Shepard Smith’s First Wife?
Shepard Smith married Virginia Donald in 1987. Their relationship began after they met at the University of Mississippi as they were classmates. Shepard and Virginia divorced in 1993 without any child.
Is Shepard Smith Gay?
Yes! Smith revealed his sexual orientation in a lecture he gave at the University of Mississippi. He acknowledged that he was indeed dating a male and that his sexual orientation had no negative effects on his job at Fox News.
Who is Shepard Smith’s Husband?
It was always assumed that Smith was gay for a long time, but he was pretty much silent about his personal life and didn’t come out as gay until 2017. In an interview from October 2016, he discussed his sexual orientation, and in it, he denied that Ailes was homophobic while also confirming that he was a gay man.
He said, “When someone questioned me about whether or not (former Fox News CEO) Roger Ailes had abused me, I responded, “No. The truth is that he was always kind to me.” He added, “I believe it was regarded that I outed myself when I spoke the truth. I didn’t even consider it because I didn’t believe I was accepted.”
Shepard described the beliefs he was raised with, in another interview from 2018 as follows; “You don’t talk about your money, you don’t talk about your politics, and you don’t talk about your sex. Everyone wants to discuss such topics right now, but I’m not one of them. Will not take action.”
Of course, that didn’t stop people from asking him to discuss each of those topics. He revealed his long-term partner Gio in that same interview, saying; “I don’t mind talking about it. That’s simply my own life, you understand. And I have nothing to hide.”
Even though his relationship with Gio is clearly an important and serious subject of his life, Shepard has a lot on his plate and isn’t particularly interested in sharing much personal information about his life outside of work. It is now widely known that Shepard is married to Giovanni Graziano.
What Does Giovanni Graziano Do For a Living?
Graziano joined Smith’s Fox News program as a production assistant in 2011 and worked there for just over a year. In 2012, he switched to Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network, where he eventually rose to the position of producer before departing the show in 2013.
Who is Shepard Smith?
Shepard Smith is best known for his 23-year tenure at Fox News Channel, where he worked as managing editor of the breaking news department as well as a chief anchor during the channel’s launch in 1996.
He released an official statement about quitting Fox News on October 11, 2019. The next year, on July 8, 2020, CNBC announced that Smith would be joining their station as a chief general news anchor and chief general breaking news anchor.