David Muir is a well-known American journalist and media personality, best known as the host of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. He is also famous as the co-anchor of ABC’s News 20/20.
His expertise and abilities in his area have garnered him multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards. But there are speculations regarding his gender identity. Rumors have it that Muir is gay.
Here’s what we know about his relationship, dating history, and more. Read along to find out.
David Muir was rumored to be dating Gio Benetiz
The 48-year-old has always been highly quiet about his personal life and is notorious for keeping his life behind closed doors and away from his business. All his followers can do is guess.
Muir was said to be seeing Gio Benetiz, one of the former coworkers who is now out about his homosexuality.
Benetiz was not publicly homosexual then, but he was frequently observed wandering around the studio when Muir was around, fueling rumors about anything between the two.
Muir and Benetiz also spent much time together and were frequently observed at gay bars. Although there were rumors of a love relationship between the two, neither of them admitted it nor made any statements about it.
When Benetiz got engaged to his reported boyfriend, Tommy DiDario, in 2015, it finally ended the rumors surrounding his affair with Muir. The pair were officially married on April 16, 2016.
So the riddle of whether or not Muir is gay remains unsolved because the television personality has kept his life so private that we don’t even know if he’s dating, married, or blissfully single.
Last year, Jezebel blogger Kate Dries wrote a story headlined “Report Indicates My Boyfriend David Muir Is a ‘Monster.'”
While others suspected she was dating the reporter, she was probably simply being humorous, as per Heavy.
The journalist has never claimed any of the dating rumors.
David Muir loves his family
Muir, born in Syracuse, New York, in November 1973, developed an early interest in news broadcasts and journalism. And he made it a point to pursue his vocation with zeal and persistence.
He is proficient in Arabic and Spanish. In May 1995, he graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.
Muir served as an anchor and reporter for WTVH television in Syracuse from 1995 through 2005. At the time, the Syracuse Press Club named him the anchor of the “Best Local Newscast.”
Unlike his love life, he is well-known for his tight relationship with his parents, which he proudly displays to the public.
The journalist is also close to his siblings and is frequently seen writing about the latter’s children on his own Instagram. He also loves his pet dogs and often posts their pictures.
Muir, along with Good Morning America contributor Tim Tebow and part-time correspondent Michael Strahan, was voted one of People Magazine’sMagazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014. Other celebrities on the list were actors Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Idris Elba.
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