You might have heard about Christiane Amanpour, the veteran British-Iranian journalist, and television host. She is also the Chief International anchor for CNN and host of CNN International’s nightly interview program Amanpour. Besides that, she is also the host of a late-night global affairs interview television program, “Amanpour & Company” on The public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
She had a child with the former US Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson of State Hillary Clinton and to former President Barack Obama named James Rubin. Their child is no other than Darius John Rubin. Not much is known about their son as he has managed to stay away from media.
As famous as Christiane Amanpour is, it is only natural that many would be interested to know about her life and family. Darius happens to attract a lot of attention whenever he is spotted with his internationally celebrated icon-mother. If you are also interested to know more about Darius John Rubin, then you are in the right place as you will find everything you need to know about him in this article. So, let’s get started.
About Darius John Rubin
Darius John Rubin was born on 27th March 2000 in Washington, United States. During his birth at Columbia Hospital for Women, he weighed about 8 lbs (3.6 kgs). He grew up in London, England. It might be because his mother Christiane Amanpour uses the city as a base for her journalism work. His mother was at the age of 41 years during his birth.
Apparently, his father had moved to London with his family and went into private work right after Darius was born. However, it was quite rare for him to do so and his wife also revealed that she also found her husband’s decision to do so was rare.
Darius has also experienced the struggles of young people and families fleeing from war-torn countries. He got to have such a valuable experience because his life was hugely affected by his parents’ work of line. He had accompanied his reporter mother to a Syrian refugee camp located in Azrac, Jordan in the year 2017.
He graduated recently from the 500-year-old English boarding school for boys called Tonbridge located in Kent. He is currently studying at a college for his college degree but the details about his institution are not revealed yet.
It is also not revealed which subject will he be studying and what path will he choose for his future. According to his birthdate, he is 21 years old and his zodiac sign is Aries.
His ancestry and heritage explored
Darius’ maternal grandfather Mohammad Taghi was Iranian and his grandmother Patricia Anne Amanpour (née Hill) was British. Taigh is a retired airline executive from Tehran and followed Shi’ite Muslim as his religion whereas Patricia follows Catholics as her religion.
His parental grandfather is Mr. Harvey Rubin of Larchmont who is the former president of a New York magazine company called Pindar Press that publishes guides to Summer and Winter Olympics. Judith Rubin is his parental grandmother and she used to work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She used to train students specializing in psychiatry to conduct interviews.
Current relationship status
It is speculated that Darius John Rubin is currently single. But, we can’t be for sure if he doesn’t have a girlfriend as he is virtually unapproachable on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Unlike his mother whose life might have been impossible without the media and the cameras, he has managed to live quite a secretive life and stay away from media and spotlights.
But it is only a matter of time until he gets potted with his partner or his partner’s identity gets revealed. So, until his lover gets identified or we get some hints about his love life it would be safe to assume that he is single for now.
His amazing trip to Egypt
During Summer in December 2012, he went on a trip to Egypt with his Chief International anchor mother to explore the history of the Bible. He was hesitant and did not want to go on the trip but eventually, he was on board and he even took a Flip camera with him and he knew that he will get to be one of the assistant film crew on his mother’s projects.
He got a chance to navigate Bible’s history along with his mother and he knew that it was going to be an amazing trip. However, it took a 30-hour trip to the middle of nowhere. He had a lot of experience on the west bank of the Nile. He said that he get to experience all kinds of things such as flying in a balloon, taking an overnight train, and he even saw a man whacking the boys with a stick.
There were some nerve-wracking moments as well as they went near some dangerous zone. He also wrote an essay about his experience in Egypt which made him win the best “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” in his class.
The love story of his parents
His parents had met each other in 1997. At that time both of them were journalists and they had started developing feelings for each other after sharing late-night margaritas. Both of them were working in war-torn Sarajevo. His father at that time was traveling with Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright while his mother was on assignment.
They met each other countless times and talked to each other through transatlantic phone calls before deepening their bond. Just after a year in 1998, the two decided to walk down the aisle in a place near Rome, Italy. A lot of valuable and important were present at their wedding ceremony. Some of the important guests were John F.Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn, Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, diplomat Richard Holbrooke, and former Deputy National Security Adviser James Steinberg.
They held back-to-back Catholic and Jewish ceremonies. The Catholic ceremony was held in a small church whereas the Jewish ceremony was held outside near the reception area.
Why did his parents get separated?
Sadly, his parents’ relationship couldn’t last forever as they eventually decided to get separated after being together for over 20 years. They got divorced in the year 2018.
Even though they got separated they still remained on good terms with each other. Despite their divorce, the two made an appearance at their child Darius’ graduation ceremony from Tonbridge School in Kent in July 2018.
His dad’s success
His father James Rubin is well educated as he has graduated with BA in political science from Colombia University in 1982. His full name is James Philip Rubin. After that, he also graduated with a Master of International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1984.
He became a member of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Currently, he also serves on the Board of the International Peace Institute. He also serve as diplomatic counselor to the newly elected Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) so he got relocated to Paris on 1st June 2021.
His mother was diagnosed with cancer
Recently on 14th June, she had revealed to her CNN viewers that she had been diagnosed with cancer. She was hosting her nightly interview program while revealing about herself and she said it was ovarian cancer and she was taking all the necessary steps to combat it.
She also made a tweet with the caption, “Some personal news from me:” where the clip of the show can be seen. On the show, she said, “I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I’m confident.”
Some personal news from me: pic.twitter.com/D5noRnfXfA
— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) June 14, 2021
We can see from the post above that she urges women to educate themselves on this disease and to get all the regular screenings and scans that they can and listen to their bodies.
Is she cured? Her opinion on her son’s religion
Luckily, the mother of Darius John Rubin has won the battle against ovarian cancer after 3 months. She revealed on 29th September 2021 that she was only a day away from the completion of her chemotherapy treatment. She thanked her family, doctors, surgeon, friends, colleagues, boss, and all the people who supported her during her tough times.
“It’s now the end of my chemotherapy that I announced back in June. Tomorrow is my last session after 18 weeks,” @camanpour tells @robinroberts on her cancer journey and credits early detection for catching it early. https://t.co/kWY5S6eOU4 pic.twitter.com/3AItTYLcV9
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 29, 2021
Talking about her opinion about religion, she has a unique perception of her son’s religion. She got a chance to experience various cultures and beliefs as she is the child of a Shi’ite Muslim father and Catholic mother. She also got to experience a Jewish-American facet after marrying Darius’ father.
Her son however was the single embodiment of many faiths. She had revealed her son’s faith during an interview with ABC in December 2012. She said, “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have come together during some of the happiest and most important moments of my life. In fact, my son Darius is the embodiment of these three faiths in one.” She claimed that the blood of aforesaid peoples runs through her son’s veins.