Danny McBride’s Unconventional Love Story With Wife Gia Ruiz

Danny McBride, the ‘funny’ actor, has been happily married to his wife, Gia Ruiz, for the last 13 years.

Key Takeaways

  • Danny McBride and his wife Gia Ruiz’s relationship began with a spontaneous cross-country road trip.
  • Despite their unconventional start, the couple fell in love, got married in 2010, and had two children together: a son named Declan George and a daughter named Ava.
  • While McBride is a famous Hollywood actor, Ruiz prefers to stay out of the public eye, though the couple is known for their charitable donations.

Gia M. Ruiz, 47, is an art director who has worked alongside her husband in “Eastbound & Down” (2009).

She has also been part of the art department of the movie “The Foot Fist Way” (2006).

Before she was involved in the entertainment industry, Gia cared for special-needs students at Los Angeles City College.

Even though she has been married to a Hollywood star, Ruiz prefers to stay out of the public eye and doesn’t share much about her personal life in the media.

Like her husband, she doesn’t use social media either. However, their charitable deeds have received widespread recognition.

In August 2020, the couple donated $45,000 to the MUSC’s Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

From Shrooming Buddies To Soulmates

The couple met during a Super Bowl party in 2002, and it was love at first sight. Well, not quite! The actor actually describes it as “interest at first sight.”

After some time, he again met her on Christmas Eve and spontaneously invited her to drive across the country, which she agreed to.

During their adventure, they reach Zion National Park, which is not far from Las Vegas.

There, they ingested some psychedelic mushrooms. Half an hour later, they were huddled in their tent, terrified.

They questioned whether a nearby family was cooking burgers or something more sinister.

In their altered state, the actor reflected on the idea of leaving his travel buddy to go back to North Carolina and hang out with his friends.

When they arrived in North Carolina, he returned to California with Ruiz. Eventually, they fell in love and eloped on October 9, 2010.

The actor announced that he was expecting a son on an episode of Conan O’Brien’s show after a few months.

“I got married last October. I wasted zero time — three months later I knocked my wife up.”

On September 26, 2011, the couple’s first child, Declan George, was born in Los Angeles.

Four years later, they welcomed a baby girl, Ava, into their family. Today, the proud parents are residing in Charleston, South Carolina.


What Is Danny McBride’s Net Worth?

The multi-talented actor is estimated to have net worth of $25 million.

What Is Danny McBride’s Ethnicity And Religion?

McBride has a mixed heritage, including Irish, Scottish, English, and Jewish roots. His Catholic ancestors immigrated from Ulster to Virginia in the 1870s. Although he was brought up Baptist, McBride remembers the church playing a big part in his childhood. He credits his mother, who used puppets in her sermons, for sparking his interest in storytelling.

From Which Movie Did Danny McBride Made His Debut?

He made his acting debut in 2003, after starring in the movie, “All the Real Girls.”


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