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Is Neil Strauss Married to a Wife? Or Dating a Girlfriend? Past Relationships.

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Image of Neil Strauss with his son, Tenn

Primarily known for the bestselling self-help book he made, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (2005), Neil Strauss is an American journalist, author, and ghostwriter. Additionally, he worked for The New York Times as a music critic, where he had written ten of their bestsellers, and Rolling Stone, as a contributing editor.

He is also known for his pseudonyms, Chris Powles and Style. Check this article further, which contains details of American author Neil Strauss’ wife, his dating history and kids.

Read to know more about the writer’s life!

Former Neil Strauss’ Wife: Ingrid De La O from 2013 to 2018

Image of Neil Strauss with his former wife, Ingrid De La O, and their son, Tenn
Neil Strauss with his former wife, Ingrid De La O, and their son, Tenn

The American ghostwriter was in a relationship with a Mexican-German model, Ingrid De La O, which started in 2010. After dating for three years, on the 31st day of August 2013, Ingrid became Neil Strauss’ wife.

Yet, on Gabrielle Reece’s podcast in 2020, where he had guested, he confirmed that he was divorced from Ingrid in October 2018. He considers her perfect and their relationship the best he has had.

Sadly, his cheating habits got the best of him, and he continued to chase after other women, even with his wife’s best friend in a church car park. Sadly, their marriage did not work.

He went to rehab for three months, where he was to be treated for sex addiction to be forgiven by her.

Neil Strauss’ Past Relationships

As he had stated in his book, the American journalist had a dysfunctional love life. He had used to see women as things used for pleasure and even dated multiple when he had his fair share of fame.

Including in this instance was his relationship with Lisa Leveridge in 2004. She is the guitarist of The Chelsea, an all-girl band. She could have been Neil Strauss’ wife.

Sadly, their affair ended in 2006 due to undisclosed reasons.

Neil Strauss’ short biography

The Game author was born on the 9th day of March 1969 in Chicago, Illinois; he is 43 years old.  For his high school, he attended the Latin School of Chicago and studied at Vassar College, then transferred to and graduated in Psychology at Columbia University in 1991.

He has not shared many details about his immediate family’s basic information apart from his parents’ marriage problems and how they affected him. He grew up sexually frustrated until his adulthood due to his low self-esteem.

Later on in his life, his cheating tendencies led him to rehab. He was diagnosed with two forms of sexual disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety syndrome, and depressive disorder.

Despite these issues, it did not stop him from producing good journalism for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Esquire, among many other companies he had worked for. He had won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and an L.A. Press Club Journalist Award.

Neil Strauss’ kids

Image of Neil Strauss with his former wife, Ingrid De La O, and their son, Tenn
Neil Strauss with his former wife, Ingrid De La O, and their son, Tenn


He has one son from his previous marriage with his ex-wife, Ingrid. After almost two years of marriage, the ex-couple welcomed their son, who they named Tenn, in March of 2015.

Aside from his birth month and name, Tenn’s parents have not shared other information about him.

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