Geraldo Rivera and wife Erica Michelle Levy.

Erica Michelle Levy is the wife of Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera. When they tied the knot in 2003, she was 28 and he was 60. It is the fifth marriage for Rivera. Like her husband, Levy also worked in television.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Erica Michelle Levy Met Geraldo Rivera in 2001 When She Was Working on His CNBC Show

Erica Michelle Levy graduated college from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She advanced her journalism with a move to New York City, where she got a job as a producer at NBCUniversal.

Levy met Rivera in 2001 when she was 26 years old. She was working as a producer on his CNBC show, Rivera Live. The age difference did not seem to be a factor in their relationship. They were married two years later.

At the time of their marriage, Levy was no longer working at CNBC. According to a wedding notice in the New York Times in 2003, Levy had begun a new job as a documentary producer. She became the executive producer of Geraldo’s Voyager: From Roots to the Rain Forest with aired on the Travel Channel. The program was created by Rivera’s production company, Maravilla Productions.

2. Levy & Rivera Got Married in a Jewish Ceremony in New York City

Erica Levy and Geraldo Rivera

Erica Levy and Geraldo Rivera.

Erica Levy and Geraldo Rivera got married on August 10, 2003. The ceremony took place in New York City, at the Central Synagogue, located on east side of midtown Manhattan. Rabbis Peter Rubinstein and Rosette Barron Haim officiated.

The couple went on a honeymoon in the south of France. They lived in a two-house compound in Edgewater, N.J. near the George Washington Bridge. According to Variety, Rivera bought one of the homes in 1998 but it’s unclear exactly when he acquired the second.

At the time of their marriage, Levy was 28 and Rivera was 60. Her birthday is January 30, 1975. Rivera was born on July 4, 1943.

3. Rivera Is a Republican & His Wife Is a Democrat

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GettyErica Michelle Levy, Geraldo Rivera and Sean Hannity at Del Frisco’s Grille on April 2, 2018 in New York City.

Rivera is a registered Republican, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Levy and their teenage daughter both identify as Democrats, Rivera told Page Six.

The couple even had dueling signs in their yard in Ohio during the 2020 election. Levy had a sign supporting Joe Biden. Rivera had a self-made sign that stated he was considering voting for Donald Trump but could also be swayed to vote for Kanye West.

Rivera told Page Six at the time, “There are tensions at home. My wife and daughter are very active and contribute to the Democrats. They put this sign on my lawn and I was horrified!”

4. Levy & Rivera Have a Mansion in a Cleveland Suburb

In 2017, Erica Michelle Levy and Geraldo Rivera bought a mansion in her hometown of Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland. The tweet above appears to show a massive entryway.

According to Variety, the mansion is reportedly worth $2.8 million and has nearly 13,000 square feet of living space. It has six bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The house was first built in 1968.

Before moving in, the couple sold their Edgewater, New Jersey compound. They also sold their Upper East Side 40th-floor apartment, which overlooked Central Park. That home was approximately 2,500 square feet and reportedly sold for $6.1 million.

It’s safe to assume that Levy was already a Cleveland Cavalier fan, having grown up in Shaker Heights. But it appears she now has her husband and daughter on board! Rivera tweeted a photo from a home game with all three of them sporting Cavs gear.

5. The Couple Have a Teenage Daughter Named Solita

Solita Liliana Rivera was born in 2005, just before Levy and Rivera’s second wedding anniversary. She often appears in pictures alongside her parents. On August 14, 2018, Rivera shared this photo on Twitter with his wife and daughter. He wrote, “Really nice 15th anniversary weekend with my beloveds.”

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GettyNEW YORK, NY – Geraldo Rivera and Erica Michelle Levy attend “Pan” premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on October 4, 2015 in New York City with daughter Solita Liliana Rivera (right).

Solita Liliana Rivera appears to be just as comfortable around cameras as her parents. She smiled brightly for the cameras in October 2015, when they took her to see the premiere of the movie “Pan” in New York City. That picture is embedded above.

On August 8, 2018, Rivera shared this photo of Solita speaking in front of a green screen. The tweet reads, “Guess who’s following in who’s footsteps? On @kidsnews Sol will be ready by my retirement.”

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