Shepard Smith started his professional career in Journalism 33 years ago in 1986 after signing a contract with WJHG-TV and worked for a TV program named “A Current Affair”. After ten years in 1996, he joined Fox News until he left Fox News recently on October 11. Read this to know about The Fox Reporter Shepard Smith’s ex-wife Virginia Donald. If you want to know if Shepard Smith is Gay, stay tuned with us. Also, remember his net worth and salary details.
Shepard Smith’s married life and divorce from ex-wife Virginia Donald.
Shepard smith’s love life with his now ex-wife Virginia Donald started in the early 1980s. They were both classmates in a college. In an interview, Shepard said that he had a crush on Virginia Donald, and he was the first one to open about his feeling to his later-to-be wife.
She did accept Shepard’s proposal, and they started dating and were soon inseparable lovebirds.
After they both graduated in journalism, they thought of taking their relationship to the next step, and finally, in 1987, Shepard Smith wed Virginia Donald as his wife.
During their six years of marriage, Smith, and Virginia, Donald did not have any children together. Why? It could be because Shepard smith is Gay? But that is something we will discuss later at the end of the article. So, keep reading.
In 1993 Shepard Smith divorced Virginia Donald and did not explain the reason why.
Shepard Smith confirmed in an interview that he is gay.
Before revealing Shepard Smith’s net worth, first let us tell you he is a gay, and insight on his partner.
According to his Wikipedia profile, After almost 26 years of divorce from ex-wife Virginia Donald, in 2017, Shepard Smith came out as gay publicly.
In an interview he said,
I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with
Now, for many who had been asking for about the reason for divorce with his ex-wife Virginia Donald, it’s because he later knew he was gay and could not stay married with a woman.
Shepard Smith Partner Giovanni Graziano.
Shepard Smith started dating his current boyfriend/partner Giovanni Graziano in 2013. Giovanni Graziano started as an intern in fox news in 2008, and now he works as a production assistant with partner Shepard Smith.
Later, when the company knows about their relationship, Giovanni Graziano was moved to Varney and Company to avoid “Conflict of interest.” Shepard Smith’s partner Giovanni Graziano started his Journalism between 2005 and 2008 at Penn State University.
Shepard Smith Net Worth, Salary.
While he started working for fox news, reports suggest that his annual salary was about $200,000. He has worked for many years until Shepard Smith’s departure from Fox in 2019. While he was still working in fox, his salary was $10 Million per annum. And as of 2020, Shepard Smith’s net worth is $25 million.
Salary from fox news is what contributes to Shepard Smith’s net worth.