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Brene Brown’s Husband Steve Alley

All About Steve Alley, Brene Brown's Husband
by Alice Coleman | Apr 3 2023

Brené Brown’s husband is Steve Alley

Brené Brown married Steve Alley in 1994. Brené Brown has not talked extensively about her wedding in public, as it is a private event. However, she has mentioned her husband, Steve Alley, and their long and happy marriage in several of her talks and books.

Who is Steve Alley?

Steve Alley is Brené Brown’s husband. He is a pediatrician who practices in the Houston, Texas area. He practiced medicine for many years at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Fannin Pediatrics and has a Doctorate Degree. Memorial Hermann is a large healthcare system in the Houston, Texas area and provided pediatric care for infants, children, and adolescents, and their services include well-child check-ups, sick visits, vaccinations, and other pediatric care.

Steve has been supportive of Brené’s work as a writer and researcher, and has appeared in some of her TED Talks and other presentations.

Steve Alley has appeared in multiple Brene Brown talks

Here are a few times when Steve Alley appeared in Brene Brown’s talks:

  • In Brené’s TEDxHouston talk in 2010, Steve appears briefly towards the end of the talk. Brené mentions how Steve encouraged her to pursue her research on vulnerability and how he supports her work.
  • In Brené’s TED talk on shame in 2012, she briefly mentions Steve in the context of how shame affects men. Steve does not appear in this talk, but Brené shares a story about how Steve struggled with feelings of shame early in their relationship.
  • In Brené’s presentation on empathy at the Royal Society for the Arts in 2013, Steve appears in a video clip where he talks about how he learned to be more empathetic and supportive of Brené’s work.

It’s worth noting that while Steve has appeared in some of Brené’s presentations, he is not a regular fixture in her public appearances and does not have a public profile outside of his work as a pediatrician.

Brené Brown met Steve Alley in a Bar

Brené Brown and Steve Alley met at a bar in Houston, Texas in 1987. At the time, Brené was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, and Steve was in medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. They struck up a conversation and hit it off. They went on their first date a few days later and have been together ever since.

Brene has mentioned their meeting story in several interviews and talks, including in her TEDxHouston talk in 2010, where she shared the story as an example of the power of vulnerability and the importance of taking risks in life.

In the story, Brené describes how she was at a bar with a friend when she noticed Steve across the room. She was immediately drawn to him and mustered up the courage to strike up a conversation. They talked for hours, and by the end of the night, Brené had given Steve her phone number. They went on their first date a few days later and have been together ever since. Brené often uses this story to illustrate the importance of taking risks and being vulnerable in our relationships and in our lives.

Brené Brown and Steve Alley Age Difference

Steve Alley was born November 7, 1970 making him 53 years old. Brené Brown was born November 18, 1965. While both Steve and Brene are Scorpios, Brene is 5 years older than Steve.

Brené Brown has not expressed specific views on age difference in relationships, including relationships where the woman is older than the man. However, she has spoken about the importance of respect, empathy, and trust in relationships, as well as the need for individuals to be true to themselves and their values.

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