Jolie Poirier is best known as Dustin Poirier’s wife and the work they do as part of the Good Fight Foundation, Inc.
Like a lot of spouses that are part of the MMA world, Jolie stays mostly in the background. Meanwhile, her famous husband is looking to climb to the top of the UFC rankings in his quest to be champion.
But who is she, how did she and Dustin meet, and where are they now? We’ll answer those fascinating questions and more, so keep reading!
The Basics About Jolie Poirier
Jolie was born on March 5th, 1989, as Jolie LeBlanc in Lafayette, Lousiana.
Her parents are Carl and Teri LeBlanc. She has a brother named Javen and a sister named Jandy. Not much else is known about Jolie or her childhood family, as all of them keep a very low profile.
How Dustin Poirier Met His Wife
Jolie and Dustin appear to have a storybook life. From the interviews and social media posts, they look to be deeply in love and involved in each other’s lives.
However, their childhoods did not have a storybook beginning, mostly due to the troubles that Dustin had.
The couple’s story started when Jolie and Dustin met as teenagers at Acadian Middle School in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jolie and Dustin were both 14 when they met (he’s only a couple of months older than she is).
Dustin was a troubled youth, dropping out of school at 15. Jolie was a constant presence for him, even when he went to a juvenile detention center.
For a while, she was the only good thing in his life. She remembered that he was “struggling to find his way” and continued to support him after he picked up boxing at age 18.
They married on September 4, 2009, when both Jolie and Dustin were 20 years old. Nearly six years later, they gave birth to a daughter named Parker Noelle Poirier on August 20th, 2016.
Dustin found out that Jolie was pregnant only a week before his fight at UFC 195 where he fought Joseph Duffy.
During the time when Parker Noelle was a baby, Dustin was scheduled to fight Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night. Jolie slept downstairs with their daughter so Dustin could sleep through the night and prepare for his fight with Michael Johnson.
The family of three now lives in Youngsville, Louisiana.
Jolie Poirier Philanthropy
Jolie’s main focus has been in philanthropy, and where she receives the most attention from the news.
When Dustin Poirier and his wife were packing their belongings to move, they realized how much valuable fight memorabilia they were sitting on. They decided to use the memorabilia for good instead of packing it in storage.
Since April 2017, Jolie and Dustin have auctioned off his fight gear (shirt, cap, shorts, gloves, and hand wraps) to support charitable causes in Lafayette. They also started the Good Fight Foundation to create an even bigger impact.
Jolie serves as the Vice President and Director of the Good Fight Foundation. Some of the charitable work that Jolie has focused on include:
- donating to Second Harvest Food Bank
- donating to Acadiana Outreach center
- she donates to the widow of Michael Middlebrook, a Lafayette police officer
- buying computers and supplies for students of Acadian Middle School
When Jolie and Duston found out about 7-year-old Aaron Hill, they knew they had to do something about it. They raised money to create a park in Aaron’s honor, vowing to cover any additional costs themselves.
Dustin Poirier’s Wife On Social Media
Jolie keeps her life mostly private, and the only real way to keep up to date with what she’s doing is through social media.
Jolie has 64,500 followers on Instagram under the account @mrsjoliepoirier, with over 1,200 posts. Her Instagram posts surround her charity work, family, Dustin’s fights, and vacations.
Jolie has over 5,000 followers on Twitter under the account @joliepoirier. On Twitter, Jolie focuses mostly on Dustin’s fights and her work with the Good Fight Foundation.
Jolie is also on Facebook @jolieleblancpoirier.
Jolie Poirier’s Net Worth
Dustin Poirier’s wife has a net worth that’s reported to be about $1,000,000, with an annual salary of $100,000. Along with husband Dustin’s net worth of $3,000,000, the couple has a substantial nest egg established.
Supporting Dustin’s Fights
Dustin Poirier’s wife has been a consistent presence at his UFC fights. She is often seen at his fights.
Early in Dustin’s career, he didn’t have a car. Jolie drove him around to his fights. When he was coming up in the fight game, she would always travel with him and stay in broken-down motels to support him.
Dustin has described Jolie as “understanding the game.” He acknowledges that she’s made sacrifices so he could continue to what he needed to do to pay the bills. Dustin also admits that he would not be able to “do some pretty amazing things” without Jolie.
Jolie was captured on camera at UFC 257 after her husband had knocked out Conor McGregor. She looked at the camera and said, “I told you! That’s the last time you’re gonna doubt my husband, I swear to God.”
It was the biggest victory of Dustin’s career and a great moment in sports history.
But the event also meant a great deal to Jolie for other reasons. Conor McGregor had pledged to help her foundation. After the fight, Jolie was grateful when she spoke to the former champion, thanking Conor McGregor for his help to her cause.
After the McGregor fight, Dustin said that the fight was dedicated to Jolie. He said that the win “was as much as hers as it is mine.”
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