Darius John Rubin: Untold Facts About Christian Amanpour’s Son

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Darius John Rubin: Untold Facts About Christian Amanpour’s Son

Darius John Rubin is the son of a British-Iranian journalist and television host, Christian Amanpour, and her former husband, James Rubin. Rubin’s mother, Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist and television host. She is the Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of CNN International’s nightly interview program Amanpour.

In addition, Darius’ reporter mom is the host of Amanpour & Company on PBS. While there are no limited ways to describe Amanpour, her son’s the one that is seemingly a difficult enigma. He has barely a story to tell; conversely remaining distant to the media.

However, there are few incidents where people have wanted to know a thing or two about him. Mostly when he was with his internationally celebrated icon-mother. See what the young adult is doing – professionally and personally.

Darius John Rubin Was Born In Washington, United States 

Darius was born on Monday, March 27, 2000, in Washington. At the time, he weighed in at Columbia Hospital for Women at 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

Shortly after Darius’ birth, his father moved to London with Ms. Amanpour and went into private work. The Emmy winner at the time explained her former husband’s decision to do so was rare.

Christiane Amanpour's son, Darius John Rubin grew up in England.
Christian Amanpour and her former husband, James Rubin’s son, Darius John Rubin was born in 2000 in Washington. Source: AP

Christiane Amanpour’s son grew up in London, England. It is also a city that Amanpour, herself uses as a base for her journalism work. His mother was 41 when she had him.

Darius John Rubin Ancestry And Heritage

John Rubic’s maternal grandfather, Mohammad Taghi was Iranian, from Tehran while his grandmother, Patricia Anne Amanpour (née Hill, Amanpour’s mother) was British.

Taghi, who is now a retired airline executive is a Shi’ite Muslim, and his wife, Patricia was Catholic.

On the other hand, his paternal grandfather Mr. Harvey Rubin of Larchmont, N.Y. is the former president of Pindar Press, a New York magazine company that publishes guides to the Summer and Winter Olympics.

His grandmother, Judith Rubin, also Amanpour’s mother used to work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where she trained students specializing in psychiatry to conduct interviews.

He Did His Schooling In England 

Rubin attended the Tonbridge in Kent. It is a 500-year-old English boarding school for boys. What’s unclear or unheard though is where the only son of Christiane and James is studying for his college degree.

Is Darius John Rubin Mother A Citizen Of England Or Iran? 

Darius’ mother, Christiane Amanpour was born in the West London suburb of Ealing. She though spent a part of her childhood in Tehran. The Peabody laureate calls Surrey, England her home. She is British by nationality.

His Father James Rubin Is A Successful Individual

John’s father, James Rubin, fully, James Phillip Rubin graduated from Columbia University. While studying there he also pursued a master’s degree in international affairs and was a member of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

The senior Rubin serves on the Board of the International Peace Institute. In 2021, Rubin relocated to Paris to serve as diplomatic counselor to the newly elected Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Darius John Rubin Parents Met During An International Crisis

Darius’ mother Amanpour met the father of her son in 1997. The couple, who are both journalists, developed their relationship after sharing ‘late night margaritas.’ They were then working in war-torn Sarajevo. Ms. Amanpour was on assignment while Mr. Rubin was traveling with Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.

Christiane Amanpour and her former husband James Rubin met in 1997 during Bosnian war.
Darius John Rubin’s parents Christian Amanpour and James Rubin married each other in 1998 and remained together for more than 20 years.

Their bond got stronger during the course of whirlwind weekend trysts and countless transatlantic phone calls.

The following year in 1998, they married in a place near Rome, Italy. Among the guests were John F. Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn, diplomat Richard Holbrooke, Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, and former Deputy National Security Adviser James Steinberg.

To say more, they had back-to-back Catholic and Jewish ceremonies — one held in a small church, the other outside near the reception area.

