Max Nichols; Untold Facts About Rachel Nichols’ Husband

Max Nichols; Untold Facts About Rachel Nichols’ Husband
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Max Nichols is a music and film director best known for directing the romantic comedy Two Night Stand. He is also known for being the son of the late Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols. Furthermore, Max is the husband of an American journalist and sportscaster Rachel Nichols.

Despite being a film director, not much is known about his personal life. However, it hasn’t stopped his fans and well-wishers from trying to get information about Rachel Nichols’ husband. Many of them are curious to know when did the couple meet? Are the pair still married? Do they share any children?

There are many questions surrounding the life of film director Max Nichols. Hence, if you also want to learn more about Max, you have come to the right place. So, without any further delay, let’s dive right into the content.

When And Where Was Max Nichols Born? Details On His Parents & Family Background

The celebrity spouse was born in the USA on December 9, 1973, to Mike Nichols and Annabel Davis-Goff. His father was a film director and his mother was a writer and producer. Similarly, talking about his age, Max is 49 years old as of 2023 and his star sign is Sagittarius.

Furthermore, he belongs to a mixed racial background; his father is Ashkenazi Jewish and his mother is of Irish descent.

Max Nichols father
Mike Nichols was an Oscar-winning director.

Talking about his ancestral roots, his paternal grandparents were Brigitte (née Landauer) and Pavel Peschkowsky. And his maternal grandparents are Sir Ernest William Davis-Goff and Alice Cynthia Sainthill Woodhouse.


Max Nichols isn’t the only child of his parents. He is blessed with a little sister named Jenny Nichols. She was born in 1977 and is an actress known for Ragtime (1981) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).

Apart from this, Max also has an elder half-sister named Daisy Nichols, born to Mike Nichols and his second wife. She is a writer and producer known for Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) and Teach Me If You Can (2021).

His Father Mike Nichols Was Married Four Times

Apart from being married to Max’s mother, the Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols married Patricia Scot (1957-1960). He then went on to marry Margot Callas from 1963-1974. Annabel Davis-Goff was his third wife, whom he got hitched to from 1975-86.

Furthermore, his fourth and final wife was a former ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer. The duo exchanged their vows on April 29, 1988, and were together until Mike’s death.

Max Nichols’ Career Details: He Used To Work As A Music Director

Rachel Nichols’ husband Max Nichols first started his career by acting. He played the role of a little boy in the 1981 movie Ragtime. Max gradually became interested in music and soon after graduating, he started working for an indie record company Tommy Boy Music. At the time, Nichols used to help find new recording artists from all over New York.

Max Nichols is a director
Max used to be a music director before becoming a movie director.

He has also directed many music videos including videos for Bullet For My Valentine, Willie Nelson, and Three Days Grace. Apart from this, Nichols is mainly known for directing the 2006 hit song T-Pain Feat. R. Kelly, Pimp C, Too $hort, MJG, Twista & Paul Wall: I’m ‘n Luv (wit a Stripper) 2 (Tha Remix).

Nichols Has Transitioned From Directing Music To Movies

Max is definitely a very talented music director. However, the star kid has shifted his focus to Hollywood and has followed in his father’s footsteps ever since. To be more precise, Max started working as a film director back in 2014 when he directed the romantic comedy movie Two Night Stand.

Similarly, in an interview with the New Yorker, while talking about the movie, Mike’s son said that he consulted his dad for ideas and found that his relationship with his wife was reflected in the film. He said,

“He wisely introduced the topic of whether Megan and Alec’s relationship to ambition was a pitfall—whether it would make them unsympathetic, or unrepresentative. We ultimately concluded that they were giving each other permission to want what they really want, rather than what they’re supposed to want. And that’s a mantra I first heard from my wife when we were dating.”

Furthermore, his latest work includes directing the 2017 TV series Day 5.

Max Nichols And His Wife Rachel Nichols Have Been Married For Over 20 Years; Are They Still Together?

