Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Spotted With "Muscular" Boyfriend At Bar
Shepard Smith, one of the most recognizable faces of Fox News, has not announced publicly that he is gay. But thanks to a report from Gawker that has spread online, it's not like he's trying to hide it.
In the middle of a piece about Smith's verbal altercation with a waitress at his regular Chelsea haunt, Gawker buries the lede:
Smith had arrived earlier that night with a straight couple and his own regular date, a muscular 6-foot-2 30-something white male, whom Bathtub Gin employees refer to as “his boyfriend.” Like most other nights—Smith frequents the bar, located behind a coffee shop on 9th Avenue, about once a week—the anchor’s attention fell on his date. According to Minskova and one other source, who have seen Smith and his date drink there on multiple occasions, the couple frequently holds hands and rests them in each others’ laps under the table. Nobody we spoke with, including several Fox insiders, knew the name of Smith's date.
It's not the first we've heard of Smith batting for the LGBT team, but it's certainly the most definitive.
Smith is one of the only Fox News anchors to blast Republicans for homophobia and regularly avoids descending into the anti-gay rhetoric so common to the network's airwaves. So, even though he gets paid by a network known for its trumpeting of homophobic values, should Smith be pressured to come out of the closet?