David Muir is a famous journalist and anchor working for the ABC News. He has been active in this field for almost 30 years. So, for the past several years people have been raising curiosity about the reporter’s sexuality and accusing him of being gay or bisexual.
People have even linked him to several other personalities to push the idea of being homosexual. So, what is the truth? Is David Muir gay or are these claims hoaxes? Let’s get started!
Is David Muir Gay? The Truth About His Sexual Orientation
David may or may not be gay. Despite his keeping his sexuality tight-knit, a lot of sources and sites claim that the 49-year-old is homosexual and is into other men.
That being said none of these claims have been addressed by the man of the hour himself. So, it is next to impossible for us to know his orientation and go as far as to label him as gay.
But, all we can do is talk about how the rumors started in the first place and look into his previous relationship to conclude his sexuality. So, without any further ado let’s get right to it.
The Rumors Started After David Muir Was Allegedly Seen Hanging Out With Friends In Gay Bars
The rumors started to roll around after the anchor was reportedly seen with friends in gay bars repeatedly. One of those friends is Gio Benitez, who is actually gay. Both of them are journalists working for ABC News.
It didn’t take long for people to start linking the two as they seemed to be close to each other. Likewise, both of them have shared many photos on their Instagram making them a potential couple in their eyes. However, none of the parties involved have come upfront to talk on the subject matter. So, it is too early for us to view them as a couple.
That being said, Gino is married to Tommy DiDario, a fitness trainer and influencer. The pair became engaged on September 17, 2015, in Paris. Similarly, they walked down the aisle a year later in Miami on April 16, 2016.
Moreover, the fact that Muir hasn’t married anyone till now has led fans to believe that he might be a member of the LGBTI community. Likewise, according to them, he hasn’t found the courage to come out and accept his true self which is one of the significant reasons behind David being labeled as bisexual or gay.
Who Is He Dating In 2023?
David was rumored to be dating his co-worker and friend Kelly Ripa. They have been close friends for years and this is the same reason the two were linked to each other.
The famous journalist as you know by now is very private about his personal life and especially his love life. Nonetheless, he has been linked to several women in the past.
Likewise, here’s an extract from a book where Kelly expressed how she felt about David.
“To David Muir, you are the backbone and moral compass I need sometimes.”
His Other Straight Relationship
He has been linked to another TV personality and his close friend Amy Robach. But, none of them have ever talked about dating each other. So, we think that they are just good friends and nothing more.
Further, he is rumored to have dated Kate Dries, Deputy Editor of Jezebel. The rumors started circulating after Dries wrote an article about David claiming that she was his girlfriend.
David’s Self Proclaimed Girlfriend Kate Wrote An Article Talking About Him
On September 10, 2015, Kate Dries wrote an article about her so-called boyfriend, David. In the article, she talked about their initial love story.
She also talked about how she felt after the media labeled Muir as an ‘Anchor Monster’ after lashing out at crew members.
While talking about her first date with her anchor boyfriend, Kate writes,
“David and I connected right from the start. “I thought Peter Jennings was the James Bond of the evening news,” he told me on our first date. I tried to remain calm because (little did he know) Peter was my first love and I didn’t want to make David feel uncomfortable.”
Furthermore, she shared photos of David claiming that she was the woman behind the camera. Similarly, when talking about his outbreak, she told her readers to take those reports with a grain of salt because Muir has been under much pressure lately.
Muir Lashed Out On His Crew Members After Losing Ratings
When asked about what happened to David an ABC source told PageSix that he had been feeling pressure, and after his return to New York from Rome he has been lashing out at the staff.
“Despite the biggest ‘get’ in the world — the pope — David is still losing to Lester. David feels under pressure and returned to New York from Rome cranky and has been lashing out at the staff. He screams at the crew unless [ABC News President] James Goldston is around. “
Furthermore, the source claimed that they heard he wanted less of other reporters’ voices and more of his own in the pop town hall.
He reportedly lost his cool and lashed out at his crew members after losing the ratings to his rival, NBC’s Lester Holt, who is also speculated to be a gay individual. According to a PageSix article published on September 9, 2015, the ABC World News Tonight anchor was labeled as Monster Anchor.
According to the stats ABC’s viewers averaged 7.3 million whereas, NBC’s viewers averaged 8.3 million a difference of about one million.