Sunny Hostin’s Husband Emmanuel Hostin: Some Untold Facts

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Sunny Hostin’s Husband Emmanuel Hostin: Some Untold Facts
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Emmanuel Hostin is a New York-based orthopedic surgeon and is better known as the longtime husband of Sunny Hostin, the daily co-host and the senior legal analyst of ABC’s The View.

The mother of Emmanuel’s two children, Sunny Hostin has had one incredible career throughout her run as a successful TV star and businesswoman. The lawyer-turned-journalist, however, is quite covert when sharing about her husband or her kids’ lives.

While Sunny has flourished in the spotlight as a famous TV correspondent and lawyer, her spouse, who she calls her Manny, has lived a more quiet life. Despite taking a backseat to his wife’s media fame, Emmanuel paved quite a successful life for himself as a renowned orthopedic surgeon.

In addition, he is also a doting father to the couple’s two kids. Know more about Emmanuel Hostin in the piece down below; how he dived into the medical profession, his family origin, his love life with one of the most recognizable faces in the reporting world, and more.

Emmanuel Hostin Parents Were Also Doctors 

The View host, Sunny Hostin’s husband was born on September 5th, 1953. He is currently 69-years-old.

He grew up in New York City. His parents, A. Emmanuel Hostin and Maria Jesus Hostin too were both physicians.

Emmanuel’s Father Was A Haitian 

Emmanuel’s father who was originally of Haitian nationality was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

He completed his medical education in Spain before spending the majority of his later life on Long Island, New York. Haitian-born A. Emmanuel met Manny’s mother, Maria, a Spanish national in Spain, and married her in the country in 1969.

Mr. Hostin is his parents’ eldest child.

Sunny Hostin's husband, Emmanuel Hostin's parents died during the covid-19 pandemic.
Emmanuel’s parents, Dr. A Emmanuel and Dr. Maria Jesus. Obituary

His parents after coming to the US settled in Westbury, NY. They though later traveled together to Queens in 1971.

Manny’s father completed his residency training in general surgery at Cumberland Hospital in the late 1970s. His dad thereafter spent his career as a surgeon treating underserved communities through the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens until his retirement in the early 2000s.

The ABC news analyst’s father-in-law was also a member of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE). It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide its professional members a conduit to address the medical needs and concerns of the Haitian community at home and abroad.

His Parents Died During The Covid-19 Pandemic 

The orthopedists, Emmanuel’s parents died in the wake of the global pandemic 2020.

During a January 8, 2021, episode of The View, Manny’s wife, Mrs. Hostin opened up about the death of her life partners’ parents. The lawyer-turned-television host announced Emmanuel’s parents died from complications of coronavirus over the holiday break that year.

Manny lost his father on Dec. 28 2021 and he lost his mother on New Year’s Day, both to COVID. Emmanuel and his wife though got to have a FaceTime with Manny’s parents while they were passing away.

What Kind Of A Doctor Is Emmanuel Hostin? His Speciality And More  

As mentioned, Dr. Emmanuel, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY.

He studied medicine at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and graduated in 1996. According to his profile on Doximity, he got his New York State medical license in 2002. He has also done a fellowship at the University Of Pennsylvania Healthcare System (2002).

Emmanuel Hostin, the husband of The View Host, Sunny Hostin is a orthopedist in New York.
Sunny Hostin’s husband, Emmanuel is an orthopedist in New York. Instagram

His specialty is Orthopedics with a subspecialty in General Orthopedic Surgery. He additionally is also a sports injury specialist.

Manny holds a 3.5 out of 5-star grade from 11 reviews from patients on He owns a medical office, Hostin Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.C. on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, and also has his own office located in Long Island City.

Manny additionally has affiliations with various medical facilities across New York, including Lenox Hill Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West Hospitals. He also once traveled to Haiti for Medical Missions after the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. The son of a Haitian-Spanish couple went to the Caribbean nation a few times on medical missions.

The father of two currently practices at FRED PESCATORE MD.

Emmanuel And His Wife, Sunny Hostin Have Been Together Since The Late ’90s 

The musculoskeletal surgeon Emmanuel married THE View co-host, Sunny, in 1998. The doctor and the journalist couple have two children, a son Gabriel, and a daughter Paloma. The family resides in Purchase, New York.

Orthopedist Emmanuel Hostin with his wife Sunny Hostin.
The View Host, Sunny Hostin, and her surgeon spouse. Instagram

Manny and the TEDx speaker first encountered each other at a church. Sunny describes her husband as gorgeous when she first met him but adds she, on the other hand, was looking ridiculous.

In her 2020 memoir, I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds, the Day time Emmy nominee writes just about the time she was going to bump on Manny, her dating life was “less than satisfactory” and she was living in Maryland in the mid-90s.

She reveals one day after going for a run, Hostin decided to take her mom’s advice and attend a church service before heading home.

How did Hostin meet his First Wife?

The Puerto Rican-African-American host says while she didn’t dress properly that day, shortly after she found her seat near the back of the church, she spotted her future husband entering with a friend.

“I’d been there about five minutes when I turned around. And in walked Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Hostin. He was gorgeous, decked out in a beautifully tailored suit. … All I could think about was how I could meet this man. … I looked ridiculous. I would have to sit and wait. My eyes were glued to his every move,”

confesses the correspondent in her memoir.

After the church service, Sunny saw Manny and his friend heading into a bagel shop around the corner.

Surgeon, Emmanuel Hostin's wife with their two children.
Emmanuel’s wife, Sunny Hostin with her son, Gabe, and daughter, Paloma. Instagram

Shortly, the former law clerk also got in line behind them. When she finally talked to Manny, he wondered and asked how come she was attending church wearing sweatpants. Sunny says her husband then didn’t find her interesting.

Some time afterward, Manny told her he was going to throw parties in a few days and invited the journalist – giving his phone number. When Ms. Hostin made her way to their apartment a few days later, Manny welcomed her but didn’t recognize her.

Sunny told him they’d met at church but upon trying for himself, he concluded he had actually met his future partner at a bagel shop. Fast forward to two years and the couple became partners in crime.

The physician and the newscaster experienced parenthood for the first time when they welcomed their eldest child, son Gabe, a Harvard student, in 2002. The Catholic couple added another baby to their brood when daughter Paloma arrived in 2006.

Sunny And Her Husband, Emmanuel Hostin Net Worth  

While Manny’s spouse may not make nearly as much as her other The View co-hosts are/were making, she has managed to build up a modest and quite impressive net worth that sits at $3 million.

Speaking of which, the longtime hosts of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, and Joy Behar reportedly, during the year 2016 – were bringing in $5 million and $2.5 million per annum, respectively.

In any case, those amounts either nearly matched or fully topped Ms. Hostin’s full fortune. Nonetheless, she does have the potential and the benefits to negotiate a fortune-boosting raise for herself in the coming years.

As such, the women who previously hosted the show have gone on to establish quite the name and wealth for themselves. With almost all of them in the present owning tens of millions of dollars.

And although the analysis gets dim and is scarce in the case of Sunny’s husband, Dr. Emmanuel’s net worth, he is very much presumed to be quite a loaded medical specialist.

What’s more, he and his wife also have money coming in from their restaurant in New Rochelle, New York, Alvin & Friends.


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