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Meet the Star of ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 — Deepti Vempati

Deepti Vempati has two siblings in her family in addition to her adorable parents!

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Meet the Star of ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 — Deepti Vempati
Meet the Star of ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 2 — Deepti Vempati

Deepti Vempati has become an internet sensation ever since she joined the second season of Netflix’s hit dating reality television show Love Is Blind – premiered on February 11 (Week 1), February 18 (Week 2), February 25 (Week 3), and March 4, 2022 (Special), respectively.

An Information Technology Analyst by profession, Vempati has soared to fame through the reality show. Additionally, her fan following on social media has risen to almost half a million. Here is a look at everything we know about her!

Deepti Vempati is originally from India

Vempati is currently 31 years of age. She was 30 while filming the second season of Love Is Blind. She celebrates her birthday every year on January 31.

On her 31st birthday in 2022, she shared a couple of snaps via her Instagram handle. “This will be the best year yet #31,” she captioned her post.

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Deepti Vempati at her 31st birthday.

Deepti Vempati at her 31st birthday (Photo: Instagram)

Born in 1991, Vempati is originally from India. She was born and initially raised in the suburbs of India. Later, when she was still young, her family relocated to the United States. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

For her education, she first attended high school and then enrolled at Bradley University in 2009. Four years later, in 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Management.

Deepti Vempati’s family consists of five members

Vempati was raised as the middle child of her parents. Her father’s name is Venkat, and her mother’s name is GV Vempati.

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As mentioned above, she is the middle child and has two siblings. Her older sibling is a brother named Sunny, and her younger sibling is a sister named Divya. Deepti has a close bond with her family members and occasionally shares pictures with them.

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Both of her siblings are well-settled by profession. Her brother currently works as a Staff Frontend Engineer at a company named Gemini, and her sister works as a UX Generalist at State Farm.

Furthermore, her brother is a married man. For years, he has been married to his longtime wife, Hina Merchant Vempati. Together, the married couple lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Deepti Vempati’s height and weight details

The Information Technology Analyst at Allstate reportedly stands at a towering height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters. But, that figure is yet to be confirmed as some other outlets suggest that she is 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67 meters tall.

Deepti Vempati has a towering height.

Deepti Vempati has a towering height (Photo: Instagram)

Coming over to Vempati’s weight, the exact information about it also remains undisclosed. But, looking at her pictures, it could be said that she has a slim figure and has maintained her weight. Additionally, reports suggest that she weighs around 70 kg or 154 lbs.

Deepti Vempati is active on Instagram

The reality television star is currently active on Instagram only and doesn’t seem to have an account on other social media platforms, including Twitter.

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On Instagram, Vempati goes by the username of @lifewithdeeps and has garnered more than 471,000 followers. She could be seen sharing multiple pictures from her vacations and travel on the photo-sharing platform.

Deepti Vempati celebrating her 30th birthday at Breckenridge, Colorado.

Deepti Vempati celebrating her 30th birthday at Breckenridge, Colorado (Photo: Instagram)

Additionally, she could be seen wishing her siblings on their birthdays and many more things. She has created several story highlights and made it easy for others to get a sneak peek at her life.

Most of those story highlights are related to her travel and are titled India, Chicago, Hawaii, Colorado, Singapore, and Banff.

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Is Deepti Vempati dating?

As of this writing, Vempati remains single and doesn’t have a boyfriend. However, she was about to get married after finding a partner on the dating show Love Is Blind season 2.

As things started to unfold on Love Is Blind season two, the reality star chose Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee, also from India. They even got engaged, and preparations were set for their grand wedding.

Deepti Vempati with Abhishek "Shake" Chatterjee.

Deepti Vempati with Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee (Photo: Netflix)

But, all of that went in vain when Vempati decided to call off her engagement and not get married to Chatterjee on the wedding day, as seen in the show’s season finale on Friday, March 4, 2022.

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While walking away from Chatterjee at the altar, she said, “I deserve somebody who knows for sure. So I’m choosing myself and I’m going to say no.”

After the season finale aired and their breakup was seen by everyone, Vempati’s brother and his wife made a joint Instagram post in which they criticized Chatterjee and mentioned how proud they are of Deepti for walking away from that relationship.

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One paragraph from that statement read, “We wish you didn’t pick that [clown] but despite his childishness, you carried yourself with grace and continued to see the good in people. We’re so damn proud to call you our baby sister, and know we’re there for you always.”

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Apart from Chatterjee, Vempati was recently linked to Salvador Perez, aka Sal, a fellow contestant on the dating show. He was matched with Mallory Zapata, but they split on the wedding day.

Vempati and Perez’s decision not to settle down with their match was one reason behind their dating speculation. And the other was a cozy selfie Vempati shared with Perez on her Instagram story while on a cast trip in Las Vegas – wearing matching blazers and writing “UnShakable Vibes.”

Deepti Vempati's Instagram story with Salvador 'Sal' Perez.

Deepti Vempati’s Instagram story with Salvador ‘Sal’ Perez (Photo: Instagram)

But despite fans’ eagerness to see the two together, it was halted when Vempati addressed those rumors during an appearance on The Viall Files podcast.

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When asked if the fans’ queries of “Are Deepti and Sal dating?” she responded with a negative answer and mentioned that they are not dating. She said, “Sal and I are not together. We’re just friends.”

