Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Marries Tina Lai From Vietnam Restaurant


Fabulously wealthy Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie got married over the weekend. And if you’re thinking, “Gee, that sure looks like the girl who seated me at Vietnam the last time I was there,” that’s because it was her.

The new Mrs. Lurie is Tina Lai, 39, sister of Benny Lai, who owns Vietnam in Chinatown and West Philadelphia’s Vietnam Cafe, Fu Wah Deli and the underrated Grill Fish. She was frequently found behind the register at the deli, although I’m guessing she’ll be spending much more time in this lovely little home. Jeffrey Lurie, who divorced wife Christina in 2012, is 61-years-old and ranked 1,075 on the Forbes Billionaires list.

Can we get some BBQ Platters and Flaming Volcanoes at the Linc? Please?

[PHOTO: Jensen Larson Photography]

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  • a ‘girl’

    Calling a 39-year old woman a ‘girl’…….awesome

    • rk

      This times 1000. Sexist and racist. a nice double whammy of suck from Victor.

      • vfiorillo

        I’ll take the “sexist” shot. But racist? C’mon. That’s way beyond a stretch even for an anonymous Foobooz commenter.

        • rk

          sorry, but asian “girl” is a freakin common trope in orientalism. subconscious, sure, i’ll grant that. but the asian woman as girl is a racial trope. We don’t call 39 year old white women or black women or hispanic women “girl” nearly as frequently.

          but that’s beside the point. Here’s the better point “taking the sexist shot” isn’t enough. That’s not right. The right thing to do is change the post and apologize for it, not to “take the shot” in comments. The right thing is to never do it again and think about what you did instead of searching for something to disagree with (my claim it was racially insensitve as well).

          and you, as a foobooz moderator, know exactly who I am. I don’t want my name to be google-able, but I’m not anonymous to you.

  • Lori Lurie

    Who would have thought he would marry someone over 20 years younger than him? Bizarre!

  • Skeptigal

    20 plus years and a billion dollars? Looks like true love. And I’m sure there was no overlap. Lots of luck to them!

  • fred

    its not bazaar… he’s rich she’s young and pretty. sounds reasonable to me

  • SergeBlanco

    Tina’s great. She’s very friendly and I’ve been going to Vietnam for 15 years. I wondered where she’d been lately. I guess she won’t be hostessing anymore!

  • padiddle

    Wow, way to downplay Lai here. A 39 year old restaurant manager from a family that runs several successful businesses is “that girl from Vietnam restaurant.” Gross.

  • sodajerk

    Something reaks of calculated move on the Lai family’s end.

  • J19999

    gold digger to the extreme. the lai’s are all about ONE THING $$$$

  • Sincity

    Maybe now she’ll acknowledge the nephew they alllowed to grow up dirt poor. Or she’ll lend the dead beat father (her brother) to pay the child support he never paid through out the kids life? Yeah right. That family is all about $$$$

  • “That girl”

    I find the title of the article offensive and repulsive. Such poor choice of words Victor. I use to work at a Vietnamese Restaurant helping out family and friends. Am I “that girl” too? Can’t you say Eagles Owner Jeffrey Laurie marries Tina Lai? then proceed to say who she is. God, people these days are just… ugh lame.

  • Guest

    She doesn’t look 39 years old.