Evan was born on June 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, to John W. Spiegel and Melissa Ann Thomas, both lawyers. The oldest child of two successful lawyers, he was raised in tony Pacific Palisades, enjoying membership at private clubs and family vacations to Europe, the Bahamas and Maui. His family was a very affluent one and as a teenager, he received a $250 weekly allowance. His parents eventually divorced.
As a teenager he asked his father to buy him a new BMW and on his refusal he moved in with his mother out of protest. She leased him the $75,000 car. His privileged life as a youngster conditioned him to never take a “no” for an answer.