Famous as a legendary talk show host of PBS, Tavis Smiley has been contributing to the television field from a very long time.
Tavis has been working as the president of The Smiley Group. Also, he holds the tag of being the founder of Tavis Smiley Foundation. Know about his net worth, marital status, dating status from the article below!
Tavis Smiley Bio
Tavis, who stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m,) was born on 13 September 1964 in Gulfport, Mississippi to Joyce Marie Roberts and Emory Garnell Smiley.
He is a graduate of Bachelor’s degree of Science in Law and Public Policy from Indiana University, Bloomington. From his college days, Tavis always had the entrepreneur quality. Therefore, he applied his thoughts into action and founded The Smile Group in 1998 and Tavis Smiley Foundation in 1999.
In addition to this, Tavis is also famous for writing articles about President Donald Trump. With his hard work and determination to reach the top, Tavis has accumulated a hefty net worth that sums to be 10 million dollars.
Tavis's Sexual Harassment
Tavis, who has been a part of the television industry for the last three decades has also been a part of the controversy. In March 2018, he was blamed for sexually harassing his subordinate with inappropriate judgments.
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For this, his contract with PBS was suspended. In reply, Tavis denied the fact stating that he might have dated few employees, but never harassed them sexually. Also, he filed a lawsuit against PBS for the issue and in return PBS backfired a countersuit. Since then, Tavis has a bitter relationship with PBS.
Is Tavis Smiley Gay, Married Or Single?
Unlike his professional life, Tavis’ personal life is a mystery. Well, back in 2008, the 54-year old was said to be an unmarried man.
Because of the absence of a wife and a girlfriend, Tavis was even rumored to be a gay like Vladimir Duthiers. Moreover, his gay talks on Twitter back on 26 September 2011, has fueled up the rumor.
Tavis Smiley makes gay tweets on 26 September 2011 (Photo: Tavis Smiley's Twitter)
Also, the rising rumors have canceled out all the chances of him getting married to a woman and having a wife. On top of that, Tavis friendship with his so-called gay mates T. D Jakes and James Wheaton has added more questions to his sexual preference.
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Despite the controversy and interrogations, Tavis has decided to remain silent. His bright professional life also has safely hidden his personal life. As Tavis has never opened about his personal life, it is unsure if he is a married, engaged or gay man.