His Parents Separated In The Late 2010s

Darius John Rubin’s parents remained in a marital union for 20 years. Their courtship ended in 2018.

In June 2018, the Washington Post reported, the Washington-born young adult’s parents, Christiane Amanpour and Jamie Rubin were divorcing after two decades of marriage.

Page Six reported the pair, however, ‘are still really good friends.’

Amidst the divorce, the couple also appeared together at their only child Darius’ graduation from Tonbridge School in Kent in July 2018.

Darius John Rubin Mother, Christian Amanpour Was Diagnosed With Cancer

On June 14, 2021, speaking to CNN viewers, Darius’ mother, Christiane revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

Darius John Rubin's mother suffered from an early stage of ovarian cancer in June 2021.
In June 2021, Darius John Rubin’s mother, Christiane Amanpour revealed she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

The host who has her own nightly interview program said it was ovarian cancer and she was taking the necessary steps to combat it.

“I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I’m confident,”

added the host of Amanpour & Company. She likewise addressed the issue of how the condition affects “millions of women around the world.”

The anchor additionally expressed her wish to “urge women to educate themselves on this disease; to get all the regular screenings and scans that you can; to always listen to your bodies.

Christian Amanpour Successfully Got Rid Of Her Cancer

However, on September 29, 2021, the British-Iranian mother of John announced, after a 3-month battle with ovarian cancer, she was about to complete her chemotherapy treatment. Amanpour also added she had a successful recovery.

Darius John Rubin Went To Jordan To See The Life Of Syrian Refugees 

Naturally, John Rubin couldn’t have prevented his parents’ work of line from affecting his life. And so in 2017, he accompanied his reporter mother to a Syrian refugee camp in Azrac, Jordan. The then-teenager did so to experience the struggles of young people and families fleeing from war-torn countries.

He Also Explored Bible’s History 

In December 2012, the only child of Amanpour revealed what it was like to navigate Bible’s history. He said the time was around summer and his Chief International Anchor mother had planned a trip to Egypt to explore the history of the Bible. The then-teenager admitted despite not really wanting to go, he was on board once he knew he will get to have his own Flip camera and to be one of the “assistant” film crew on his mother’s projects.

Darius and his mom then took a 30-hour trip to the middle of nowhere. And when they finally landed in Egypt, he knew it was going to be an amazing trip.

The son of Christiane Amanpour and her former husband, Darius John Rubin is currently in his early 20s.
Darius John Rubin went to Jordan to visit the life of Syrian refugees. Source: Getty

The British-American then explained what sorts of encounters he experienced in the West bank of the Nile. Darius said he went through all kinds of adventures from flying in a balloon, taking an overnight train to — seeing a man whacking the boys with a stick.

During the trip, Amanpour and her son also went near some dangerous zone. John Rubin reported his account in Egypt won him the best “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” essay in his class.

Darius John Rubin Mother, Amanpour Has A Unique Perception On His Religion

In an interview, Christiane explained how her son was the single embodiment of many faiths. While talking with ABC in Dec 2012, she said,

“Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have come together during some of the happiest and most important moments of my life. In fact, my son Darius is the embodiment of these three faiths in one.”

The Surrey native also mentioned how the fact of she — being the child of a Christian mother and a Shi’ite Muslim father made her experience different culture. What added was her — attending a Catholic church in Tehran right up until the Islamic Revolution.

Additionally, she also got to experience a Jewish-American facet when she married Darius’ father. She thus claimed the blood of the aforesaid peoples runs through the veins of her son.

Does He Have A Girlfriend?

While Rubin’s mother, Amanpaur’s life might have been impossible without the media and the cameras, her son is apparently quite detached from such spotlights. It is only surprising to know he is virtually unapproachable on sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Accordingly, it’s completely up to a matter of time before anyone outside of Amanpour’s family gets to know about Darius’ romantic partner. However, there are assumptions that Darius is single and not dating a girlfriend at present.