Nichols and his spouse Rachel got hitched on May 25, 2001, in Venice City Hall, New York. Their wedding was held in front of close friends and family members following a Jewish ceremony. It has been over 20 since they got married so, the question remains are they still a husband and wife?

Max Nichols and his wife
The duo has been together for over 20 years.

The answer is an absolute yes, the director and the sports journalist are still together and their relationship seems to be getting stronger with time. Similarly, we also wish them the best of luck in their marriage and hope that they will be together forever until the end of time.

Max Met His Wife To Be At A Summer Camp

The future husband and wife first met when they attended a summer camp in Maine. However, both of them had to part ways as they went on to join different schools.

Nevertheless, faith was by their side as Max got in touch with Rachel 10 years later. During that time, he was working as a music director for the indie company Tommy Boy Music and his now wifey was working as a sports journalist for the Washington Post.

The duo’s relationship took off and after dating for a while, they decided to take it up a notch and got hitched in 2001.

Do The Couple Share Any Children?

As we said earlier, the power couple has been together for over 20 years now. And you might be wondering whether the pair share any kids or not. Well, the duo indeed shares children. They are blessed with two twin daughters. However, the lovebirds have successfully kept their personal information away from the media including their names.

Max Nichols daughter
The pair has been blessed with two twin daughters.

Whatever the case, the family of four seems to be enjoying their lives to the fullest and is living happily in their beautiful home in New York City.

Who Is Rachel Nichols? A Short Bio On Max Nichols’s Wife

Rachel Nichols is an American journalist and sportscaster. She started her career as a sportswriter for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, where she used to write for the University of Miami and the Miami Dolphins. Later in 1996, she joined The Washington Post, covering the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Similarly, she worked in multiple other sports including the Olympics, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball.

Max Nichols wife Rachel Nichols
She is a sports journalist and anchor.

In 2004, the talented sportswriter moved to broadcast and worked as an ESPN reporter. She appeared on major shows including NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, and SportsCenter.

Likewise, after working for ESPN, she worked for CNN in 2013. Max’s wife worked for CNN/ Turner Sports as an anchor too. She currently works for Showtime Sports, where she covers basketball-related matters.

Controversy Surrounding Max Nichols’ Wife Rachel

Nichols is a well-known name in the field of sports journalism. But being famous also means that you have to be more careful about what you do and say.

The same happened to Max’s partner in crime. From getting kicked out of the show and company to having an affair, Rachel has been the topic of multiple controversies. So, what are these controversies? Let’s discuss it in detail below:

Her Show Got Canceled

Rachel was kicked out of the ESPN network and her show The Jump got canceled after she made a racial comment about a fellow staff member. According to the report from The New York Times released in July 2020, the sports journalist was recorded making a private call where she commented about Maria Taylor.

Similarly, the report further states that she went on to make such comments after ESPN chose Maria instead of her to cover the NBA Finals. She said,

“I wish Maria Taylor all the success in the world — she covers football, she covers basketball, If you need to give her more things to do because you are feeling pressure about your crappy longtime record on diversity — which, by the way, I know personally from the female side of it — like, go for it. Just find it somewhere else. You are not going to find it from me or taking my thing away.”

Since then, Taylor has stopped working for ESPN after her contract expired in July and has been working for NBC Sports. Nichols, on the other hand, is working for Showtime Sports.

Rachel Accused Of Having An Affair With Jimmy Butler

Back in 2020, Max Nichols’s wife was alligated of having an affair with the Miami Heat’s forward Jimmy Butler. Multiple fans started making tweets about their affair after they saw how intimate Butler was with the anchor during the NBA bubble interview.

Both of them faced a lot of backlash after fans took the rumors to social media. However, none of them have come up front to talk about the matter. All we can do for now is wait and see if any one of them will reveal the truth behind these rumors.

How Rich Is Max Nichols? Details On His Net Worth

Nichols has earned quite a good amount of fortune from his career as a director. And his net worth is $1 million in 2022. And his wife Rachel’s fortune is $2 million.

On the other hand, his late father, Mike Nichols was a multi-millionaire. His total fortune was estimated to be a whopping $100 million.

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