The multiple award-winning journalist/anchor Lester Holt has been rumored to be gay for a very long time. But it looks like he is not gay and all the speculations are simply baseless.
So, what’s the truth? Is Lester Holt a member of the LGBTQ+ community? Let’s find out!
Is Lester Holt Gay?
No, Lester is not gay. As a matter of fact, the journalist has been happily married to his wife of 40 years, Carol Hagen.
However, people have been questioning his sexuality; some even label him gay. But, we assure you that he is not homosexual. So, the real question here is not whether Lester is gay or not but rather why people are calling him gay.
Why Is Lester Holt Being Labeled As Gay?
The exact reason why he is being called a gay man is still unknown. We are also in the dark as to why his sexuality is even questioned. But, it might be because he supports the LGBTQ+ community.
But, people have to realize that just because someone supports and fights for the rights of the LGBTQA+ community, it doesn’t make them gay.
There are other reporters including Gio Benitez and David Muir who are being labeled as gay. But, Gino is an active member of the community. He is married to his boyfriend Tommy DiDario since 2016. Even if that’s the case, we can’t and won’t encourage people to start labeling everyone including Lester as homosexual.
Similarly, the fact that we already mentioned, he is a married man who has been with his wife for more than 4 decades, strongly emphasizes that he is straight and not otherwise.
Lester Is Happily Married For More Than 40 Years
Journalist Lester Holt is married to Carol Hegan since 1982 after dating for almost two years. The pair has been together for more than 40 years and their relationship seems to get stronger with every time that passes by.
The lovebirds met in 1980 while Hegan was working as a flight attendant and Holt was studying at California State University. The details regarding their initial love story are not so clear but during an interview, Carol mentioned that her long-time hubby once asked her to come with him while covering a forest fire story in Napa Valley. In her words,
“I thought, ‘Wow, I’ve never been invited to go on a breaking news story before. A forest fire—that could be considered a hot date! I guess I knew what I was getting myself into with Lester and his career.”
The rest is history and the couple has been living happily in their beautiful house in Manhattan.
Lester Holt And His Wife Have Two Sons: Who Are They?
The couple are proud parents of two sons. They became parents for the first time with the birth of their first son Stefan Holt five years into their marriage in 1987. He is 36 years old as of 2023 and has been following in the footsteps of his father. Stefan is a journalist and news anchor for WMAQ-TV a Chicago station owned by NBC.
Likewise, they became parents to their second son Cameron Holt a couple of years later. He is currently working as an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley. Both of their sons have achieved great success in their careers and the family of four seems to love each and everyone dearly. Similarly, we hope that their relationship will grow stronger as time passes by.