Ernestine Sclafani – Bio, Married, Husband, Affair, Quick Facts

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The name Ernestine Sclafani is synonymous with Skip Bayless, a controversial American sports columnist and television personality. Sclafani is a renowned American publicist and the Vice President of Weber Shandwick (a leading global public relations firm) who owes her rise to prominence to Bayless, her husband of many years.

Ernestine Sclafani’s Biography

American publicist Ernestine was born in 1962 in Long Island, New York, where she was also raised by her parents. According to unverified sources, she graduated from Suffolk Country College, a two-year public college on Long Island, New York.

As mentioned earlier, she was a commoner who garnered a lot of attention after walking down the aisle with Skip Bayless. Because she was relatively unknown before marriage, information about her childhood and life details were/are currently not available.

The fact that she’s a very private person who values her job more than so many things that could shoot her stardom makes things a bit uglier. Sclafani, of North American ethnicity, is not active on social media. Her net worth, salary, body measurements are not available as well.

Ernestine Sclafani Married, Husband

American publicist Sclafani is married to Skip Bayless, a popular American sports columnist, authore and television personality who shot to stardom while anchoring the ESPN2 Show, First Take.

The couple secretly got married in a private ceremony graced by their family and close friends after dating for several years. Ernestine and Bayless first met while attending a business meeting with Kevin Dillon.

At the time, Skip was ESPN’s sports commentator while his wife was anchoring Cold Pizza, a television sports show that aired on ESPN2 from 2003 to 2007. The lovebirds later exchanged their cards at the meeting, not knowing that they would end up spending their lives together as husband and wife.

A couple of days after the meeting, Bayless and Sclafani had their first date together. They then fell in love with each other and started seeing each other regularly. Things continued to move smoothly between them for several years, after which they exchanged marital vows at the altar.

Born as John Edward Bayless II on December 1951, in Oklahoma, Bayless got the name “Skip” from his father, John Sr. who also called his mother the same name. He later changed his name, officially, to “Skip”, which he said means “skipper of the ship”.

Prior to his relationship with Ernestine Sclafani, he got married to his high school darling but their marriage crashed after some years. He also had long-term relationships with three other women whose names are not known.

Handsome Bayless, who is more of a workaholic, loves his job more than anything else. He places his demanding job over his marriage, likewise his wife whose job is also exacting.

The couple currently lives in two different cities because of the nature of their jobs. Bayless reportedly works in Manhattan whereas his lovely wife works in New York. They, however, spend their Fridays watching movies and sports together.

For the workaholic couple who has similar work ethics and values, children are a big time commitment. Hence, they’ve made up their minds not to have children. Skip and his wife are not worried about being childless; instead, they seem very satisfied with their existing lives.

Is She Having An Affair With Someone?

Ernestine may be living so many miles away from her husband but she is not in any known relationship with another man. Her husband has never accused her of infidelity neither have we come across any rumours about her cheating on her husband or having an affair outside her marriage.


She has been a supportive wife to the ESPN’s long-time reporter and an adorable woman who has successfully kept her family together from many miles away from home.

Quick Facts about Ernestine Sclafani

1. Ernestine Sclafani isn’t just successful; she also has a beautiful curvy body, which is complemented by a green eye colour and blonde hair.

2. To date, her wedding pictures are yet to be released to the public.

3. She receives a good sum of money from her profession. It’s believed that she occupied a top position at Weber Shandwick which has offices in 77 cities and a network extending to 129 cities around the world.

4. Sclafani and her TV personality husband have an estimated net worth of $7 million which they reportedly amassed through sheer hard work and dedication.

5. Her husband currently hosts the show ‘Skip and Shannon: Undisputed’ on Fox Sports 1.

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