Don Lemon and Stephanie Ortiz are not married, nor are they in any relationship. The news of their marriage and relationship was just rumors.
Don Lemon is an American TV journalist who gained fame as the broadcaster of CNN Tonight and Don Lemon Tonight. Stephanie Ortiz, on the other hand, is an American actress, best known for the movies The Grassland, Kiss of Chaos, and many others. With the fame that the TV presenter and Stephanie have attained, their personal life became the public’s interest which led to the rumors. Here is what you need to know about the relationship life of Don Lemon and Stephanie Ortiz.
Was Don Lemon Married to Stephanie Ortiz?
Don Lemon and Stephanie Ortiz were never married to each other, or romantically involved with each other. The TV presenter and the actress were rumored to have had a secret wedding in the past. The duo kept mute and did not come out to accept or deny the claims, which made many believe that the news of their marriage was true. However, the rumours are false, which is evidenced by the unavailability of their wedding pictures.
Also, the rumored couple has never been spotted together spending time or having fun as a normal couple does. In addition, they have never been seen flaunting each other on their social media handles, following the fact that the actress is not active on any social media platform. Don Lemon exposed all that was needed to be known about his sexual orientation and relationship in his debut autobiographical book, Transparent.
Who is Stephanie Ortiz’s Husband?
Stephanie Ortiz’s husband is Bryan. There are no details of how they met, but they have been together for over three years and counting. The duo was reported to have been in a relationship for fifteen months before they exchanged their marital vows in 2020.
They are still together and have not recorded any controversies so far. There are no details of Bryan’s date of birth, which makes his age undetectable. Details about his ethnicity and nationality are scarce.
The actress and her husband have also kept all the details about his parents, siblings, and what they are up to away from the knowledge of the public. His educational history and career have also been kept off the record. It is also not known if the couple has welcomed any children together as they shielded their family from the media.
How Did Don Lemon Come Out as Gay?
Don Lemon came out as gay on both TV and in his autobiographical book, Transparent. He made his sexual orientation known in his book in 2011 and this gained him more popularity. The TV presenter in his book stated that he was sexually abused as a child by a teen neighbor but failed to let his parents know.
In an interview, he stated that he was gay since childhood but kept it a secret from his parents till the age of thirty years. At first, his mother never accepted his sexual orientation, but with time, she gave in to it.
The Journalist Is Engaged To His Long Time Partner, Tim Malone
Don Lemon has been in a relationship with Tim Malone since 2016, a few years before he came out openly about his sexual orientation. The duo first met each other on a Friday night in Bridgehampton in 2015 and kept contacting each other till they kicked off their relationship the following year. In 2017, on the New Year’s Eve broadcast on CNN, they made their relationship known to the public and shared a kiss while the show was still airing.
On April 6, 2019, they got engaged to each other. Don Lemon took to his Instagram handle to share the news, with a picture of the engagement ring. In the engagement picture, he stated, “He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?” Their pet dogs, Boomer and Barkley were also involved in the proposal, as the tags on their collars read, “Daddy will you marry papa?”
Though they have not officially tied the knot, they do not seize to flaunt each other on their social media handles. They usually try their best to give each other the best gifts on their birthdays. The duo usually makes out time to go on vacations, dates, movies, and other fun events. Don Lemon and Tim Malone do not give a second thought about appearing on red carpets and other activities that involve the media with his partner.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, they had their wedding plans in mind but had to put them on hold till after the pandemic. This has made everyone look forward to the day that they will exchange their vows. The couple also looks forward to having children in the future.
Don Lemon also joked about it, stating that Tim would have the children because he is still younger. The couple is still head over heels in love with each other, which is evident in the absence of controversies in their relationship.
Here Is All To Know About Tim Malone
Tim Malone is an American real estate agent born on April 5, 1984, in Water Mill, New York, the United States of America. He holds American nationality and is of the white race. The real estate agent rose to the limelight after he became Don Lemon’s partner. Tim has managed to keep details about his parents, siblings, and what they are up to out of the media.
Details of his early and primary schools have been scarce. The real estate agent earned his high school education at Southampton High School in New York, graduating in 2002. Tim Malone went on to Boston College, where he earned a degree in journalism and history. He worked in the media sector before moving on to the real estate sector.
He worked behind the scenes for The Today Show and NBC Universal. Tim moved on to the sales department of the SyFy network and the USA Network. The real estate agent worked for the American music and entertainment magazine, Billboard as a director. He later attained the position of executive director of brand partnerships and sat in the position for three years.
In 2017, he joined Jukin Media and worked with them as an executive director for less than one year. For two years, Tim worked as a real estate agent for the Corcoran Group. In February 2020, he began working with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in New York City.