Meet Jody Yeh, John Bruce Yeh’s Ex-wife and Molly Yeh’s Mother

Jody Yeh is the ex-wife of John Bruce Yeh, a Grammy award-winning Clarinetist. She is also the mother of Molly Yeh, an American cookbook author and blogger. Jody is a 68 year-old social worker who specializes in special needs children in Illinois, United States of America. 

Jody Yeh and her ex-husband have two beautiful daughters who were inspired by her culinary skills, as both of them are currently pursuing careers in cooking. The social worker may not be as famous and rich as her ex-husband, but she is fulfilled and celebrated in her own career and passion by those she works with.

Summary of Jody Yeh’s Bio

  • Full name: Jody Yeh (nee Shinbrod)
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: October 16, 1955
  • Jody Yeh’s Age: 68 year old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian (with Jewish and Hungarian ancestry)
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Marital Status: Divorcee
  • Jody Yeh’s Husband: Bruce John Yeh (ex-husband)
  • Jody Yeh’s Children: Jenna Yeh and Molly Yeh (daughters)
  • Jody Yeh’s Height in Inches:  5 feet and 5 Inches
  • Jody Yeh’s Height in Centimetres:  165 cm
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Educational Institutions Attended: Institute Montesano, Gstaad, Switzerland, and Julliard School
  • Jody Yeh’s Net worth: Between $ 100,000 and $ 500,000
  • Famous for:  Being Bruce John Yeh’s wife (now ex) and mother of Molly Yeh
  • Jody Yeh’s Instagram:  @jodyyeh (private account)\

Jody Yeh was Born in 1955

Jody Yeh was born in the United States on the 16th of October 1965. She was raised in New York City before her family relocated to Gurnee, Illinois, where she spent the rest of her childhood. Jody attended a local high school in Gurnee before moving to Switzerland upon graduating high school.

Jody was registered at a finishing school for young ladies known as the Institut Montesano, Gstaad, Switzerland. This finishing school was the starting point for her as she learned French, skiing, social graces, and several other things.

After she left the finishing school in Switzerland, it is possible that Jody attended a music school where she learned how to handle and play various instruments. She also proceeded to study for her undergraduate and postgraduate education, which is how she came to have a master’s degree in social work.

However, details of the university she attended are not known as she didn’t become famous until recently after her daughter became popular, and it came to light that she inspired her daughters to cook.

She was Married To Bruce Yeh

During the course of her musical career, Jody met John Bruce Yeh, who is a clarinetist, and they bonded over their love for music. They started dating and got married soon after. There isn’t a lot of information in the public space about their wedding and even marriage, but it is known that they welcomed two daughters during the course of their marriage.

After their marriage hit the rocks and they went their separate ways, Bruce Yeh went ahead to marry Teresa Reilly, another clarinetist with whom he now has a daughter. Jody, on the other hand, has remained single.

John Bruce Yeh’s Ex-wife Has Remained Single Since Her Divorce

Molly Yeh’s mom Jody Yeh is currently single and has not remarried since she divorced her ex-husband and father of her two daughters, John Bruce Yeh. To date, she still has not dropped the Yeh last name, and all she did was add her maiden name – Shinbrod, to her name. She is currently known as Jody Yeh-Shinbrod to all who know and interact with her on a daily basis.

Jody Yeh has also not been known to have dated anyone publicly since she divorced her ex-husband, and this is not ruling out the possibility that she may have or currently be dating someone else secretly. She has not been involved in any relationship scandal since her divorce, and neither has she been associated with anyone since then – both known and unknown.

She seems to be focused on her career and two beautiful daughters, so she does not have much time left for her to attend to any other person’s needs outside that of her clients and her daughters. It is also worth noting that she is also a grandmother, as her daughter Molly Yeh-Hagen is currently married and has two children of her own.

Does Molly Yeh’s Mother Have Other Children?

Molly Yeh’s mom Jody Yeh has another child aside from Molly herself. Her name is Jenna Yeh, and she is the older sister of the famous American cookbook author, blogger, and cooking show host Molly Yeh.

Jenna Yeh’s exact date of birth is not readily available to the public, but since she is Molly Yeh’s older sister, this would put her age between the ballpark region of being born in the mid-1980s but not later than 1988 since Molly was born on May 22, 1989.

Not much is known about Jenna Yeh, as she has maintained a very low profile, just like her mother. She is believed to have graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where she majored in Physics. She has a passion for cooking and other activities, just like her mother and sister, and has gone through culinary school. She is currently a Chef and may possibly host her own cooking television show someday soon.

Molly Yeh is the Most Popular of Jody Yeh’s Children

Molly Yeh remains the more popular child of Jody Yeh. She was born and spent her early life in Glenview, Illinois, United States of America – probably like her older sister. She studied at Glenbrook South High School and the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. W

hen she finished high school, she moved to New York City and attended the Julliard School, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in 2011, specializing in Percussion.

Jody Yeh’s Relationship With Her Children

Jody Yeh’s divorce from her ex-husband, John Bruce Yeh, may have been painful and initially had some effect on her and her children, but she has since put that away from her mind and focused solely on her career and the children. She has an excellent relationship with her two daughters, and she also has influenced their life careers to date. She also taught them to be strong and to be goal-getters in life, and her kids have so acknowledged.

One of the activities she probably used to cope with her divorce was to revert back to her passion for cooking. Today, both of her daughters’ careers revolve around cooking, and Molly Yeh was actually the one who acknowledged that her mother’s culinary skill was what motivated her to become a good cook and now a cooking show host herself. Her other daughter Jenna Yeh is also a qualified Chef. She has always been a staunch supporter of her daughters and was their very first fan and critic when there was no one who believed in them yet.

What Does John Bruce Yeh’s Ex-wife Do For A Living?

Jody Yeh is a multi-talented woman – she is a former Clarinetist and former chocolatier who is now a licensed clinical social worker. It was during her time as a clarinetist that she met her now ex-husband.

After their divorce and having assessed that her Clarinet playing career was not going as planned, Jody decided to change her career and focus on one of her other passions – which was cooking. She worked as a Chocolatier for some time, which gave her two daughters the opportunity to learn one thing or two about cooking as well. It is not clear how long she worked as a Chocolatier, but she soon gave up this passion to move to another one.

Jody Yeh is currently a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and she specializes in working with children with special needs. She currently works at the Laremont School – a special needs school located in Lake County, Illinois.

She also runs her own private practice, offering online therapy sessions specifically addressing stress and depression, family conflicts, self-esteem, anxiety, and parenting issues. She is very successful and fulfilled in her own rights, even though she may no longer be sharing the spotlight with her Grammy award-winning ex-husband.


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