As of 2023, Don Lemon is in a relationship with his boyfriend-turned-fiancé/to-be-husband, Tim Malone. The couple got engaged in April, 20219. However, they have yet to get married in order to be legally 'husband and wife.' Additionally, Stephanie Ortiz was rumored to be Lemon's first wife, But due to a lack of proof, the report has been proven false.
Don Lemon is an American television journalist who served as a CNN host from 2014 until 2023. During his early career as a journalist, he hosted weekend news programs on small television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania. In addition, he most recently co-hosted CNN This Morning with Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow before being fired in April 2023; his contract was set to expire in 2026.
According to The New York Times, CNN had difficulties securing guests eager to go on-air with Lemon, and polls showed his popularity among viewers had decreased. However, Lemon claimed that his firing was unexpected and that CNN failed to inform him in person, which CNN denied.
Recently, Don Lemon appeared at the Time 100 Gala in New York City on April 26, 2023. While working as a CNN anchor, he frequently shared screen time with a variety of guests. This time the former CNN anchor attended the event alongside his fiancé, Tim Malone. As a result, viewers are interested in learning more about Don's connection with his longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé.
Don Lemon’s Boyfriend in 2023: The Former CNN Anchor Has Been Engaged to His Fiancé/To-Be-Husband, Tim Malone, Since 2019!
It has been around 6 years since Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) has been in a relationship with his boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Tim Malone (@timpmalonenyc). And the more interesting part is that they have been public about their relationship since the beginning. And as of 2023, the couple seems happy after getting engaged and seems to enjoy their time together. However, they have yet to get married in order to be legally 'husband' and 'wife.'
Don Lemon with his boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Tim Malone.
Source: USA Today
Talking about Don Lemon's boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Tim Malone was born and reared in adjacent Water Mill, New York, three hours outside of New York City, which has been home to many Hollywood elite throughout the years, including Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
According to his LinkedIn, Tim went to New York City after graduating in 2006 and began working at NBC as a production assistant on the Today Show. A year later, he changed jobs at NBC Universal, joining the sales teams for their USA and SyFy networks. He left in 2013, having spent the previous five years in sales for the Sports and Olympics division. He then spent three years at Billboard as Director and later Executive Director of Brand Partnerships before joining Jukin Media as Executive Director in 2017. In 2018, he made a career change to his current role as a real estate agent with Corcoran Group, one of New York City's finest real estate firms.
According to People, Malone and Lemon began dating in the summer of 2016, and they famously kissed during CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcast as they rang in 2018 at the Spotted Cat in New Orleans. While rumors said they met a year earlier at the same pub, Lemon tweeted, “Clarification. We did not meet at the bar. He was with me at the bar. We met in New York.”
They first made their relationship public in April 2017, when Malone appeared on Lemon's Instagram. Three months later, Lemon made his first appearance on Malone's feed. A month later, the couple attended the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards while holding hands. They were kissing on live television again by New Year's Eve 2018. Over a year later, the pair got engaged on Mon April 8, 2019.
Don Lemon and Tim Malone got engaged in April 2019.
Image Source: ShowbizCheatSheet
Since going public, this couple hasn't stopped flaunting their bodies, whether it's at New York City galas, on vacation in the Bahamas, or even with former First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. Malone also frequently shares photos on his Instagram.
However., there isn't much information available about their forthcoming wedding, including the date and location. They presently share their time between Sag Harbor and Harlem in New York City, but the couple has also lived in Water Mill and Baton Rouge. Later, Lemon told People, “I’m just trying to enjoy this moment of bliss. And then, whenever we get married, we get married. The advice I get from most people is: Don’t become obsessed with the ceremony or wedding planning — just enjoy it.”
Furthermore, Stephanie Ortiz was said to be Don Lemon's first wife. However, due to a lack of proof from either party, the report has been proven false.