Tavis Smiley Engaged, Married, Wife, Girlfriend or Gay, Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 11 Dec, 2018
Tavis Smiley Engaged, Married, Wife, Girlfriend or Gay, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 13, 1964
Age 56 Years 7 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession TV Host, Author
Marital Status Single
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $10 Million Dollars
Salary $1.9 Million Dollars
Ethnicity African-American
Social Media Twitter
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch (185 cm)
Education Indiana University
Parents Joyce Marie Roberts (Mother), Emory Garnell Smiley (Father)
Siblings No

The very famous talk show host and liberal political commentator, Tavis Smiley became hit personality on the Internet after he was suspended by PBS after he fell in the sexual misconduct in 2017.

Tavis Smiley was popularly recognized as the host of PBS late-night talk show, Tavis Smiley. He also is known as the former BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley host.

Tavis Smiley's Net Worth

An American talk show host and businessman Tavis Smiley has an estimated net worth over $10 million and also gets high salary through his works and profession.

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Tavis' love for politics arose when he was 13 years old. After completing graduation from Indiana University at Bloomington, he went to study public affairs.

Tavis served throughout the time of the mid-1980s as an assistant to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. He also became a radio host in 1991 as a commentator and beginning in 1996, hosted a program "Bet Talk." But controversially, Tavis dispose of a complete conference of Sara Jane Olson to ABC News in 2001, so BET decreased to renew his contract that year.

Later he started presenting the show "The Tavis Smiley Show" on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and recently presents "Tavis Smiley" on PBS on the weekdays and "The Tavis Smiley Show" from PRI. The man also appeared as one of the crew and cast members on the hit ABC TV series named "Dancing with the Stars."

Tavis Smiley suspended for sexual misconduct allegations (Photo: YouTube)

Having an expertise of 13 years on PBS, he fell into the controversy, which let him lose his job. On 13 December 2017, he was suspended from PBS from his show after he was alleged in sexual misconduct. Later in February 2018, he filed a suit against PBS accusing the network of being “racially hostile.”

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Tavis Smiley's Secluded Dating Life!

When it's the matter of the personal life, Tavis Smiley remains hesitant to reveal his love affairs.

Back in 2008, the Gulfport, Mississippi native spoke about his relationship when he was confronting Obama candidacy. He told that he wasn't married till that date and didn't have any kids. He said:

“I don’t have kids, because I have tried to be responsible—knock on wood.”

Since then, Tavis has never made his appearance with his soon-to-be wife in any events. Neither he has been engaged with his secretive girlfriend.

While Tavis's dating life is a mystery to his fans, lots of them think as if he is gay or in relationship secretly. He has not yet spoken about his sexuality. However, in 2016's Oscar nominees, he showed his concern for LGBT and black people. Tavis profound his dissatisfaction with 2016's Oscar nominees saying that gay actors are being honored, but still they are slow to be recognized and revel in the humanity of Black actors and actresses. He tried to show his support for black actors.

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Tavis Smiley's Bio

Tavis Smiley was born in Mississippi, the USA on 13th September 1964. He is the son of Joyce Marie Roberts, a single lady who first became pregnant at age 18 and father Garnell, the man grew up with his siblings. He graduated from Indiana University, as per the wiki. The 54 years of age American popular person Smiley has good height with over 6 feet 1 inch, and weight is around 80+ kg.