Gok Wan Partner, Gay, Boyfriend, Net Worth
- Relationship Status N/A
- Real Name Kowkhyn Wan
- Rumors Rumored to be in a relationship
- Official Site http://www.gokwan.com/
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/therealgokwan/?hl=en
- Twitter https://twitter.com/therealgokwan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
- Height/ How Tall? 1.85m
- Education honorary degree in fashion
- College Babington Academy
- High School Central School of Speech and Drama
- Career 1994-present
- Net Worth 1.5 million
- Dating/Affair Maybe
- Gay Yes
- Ex-Boyfriend David Ames
- Date of Birth September 9, 1974
- Sister/s Oilen Wan
- Brother/s Kwoklyn Wan
- Mother Myra Wan
- Father John Wan
- Parents Yes
- Ethnicity/Race Chinese
- Zodiac Sign Virgo
- Birth Name Kowkhyn Wan
- Profession Author, Television Presenter, Journalist
- Birth Place Leicester, United Kingdom
- Nationality British
- Birthday September 9
- Birth Year 1974
How To Look Good Naked star Gok Wan came out to his family at a very young age and confessed to having a boyfriend during a family dinner. His father was initially shocked but came to terms with Gok’s sexuality the very night.
Gok Wan’s Experience Of Coming Out As Gay To Family
The British fashion consultant is open about his sexuality and shared his experience of coming out to his family during an interview with GQ Magazine in 2009.
"I was dating a guy, and I basically used him because I knew I'd have to take someone home eventually and thought I'd try it out with him. My sister and brother were there, we all sat down and it was just the most excruciating meal ever.”
Gok then added-
“My family is normally Shameless meets The Royle Family. But this night it was so weird. I had left home and no longer had a bedroom, so my dad left the table early, which he never did, and went into the living room and made a bed for the two of us with an open fire.It was extraordinary, his quiet way of showing his acceptance. The reason I've never told that story is that my dad and I have never discussed it.”
Wan then shared that after his confession and his father accepting him as gay, he went to the bathroom, wept for hours, and nobody spoke about the incident since that day.
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Is Gok Wan Single or Has A Partner?
Wan, who admitted to having slept with 21 and a half men along with a woman in the past, has been in a few relationships. Among them, he is famous for dating Holby City actor David Ames.
Gok Wan and partner David (Source: David's Twitter)
It seems that Gok dated David sometime after 2014. Wan and his partner David Ames were spotted on 25 March 2015 in London at the press night performance of 'Bad Jews.' According to Wan’s good friend Daniel Hughes, Gok and David were together and were even planning to settle down.
Gok's relationship with David apparently didn't last long as, in 2018, he was reportedly single. In February 2018, David mentioned via a tweet that he wanted "the guy" from the Kingsman movie franchise. But, he didn't disclose the name of his crush.
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Similarly, on Valentine's Day 2019, he shared a picture alongside a guy but called him a friend.
Gok Wan celebrates Valentine's Day 2019 with his "friend" (Source:- Gok Wan's Instagram)
Celebrating Valentine's Day with a friend means Wan had to be single at the time, but Angela Ray didn't agree with him on this one.
Angela mentioned via a tweet on 27 February 2019 that she met with the British author and his partner. If she's right, Gok indeed is in a relationship but, maybe he is not yet comfortable flaunting his partner openly. He simply ducks dating questions. In fact, during an interview with Loose Women in October 2019, when asked about his desire for marriage, he answered,
"Yeah, I'm gonna have the biggest wedding you've ever seen in your entire life... Kate and Wills have not literally got a patch on me, I feel, whatsoever."
When further asked about who's the lucky one, his answer made the whole audience laugh. He gushed-
"I'm gonna marry myself.....by the time I'm 50, I've got literally five more years to go... everyone is invited....it's gonna be the biggest rave you've ever seen in your life.....it's gonna be absolutely incredible."
Gok Was Not Confident And Faced Weight Gain Problems
The fashion consultant revealed that he suffered from gout after a weight gain in an interview with This Morning Today in September 2016. He explained that he had gout when he was forced to wear a slipper due to a swollen foot.
Wan also faced weight issues as a teen. During his teenage, he was called fat as he weighed 133 kg, 294 lb.
Further, after he enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama, he felt his life was being controlled because of his weight. He stated that it affected everything in his life, from his personality to what he wore and what people reacted to him.
Wan also states he also went into depression because of the diet and stress that he had to bear along the way of trying to lose weight. He also mentioned that he started having suicidal thoughts-
"I fantasised about killing myself – I could see no other way out...I concluded that suicide was the only option."
Later, he decided to drop out and talked to his family about his situation. Under the supervision of his family and medical expert, Wan began gaining healthier weight and started becoming more confident with himself.
"I don't regret having been fat at all. I know how to throw jokes at myself and I use humour before anything else, and those skills allow me to do the chat-shows. So I'm thankful for that."
Since then, Wan has come a long way and began his career in the year 1994, and since then, he has received massive popularity due to his appearance in several television shows and magazines. Gok also has his own television shows called- How to Look Good Naked and Say Yes to the Dress Lancashire.
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No doubt, Wan receives an incredible salary from his profession, and his net worth indeed rounds up to millions.