You Won’t Believe How Long Jenna Jameson and Lior Bitton Have Been Engaged

Korin Miller
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

From Women's Health

Jenna Jameson and Lior Bitton have been together since practically forever, but there’s a lot most people don’t know about their relationship.

Jenna is more famous than her fiancé, but he also tends to keep a pretty low profile. That could be because Bitton, a jeweler, has a bit of a criminal past. In 2010, he was arrested and charged with insurance fraud after one of his couriers was robbed of 20 diamonds, Bitton collected $99,000 from his insurance company, and then later attempted to sell one of the diamonds in Israel, per The Orange County Register. (He eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years probation, five days in jail, and 90 days of home confinement, per CBS Los Angeles.)

Of course, that was all settled way before he met Jenna. She was with Tito Ortiz (who she has twin boys with) up until 2013. And while the details on how Jenna and Bitton met and started dating are a little hazy, one thing's for sure: They’re incredibly supportive of each other.

Here’s everything you need to know about their love story:

June 2015: Jenna and Lior get engaged.

Again, there’s really no info on when the two started dating, but they got engaged in the early summer of 2015, per KCBY 11. A few months later, Bitton shared this sweet tweet about his fiancé.

June 2015: Jenna announces she’s converting to Judaism.

Around the same time as her engagement, Jenna revealed that she was converting to Bitton’s faith, according to E!. The news was pretty surprising given how open Jenna had been in the past about being a devout Catholic.

"I'm very religious," she told Larry King Larry King in 2013, per Fox News. "I think that we’ve come a long way religiously. I don’t think that you have to take the Bible literally," she continued. "And I love being able to teach my children what it means to just believe and have the strength of faith… I’ve always been extremely Catholic. My father was Catholic, and he brought me up that way."

Almost immediately, Jenna and Bitton started sharing photos of Shabbat dinners and prayers she led:

December 2015: Bitton shows public support for Jenna’s sobriety.

Jenna is now pretty open now about her past struggle with addiction, even sharing a video on YouTube titled, "My Sober Journey," in 2016. But she didn’t talk about it as much back when she and Bitton first got engaged. Still, he made it clear he was proud of her.

And he’s continued to praise her and her sobriety efforts ever since:

May 2016: Bitton speaks out against Jenna’s estrangement from her twins.

When Jenna and Ortiz broke up, things got ugly, and he was granted full custody of their twin boys. (In a 2013 interview, Ortiz told Larry King that Jenna needs to "pass some tests" before she can see their sons. Later, he told The San Diego Union-Tribune that he filed for full custody of the twins after Jenna left for a party in Las Vegas and didn’t call or come home for two weeks.)

Bitton passionately spoke out about the situation on Instagram:

Keeping mother away from her kids is not best interest of the kids. Trying to hurt the mother of your kids on Mother's Day on social media it's evil and insensitive and not best interest of the kids. Jenna is human and what you doing is evil. I don't know what you getting out of talking smack on the mother of your kids on Mother's Day. Don't be evil and hide behind court orders that you got when Jenna was sick and show off like you are the best. Every day kids don't see its mom you are hurting the kids. If you think you winning you mistaken, big time. Jenna will not die, Jenna will not relapse, Jenna is in a good place, sober and healthy. and if you want best interest of your kids give her some credit, give her a chance and try to reach out to her and stop this social media war. Learn from your experience with the UFC don't shit where you eat, look what happened to you with the @ufc You making a mistake Mr Tito. The best that you can do is to bring the family back together. Your boys will appreciate it one day. The card is in your ring. The mother of your kids was beautiful in your eyes at one point of your life, co parenting is best interest of Jesse and journey. Give her a chance invite her to dinner seat in a table communicate and decide for your self and don't tell me this is judge decision I was in that court room and you guys played dirty, lies and did anything within your power to terrorize this case and miss lead the court. #timetostopthis #bestinterestofthekids #peace #stopthehate @jennacantlose @titoortiz1999 #ortizboys #jennajameson #titoortiz

A post shared by Lior🏃🔥🏄 (@liorbitt) on May 9, 2016 at 3:18pm PDT

August 2016: Jenna reveals she’s pregnant.

Jenna kept the announcement pretty short and sweet on Twitter. "It’s official!!!! I’m PREGNANT!!!!" she wrote.

At the time, she also told People that she and Bitton "are over the moon. God has blessed us."

Bitton later shared updates of Jenna’s growing bump on Instagram:

Belly is growing 🙏🙏🙏

A post shared by Lior🏃🔥🏄 (@liorbitt) on Oct 22, 2016 at 7:43pm PDT

October 2016: Bitton appears in Jenna’s short film.

People were curious about Jenna's conversion to Judaism, so she created a short YouTube video called "Just Jenna," which is a mix of documentary and fiction addressing her porn past and explaining how she’s looking at the future. Oh, and Bitton lent a hand in the film as "Rabbi Moray."

April 2017: The couple’s daughter Batel is born.

Jenna couldn't want to share the news of her baby Batel Lu Bitton's birth on April 6. "She is so calm and graceful it's hard to look at her not feel overwhelmed," Jenna captioned an Instagram post. "I had a very long labor (12 hours) and pushed for an intense 22 minutes. We are head over heels in love with her."

Bitton later shared on Instagram that it wasn’t an easy pregnancy-the couple needed IVF to conceive Batel, and Jenna struggled with bleeding and morning sickness.

September 2018: Jenna reveals she’s a stay-at-home mom.

Jenna posted an Instagram of herself nursing Batel while surrounded by packages.
"Stay at home working mom life!" she wrote. "I feel so blessed that I’m able to build my @poshmark business and spend every moment with my sweet Batel. Yes, it can be hectic … yes I’m exhausted by 8 pm, no I have zero energy to go out. But I wouldn’t change a SINGLE thing!"

Now: The couple is BIG on family time.

Both Jenna and Bitton regularly share photos of themselves just hanging out with Batel.

Daddy’s Valentine’s 💝

A post shared by Jenna Jameson (@jennacantlose) on Feb 14, 2019 at 1:16pm PST

But even with a toddler running around, it seems like they still manage to keep some time for themselves…

When daddy is admiring the view 👏🏻

A post shared by Jenna Jameson (@jennacantlose) on Feb 2, 2019 at 5:33pm PST

She looks at me like I am 25 😜

A post shared by Lior🏃🔥🏄 (@liorbitt) on Dec 23, 2018 at 7:39pm PST

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