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Howard Stern’s Parents: His Mother, Father, Siblings, Family Members

Howard Stern’s parents are Ben and Ray Stern. Although they both have their separate careers, they became famous riding on the fame of their son Hoard who is a radio host, comedian, and TV personality amongst other things.

The family life of Stern has been said to be a rather troubling one, but that has not affected his relationship with his parents who he continues to take care of even though they are currently in their nineties.

It was as Howard Allan Stern that the radio host was born on January 12 1954 in New York, United States. Here is a look at all his known family members.

Here is a look at all his family members

Howard Stern’s Parents

Howard Stern’s father Ben Stern was born on 11 July 1923 to a Jewish family in Warsaw, Poland. It was here that he was brought up until he was 7 when his family moved to another city in Poland, Mogielnica.

While his father was a religious leader, his mother managed the family’s liquor store. As a child, Ben went to a public school. Life was normal for Ben until 1939 when Poland was invaded by the Germans.

In 1942, he found himself in the Majdanek concentration camp where he was made to wash potatoes where he survived being killed after he fell sick. He would become one of the few to survive the concentration camp after he was liberated by the U.S Army in 1945.

Before all these, he was separated from his mother and brother on a date he would never forget, August 15, 1942. By the end of it all, he had survived 8 concentration camps but he lost almost everyone that meant something to him including eight brothers, a sister, a grandmother, and his parents.


Father: Ben Stern


  • Birth name: Benjamin Stern
  • Date of birth: September 21, 1921
  • Age: 101 years old
  • Place of Birth: Warsaw Poland
  • Nationality: Polish
  • Career: Former radio engineer
  • Marital Status: Married to Ray Stern since 1946
  • Fun fact: One of the last survivors of the holocaust, he still has nightmares at over 90 years old.

Ray Stern is not as known as her or even her husband. It is not clear where she was born but it has been reported that she was birthed in the United States where she was also brought up.

Without so much about her, it is known that she has been featured in her son’s shows both on Radio and TV.

Ray has been suffering from unspecified ill health for a while now.

Mother: Ray Stern
  • Birth name: Ray Stern
  • Date of birth: October 22, 1927
  • Age: 95 years old
  • Place of Birth: The United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Career: NA
  • Marital Status: Married to Benjamin Stern since 1946
  • Fun fact: According to her son, all the things that have been his passion in the past were always his mother’s misery.

Howard Stern’s Grandparents

  • Stern’s Grandmother: Yentl Howard

Howard Stern’s Siblings

Howard Stern has a single sister who was born Ellen Stern but is now known as Ellen Stern Dunn as she is married.

While she has also maintained a very private life with her husband and kids, it is known that she has a career as a photographer, and she once volunteered to photograph animals for adoption in 2014. She is a landscape photographer.

Howard Stern’s sister is older than the famous media personality. She was born in 1950 in the United States.

Howard Stern’s Wife


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1. Beth Stern

Stern is currently married to Beth Ostrosky Stern, an actress. model, and author amongst other things. Born on 15 July 1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, beth got married to Howard in 2008 after his first marriage came to an end.

Howard Stern met his second wife while she was on a blind date with someone else. The two were introduced and she was excited at meeting him because her father and brother were huge fans of Stern. They would go on to date for 7 years before getting married.

Over 10 years since they were married, they still do not have any children together.

2. Alison Berns

The first woman that Howard Stern was married to is Alison Berns. Born on 26 May 1954 in Massachusetts, United States, she is an actress who is known for Private Parts (1997).

Also a radio hostess, Alison and Howard met while they were still in college at Boston University in the 1970s. They were introduced by a mutual friend. In 1978, they got married and remained together for 23 years before they divorced in 2001 after having three children.

Reasons for the divorce are not known but it took a serious hit on Howard Stern who was forced to get professional help. Alison has since married businessman, David Scott Simon in 2001.

Howard Stern’s Children

Howard is a father of three daughters:


Stern’s Children


  • Ashley Jade Stern
  • Emily Beth Stern
  • Deborah Jennifer Stern



1. Emily Beth Stern

Emily is the oldest of the three children of Stern. She was born on May 7, 1983, in Long Island, New York. Not surprisingly, she has a career as a singer, actress, and artist. Emily has also followed in the footsteps of her aunty as she is also a photographer.

Emily is the product of Stern’s marriage to Alison Berns. She has a theatre degree from the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

In 2015 when she was 32, she revealed that she was single and rarely went on dates because her father’s emphasis on sexuality had kept her out of dating. More so, her parent’s divorce was another thing that affected her.

2. Deborah Jennifer Stern

Deborah is the second daughter of a famous radio personality. She was born on May 9, 1986, to Howard by Alison Berns. She was also birthed in New York, the United States.

3. Ashley Jade Stern

Ashley is the youngest member of the family. She was birthed to Stern by his first wife Alison Berns on January 24, 1993, in the United States.

Other Family Members


Stern’s Other Family Members


  • Peter Dunn– Brother-in-law
  • Pamela Dunn- Niece
  • Sharon Dunn– Niece
  • Robert Ostrosky – Father-in-law
  • Judy Ostrosky- Mother-in-law



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