From openly coming out gay to breathing glory in the fashion industry, Monte Durham basks on a resounding reality-star life. He is a fashion director for TLC’s reality-series Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
Monte’s professional success is supported by his glorious personal life. He is living a blessed life with his husband, who cherishes him on every beautiful moment.
Monte Durham’s Wiki-Bio:
Monte Durham, age 61, was born and raised in West Virginia. However, he refers to Washington D.C. as his adopted city.
Monte grew up in the family where he was dearest and nearest to his parents. Besides, he enjoyed all the childhood fun alongside his three sisters. He always had a soft corner for his family.
Though he is not vocally expressive, he shows the affection for his parents via the medium of social networking sites.
One such occasion was on 19 September 2017, as Monte wished his parents’ on their 64th anniversary with a picture collage of them on his Twitter. Besides, Monte also didn’t miss the chance to flaunt the love for his sister, Mickey.
He was spotted wishing her a happy birthday on 9 May 2017 via Instagram.
Career, Net Worth:
Carrying his family blessings, Monte has reached a substantial height professionally. He is renowned as the fashion director of TLC’s reality TV series Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. The show is all about the progress of individual sales associates and managers. Besides, it focuses on profiling brides as they search for the perfect wedding dress.
His interest in fashion bloomed as he watched his mother emulate the fashion styles. Soon enough, he thought to make a career out of fashion merchandising and hair styling.
Besides, Monte’s works as a bridal consultant. He has featured in magazines such as InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times.
As a fashion director on the reputed show, Monte Durham basks on commanding earnings. His salary is estimated to go beyond $119K per year, which inevitably boosts his already garnished net worth.
Is Monte Durham Gay?
Well, the fashion director, Monte is openly gay as the creative director of Paper magazine, Drew Elliott.
Monte even has a show titled, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta that features him as a gay fashion director and star.
But, Monte has faced some criticisms in the past for his show.
The American Family Association’s Sandy Rios blamed Monte's show for painting a biased portrait of homosexuality. She added that the children heard only positive things about homosexuality and its effects via the show, but were unaware of the negative impacts and consequences.
Gushing about the matter openly, Monte stated that his show always focused on women celebrating weddings and special moment in their lives rather than the sexuality-related issues. He hinted that his show had nothing to do with gay-related topics.
It is indeed enthralling to see how Monte is living a blessed life without hiding his sexual orientation. His courage plays as a motivation for those, who still fear to come out of their closet.
Monte Durham Married Or Single?
The fashion tycoon, Monte Durham, has come blessed amid his sexual preference. Monte shares a beautiful marriage voyage with his husband, Jakob Evans, a retired government worker.
The day was on 18 October 2013, when the Alexandria-based couple stepped on the Washington D.C. courthouse. After the wedding vows, the married-pair went on to take a church blessing at St. Paul’s in Old Town two days later. Dozens of people attended to see Monte and his partner enjoying every ounce of their blissful togetherness.
Since their bonding, the couple never misses an opportunity to flaunt their love for one another via social media platforms. One such instance was on 26 June 2015, when Monte commemorated his wedding day with Jakob on his Twitter post.
Via the post, he stated that he is happy for the right of transgender people to get married, and wrote that love always wins.
Monte Durham wishes husband, Jakob Evans on his happy birthday on 5 April 2017 (Photo: Monte Durham's Instagram)
Furthermore, Monte was spotted wishing his partner on his happy birthday via an Instagram picture posted on 5 April 2017. The pair looked in a celebratory mood standing along with drinks on their hands. Monte’s beautiful caption ‘the man who always has my best interest at heart’ made the post more special.
With budding affection for each other, Monte is undoubetedly relishing his time with his partner.
Cometh The Hour Cometh The Relationship: Monte And Jakob’s Inspiring Bond
It was right on the very occasion of ‘gay marriage’ legalization, Monte Durham and Jakob Evans decided to put the marriage tag in their relationship. The event was pleasing as their 20-year togetherness finally tasted the delicious taste of wedding vows.
Durham and Evans’ wedding theme was ‘Lucky Us.’ It was not just for them, but for those, who married whoever they loved and wanted, irrespective of their sexual preferences.
Jakob raised the proposal of marriage earlier in 2013. They had to wait till October to make things happen what they dreamt of for long finally.
Monte and Jakob’s relationship not only presents an inspiring example but also encourages those, who still fear the consequences that surround their minds regarding their sexuality. The way they are carrying marriage bliss for five years indicates that more good news is due to come in the future.
Monte Durham’s Family Life
Monte Durham, an openly gay man, shares an amicable bond with his parents just like actor Andy Favreau. He has a close bond with his father and does not forget to send birthday and father’s day wishes to him.
Demonstrating loves towards his father, he shared the picture of his father Charles Buddy through Instagram wishing him on his birthday.
Moreover, on 17 June 2018, Monte tweeted a post regarding his father wishing him on the special occasion of father’s day. Via caption, he wrote Happy Fathers Day to a great Father and all around good guy.
Not only that, but he also shares an exemplary bond with his siblings named Linda, Mickey, and Ginger; and even does not forget to wish them on the special day of National Sibling Day.
Likewise, on 9 May 2017, Monte shared the picture of himself along with his sister Mickey wishing her on her birthday. Monte surely has a beautiful family and shares a beautiful bond with them.