Daniel Negreanu, Everything You Need To Know About Past Relationships

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu married Amanda Leatherman, a poker hostess, in 2019.  Daniel Negreanu, a poker player from Canada, has a wife! After a string of romantic relationships with numerous women, he reconciled with his ex-girlfriend and married her in 2019. Continue reading to learn about his previous relationships and marriage.

Daniel Negreanu’s Previous Relationships

Negreanu has dated a slew of women. Not only was he dating, but he was also in a marriage relationship for a brief period. Lori Lin Weber, a Michigan girl, was his first and only wife. He and Lori divorced after two years of their wedding. In November 2007, Negreanu posted a blog on the basis for his divorce from his wife. He regretted attempting to transform Lori into someone she was not. In addressing his error, he even said that the divorce was the best option for him and Lori since they were still close friends.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu (Source: Google)

After his marriage ended, he began dating Evelyn Ng, a fellow professional poker player. He also dated Krisztina Polgar, a Hungarian beauty queen. However, the relationship did not go further. Instead, it was revealed in 2014 that he saw Marissa Rachelle Rodney, a stylist at Royal Tease Hair and Makeup in Las Vegas. The pair met at a welfare charity event the previous year. They continued their relationship by celebrating Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas in 2018. They even shared the amazing moment on Instagram. Negreanu’s partner said it was her finest Valentine’s Day ever.

However, their romance ended quickly, and Negreanu confirmed the split on his blog in late June 2018. In terms of the cause of their breakup, he mentioned incompatibility in their relationship.

Reconnected with Ex-Girlfriend and Married Her

Negreanu briefly dated Amanda Leatherman, a poker hostess, before his romance with Marissa Rachelle Rodney. Their relationship didn’t work out then, and the two split up. In an interview with Spportbladet Poker in 2014, the poker champion admitted to having a problem after the breakup. However, the break-up only served to cement their relationship. Negreanu reunited with Amanda in 2018 and began dating her. Thankfully, this time the Toronto native didn’t waste time and dropped down on one knee to propose to Leatherman in January 2019.


On May 17, 2019, the couple married at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, four months following their engagement. For the event, Negreanu wore a blue suit, while his wife wore a V-neck lace-pattern white bridal gown.

Biographical Information about Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu was born on July 26, 1974, in Toronto, Canada, to Constantin and Annie Negreanu. At the age of 16, Daniel found a passion for gambling, pool hustling, and poker. He attended Pineway Public Middle School in North York before dropping school to pursue a professional poker career in charity and casinos.

From Rookie to Poker Player of the Year

Negreanu relocated to Las Vegas to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional poker player. He had a pattern of winning poker in Toronto and losing it in Las Vegas. Despite this, he persisted and made it to the World Poker Final in 1997. He was rated the greatest all-around player. 2004 was the finest year of his career, as he made 11 final tables and earned a tremendous sum of money. In 2004, he was crowned ‘2004 Card Player Player of the Year and ‘WSOP Player of the Year.’ His total live tournament earnings topped $42,053,305 as of 2020. However, he lost around $1.2 million against another poker player, Doug Polk, in the Doug Polk versus Daniel Negreanu Challenge in February 2021.

Supports the Gay Community

Daniel, who was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2014, is an outspoken proponent of LGBT rights. In July 2012, one of his Twitter followers inquired about his sexual orientation. He simply declared that he is not homosexual and that he strongly supports gay rights. Then, in August 2012, Negreanu advocated for LGBT rights, stating that homosexuality was not a sin. He also said that all persons, homosexual or straight, were equal in the eyes of God since they were created.