Jenna Lyons is reportedly in love with another woman and is in the process of divorce from her husband artist Vincent Mazeau. The 43-year-old president and creative director of the clothing company J.Crew got married to Mazeau in 2002 and have spent a married life of nine years together. The New York Post reported that since the summer breakup of the couple, Lyons has found romantic affiliation with another woman.
According to the report, Jenna Lyons, who in April emerged in a contentious advertisement for J.Crew showing her young son with his toenails colored pink, has been occupied in a divorce fight over her wealth and guardianship of their son. Lyons reportedly earns around $5 million a year.
Reports suggest that Mazeau deems that the residence belongs to him besides considering himself entitled to a large sum of money because he believes he sacrificed his career for to support that of her wife.
The ad came under severe criticism from several conservative groups, commentators and individuals. Erin Brown, from the Media Research Center, declared the ad a “blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children.”
“Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon,” Jenna Lyons said about the ad which was on her preferred product listing.
Meanwhile, no one from J.Crew has commented on the recent reports about Jenna Lyons’ personal life. In the past year Lyons, who is also popular for her six-foot-five height, has turned into an idol for fashion lovers as a result of a segment on the Oprah Winfrey’s show that was dedicated to the personal life of Lyons.
“My goal is not to be a tastemaker,” Jenna Lyons told the New York Magazine in August. “It has never been that. I don’t consider myself that at all. The idea that you can make taste or influence someone’s taste is a very precarious and overly presumptuous concept.” She added, “Hubris is not so cute.”
Although the controversial ad of Lyons came under criticism from several segments of the society, yet there were many who held that critics were overreacting. Jo B. Paoletti, author of “Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls From the Boys in America,” said that many kids may want something that would appears to be cross-gender “and majority of the parents in the privacy of their own home might think, what is the big deal?”
Jenna Lyons was appointed as an assistant designer at J. Crew in 1990 and she worked round the clock to make her way up the top. She became the company’s Executive Creative Director in 2007 and turned into one of the powerful figures in the fashion industry. In the past year she became the President and Creative Director of the company.