Who is Blake Abbie from 'Bling Empire: New York'?

Blake Abbie shows off his 'cultural bling' in the debut season of Netflix's 'Bling Empire' spin-off

Blake Abbie from episode 02 of Bling Empire: New York.
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Curious about Blake Abbie, one of the new faces of the Bling Empire: New York cast? Join the club!

The Netflix series, a Bling Empire spinoff, brings the glitz and glam of an Asian-American friend group to a new coast, following the likes of Dorothy Wang, Lynn Ban, Nam Laks and more. As you might've expected, there are chic clothes, ample helpings of drama and plenty of spending. 

But for Blake Abbie, it's not about the luxury designers and lavish outings. "My bling is cultural bling," he told Women's Wear Daily (opens in new tab). "I’m a downtown New Yorker. I have amazing friends who are artists and designers doing amazing things."

He continued: "For me, I don’t care about having an Hermès Birkin. Do I like a Kelly? Yes, but I don’t need that." 

The reality newcomer also revealed to the publication that he is the self-described Switzerland of the group, remaining neutral when tensions arise. But who is Blake Abbie, exactly? We'll give you the scoop!

Who is Blake Abbie from 'Bling Empire: New York?'

Blake Abbie is a half-Chinese, half-Scottish writer hailing out of Vancouver, Canada.  Though he's garnered a reputation in the fashion world—much like co-star Tina Leung, who convinced him to participate in the show—he originally studied opera singing and Germanic studies at the University of British Columbia. This segued into modeling and eventually a stint at Total World talent agency. Later in his career, he ventured over to fashion publications such as Industrie, System and Document Journal

He is currently the editor at large of A Magazine Curated By, a fashion-focused magazine curated by different designers, such as Simone Rocha, Rodarte and Proenza Schouler, among others. He's also dipped his feet into the acting pond and starred as Thomas in the Chinese series Meteor Garden, which is available to stream on Netflix, and 2021's Ming tian hui hao de.

And while he loves the grit and glamour of New York, he still gets homesick, telling Tudum (opens in new tab): “I grew up in Vancouver, so I really yearn for the ocean and the mountains, or just greenery in general when I’m in New York… I like to go along the East River even and sit underneath the FDR and have all the Chinese po pos and gong gongs doing their exercises ’cause it’s very nice and reminds me of home."

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Blake Abbie age: how old is he?

Born on October 30, 1990, Abbie is currently 32 years old—and a Scorpio.

What is Blake Abbie's net worth?

When it comes to the Bling Empire: New York cast net worth, Abbie's fortune is in the middle of the pack, with reports putting his worth upwards of $3 million.

Blake Abbie family: who are they?

In his WWD interview, Abbie admitted to not identifying as an Asian American, but rather Chinese and Scottish. His father, Robert Alexander Abbie, hailed from Edinburg, and his mother, June Wong-Abbie, from Hangzhou, China. His parents had a 26-year age difference, and his father sadly passed in 2020. Abbie is an only child. We catch a sneak peek of Abbie's mother's visit to New York City on the reality series. 

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Blake Abbie Instagram: what's his handle?

You can follow along with Blake Abbie on Instagram at @blakeabbie (opens in new tab), where he has more than 70,000 followers as of publishing and regularly posts fashion shots, throwback family photos and behind-the-scenes shots from Bling Empire: New York.  

Blake Abbie partner: is he dating anyone?

When it comes to sex and relationships, Blake Abbie identifies as fluid and queer and says his family is very supportive of his dating life. He further claimed during his WWD sit-down that his mother is accepting and respects his decision. She does, however, want him to settle down and eventually have a family of his own, whatever that might look like for him. 

We get more sneak peeks into his romantic life throughout the first season of Bling Empire: New York, but don't be surprised if Richard and Vika steal the spotlight in the dating department!

See Blake Abbie in Bling Empire: New York, now streaming on Netflix. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)