Rayya Elias Wiki: 5 Facts You Need to Know About Elizabeth Gilbert’s Girlfriend

Rayya Elias Wiki
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If you come across words like “Elizabeth Gilbert’s girlfriend,” your eyes are not fooling you, because recently, Elizabeth has made a shocking revelation in front of the media. For those of you who follow Eat, Pray, Love’s author Elizabeth Gilbert on Facebook, then you must already be aware of the news. If you are planning to Google terms such as “Rayya Elias wiki,” “Elizabeth Gilbert’s girlfriend,” “Rayya Elias cancer,” and “Rayya Elias’ wife,” then you don’t need to go anywhere else because we will provide you with all the right information about Rayya Elias right here.

Lately, Facebook and Twitter are the ways in which people divulge information about their relationships, or announce something publicly. Elizabeth Gilbert did the same exact thing by announcing on Wednesday that she is leaving her husband for her best friend. So, if you’re wondering, “is Elizabeth Gilbert a lesbian?” Then according to her latest announcement, it seems that she is.

Elizabeth was married to her husband Jose Nunes since 2007, but recently broke it off because she realized that she was romantically in love with her friend, Rayya Elias. Elizabeth said, “’Something happened to my heart and mind in the days and weeks following Rayya’s diagnosis. Death – or the prospect of death – has a way of clearing away everything that is not real, and in that space of stark and utter realness, I was faced with this truth: I do not merely love Rayya; I am in love with Rayya.”

If you are having the same question about Rayya then don’t worry because we will solve that dilemma for you and tell you all about Elizabeth Gilbert’s girlfriend, Rayya.

Rayya Elias Wiki

Early Life


In Adalaide!!

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Rayya Elias was born in Aleppo, Syria. When Rayya was eight, her family shifted to Warren, Michigan in the year 1968. Rayya had no knowledge about the language English and learned how to speak English in the fourth grade. She went to the community college for two years and following that she was interested in fashion and music. Due to her passion for music, she got into the Detroit club post punk scene. She even started several bands with Kory Clarke (Warrior Soul).

Her Move to New York

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In the year 1983, Rayya moved to New York to further pursue her career in hair and music. She became the East Coast art director for Heidi’s hair company and also started recording songs with Tommy Robertson. When her friend Clarke moved to New York, the three of them started Ancient Beat and performed in several clubs. Later on, they formed their own band known as “Rayya” which included Melora Creager (Rasputina), Kory Clarke, Peter Jay, and Gerald Collins.

A Filmmaker

First stop in Detroit. Anita taking care of me!!!

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Due to her addiction to drugs, she was also in the jail! Following her release, she decided to include film making to her resume. Rayya has directed and written two short films. Her first short film, Anonymous is about her time when she was into drugs and lived in the Lower East Side. It was a 35-minute long movie. Her second short movie, The Lunchroom is five-minutes long and is about the difficulties people from other countries face. Rayya has also published a book titled, Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post Punk from the Middle East to the Lower East Side.

Brilliant Hair Dresser

What a fun day that was babe! You look gorgeous. @elizabeth_gilbert_writer

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Apart from making films and writing songs, she is also an amazing hair dresser! In fact, this is how Elizabeth Gilbert and Rayya Elias met. Rayya cut and styled Elizabeth’s hair and this gave birth to their 14-year-old friendship. Due to their strong bond, Elizabeth is now also known as Rayya Elias’ wife.

Rayya Elias Cancer

My two besties enjoying a moment!

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Rayya was diagnosed with incurable liver and pancreatic cancer, and in the year 1985, her mother also suffered from the same disease. Due to Rayya’s cancer revelation, Elizabeth understood her feelings for Rayya. She realized that she loves Rayya in a romantic way. It is fair to say that Rayya is the reason behind Elizabeth’s separation from her husband.



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