Hugs For Everyone! Jason Ritter Breaks Guinness World Record In One Minute

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Hugs For Everyone! Jason Ritter Breaks Guinness World Record In One Minute

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1980-02-17
  • Age 41 Years 2 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actor
  • Birth Name Jason Morgan Ritter
  • Nick Name Jace the Ace from Outer Space
  • Zodiac Sign Aquarius
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Father John Ritter
  • Mother Nancy Morgan
  • Brother/s Tyler Ritter
  • Sister/s Carly Ritter
  • Daughter/s 1
  • Relationship Status Engaged
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Engaged Date February 2017
  • Ex-Girlfriend Marianna Palka (1999-2013)
  • Fiancee Melanie Lynskey (2017-present)
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth $6 Million
  • Nominees Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series (2018)
  • Career 1989-present
  • High School Crossroads School
  • College New York University
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight 78 kg (172 lbs)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Eye Color Blue

The hugs for everyone helped Jason Ritter break the Guinness World Record in one minute. Congratulations Jason Ritter!

Jason made an appearance on "The View" to promote his newest ABC sitcom, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. While he joined the hosts of today's taping of "The View," Jason proclaimed Tuesday to be "National Hug A Kevin Day" as his character Kevin is charged with bringing light and joy back into people’s lives by hugging them.

He explained-

"One of the things on the show is that I have to hug people. It's complicated. Watch the show and you'll know what I'm talking about."

Jason wanted to go big while he discussed his character on "The View" as he decided to be an individual giving the most hugs in one minute to break the Guinness World Record.

Caption: Jason Ritter breaks Guinness World Record for most hugs given in one minute during his appearance on The View. (Published on Oct 9, 2017)

According to the official rules, the hugs are only considered when a person’s arm goes around and touches the torsos. Jason moved the bar from 79 hugs all the way up to 86 hugs to break the record.

He set up a string of hundred people along with the hosts of The View, and he made sure to hug each person as he continued hugging every person who lined up to help him, even after the buzzer ran out.

The Guinness World Record holder Jason then took Twitter to reveal that his childhood dream has finally come true. 

Jason even talked about his engagement to his girlfriend of four years Melanie Lynskey on the show, The View. 

Jason got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Melanie earlier this year in February. Well, he wasn’t shy at all to reveal that he proposed Melanie on the couch of their living room.

The New Zealand-born actress, Lynskey is an ex-wife of Jimmi Simpson. Melanie Lynskey and Jimmi Simpson got married in the year 2007 and got separated in 2012 citing "irreconcilable differences." Their divorce was finalized in 2014.