When Jordanian Princess Iman announced that she was engaged to Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, Greeks across the world wondered about her fiancé’s connection to the country.
Thermiotis, who’s first name is Dimitrios, or Jimmy, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1994 to Alexandros Thermiotis and Corina Hernández.
Apparently, he was referred to as Jameel in the official announcement of the couple’s engagement because it is the closest Arabic name to Jimmy.
The young Greek businessman has one brother and a sister, Alejandros and Alexia, both of whom are younger.
Fiancé of Jordanian princess Iman has roots from Andros
Thermiotis, 28, studied Business Administration and Business at Florida International University and founded a venture capital firm called Outbound Ventures LLC, which is based in New York, in 2015.
Princess Iman, 25, is the second child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. She has one sister, Princess Salma, who is 21, and two brothers, Crown Prince Hussein, 28, and Prince Hashem, 17.
The Princess’ grandfather was King Hussein and her grandmother is the English-born Princess Muna, his second wife. Princess Iman completed her degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Thermiotis has ancestral links to the Greek island of Andros, where his grandfather was born. Dimitrios Thermiotis, from whom the young man took his name, was born on the island in 1922 and grew up there.
As an adult, he left Greece for Venezuela, where he started a number of successful companies and soon became one of the most significant businessmen in Latin America.
The elder Thermiotis married his wife Leonor Felizari, and the couple had three children, Diana, Katerina, and Alexandros, the younger Thermiotis’s father.
The couple were known for their extensive charity work in Latin America and the US, where they relocated to later in life.
In 2017, the entire Thermiotis family visited Andros. Sadly, just one year later, the elder Dimitrios Thermiotis passed away in Miami.
Princess Iman of Jordan engaged to Greek Jimmy (Jameel) Thermiotis
“The Royal Hashemite Court is pleased to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Abdullah II to Mr. Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, in the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as well as Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, and Princess Salma bint Abdullah II, in addition to members of Mr. Thermiotis’ family,” the announcement from the Royal Hashemite Court states.
“The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Iman and Mr. Thermiotis on this occasion and wishes them a lifetime of happiness,” it concludes.
The Princess’ mother, Queen Rania, congratulated her daughter and her fiancé on social media, writing: “Congratulations my dearest Iman; your smile has always been a gift of love that I’ve cherished since the day you were born. I wish you and Jameel a life filled with love and laughter!”