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Is Josh Gates Married? Does He Have Children?
Josh Gates is an ardent adventurer and paranormal researcher at heart, known for his extravagant expeditions to locales with unsolved mysteries and for investigating unexplained phenomena. His hunger for “out of the ordinary” activities and natural propensity toward the outdoors propelled him to prominence, and he is now known as an accomplished television presenter and producer.
Josh is best known as the host of the television shows Destination Truth,’ ‘Stranded,’ ‘Ghost Hunters,’ ‘Expedition Unknown,’ and ‘Legendary Locations.’ The archaeologist has also been on major television shows such as ‘The Today Show’ and others.
Josh’s desire for thrills and adventure has helped him achieve one milestone after another, from wandering through scorching hot deserts to climbing one of the world’s highest peaks. Parts of his extraordinary quest are chronicled in his best-selling book, ‘Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter,’ published in 2011. Many people have been interested in Josh Gates’ personal life, in addition to his outstanding achievements and successful profession. If you want to learn more about it, we’ve got you covered!
The Josh Gates Family
Josh Gates was born in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, on August 10, 1977. His mother is from the United Kingdom, while his father is a professional deep-sea diver who travels regularly for work. Josh studied Archeology and Drama at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, from 1995 to 1999.
From 1996 to 1998, Josh also worked with the University of Maryland in support of deep-sea excavations in Israel. When asked what inspired his desire to become a world traveler and adventurer, Josh acknowledges his progressive upbringing.
“I was kind of going about on aircraft and hanging out in my parents’ shadow, who are both individuals who had traveled a lot, and I think that’s really what got me into it,” he explained. His early years were filled with academic studies and extensive travel before relocating to Los Angeles, California, to pursue photography and try his hand at acting.
Is Josh Gates Married?
Josh Gates’ Wife Josh Gates is married to Hallie Gnatovich, whom he met while working on ‘The Destination Truth’ from 2007 until 2012. Hallie was working as a researcher on the set, while some reports indicate she was also on the acting crew. They married on September 13, 2014, at Hidden Pond Resort & Tree Spa in Kennebunkport, Maine, after a few years of steady dating.
It is unclear whether Hallie still assists her husband in the creative department, but sources indicate that she is no longer involved in the entertainment sector. Hallie is a certified therapist in Los Angeles who works with mothers, LGBTQ couples, and entertainment business professionals. She has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Aside from that, the couple has always remained behind the scenes, making it tough to actively follow their relationship life.
The Children Of Josh Gates
Owen Indiana Gates was born on February 12, 2016, a couple of years into Josh and Hallie’s marriage. The news of their first pregnancy was made public during one of the episodes of ‘Expedition Unknown.’ The sequence includes a phone call from Hallie to Josh on his emergency satellite mobile, which became one of the show’s most memorable moments.
However, the birth of their second child, Isla Amelia Gates, remained a closely guarded secret until she was conceived in the early months of 2018. Their middle names are inspired by Josh’s heroes, Amelia Earhart and Indiana Jones.
The family is now residing in Los Angeles, California. Josh and Hallie have been coy about their children, much like they have been about their marriage. They must want an average and basic existence for their children if they prefer to stay out of the spotlight.
Taking care of them appears to be a challenge as well, given Josh’s tight shooting schedule and Hallie’s similarly demanding job schedule. Nonetheless, they appear to be a happy family. Hallie also occasionally shares photos of her children on social media.