This is Canadian born singer and songwriter Anjulie Persaud, who, after being spotted with him on vacation in Hawaii in 2015, is said to be Bill Maher’s current girlfriend. Despite wanting to keep her personal and private life away from the media, here at WagPolitics, we have the inside scoop on some of her most interesting facts! But first, let’s dive into Bill and Anjulie’s relationship a little.
A Quick Bio on the Unlikely Couple
Anjulie Persaud is the lovely girlfriend of comedian/political commentator Bill Maher –best known for his HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher. Spotted above on a beautiful Hawaiian beach in the summer of 2015, Anjulie is said to be Maher’s first partner since his ‘amicable’ split with ex-girlfriend Cara Santa Maria. Read about their relationship here.
Born on May 21, 1983, of Indian/Guyanan heritage (making her 38 years old), Anjulie grew up in Canada. From an early age, she was a music lover and studied at St.Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario. As an adult, she has amassed a very successful career, appearing in television shows, writing songs for famous artists and even releasing an album herself! In regards to her personal life, she appears to like keeping her relationships out of the limelight. She did not interact with social media very much and was said to have an Instagram account on which she would post videos of her singing, but she may have taken it down because we couldn’t find it! However, even when she had her limited presence on social media, she would never speak of her private life or dating life; it was strictly business.
On the other hand, Anjulie’s boyfriend, 65-year-old Bill Maher, is regularly in the spotlight and is a staple of American Television. However, he has brought himself a wave of negativity by poking fun at the photo of former Sen. Al Franken groping a radio host in 2006 — by recreating it himself. In Maher’s photo, he appears to grope Bob Saget in almost the same manner Franken did, and some users, let’s say, have not found the humour in his recreation to the infamous image.
Despite being a somewhat controversial public figure, Maher is widely liked, and many fans often wonder ‘who is Bill Maher dating?’ and ‘are Anjulie Persaud and Bill Maher still together?’. They do appear to be together still, however as previously mentioned, Anjulie likes to keep things private regarding her and Bill’s personal life.
Bill and Anjulie’s Dating History
Bill Maher is quite the ladies man. It is no secret that Bill Maher has had a colourful past when it comes to partners, but who has Bill Maher Dated?
- Maher has had a series of ex-girlfriends. Some sources suggest that he has had as many as 26 past relationships!
- Bill has never been married or had a spouse.
- His relationship with Anjulie has been his longest by far, spanning over 6 years and counting.
- Bill Maher has no children.
In his autobiography New New Rules, The: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass, when discussing the idea of marriage, he is quoted as saying, “I’m the last of my guy friends to have never gotten married, and their wives—they don’t want them playing with me. I’m like the escaped slave—I bring news of freedom.”
As for Anjulie, it isn’t easy to get many details on her dating history. However, it appears that Bill Maher is the only boyfriend that she has ever had. One would assume that is because she was so busy working and making a name for herself.
Here are 7 interesting facts on Anjulie Persaud’s career and personal life that we bet you didn’t know!
#1 She is the Youngest of Four Children
Born to Indo-Guyanese, parents, Anjulie is said to be the youngest of four. However, she is so secretive about her family and personal life that we don’t even know if they are brothers or sisters!
#2 She experienced racism in middle school
Due to her background or what she calls her “racial ambiguity” she felt isolated while growing up; in middle school, she said, “the black kids would be on one side and the white kids would be on the other… so I would mostly hang out by myself and write”
#3 She is an award winning singer/songwriter
Anjulie began composing her own music as a teenager and has toured with Shwayze and Bobby Ray, aka B.o.B. In 2009 she opened for Jesse McCartney during his United States tour. Since debuting her album in 2009, she has also written hit songs with various artists, including Kreesha Turner’s “Don’t Call Me Baby” and Nicki Minaj’s “The Boys.”
She describes herself on social media as an ‘award-winning Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, artist, producer.’
#4 Her work has been featured on TV
Much of her lyrics have been featured on a number of TV shows, particularly “Boom,” which was used on Canada’s Next Tope Model and The Vampire Diaries. She also produced the theme song for Maher’s HBO show, Real-Time.
#5 She has a large net-worth
Anjulie’s net worth is said to be upwards of $1 million, with some sources even suggesting that she is worth up to $5 million! This is a result of her success in the music and television industry.
#6 Her name is symbolic
The name Anjulie is said to mean ‘Powerful and Complete’. Judging by Anjulie’s success, this seems to be an accurate reflection of her character. With her determination to overcome racial stereotyping and abuse in middle school, all the way up to her success in the music industry and her regular appearances on Television, Anjulie has proven herself to be a strong and independent woman that has worked hard to make a name for herself.
#7 She released an album of her own
In August 2009, she released the self-titled album ‘Anjulie ‘. The album peaked at #108 on the US Billboard 200 and her most famous song, ‘BOOM’, would hit #1 in the US Dance Club Song Chart. A massive achievement and a testament to all of her hard work.