André Balazs a handsome hotelier was the man Chelsea Handler referred as her partner in her talk Show on E! Chelsea Lately, sadly Andre and Chelsea called it quits but that won’t stop us from finding more about this gorgeous man.
54 year-old AndréTomas Balazs came into the public eye when he started dating actress Uma Thurman by public I mean the whole paparazzi frenzy it was also rumored he also dated Courtney Love, but his personal achievements are quite impressive I must say, he created Standard Hotels a group of luxurious hotels also known as boutique hotels in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, Andre also is the proud owner of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and the Mercer in NYC and Sunset Beach on Shelter Island.
Born on January 31st, 1957 in Budapest, to Hungarian immigrants who left their country during World War II made a living all over the world from Sweden to Cambridge and Massachusetts, his father taught at Harvard Medical School, his mother a psychologist. Andre graduated from Cornell with a degree inhumanities and a masters degree in joint journalism and business program from Columbia. He took design classes at RISD and got his pretty face into politics before he funded Biomatrix a biotech company in Jersey he and his beloved father created.
Was Andre Balazs ever married? Yes to Ford Models’ lady Eileen Ford’s daughter Katie Ford with whom he had two adorable girls Alessandra and Isabel, the couple divorced in 2004, shortly after he and Uma Thurman were an item. His daughter Alessandra made her acting debut as a teenage prostitute in in the made-for-Lifetime movie Racing for Time.
Andre an Chelsea were first spotted together last year around the same time she released her new book the Lies Chelsea Handler told me. The New York Post reported that Balazs and Handler split up after Halloween, Chelsea was seen without Andre walking the red carpet at the Carnegie Hall where she was awarded with the Glamour Women of the Year Award.