Meet Lhotse Merriam Hawk, the wife of skateboarder Tony Hawk. See photos and a biography of Lhotse here.
Lhotse Hawk is in the news today as it was confirmed by TMZ that she is pregnant with her and Tony’s first child. This is the fourth child for Tony, who has three children from two prior marriages.
As a biography, Lhotse Merriam grew up in Eugene, Oregon. She attended Edison Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle School. She graduated from South Eugene High School, where she was a cheerleader and part of the ski club.
She went on to the University of California at Santa Cruz and majored in economics and philosophy. After she graduated, she got a job as a publicist for a Crested Butte, Colorado ski area. She is a founder of the International Free Skiers Association and started her own PR firm, Method Media and Marketing. She first met Tony Hawk in 1998, when she was a publicist for the X-Games.
Lhotse and Tony married one year after they started dating on January 12, 2006. They were married on the island of Tavarua, Fiji, where Lhotse’s favorite band, Rancid, played at their wedding. Lhotse and Tony live in the San Diego area.
See more photos of Lhotse Merriam Hawk below.