Everything You Need to Know About Chris Jericho and his Family

Published 11/20/2020, 10:41 AM EST

AEW star Chris Jericho is a legend of the professional wrestling business. He has been a part of the wrestling industry for a long while and plans to continue doing so. He has made positive effects across the industry and has constantly helped put deserving pro-wrestlers under the spotlight.


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Chris Jericho’s parents

Chris Jericho was born in Manhasset, New York to a Canadian couple, Ted Irvine and Loretta Vivian Irvine. His father, Ted Irvine, was an ice-hockey player and played with the New York Rangers. The family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba after his father retired.


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When Jericho was growing up, he used to go for shows at the American Wrestling Association. This is when his interest in the industry peaked and he wanted to become a pro-wrestler. More specifically, the time he witnessed Owen Hart appearing with Stampede Wrestling and perform various high-flying moves was when professional wrestling truly appealed to him.

The AEW star has a sister, Vanessa Gerads, who is a music teacher.

The story of Chris Jericho and his wife Jessica Lockhart

Chris Jericho has been married to Jessica Lockhart since 2000.

The duo met through WCW wrestler Disco Inferno in Tampa, Florida. At that point, Jericho was performing for World Championship Wrestling.

In his book, A Lion’s Tale, Chris Jericho wrote about the days passed after he saw Jessica Lockhart for the first time.

According to him, Lockhart had to leave for northern Minnesota for three weeks the day after they met. However, the two of them continued with daily telephonic conversations.

This is how they built the foundation of their relationship.

They started their relationship as a couple once she returned from Minnesota. The duo has been going strong ever since.


His wife prefers to stay out of the spotlight and raise his children away from the eyes of luring paparazzi.

Chris Jericho has a tattoo dedicated to his wife on his ring finger. He revealed in an interview that he kept losing wedding rings and with a broken knuckle, it was painful to take the ring on and off.

The pro-wrestling star’s children

Chris Jericho has three children with Jessica Lockhart.

Thier first-born is a son, Ash Edward Irvine. He was born in 2003.

In 2006, Jericho and his wife welcomed their twin daughters, Sierra Loretta Irvine and Cheyenne Lee Irvine.

All three of his children have often made guest appearances on his podcast – Talk is Jericho.

Ash is an expert of fish and this is mostly what he talks about whenever he appears on Jericho’s podcast. According to his son, he wants to become an ichthyologist, a person who studies sharks and fish, when he grows up. Most of the times, Ash makes an appearance during Shark Week.


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His daughters have their own YouTube channel called Sisi & Chey Vlogs and Videos. After they appeared on his podcast for the first time, their subscriber count shot up.

None of the children have yet expressed any interest in pursuing a career within the Sports Entertainment Industry.



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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.