Former porn star Jenna Jameson, who is engaged to an Israeli and recently converted to Judaism, told Israeli media that she plans to move to Israel.
“My fiancé and I hope to move to Israel next year after the birth,” Jameson told Hebrew-language news website Reshet in an article published Wednesday.
Jameson added that she and Lior Bitton will “move to live in my fiance’s house in Herzliya,” a wealthy suburb north of Tel Aviv. The couple are expecting a baby.
The famous ex-porn star announced last year that she would convert to Judaism, after having been enthused by kosher cooking and preparing Shabbat dinners for Bitton, and she often shares some of her creations on social media.
Here is a little image from last Shabbat!!! I made home made Chilean sea bass chraimeh, potato pancakes, Israeli salad and yummy challah!
Also last year, Bitton said that he and Jameson would be the subject of a new reality show, which documents the couple through Jameson’s conversion to Judaism and preparations for their wedding in Israel that was scheduled to take place this year.
Bitton told the Hebrew-language Walla news website then what it was like to break the news to his family that he was dating the “queen of porn.
“Look, I didn’t come to my mom and say, ‘I’m dating the biggest porn star in the world.’ I mean, there are porn stars, and then there’s Jenna Jameson,” he said. “At the start, I didn’t tell her who she was. It was a slow process. I let her know in bits and pieces until eventually she was able to accept it. And then it was fine.”
Bitton said the reality show, which is in its early production stages, would be “something like ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’” and focus on the couple’s private life in the lead-up to the wedding.
“It’s a bit stressful, because I’m not used to being in front of the cameras. But I can assure you there won’t be any ‘adult content’ in the show. I’m not going there,” he said.
However, there has been little subsequent reporting on the planned show and it has not been announced when and if it will still air.
Jameson often makes pro-Israel statements on social media, and last year during a wave of terror attacks posted a photo on her Instagram account with a flag of Israel painted on her back, in which she wrote, “Stay strong Israel.”
Jameson recently drew the ire of white supremacist David Duke, after revealing in a series of tweets about Israel that she has “a massive crush” on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In response, Duke tweeted that “Jews dominate porn” and then asked why that is acceptable to “Christians.” His tweet included a link to a Times of Israel story about Jameson and her pro-Israel messages.
((( Jenna Jameson ))) reveals ‘massive crush’ on Netanyahu
Jews dominate porn – why are "Christians" ok with that?
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) December 5, 2016
Jameson said in a direct message to a Times of Israel reporter that “I guess it is my first welcome to being Jewish and hated for it.”
“Being targeted was something I knew would come but it still shocked me to be attacked by such an outspoken loathsome monster like David Duke,” she added. But she said racist attacks would not deter her from backing the Jewish state.
“My support of Israel is undying… if it means being targeted by evil anti-Semites, so be it,” Jameson said.
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