For the past couple of months, news about Stormy Daniels has been plastered on every single media outlet.
According to The New York Times Daniels’s parents divorced when she was “about four,” and was raised primarily by her mother in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Even though she raised by a single parent, it’s been claimed she has neither spoken to her mother or father in about 10 years.
Born Stephanie Clifford in 1979, the 39-year-old adult film star has made a name for herself long before she became one of the most well-known public figures of 2018.
She decided to pick her stage name based on a childhood moniker, and then chose the last name Daniels after seeing a billboard that dubbed Jack Daniels whiskey as “a Southern favorite.”
“Up until this, if someone called me Stephanie, I thought you were the IRS,” Daniels said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “No one calls me Stephanie. My own child doesn’t even know that Stephanie is my name.”
The award-winning actress, producer, and screenwriter was nominated for “Director of the Year” at the 2017 adult-film awards shows, adding her total nominations for the year to a staggering 17.
Now since you all know what Daniels is known for, here are seven wild facts about her you didn’t know.
In 2011, Daniels gave birth to her daughter with her partner Glendon Crain. While she rarely posts pictures of her only child on social media, she isn’t shy to discuss her fulfilling home life.
“We have this smart, amazing, beautiful daughter that is awesome. The three of us go to Gymboree class for music. He (Crain) is great with our daughter because he has no problems doing anything with her that I do. He will take her to the bathroom in a restaurant and change a dirty diaper,” Daniels said in a 2012 interview with The Daily Beast.
“We get up and watch Sesame Street every morning. I make her breakfast, and we hang out and are goofy for a while. Then we go out and run errands,” she added. “I try to do something fun with her every day. I just consider myself to be especially blessed, and people who knock porn, well, it affords me to be with my daughter.”
However, because Daniels is a public figure, she and her daughter have become targets of violent threats.
“I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. T– taking, you know, the seats facing backwards in the backseat, diaper bag, you know, gettin’ all the stuff out,” Daniels said in an interview with 60 Minutes.
“And a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone,” she said, addressing the time she was almost featured in a 2011 expose with In Touch Magazine.
While it’s widely assumed Stormy has only starred in adult films, Daniels has actually appeared in major films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. In 2007 also made a cameo on FX’s Dirt, which starred Courteney Cox.
In the same year, Daniels appeared as a stripper in Maroon 5’s music video for their hit song, “Wake Up Call.”
Due to her successful career in the spotlight, Daniels has earned her a net worth estimated at a cool $2 million. Until January, she was signed with production company, Wicked Pictures, which gave her an annual salary of $250,000.