Tavis Smiley: Is He Secretly Married? Wife or Is He Dating Someone? Girlfriend and Gay Rumors
Tavis Smiley has become a heartthrob for every woman. His secret weapon that made him popular amongst women is his smile. But has his weapon secretly struck any lady or a man or has he secretly married to a mystery women or a man? So today we are covering the story of Tavis Smiley and revealing few basic details of his love life, married life and about his sexual orientation.
Personal Life: Married, Wife, Girlfriend or Gay?
Well, the actor was caught with the rumor of being in a relationship with Tom Joyner. Tom Joyner and Tavis Smiley were expected to bond the relationship of friendship while hosting the show together “Tom Joyner Morning Show”(1996) since then they together hosted the annual town hall meetings which were aired live on the C-SPAN cable television network.
However, no confirmation of the actor dating his colleague has ever been confirmed by him. Therefore, the actor dating his partner remains a rumor as the actor has never bothered to clear the rumor.
Caption: Tom Joyner(left) and Tavis Smiley (right) (2013)
Similarly, it has also been reported that the actor had dated T.D Jakes and James Wheaton. However, as no confirmation of his dating or the reason for his break up with the stars has been obtained, so it is really difficult to identify the dating mystery amongst them.
While giving an answer to the question on a press meeting conducted in the year 2011, when asked about gay marriage he seems to have shown a balanced side for it by giving a personal view and the policy view framed by the government.
Is the Anchor Metrosexual?
As posted by Lipstickalley on 30th April 2011, his fans have claimed to have read some of his biography where he has been termed as a private person and a difficult person to be an in a relationship with a complete workaholic personality. His fans have also stated him to be a person who has an interest in ladies.
While some fans even stated that the television personality used to date Fredricka Whitfield from CNN.
Therefore, the rumors of his sexual orientation of being gay remains a big question as the internet has tagged him with being gay while some claim him to be of straight sexual orientation. Hence, there lies the conflict of his sexuality as the actor is neither engaged nor married nor does he have a wife or a girlfriend.
Short Bio of Tavis Smiley:
Tavis Smiley was born on 13th September 1964 in Gulfport Mississippi to a lone parent Joyce Marie Roberts at the age of 18. In the year 1982, he enrolled himself in Indiana University Bloomington but left the university as his parents refused to complete financial aid paper.
Later he joined Indiana University but flunked out of college as he did poor in his course of studies. In the year 2003, he received his official degree in the public affairs. He is said to have an estimated net worth of $10 million.
In the year 1991, he became a radio commentator and started his own talk show “BET talk.” Later, he was offered a chance to host a radio show on National Public Radio, until December 2004 he served as a host of The Tavis Smiley Show. He has earned plenty of awards and recognition including Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Minorities in Communications.
In the year 1999, he founded Tavis Smiley Foundation which helped develop young leaders in the community. In the year 1994, he received the title of the America's 50 Most Promising Young Leaders.In the year 2008 and 2009, he received the doctorate honorary award.
In the year 2009, he received Interdependence Day Prize from Demos in Istanbul, Turkey. In the year 2014, he was nominated to receive the star Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring his contributions to televisions. Smiley received 16 honorary doctorates.