Leeya Eliana Shapiro is the eldest child between Ben and Mor Shapiro. She is one of three kids between the long-term pair. Her father Ben is one of the leading and the most controversial conservative columnists around.
Ben’s personality is that of an open book. When it comes to his political views, the commentator rarely ever holds back. However, his personal life is a different story. Although he has mentioned his kids and wife every now and then, there’s still not enough information on the matter.
But fret not as today we’re going to reveal all that you need to know about Ben Shapiro’s daughter Leeya Eliana Shapiro. Stay tuned to find out about her birth details, health condition, sibling, and more!
Leeya Eliana Shapiro, Ben and Mor Shapiro’s daughter: Meaning behind her name
She was born on 28th January 2014, in the United States of America. She belongs to the Jewish ethnicity and has American nationality. Her parents, Ben and Mor Shapiro are from Orthodox Jewish backgrounds so it is fair to say she too is being raised the same.
Her father Ben was born and raised in Burbank, California. On the other hand, her mom was born in Israel to Moroccan parents and moved to Sacrament, CA at the age of 12.
We’re sure many of you might’ve gotten curious about the meaning behind her unique name. Allow us to decipher it for ya. Her first name emphasis her relationship with God while her middle name Eliana defines how thankful her parents are for having her.
Leeya Shapiro has two siblings
She has two younger siblings, one brother, born in 2017, and another sibling whose gender and date of birth are not known. The three kids’ father Ben has never shared a single picture of his children on social media because of which we’re yet to see them.
That being said, Ben aka Benjamin often talks about his children on his daily podcast show, The Ben Shapiro Show. Whenever there’s a question by his viewers regarding parenthood, he makes sure to involve his kids in the answer.
Ben Shapiro says children make your life beautiful and miserable
Well, this might come out as a surprise for many of you. The conservative columnist has said on many occasions that kids make your life both good and bad. Good as in you will experience new things in life and for the first time ever you will love someone more than your own self. And bad as in for the first couple of years you won’t have any time for your partner.
In his words, he says, “It completely destroys and also creates your life so it is both. It will completely destroy whatever social life you have and it will completely destroy your capacity to have fun outside the house for at least several months and then it is the best thing ever because kids are just incredible.”
Moreover, Ben hates newborn babies, though his wife absolutely adores them. As for why Ben hates them, well, according to him, they do nothing but just poop, cry and eat.
Leeya Eliana Shapiro was born with a major health condition
It’s pretty sad to hear about a newborn child going through some major health condition just when he/she is born. In addition to the child itself, both mom and dad become severely depressed after witnessing their child go through such a situation.
Likewise, when Leeya was born she had a hole in her heart. Initially, Ben and his wife didn’t notice anything strange about their daughter’s health. It was around a year later in July 2015 when she first showed symptoms.
She had flu and immediately started throwing up. Further, she was also fainting a lot while throwing up which made her mom and dad quite worried. They immediately took her to the hospital and after a couple of meeting with a cardiologist, they discovered she had an atrial septal defect.
Then in August 2015, she underwent open-heart surgery. Her surgeon was the same as Jimmy Kimmel’s son, Billy Kimmel. Thankfully, the surgery went as planned and she is currently living a healthy life.
A Brief about Leeya Eliana Shapiro’s Parents’ relationship
Her parents, Ben and Mor exchanged vows on July 8th, 2008. The orthodox Jewish wedding took place in Acre, Israel. Interestingly, in an orthodox Jewish wedding the wife is not allowed to divorce her husband as the male has this right.
While explaining the matrimonial, Shapiro wrote in his blog, “It was a beautiful wedding in Acre, Israel, overlooking the ocean at sunset.”
It was Shapiro’s father who wrote the music for the processional which apparently brought tears in the guest’s eyes. As for the wedding dress, well, Ben donned a black suit and his bride looked radiant in a white dress.