“Everyone in my family is evolving — no one has that resentment toward Judaism,” she explains.She even keeps her own set of kosher dishware at her mom’s place for family dinners (sans Howard, of course).And “my dad’s emphasis on sexuality [in his career] kept me out of the dating ring [when I was younger].” She was also scarred by her parents’ 1999 split — Howard divorced college sweetheart Alison Berns, the mother of Emily and her sisters, Ashley and Debra, after 21 years of marriage. He used to be one way, and then he marries a model.” (Howard, 61, married blond bombshell Beth Ostrosky, 18 years his junior, in 2008.) She muses that her mom’s re-entry into the working world might have been the straw that broke Howard’s back.“I believed that my parents were very much in love,” Emily says, reflecting on her past. “Maybe he couldn’t handle it when she went back to work as a psychoanalyst.” Raised in tony Old Westbury, LI, the Stern daughters’ sheen as progeny of a celebrity belied a much more complicated adolescence.I’d say, ‘God help me.’ “The question was, ‘What am I going to do with my life? “F - - k it if [people] think it’s weird or doesn’t make sense.” Photographer: Annie Wermiel/NY Post; Stylist: Cody Jones; Hair/Makeup: Mary Guthrie/ Anthony starts the show talking about doing Joe Matarese’s podcast last night with Artie Lange and Jim Norton, Trump and his elevators, the electoral college, people’s hate of Trump, living in glass houses, and cable box issues.Emily got her first mantra at age 10, and still practices today.
Howard once said on air that he hated wearing yarmulkes and joked that the theme of Emily’s bat mitzvah should be “I hate Jews.” But Howard and Alison did practice Transcendental Meditation.“It took a lot of bravery [to become religious],” she says of her change over the past nine or so years. “I was trying to figure out what to be in the world. Emily says it was difficult to deal with Howard’s fame.“My dad always instilled in us, ‘Everybody’s watching you,’ ” she recalls.“I told the director, ‘Don’t advertise who I am.’ He manipulated my love for the show for his gain,” she says.