The heavily tattooed reality TV personality Bob Harper became the international star with his performance on the highly acclaimed TV series The Biggest Loser. He is also a fitness trainer widely known for his nutrition tips.
Apart from the popularity, fans are also curious to know more about his life outside the reel. There are questions regarding his sexuality too.
Well, let’s find out more about his sexuality and if he really is gay, then does he have a boyfriend?
Is Bob Harper Gay?
Yes, Bob Harper is gay. He came out publically on the NBC reality weight-loss competition show The Biggest Loser in November 2017.
The accomplished fitness guru is a great influencer for many. On top of that, after Bob came out as gay, he also motivated people to not hide their sexuality and be courageous.
Especially his announcement helped Bobby Saleem to come out. Bobby grew up in a very strict Catholic background has been struggling with his sexuality for years, especially hiding from his parents.
“I haven’t talked about my sexuality on this show ever.”
He added saying this is the right time to encourage contestant Bobby, “And now, meeting Bobby, I really do believe this is the right time. I want to show Bobby that he doesn’t have to live in shame.”
Harper later told Saleem, “Being gay doesn’t mean that you are less than anybody else. It’s just who you are.”
He also opened up that he knew he was gay for a long time. “I’m gay. I knew I very long time ago that I was gay.”
The fitness trainer is now dating his partner Anton Gutierrez.
When did Bob Harper and Anton Gutierrez start dating? Their first meeting
From the past several years, Bob Harper has been a regular fixture of TV shows, but he initially kept things strictly private. Just a year after his announcement as gay, Harper started getting spotted with Anton Gutierrez. It was never revealed how the two first met.
The rumors about their dating started circulating on the media when Anton posted the photo with Bob on Inta on 11th August 2014. The two looked more romantic in their another post, Gutierrez uploaded on 1st September of the year.
After a year of their secret romance, the duo made their relationship official when they appeared sharing a sweet kiss in West Hollywood, California, in November 2015.
They also appeared on Oprah
In early 2016, Harper and boyfriend Gutierrez appeared in the preview clip of Oprah: Where Are They Now. There, the couple talked about their time together in the kitchen. Harper stated he loves cooking.
He later talked about his then-beau Anton and stated,
“He is a great sous-chef. He does everything that I tell him to do.”
Anton replied jokingly, “He just likes to boss me around in the kitchen.” And Harper agreed with the statement, “It’s true. It’s true. I do like to boss him around in the kitchen.”
So it seems the two still have great chemistry.
Bob and Anton got engaged in mid-2019: Are they also married now?
The couple dated for several years before they got engaged. Harper posted the photo of two hands wearing matching gold wedding rings on Instagram in late June. He wrote in the photo, “Well this happened yesterday. A great combination of @cartier & @viacarota #loveislove #pantherring”
His then newly boyfriend-turned fiance Anton also announced the news sharing the photo on Instagram with the caption, “I can do this forever.”
After their huge announcement, several sources report the two are married but there is no confirmation yet from the couple.
Where Does The Couple Live?
Bob and Anton currently live in their house located in Hollywood Hills with their two puppies Karl & Vivienne.
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The host of The Biggest Loser originally bought the 2,600 square feet property back in late 2009 for $2.9 million. The midcentury-style boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also includes a swimming pool.