Marjorie or MJ Acosta Ruiz started as a cheerleader of the NFL team Miami Dolphins. After retiring from the cheerleading squad of the team, she aspired to enter the field of journalism. Before becoming a journalist, MJ reigned as Miss Nevada in 2018 and was also 2nd runner up in Miss USA. Today, MJ Acosta Ruiz is a respected sports reporter and analyst of the NFL Network.
Is MJ Acosta Ruiz Married to Her Husband?
MJ Acosta Ruiz is happily married to David Ruiz, a US marine. The couple met on Christmas day in 2013 during a basketball game. Seven years later, David proposed on another game day in the same arena where they first met.
The romantic proposal happened on the 2020 Super Bowl weekend. Due to the pandemic, the couple did not plan on having a big wedding. In fact, they only planned to elope. The wedding they had in mind was a straightforward one.
It was so simple that they were the only ones present at the ceremony. Their dream wedding took place in Los Cabos, Mexico. It was their dream venue since it was one of their favorite places to spend their vacation. Ever since MJ and David started dating, they have vacationed in Los Cabos at least once a year.
Another reason why they picked Los Cabos is that it had no travel restrictions. This was one of the most crucial aspects to consider for their wedding because of the ongoing pandemic. MJ and David’s wedding was made possible with the help of the competent staff of the venue.
The staff of the wedding venue coordinated and planned everything through online communication and virtual meetings. Everything was how she intended it to be on the day of the wedding. Family and friends witnessed MJ and David’s wedding via Zoom.
Age and Date of Birth
MJ was born on November 20, 1984, and she is now 36 years old. She spent most of her childhood in Manhattan, New York, particularly in Washington Heights. In high school, her family decided to move to Miami, Florida.
Growing up, MJ always loved sports because of her father, who used to play professional basketball in the Dominican Republic. The whole family was basketball fanatics. MJ graduated from high school at the Miami Sunset High School. She finished her degree of Bachelor of Arts and Communications at Barry University in 2011.
Net Worth and Salary
As of 2021, MJ Acosta Ruiz has a net worth of $1 million. Her income is mainly from her various jobs as a journalist. She earns an approximate salary of $300,000 per year.
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MJ Acosta Ruiz Wiki Facts
MJ has joined a few minor beauty pageants before becoming a journalist. She won the third runner-up in Miss Florida and won Miss Miramar. When she was younger, she wanted to own a dance studio, but she realized that she was not good at the business aspect, so she dropped that idea. Before joining the NFL Network, MJ worked as a boxing announcer, where she announced MMA and boxing matches in Spanish and English.