Molly Bloom husband, Devin Effinger is a neuroscientist researching psychedelics. Effinger and Molly have been together since 2018 with a daughter.
The couple has been through their dark times but managed to overcome them. Devin’s wife Molly is the very woman who inspired the 2017 film Molly’s Game. She once hosted high-stakes poker parties for the super-rich and famous celebrities. During those times, Devin’s spouse was earning $4 million a year in tips and also had a luxurious apartment in Manhattan.
Molly Bloom Husband And The Ex-Poker Host Married In Mid-2019
As mentioned, Bloom’s husband is Devin Effinger, a neuroscientist. Molly married Effinger in Sep 2019. The wedding took place at Piney Lake above Vail, high in the Colorado Rockies. It is unclear how the two met but it has been believed that they crossed each other’s paths at least a year before their marriage. The couple though is yet to spill the beans on their first meeting and other likewise details.
Bloom’s Partner, Devin Effinger was A Heroin Addict
Like Bloom, her husband too has a history. Devin when he was 22 apparently was a homeless heroin drug addict. Before that, he also endured severe childhood trauma. Whilst doing drugs, Effinger also overdosed twice. He also saw his best friend being murdered. Effinger additionally endured traumatic brain injury.
After reaching a breaking point, Bloom’s husband made a decision to turn his life around. He then enlisted the assistance of his friends to help him climb out of the depths of despair. Working closely with the Eagle County jail personnel, he played a key role in initiating Survive, a program designed to aid incarcerated individuals with their transition back into society. As a component of this initiative, Effinger assumed management of Rittenhouse, a restaurant in Gypsum. Following that, he incorporated former inmates into the staff to equip them with valuable skills that could increase their chances of securing employment.
Devin was eventually able to get rid of his bad habits and afterward studied neuroscience and addiction.
After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado Denver, Bloom’s spouse secured a prestigious two-year fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Maryland. From 2008 to 2010, he was also a student at Kennesaw State University.
Devin, in Aug 2020, embarked on a new academic journey in pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is now a full-time graduate research assistant there. In the past, Effinger was also a member of the research team at The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University Of Colorado Denver.
Devin once also worked at the NIH Blueprint Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and was an assistant director at Survive! 501 (c)3 a program that was founded to protect youth at risk as well as assist incarcerated individuals.
Molly Also Struggled With Substance Abuse But Now She And Her Spouse Are Activists
Bloom herself turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with the stress of hosting high-stakes poker games whilst trying to keep them a secret.
In an interview with RTE, speaking of it, the addiction activist said,
Both of us have radically transformed our lives and who we are on the inside. We both were uncomfortable in the world and turned to substances.
Molly also told how she and her husband had developed a program to help overcome addiction.
Through a 12-step program and understanding neuroscience, we have created a program for people to change their lives. We’re in the process of developing an app that would bring that to the world.
said Molly, whose husband is Devin Effinger.
The author and her husband are also the owners of an online community One World Group which helps people connect around the world who have similar problems.
Molly Has A Daughter With Her Husband
Molly and Devin are also parents to a daughter Fiona. The couple welcomed their little girl on Feb 8, 2022.
Speaking of her pregnancy, Bloom once on her Instagram revealed she and her husband struggled to conceive a child and that her doctors told her she should explore other plans. Molly however didn’t give up. While revealing all this in late March 2022, Bloom also added to not being able to have a child as she watched her friends and family start their own were some of the darkest days of her life.
Molly once told People that she needed nine rounds of IVF to successfully get pregnant.
Bloom says after the birth of her daughter she transformed into something irrevocable. She states she was seeking to become a mother for as long as she could remember.