Arlyn Phoenix

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social activist (1944)
Wed Aug 16 2023
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Arlyn Phoenix is the mother of Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix. Popularly known for being a celebrity mother, Arlyn is a social activist who works to maintain peace.

After moving to Florida, Arlyn renamed herself Heart Phoenix. Let's get to know Phoenix as we explore her life details.

Is Arlyn Phoenix Still Married? Know Joaquin Phoenix's Mother's Married Life

Yes, Aryln Phoenix is currently married to Jeffrey Weisberg. The couple got married in front of a giant Oak tree in 2001, i.e., three years after the split from Joaquin Phoenix's father, John Lee Bottom.

Phoenix and Weisberg are living a blissful marital life. However, the couple has no kids. Looks like they are not planning to have any children. Arlyn and Jeffrey have an age gap of 20 years.

Arlyn Phoenix with her husband Jeffrey Weisberg at their wedding venue.
Arlyn Phoenix with her husband Jeffrey Weisberg at their wedding venue. Source: Instagram @heartsphoenix

Speaking of Jeffrey, he is a state-certified mediator. Phoenix occasionally posts her marital life on her Instagram. She wished her husband his 56th birthday via Instagram.

Similarly, Arlyn posted a picture of her wedding place on her 19th wedding anniversary. She captioned:

"It’s not our anniversary but standing in front of the giant oak that we married in front of almost 19 years ago, reminds of us the majesty of love and nature or our loving nature! 💖"

Arlyn Phoenix's Previous Married Life & Divorce Reason

Previously, Arlyn Phoenix was married to John Lee Bottom with whom she shares five children. The former pair first crossed paths during hitchhiking in California. 

After getting close, Arlyn and John Lee exchanged wedding vows on September 13, 1969. Together, the married duo started working for a religious organization named The Children of God.

Arlyn Phoenix's former husband John Lee Bottom.
Arlyn Phoenix's former husband John Lee Bottom. Source: Pinterest

The Phoenix couple was not financially well so they told their kids to perform on the street as well as preach for the religious group. However, later Aryln and her husband found out the group was rather a sex prevail organization.

Phoenix and Bottom ran to Florida with their five children and started their new life. After spending 28 years as a husband and wife duo, Arlyn got separated from John Lee in 1997. Sadly, her ex-husband died in 2015 after his long battle with cancer at the age of 68.

Arlyn Phoenix Has Five Children With Previous Spouse

Arlyn Phoenix shares five children with her former spouse John Lee Bottom. All of her children are in the showbiz industry. Phoenix is still close to them. 

Arlyn Phoenix with her former husband and five children.
Arlyn Phoenix with her former husband and five children. Source: findagrave

River Phoenix, born on August 23, 1970, is her oldest child. He was an actor who made appearances in many movies and won Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. Later, he died at the age of 23 on October 31, 1993, due to an overdose of cocaine and heroin.

Rain Phoenix, born on November 21, 1972, is an accomplished American actress, musician, and vocalist. She has graced both the big screen and the music scene with her talents. Notable among her filmography are appearances in projects such as Amazing Stories, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and Harry + Max.

Joaquin Phoenix, born on October 28, 1974, stands as an actor, producer, and advocate for animal rights. His remarkable acting prowess has earned him multiple prestigious accolades, including two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar. Joaquin also has a black belt in Karate.

Arlyn Phoenix and her son Joaquin Phoenix in matching black outfit.
Arlyn Phoenix and her son Joaquin Phoenix in matching black Outfits. Source: Pinterest

Born on July 5, 1976, Liberty Phoenix is an actress by profession She has worked on television productions such as Kate's Secret and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Transitioning from acting, Liberty embarked on a new journey as a designer, eventually establishing her own store called Indigo Green, an eco-friendly venture located in Gainesville, Florida.

Summer Phoenix, born on December 10, 1978, is the youngest daughter of Arlyn. She is an American actress, model, and designer. Remarkably, Summer's acting career took off with a guest appearance at the tender age of two. Some of her acting credits are for titles like Esther Kahn and Suzie Gold, showcasing her versatile talents.

Arlyn Phoenix Reflects On River Phoenix Death

At the age of 23, River Phoenix, Arlyn's oldest child died due to a drug overdose in Johny Depp-owned club in Los Angeles. He was blessed with amazing skill and held the title of the promising character of his generation. 

Arlyn Phoenix with her oldest child River Phoenix.
Arlyn Phoenix with her oldest child River Phoenix. Source: Instagram @heartsphoenix

Arlyn said that her oldest child was one of the biggest influences in her life. Since the age of four, he shared a gift given to him. Phoenix remembers, how kind her son River was.

Additionally, Phoenix assured that despite his death reason was an overdose of drugs, his parents and family knew River was not a frequent drug user. She remembers him to date.

Who Are Arlyn Phoenix Grand Children?

Well, Phoenix is the grandmother of six. She is very happy with her grandchildren and to play with them gives her immense pleasure. Here is the list of Arlyn's grandchildren.

Grandchild NameBirthdateParents
Indiana AffleckMay 31, 2004Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
Indigo Orion Phoenix-AschNovember 9, 1999Rain Phoenix and Michael Asch
Atticus AffleckJanuary 10, 2008Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix
Jonas Winter PhoenixFebruary 7, 1993Liberty Phoenix and Andy Sommer
Rio Everest Phoenix-AschJune 12, 1997Rain Phoenix and Michael Asch
Scarlette Jasmine Phoenix-Asch

July 2, 2001


Rain Phoenix and Michael Asch

Arlyn Phoenix's Net Worth: What Does Joaquin Phoenix's Mother Do For Living?

Phoenix's sibling is all in the showbiz industry and has millions of wealth. River Phoenix also had $5 Million as a net worth at the time of his death. So, what is the net worth of Arlyn Phonix?

Well, the mother of five, Arlyn's net worth has at least $1 Million. She is a social activist and co-organized River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Similarly, Phoenix is the director of the United States Department of Peace.

Prior to this, Phoenix worked for a cult religious group. Following that, she found a position as executive secretary for NBC. This is when she changed her name to Heart Phoenix.

Arlyn's Oscar-winning son, Joaquin Phoenix, has a net worth of $60 Million. Some of his real estate and properties are:

Property NameLocationPurchase YearPurchase PriceFeatures
Los Feliz HomeLos Feliz Oaks2015$2.9 million- Two-bedroom, two-bathroom house
- Open floor plan
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Measures just over 2,300 square feet
- Situated above a tiered garden at the edge of a cul-de-sac
- Rooney Mara bought it from actor Alexander Skarsgård
Unknown PropertyUnknown2013$1,390,700- 2,511 square feet
- Three bedrooms
- Purchased from Joaquin Phoenix's next-door neighbor

How Old Is Arlyn Phoenix Now? Birthdate & Early Life

Arlyn Phoenix is currently in her late 70s in terms of age. She was born on December 31, 1944, in New York. Her parents Meyer Dunetz and Margaret Dunetz raised her alongside two siblings.

Yes, Phoenix has two sisters named Rhoda and Merle. She followed Jewish Culture. Her father was from Russia while her mother was of Hungary descent.





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