Who is Christie Smythe? Wiki, Biography, Age, Ex-Bloomberg Reporter, Husband, Children, Instagram

Christie Smythe Wiki – Christie Smythe Biography

Christie Smythe is a former Bloomberg News reporter who quit her job, got divorced, and froze her eggs for imprisoned former CEO of the biotechnology firm Retrophin, Martin Shkreli, known as the ‘Pharma Bro’. On Sunday, December 20, Elle, in an explosive report, traced the relationship between Christie Smythe and Martin.

Shkreli earned himself the moniker of “Most hated man in the world” for hiking up the price of AIDS drug Daraprim nearly 5,000 percent in August 2015 and was convicted of securities fraud in 2017 after a headline-grabbing trial.

Smythe is currently working remotely for a journalism start-up from her Harlem basement apartment.

Christie Smythe Age

Christie Smythe is 38 years old.

Ex-Husband

At the time she was covering Shkreli’s story, Smythe was married and had “the perfect little Brooklyn life,” she said. Her now-ex-husband had warned her that Shkreli was “just using” her and that she was risking her journalistic reputation by “getting too sucked into this bad person.”

By the time Smythe split from her hubby, she’d been visiting Shkreli in jail for months, even getting a license so she could drive to see him after he was moved to a Pennsylvania prison.

Christie Smythe & Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli’s ‘Love Story’

A New York journalist fell in love with the infamous “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli and upended her “perfect” life for him — quitting her job and divorcing her husband, she revealed in a new report.

Christie Smythe opened up about her relationship with the convicted fraudster for the first time in an Elle magazine article published Sunday, December 20th. “I fell down the rabbit hole,” Smythe told the mag of her life-altering romance with Shkreli, 37, — who is serving a seven-year sentence for scamming investors in hedge funds he operated.

“I’m happy here. I feel like I have a purpose,” she gushed. But their love story may not get a happy ending. Smythe hasn’t seen her beau in over a year because of COVID-19 safety protocols at prisons. Smythe promised to wait for Shkreli. “I’m gonna try,” she said. “I’ll be here.”

The Kansas City, Missouri native first crossed paths with Shkreli in 2015, when she learned he was under federal investigation for securities law violations. She described her increasing involvement with Shkreli over the next few years as “incremental decisions, where you’re, like, slowly boiling yourself to death in the bathtub.”

Shkreli earned himself the moniker of “Most hated man in the world” for hiking up the price of AIDS drug Daraprim nearly 5,000 percent in August 2015 and was convicted of securities fraud in 2017 after a headline-grabbing trial.

By the time Smythe split from her hubby, she’d been visiting Shkreli in jail for months, even getting a license so she could drive to see him after he was moved to a Pennsylvania prison.

In the summer of 2018, Smythe quit Bloomberg over her connection to Shkreli. Soon after, “I told Martin I loved him” in a prison visitation room that smelled like chicken wings, she recalled to Elle.

“He told me he loved me, too,” Smythe said, and the two kissed. She added: “It’s hard to think of a time when I felt happier.” The pair have discussed their kids’ names and prenups, and Smythe said she even froze her eggs out of fear she’d be too old to have children by the time her “life partner” is freed.

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Smythe even admitted: “Maybe I was being charmed by a master manipulator.”

Public hatred for Shkreli is well documented. Some 134 prospective jurors were tossed from his trial as they variously described him as” “evil” and said “he looks like a d–k,” The Post reported at the time. He was also known for going after female journalists who covered the trial, buying urls in the names of two, including a Post reporter, and offering to sell the domains for $12,000.

The reviled pharma exec even once said that, if acquitted, he would “f–k” a freelance writer who had spurned his advances. But smitten Smythe defended his behavior to Elle, saying that “He trolls because he’s anxious… He really, really wants to be somebody.”

In April 2020, Shkreli asked for early release from prison because of the coronavirus and his lawyers revealed he had a fiancée, requesting that he serve out the remainder of his sentence at her Manhattan apartment to work on a supposed COVID-19 cure.

Smythe says they’re “life partners”

Though she was described as Shkreli’s bride-to-be by his attorneys, Smythe said they’re actually “life partners.” However, it looks like Smythe speaking out about the love connection may have poured cold water on their romance.

A statement her beau gave to Elle read: “Mr. Shkreli wishes Ms. Smythe the best of luck in her future endeavors.” Upon hearing his detached words, Smythe — who has sold the movie rights to a book proposal about Shkreli — quietly said “That’s sweet,” the mag reported.

“That’s him saying, You’re going to live your life and we’re just gonna not be together. That I’m going to maybe get my book and that our paths will… fork up,” Smythe continued, tearing up

Net WOrth

Smythe’s net worth is unknown.

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