Leeya Eliana Shapiro: What Happened To Ben Shapiro’s Sick Daughter?

By Srijana Limbu | Updated on October 16, 2022
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    Leeya Eliana Shapiro is a celebrity kid, who came into the spotlight thanks to her parent’s popularity. She is the daughter of a popular conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro and his wife Mor Shapiro.

    Leeya’s father, Ben is also a media host, columnist, and author. He furthermore is the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. Despite his fame, his daughter, Leeya didn’t have it easy as such she endured quite the discomfort at the very moment of her birth.

    Shapiro’s this daughter was born small in size and weight than expected but more misfortune happened to her parents when they came to know that she was born with heart disease. Do you want to know how she is doing right now? Read the article below to know that and more.

    Leeya Eliana Shapiro’s Birth: It Wasn’t Easy

    Leeya Eliana Shapiro was born to Ben Shapiro and Mor Shapiro on 28th January 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is the eldest daughter of her father and mother. According to her father, Leeya’s mother experienced 26 hours of labor before their daughter was born.

    Soon after the birth of Leeya, her father Ben took to his blog to write her a letter. He also took to his Twitter handle to announce the birth of his daughter.

    But the happiness didn’t last long, as Leeya happened to have been born with a low weight i:e: 7 pounds and 9 ounces along with heart disease. She was diagnosed with a genetic heart defect called ‘an atrial septal defect’. The infant, however, was later able to beat the condition.

    Ben And His Wife Consider Leeya Eliana Shapiro The Blessing Of God

    When Leeya was just 6 days old, her father Ben wrote a heartfelt message to her with her mother’s permission. Ben expressed his appreciation toward god for blessing him and his wife with a healthy baby in that letter.

    He said that Leeya was the answer to that prayer that they made in Hashem. He also added that her birth is the best thing that ever happened to his life.

    Meaning of Leeya’s Name

    Leeya’s name is closely related to the health condition that she had during her birth. Her first name Leeya means “I belong to god” in Hebrew and her Middle name Eliana means “My god has answered me.”

    Ben through one of his Tweets said his daughter’s first name is about her relationship with God while Eliana refers to her parents’ thankfulness toward her daughter being able to survive her heart disease.

    Does Leeya Have Siblings?

    Leeya is one of Ben and Mor’s three children; she has one younger brother, born in 2016 who is just two years younger than her. Her parents, however, haven’t revealed his name. Leeya also has a younger sister who Ben and Mor welcomed in March 2020. The couple though hasn’t disclosed her name either.

    Like other celebrity kids, the couple raises their children away from the spotlight.

    Who is Leeya Eliana Shapiro’ Father Ben Shapiro?

    As mentioned, Leeya’s father, Ben is a Conservative political commentator, media host, columnist, and author. He was born in Los Angeles, California.

    leeya eliana shapiro's father, ben shapiro
    Political columnist and author, Ben Shapiro.

    The youngest nationally syndicated columnist, Ben now hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show.

    Ben graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, at age 20 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

    He also is a graduate of Harvard Law School. After college, Shapiro worked at the law offices of Goodwin Procter. In the meantime, he also ran an independent legal consultancy firm, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting, in Los Angeles in March 2012.

    He is also an author who has written eleven Books. In fact, by 21, he had written two books. His first book was Brainwashed in 2004 and in 2011, HarperCollins published Shapiro’s fourth book, Primetime Propaganda.

    Ben’s other writing works include Bullies (2013), True Allegiance (2017), The Right Side Of History (2019), and The Authoritarian Moment (2021).

    About Leeya’s mom Mor Shapiro

    Leeya’s mother Mor is an Israeli professional doctor from California, United States. Mor was born Mor Toledano in 1988 in Herzliya, Israel in a family of Moroccan Jewish ancestry. She did her major in psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and later attended the David Geffen School of Medicine.

    California based doctor, Mor Shapiro with her partner and columnist, Ben Shapiro.
    Israeli-born doctor, Mor with her spouse, Ben Shapiro.

    Mrs. Shapiro always had an interest in resident education, women’s health, and behavioral health.

    She is now working for women’s health in addition to raising awareness against the women-essential disease. Mor additionally is a doctor at Kaiser Woodland Hills and is also the co-founder of the Ethics Symposium at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

    Leeya’s Father And Mother Met At An Opera: Their Marriage

    Ben and Mor met each other through the former’s sister, Abigail in 2007. Shapiro’s sister was an opera singer and the couple met in one of her shows. Leeya’s mother was then still a student at UCLA.

    The duo eventually started dating and decided to marry each other within three months of dating. They got engaged in Dec 2007 and would tie the knot the following year in 2008.

    The couple got married in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony in Acre, Israel, while “overlooking the ocean sunset.”

    Ben-And-Mor-Sharpio-Leeya's Father-and-Mother
    Ben-Shapiro-with-his-Wife-Mor-Shapiro Source: Pinterest

    During their marriage, Mor was 20 years old whereas Ben was 24 years old. In Addition, Ben’s father also wrote an emotional quote for her on their marriage.

    Leeya Eliana Shapiro’s Net Worth

    As a child, Leeya is just 8 years old so Leeya doesn’t have property or any profession. But her father Ben is a professional politician along with an author and his net worth is estimated at $4 Million.

    On the other hand, although her mother, Mor’s net worth is yet to be assessed, she is considered quite a well-off and reputed health professional.

    Leeya Eliana Shapiro Other Facts

    •  Leeya’s aunt, Abigail Shapiro, the opera singer is also a social media influencer, blogger, and YouTuber who came into fame with the title ‘Let’s take back our Culture’, ‘Conservative Women’, and many more. In her video, she talks about Music, Lifestyle, fashion, and makeup.
    • Leeya’s grandparents, also, Ben’s father, and mother both worked in Hollywood. His mother was an executive in a TV company, and his father David Shapiro used to work as a composer.

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