Emily Montague (August 30, 1984) is a 38-year-old American actress, producer, and former model who is best known for some of her on-screen roles and also for being the wife of Damon Dayoub.
While she is quite famous in her own right, Emily’s popularity doubled since following her marriage to the Hollywood star Damon Dayoub. Damon is an actor who has featured in movies and series like Stitchers, Suits, Dynasty, and Grace And Frankie. Emily Montague is also very passionate about looking beautiful, adding a beautician’s career to her already glamorous one.
Emily Montague is Tight-Lipped About Her Early Life And Family History
On August 30, 1984, Emily Montague was born in Livingston, New Jersey. The actress, who is typically secretive about members of her birth family, has constantly brushed aside the prodding to reveal who her birth parents are. Unconfirmed sources claim that the actress grew up with a younger sister in Livingston, New Jersey. They were both raised by a father, who allegedly worked as a car mechanic, and a mother, who supposedly was a nurse.
These claims are yet to be confirmed by the skincare beautician. Emily Montague’s educational background follows the same unavailable trajectory as other information regarding her formative years. However, she apparently graduated from New Jersey University with a degree in Fine Arts.
Emily Montague Became Damon Dayoub’s Wife in 2015
Celebrity marriages have a reputation of not lasting very long, as we’ll later find out, but Emily Montague is happily married to Mexican-American actor and film producer Damon Dayoub. The couple met in 2013, about a couple of years after Emily’s divorce from Chris D’Elia – her first husband.
Emily, who had focused on her life and career after the divorce, started meeting Dayoub regularly, and pretty much soon, they were inseparable. The couple, who had dated for almost two years, announced their engagement and were married on May 2, 2015. The ceremony was a private one attended by only very close friends and family members.
Before Damon Dayoub, Emily was First Married to Comedian Chris D’Elia
While she enjoys her current marriage to Dayoub, fans of the delectable actress will do well to remember that Emily Montague was previously married to another celebrity. The man in question is Chris D’Elia, a stand-up comedian and an actor best recognized for his role of Alex Miller in Whitney.
Emily and Chris encountered each other during one of his performances at a New York City club. Their relationship would soon progress to the level of a full-blown romance. This romantic relationship lasted for about three years before Chris D’Elia popped the question to a certainly overjoyed Emily Montague.
The impending ceremony cast the couple in the spotlight and sent the media and public into a massive frenzy. The D-Day eventually arrived, and on July 29, 2006, the couple was married in what turned out to be a private ceremony, to the media’s disappointment. The first three years of the marriage passed by without any incident. However, by the 4th year, cracks began to appear.
These cracks appeared as a result of what has been termed irreconcilable differences. Some sources say it was because Chris was unfaithful. The marriage met its inevitable end in 2010 when the couple decided to divorce without really confirming or denying the rumors regarding Chris’s infidelity.
Emily Montague is Presently a Mother of Two
Despite getting married for the first time as early as 2006, Emily only became a mother five years ago as her marriage to Chris D’Elia failed to produce a single offspring. She would get a second chance at being a mother after her marriage to Damon Dayoub in 2015. The couple had to wait for over two years from their wedding to have their first child, a daughter named Ava James Dayoub, in December 2017.
The couple had the distinct privilege of welcoming another family member when their 2nd child and daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Dayoub, was born on June 30, 2021. The skincare beautician took to her Instagram page the very next day after the 4th of July celebrations to relay the news to her fans and the world.
Emily’s career as an actress has taken a step back since she gave birth to her first child. Her Instagram page reveals that she has been a beautician and works as an Esthetician at Shani Darden Studio in Beverly Hills, California. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Los Angeles, California.
Emily Montague Became Interested In Acting From A Young Age
While growing up in New Jersey, Emily’s interest in acting was ignited at the age of six when she would watch movies and TV series in the company of her mother. This interest was further given life at her local high school, where she became a drama club member. Emily Montague left New Jersey for Los Angeles, California, after her University education.
She made this decision because she believed that moving to Los Angeles would help her pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. The 38-year-old blue-eyed, blonde-haired beauty would come to discover that there is no easy route to success as she spent her first few years surviving on her looks and not on any acting ability.
She modeled for several advertisement agencies and food production companies to feed and keep a roof over her head. Her stunning looks meant that she was never in short supply of modeling gigs. Emily, however, kept her eyes on the prize, which was to make it in Hollywood as an actress.
She would not be kept waiting for much longer as she eventually got her chance and made her debut as Emily in the 2004 short film Paper or Plastic. She wasn’t limited to feature-length movies and accepted the role of Red Glare in the TV series Cold Case which also premiered in 2004. This was followed by roles in Door to the Throne and Beauty in Chaos before the year ended.
From the following year onwards, and with Emily appearing quite settled in Hollywood, she featured in other movies and TV series, including Close To Home, Days of Our Lives, Boston Legal, CSI, Melrose Place, Anger Management, Scandal, Grace And Frankie, etc. These credits were not enough to grant Emily the recognition she craved until her role as Doris, a supporting character, in the horror movie Friday Night (2011). The movie received plenty of recognition with two awards and a further nomination for eight others.