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Nadine Jolie Courtney

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Nadine Haobsh

(1980-08-23) August 23, 1980 (age 39)
Alma materBarnard College
OccupationAuthor, Blogger
Erik Courtney (m. 2013)

Nadine Jolie Courtney (née Haobsh; born August 23, 1980) is a Circassian-American novelist, a luxury travel, food and lifestyle writer, and a former reality TV personality. She is the author of critically-acclaimed YA novel All-American Muslim Girl, Romancing the Throne, Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll-Actually-Use-Guide to Looking Your Best, and Confessions of a Beauty Addict. Her blog Jolie in NYC received international press in 2005 after Courtney, a former beauty editor, was outed[1] and dooced for anonymously blogging about the beauty industry.[2] The New York Post subsequently dubbed her "the poster girl for the blogger generation".[3]

In 2015, she appeared on season 2 of Bravo's reality documentary television series Newlyweds: The First Year alongside her husband, filmmaker Erik Courtney.[4]


After graduating from Barnard College,[5] Courtney worked at FHM, Lucky, and Ladies' Home Journal.[6] In March 2005, she began blogging under the pseudonym Jolie in NYC, where she dispersed beauty advice and celebrity gossip.[7] Her identity was revealed by the New York Post in July 2005,[8] and when she was asked to leave Ladies' Home Journal while an offer at Seventeen magazine as Beauty Editor was simultaneously rescinded,[9] her story received international coverage. Courtney appeared on Anderson Cooper,[10]MSNBC,[11]ABC, Fox and CNN[12][13] and was profiled by the New York Times ,[14][15]People Magazine,[16]The Guardian,[17]Cosmopolitan magazine,[18]Women's Wear Daily, Fashion Week Daily, and Time.[19] She was subsequently spotted on the town in 2005 with Entourage star Adrian Grenier.[20]

Present day

From 2005 - 2007, Courtney worked as a business consultant to 10-goal polo player Carlos Gracida[21] and in 2006 was Creative Consultant to Sarah, Duchess of York.[22] She has written for Town & Country,[23]Vanity Fair,[24]Robb Report[25] and Vogue (magazine).[26]

Under her maiden name Haobsh, Courtney is the author of the bestselling beauty guide Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll-Actually-Use-Guide to Looking Your Best;.[27] Her first novel Confessions of a Beauty Addict was published in January 2009.

Courtney lives in Santa Monica with her husband Erik Courtney, an independent information technology consultant and filmmaker.[28] They have a daughter, Aurelia,[29] whose birth was kept secret until the reality show's final episode.[30] Her third book, a young adult novel called Romancing the Throne, was published in summer 2017.[31] Courtney's fourth book, a young adult novel called All-American Muslim Girl, was published by FSG Books for Young Readers in fall 2019 [32] and was named one of Kirkus Review's Best Young Adult Books of 2019.[33]

On March 25, 2016, Courtney's relative Pierre Haobsh was arrested on suspicion of murdering a Chinese herbalist, his wife and 5-year-old daughter in Santa Barbara, California. [34] Courtney released a statement on March 27, 2016 condemning the murders and extending prayers to the family.[35]


  • Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll-Actually-Use-Guide to Looking Your Best. Avon A (2007). Paperback: ISBN 0-06-112863-5, ISBN 978-0-06-112863-9.
  • Confessions of a Beauty Addict. Avon A (2009). Paperback: ISBN 0-06-112862-7, ASIN: B003A02X5M.
  • Romancing the Throne. Katherine Tegen Books (2017). Hardcover: ISBN 0-06-240662-0
  • All-American Muslim Girl. FSG Books for Young Readers (2019). ISBN 9780374309527


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  3. ^ "New York Post - Blogger Booted: Mag Editor Ousted After Being Outed". July 22, 2005. Retrieved 2015.
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  10. ^ " - Transcripts". August 3, 2005. Retrieved 2011.
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  13. ^ " - Transcripts". August 2, 2005. Retrieved 2011.
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  17. ^ Claire Adler (July 1, 2006). "Diary of a somebody | Money | The Guardian". London: Retrieved 2011.
  18. ^ "How this blogger got busted: twenty-five-year-old Nadine Haobsh, a former magazine beauty editor, recounts her time at the center of a media scandal.(REAL-LIFE READS)".
  19. ^ Stinchfield, Kate (June 25, 2006). "How Bad is Your Boss?". TIME. Retrieved 2011.
  20. ^ "HEARD: | Scene | Daily Front Row". Fashion Week Retrieved 2011.
  21. ^ " Carlos Gracida: Polo Legend". Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ " About Nadine". Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ "Town & Country 'Reason to Grow'". Town & Country. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Vanity Fair; Contributors: Nadine Jolie". Retrieved 2015.
  25. ^ "Robb Report; Contributors: Nadine Jolie Courtney". Robb Report. Retrieved 2015.
  26. ^ "Vogue; Contributors: Nadine Jolie Courtney". Retrieved 2015.
  27. ^ Hopkins, Christopher. "Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll- Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best (9780061128639): Nadine Haobsh: Books". Retrieved 2011.
  28. ^ "New York Times - Embarking On A Shared Journey". November 24, 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  29. ^ "US Weekly - Newlyweds: The First Year Erik Courtney, Nadine Courtney are Expecting Their First Child". March 31, 2015.
  30. ^ "Daily Mail - Reality Star Reveals How She Kept Her Pregnancy - And Her Newborn Baby - Hidden From the World for 14 MONTHS Until the News Was Revealed On TV". June 1, 2015.
  31. ^ "Publishers Marketplace - Dealmaker". October 27, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  32. ^ "Publishers Marketplace - Dealmaker". May 31, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  33. ^ "Kirkus". December 2, 2019.
  34. ^ ABC News: The Latest: Suspect's Sister Condemns Santa Barbara Killings
  35. ^ MSN: The Latest: Suspect's Sister Condemns Santa Barbara Killings

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