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Facts of Joy Taylor

Full NameJoy Taylor
First NameJoy
Last NameTaylor
Professionradio, podcast, and television host
Birth CityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameAnthony Taylor
Mother NameGeorgia Taylor
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Date of Birth17,1987
Married DateFebruary 13,2016

Joy Taylor's full name Joy Allison Taylor is a popular radio, podcast, and television host. She works at Fox Sports 1

She currently runs the popular sports talk show 'The Herd with Colin Cowherd.'

She is also best known as being a younger sister of Jason Taylor, an American footballer.

Short married life and former husband 

She was married to Richard Giannotti. He is an American former baseball player and businessman.

They met each other for the first time in a baseball match where Richard played for Miami Hurricane in 2014, and she was the audience of that match. 

Their mutual friend introduced them and became a friend. After sometimes, they fell in love and began dating. 

After having love affairs for a year, they felt they should take their relationship to the next level and decided to get engaged in mid-2015.

The couple took a wedding vows on 13 February 2016, just one day before Valentine's Day at Baltimore Luxury Hotel in Miami

Their wedding ceremony was lavish, and several guests were invited.

Unfortunately, the married didn't last long, and they got divorced within a year of marriage in September 2017.

Joy Taylor with her former husband, Richard Giannotti.
Joy Taylor with her former husband, Richard Giannotti. Source: Twitter

Talking about her former husband, his full name is Richard Brandon Giannotti. His current age is 37

His parents are Richard J. Giannotti, a former FBI agent, and Susan Giannotti. He began his baseball career for Anaheim Angels in 2004.

 He is a successful businessman and owns a firm named Athlete Asset Management at Global Wealth Management

Engagement with Earl Watson

After her divorce, she decided to move in her life and began dating former basketball players and Coach Earl Watson

The couple got engaged in August 2018. They were a hot couple of that time. It was said that they were engaged to be married.

But in 2019 November, they called off their engagement. The reason behind their separation is not known to date. 

Joy Taylor with her ex-fiancé, Earl Watson.
Joy Taylor with her ex-fiancé, Earl Watson. Source: gossipgist

The reaction towards social media trolls

She is one of the celebrities who face social media trolls frequently. She has mostly encountered with the comments that are racist or sexiest.

Once, she was asked in an interview that if someone sent that's racist and sexiest comments after a show in social media, was it hard not to get dragged by that. 

Her reply was so excellent. She said yes and no and added that she didn't spend her day worrying and complaining about that. 

Still, she knew that she was not speaking about herself and representing other people, and as a black woman, she had a responsibility to use that platform properly.

She said the person who wrote that type thing was weak people, and weak people couldn't hurt her feelings. 

She is such a strong and bold woman. Her way of presenting her shows to show her wisdom and capability.

Joy Taylor on the beach.
Joy Taylor on the beach. Source: Instagram

Brother Wedding

Her older brother is former footballer Jason Taylor who plays for several famous clubs such as Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, and many more.

In August 2020, he married his longtime girlfriend, Monica Velasco, in a private ceremony. Joy Taylor posted several photos of their wedding on her Instagram and congratulated them. 

The caption of the photo is 

'Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Taylor…' 

Joy Taylor's brother Jason Taylor and sister in law Monica Velasco on their wedding day.
Joy Taylor's brother Jason Taylor and sister in law Monica Velasco on their wedding day. Source: Instagram

He has three children from his previous marriage.


Currently, she is single and enjoying her single life very much. She is focusing on her career and wants to take some time for a new beginning. 

She is waiting for the perfect boyfriend to mingle. She goes on long vacations, hangouts with friends, and many more things that make her happy.

She posted a video on her Instagram with her girls' gang of their night party, where all girls are having fun with dancing. The caption of the video is 

'MOOD 4 EVA'. 

She is active in social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, with many followers. She has 363k followers on her Instagram to date. 

Net worth

She is a popular host, and her net worth is 1 million dollars. She earns that sum of money from her career on television and radio. 

She has worked in several radio stations and television. She joined FOX Sports in March 2016

Some of the shows which she has hosted to date are shown below.

Name of Show
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Zaslow and Joy Show
Fantasy Football Today

Birthday and Parents 

  1. She was born on 17 January 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.  Her nationality is American.
  2. Her parents are Georgia Taylor and Anthony Taylor.

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Updated On Sat Feb 20 2021 Published On Wed Sep 30 2020 By shaumya

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