Heart surgeon and seasoned television presenter Dr. Mehmet Oz has been married to his wife, Lisa Oz, since 1985. Continue reading to find out some more amazing facts about Lisa.
Lisa Oz is an actress and producer born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 20, 1963. She is no stranger to the limelight, having been married to her husband, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is also a celebrity.
Lisa's longtime husband, a retired surgeon, rose to prominence on various television programs, including the 2009–2022 series "The Dr. Oz Show" and the 2014 "Surgeon Oz."
Lisa and Dr. Mehmet Oz attend the 2018 GOOD+ FoundationÂ’s Evening of Comedy + Music Benefit on September 12, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
FACTS ABOUT LISA OZ
Lisa lived in Southeastern Pennsylvania, in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, where her family has resided "for a hundred years." Despite spending much time in Pennsylvania with her family, she maintains her roots in New York City.
She tried her hand at acting in the late '70s and '80s. She had a minor recurring role on the popular TV show "Dallas," with actors Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, and Patrick Duffy. The series ran from 1978 to 1991.
The 58-year-old actress has made other TV appearances, such as in the series "Drive-in" (1976), "Jake's Way" (1980), and "He's Not Your Son" (1984). She appeared in the film "Boxing Helena," which premiered in 1993.
After establishing herself as an actress, Lisa went on to achieve success as a presenter, producer, and best-selling writer. In 2010, she released the book "Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships that Matter Most."
She didn't limit herself to writing about romantic relationships; she also produced another book. She created the "Oz Family Kitchen," a cookbook she and her husband co-wrote.
HOW DID LISA OZ MEET MEHMET OZ?
Lisa was a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College when her parents, Emily Jane and Dr. Gerald Lemole, introduced her to Dr. Oz, who was then studying in medical school.
The Turkish-American celebrity physician and Lisa met with their parents over dinner. Dr. Oz quipped that it looked like an arranged marriage since it was all set up by their parents.
Lisa and Dr. Oz, however, did not immediately connect. Lisa recalled that her husband did not interact with her the whole time they had dinner, although he did start a conversation with her mother.
However, Dr. Oz soon clarified that his lack of interaction with Lisa was intentional. He explained that if he could start a conversation with Lisa's mother, he could convince her to date him.
After barely engaging with Lisa over their parents' dinner, Dr. Oz called her and asked her out on a date. Despite Lisa's demands before their date, he's drawn to her openness.
HOW DID MEHMET OZ PROPOSE TO LISA
Dr. Oz and Lisa had been seeing each other for roughly half a year before they got engaged. He decided to propose to her rather suddenly. He recounted:
"We got into a big fight, and I realized I couldn't live my life without Lisa."
He ran after her, and when he finally caught up to her, he asked her to marry him while presenting her with the tab off an aluminum can he had found on the street. Lisa said yes.
They exchanged wedding vows in June 1985. They have since been blessed with three daughters, Daphne, Arabella, and Zoe, and one son, Oliver.
All of their children are now adults, pursuing their respective interests. More than three decades after tying the knot, Dr. Oz and Lisa are still head over heels in love with each other.
LISA IS AN INSPIRER FOR HER HUSBAND
Dr. Oz first gained media attention in 1995 when he helped found the Complementary Care Center at Columbia Presbyterian, which acknowledged alternative treatments.
Dr. Oz continued his career as a talk show host with "The Dr. Oz Show," which debuted in 2009 and aired almost 2,300 episodes during its 13-year run.
In 1996, he assisted Dr. Eric Rose in the heart transplant for Frank Torre, the brother of Yankees manager Joe Torre. This enhanced his reputation and led to his appearances as a medical expert on ABC, CNN, and "Oprah" in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Lisa, who had experience working as a movie producer, suggested that Dr. Oz do a TV show to practice preventive medicine on a larger scale. The "Second Opinion With Dr. Oz" program was born out of this, and the show ran for 13 episodes on the Discovery Health Channel in 2003.
Every episode focused on a different health issue. Oprah Winfrey appeared in one of them to talk about how she has struggled with her weight. Dr. Oz continued his career as a talk show host with "The Dr. Oz Show," which debuted in 2009 and aired almost 2,300 episodes during its 13-year run.
WHERE DO THEY LIVE?
For more than two decades, Lisa and her husband have resided in a stunning property in northern New Jersey. Their Mediterranean-style mansion is situated in Cliffside Park, west of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River.
Lisa added that Dr. Oz wanted to see the Hudson River from their residence since her husband's family in Istanbul enjoys seeing the Bosphorus Sea. According to Dr. Oz, the river gives him a feeling of calm, particularly in the morning.
Dr. Oz's wife oversaw their mansion's entire design and construction, which features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 12-foot-high ceilings. The property took two years to complete.
Their home had terrific features such as a gym, a playroom, a wine cellar, and a basketball half-court. Their spectacular mansion has hosted several birthday celebrations and other significant events.
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