By Kate O’Brien—PoliticoNew York, New York (AP)—Anita Hernandez, the porn star who went from the gossip pages to the porn industry, is back in business.
Her new porn empire is worth $100m and growing.
Hernandez says she was able to buy the company, which had its debut at a New York City convention last month, from a hedge fund she co-founded with her husband, Adam, who owns a hotel chain.
She says her porn business is a small part of her family.
Hernandez, 44, a longtime porn star and porn star-turned-author, made a splash in the industry when she was named co-creator of the New York strip and later a series of porn movies for a popular adult-entertainment channel.
She became a star with her sexy scenes for the “Dirty Jobs” program on Bravo, which aired in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Her latest film, “The First Time,” premiered in Los Angeles in May, and it was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Her daughter, Alicia Hernandez, is an actress, producer and director.
Her son, Juelz, is a porn star.
Holland says she has been in touch with her brother, who has been battling cancer.
“I love him and I want to be there for him, she says.
Hale, 35, is another former porn star with a big-time porn empire.
He also starred in a number of movies and produced the hit TV show “Real Housewives of New York.”
“So, the investment went bad and he went broke.””
It was a pretty good idea for a guy who was going to be living in a condo for the next 50 years and have to have his kids in school,” he says.
“So, the investment went bad and he went broke.”
Halesons business is still growing.
He says his company is profitable and growing every year.
He estimates his total profit to be about $3 million a year.
Haleson says he is also working on the new “The Second Time,” which he says is a much darker film than his previous “Dirt Jobs” movies.
Hilesons new film is called “The Hustler,” which is scheduled to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on May 12.