Crystal Kung Minkoff is the newest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member.
Her husband is Rob Minkoff, a famous Hollywood director known for multiple films.
The couple met at a party and have been married since Crystal was 21.
Actress and entrepreneur Crystal Kung Minkoff just joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 11, and she’s already in the mix, stirring up some low-key drama.
While the fellow cast members make it clear that Crystal’s husband, Hollywood director Rob Minkoff, is a BFD, Crystal seems unimpressed by people trying to cozy up to her. Case in point: Crystal kinda-totally shading Dorit Kemsley in one of her confessionals.
"It's common to know people in Beverly Hills through other people," she said "But if you don't know someone, they might not be worth knowing." Right after that, a producer asked Crystal if she knew Dorit, and she quickly said, "No." (LOL.)
And, at one point—at least, according to the RHOBH season 13 trailer—Crystal has it out with Sutton Stracke, calling her an "inappropriate, awkward person, 'cause you're jealous. Period." Hear that? That's the sound of Crystal securing "Favorite New Housewife" status.
While Crystal is already making a splash, her husband is a little more behind the scenes—on the show, at least. So, who exactly is Rob Minkoff, and why are the fellow RHOBH castmates kinda fawning over him? Here’s what you need to know.
Rob is a big-time Hollywood director.
He's probably best known for directing the animated version of The Lion King in 1994. Since then, he’s directed Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2, The Haunted Mansion, and The Forbidden Kingdom, along with many other projects, according to IMDb.
There’s a solid age gap between Rob and his wife.
Rob is 58, according to IMDb, while Crystal is 35. The two got married in 2007, per IMDb, when she was 21.
Rob and Crystal share two kids.
The couple are parents to young kids Max and Zoe, who regularly show up in his Instagrams.
Rob first met Crystal at a party.
Crystal’s IMDb profile says that the two met in 2003, which would have been when she was 17. According to a story in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Rob and Crystal met at a party at his office.
"That's the director of Lion King… maybe he'll hire you," a friend told Crystal, directing her toward Rob, who was at a piano. From there, the two talked about "everything from our dream places to travel to family life," Crystal told the publication. Rob took her to the Finding Nemo premiere after that. "It was so intimate, yet it was our first date," Crystal said. "By the end of the night, I was hooked."
Rob has an impressive net worth.
The director is worth about $15 million, according to Net Worth Post.
He’s an active philanthropist.
Rob and Crystal do a lot of fundraising for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, raising money and hosting toy drives to help sick children.
Rob was named a VIP guest and World of Children supporter at a 2019 Heroes Awards Benefit for the charity in Beverly Hills in 2019.
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