Afterward, she mentioned that she is currently working on herself and then took a dig at the dating rumors by saying, “I think it’s funny – the speculations.”

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Tyler Cameron and Matt James’ Bond Confused for Gay Romance

Tyler Cameron and Matt James have been friends since their college days.

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Tyler Cameron And Matt James’ Bond Confused For Gay Romance

Tyler Cameron and Matt James are best friends who first met while playing for the Wake Forest University football team. They are popularly known as Bachelors in the American reality show The Bachelors and The Bachelorette.

Cameron was on the 15th season of The Bachelorette. After appearing on the show, Cameron became known for his modeling and philanthropic work; he further appeared on other reality television shows, including Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars.

James got famous from the 25th season of The Bachelor, a popular dating reality show. He is the first black man to be the lead on the show. James is also known for his work as an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Both have a common profession and common interest and share a very close bond with each other.

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Tyler Cameron and Matter James are more than just a friend

Cameron and James are speculated to be something more than best friends. They have been together since their college times.

“In college, James was the older cool kid who took me under his wing.” Cameron explained this on the Bachelor Party podcast in September 2020.

“We’ve just been boys ever since. Super grateful for that friendship and what he’s shown me in the city.”

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The BFFs also have been roomies. In February 2020, they revealed they had moved into an apartment in New York City during the COVID pandemic.

They were having fun together and didn’t fail to entertain fans with TikTok videos via @quarantinecrews. In one of the Tiktok videos, Cameron and James get a surprise kiss from each other.

Also, we could not forget the BFF moment when Cameron posted a heartwarming post on Instagram congratulating his mate with a photo of them having a nap together where Cameron rested his head on James’ shoulder, and James rested his on Cameron’s head.

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The Bachelorette alum expressed his pride and excitement towards his friend through the caption and said the world would witness James and his heart. He also joked by writing, “Not excited that somebody will be taking my spot as your snuggle buddy 😢.”

All these moments have made fans more curious about their relationship. Fans are even suspicious regarding the relationship between these buddies. Twitter is filled with posts that speculate them as a ‘Gay couple.’

One of the Twitter users @OdanePryce has twitted, “Am I the only one who feels that Bachelor Matt James are together with his room mate Tyler Cameron secretly? 🤔 My gay radar is picking up something.”

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Also, another user, @moonquarius, has tweeted, “Why is my friend trying tell me Matt James is gay and Tyler Cameron is his boyfriend?? Where is she getting this from lmao 😭😭.”

Not to forget Cameron has been linked up with the gay star Andy Cohen. Cameron posted photos with the caption, “Update: Things are going steady with @bravoandy and I. No one makes me smile as big as Andy does. Be my valentine?❤️”

The Bachelorette alum also replied to Cameron’s post, “MY MAN! I’m yours. ❤”

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This post and comments blew up the mind of fans as they were confused and excited.

Some commented on Cameron’s post, “Are you gay?,” others remarked, “Is this a real relationship or a joke? I’m so confused.”

Some even joked, “I thought I was your only gay best friend, but wow k, sorry I’ll wear turtlenecks more.” There is the comment that said, “Andy is so thirty dude …its pathetic….constantly chasing the youngest newest thing ….”

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Tyler Cameron’s dating history

While fans have been speculating about Cameron’s link-up with James or Cohen, he has been dating known-faced women too. He seems close to his guy friends but has said he isn’t gay.

We have seen him and Hannah Brown together as a couple in the reality show, The Bachelorette.

Soon, after a breakup with Brown, Cameron managed to date supermodel Gigi Hadid. They followed each other on Instagram. These two were also spotted together in New York City and then on vacation in Lake George.

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However, Hadid and Cameron split at the end of September, and E-News confirmed the news.

Soon after Gigi, he started to hang out with his Bachelor Nation alum Andi Dorfman. But it turned out they were only friends, which Dorfman confirmed through her Instagram story in the Q&A session.

He has even infiltrated the Kardashian’s inner circle. He was spotted hanging out with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Stassie Karanikolaou, in November 2019. They were seen being super flirty at a Clippers game and kissing each other at the club.

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Cameron seemed to have reconnected with Brown as they were in quarantine with friends, including James, during the COVID pandemic in March 2020. Although this relationship wasn’t confirmed.

He was rumored to be with Kristin Cavallari while playing a campaign video, but it turned out to be false.

Tyler Cameron and Matt James have been together since their college days.

Tyler Cameron and Matt James were spotted together. (Image Credit: BFA)

In 2021 James and Cameron had a double date with their girlfriends, Rachael Kirkconnell and Camila Kendra. According to Page Six, the four were spotted at the Surf Lodge and Gurney’s hotel.

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With all these facts, we can say that James and Cameron are friends and aren’t gay couples. They have set certainly set a pinnacle of friendship.

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Who Is Matt Lauer’s Wife? Inside His Marriage and Divorce Stories

Matt Lauer has been married and divorced twice to date.

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Who Is Matt Lauer’s Wife? Inside His Marriage and Divorce Stories

Matthew Todd Lauer, better known as Matt Lauer, is a former American television news personality. He came into the limelight for his works with multiple media/news houses, particularly with NBC News.

From 1994 to 1997, he served as the news anchor for The Today Show, and in 1997, he was promoted to co-host. Since then, he served as the program’s co-host until NBC terminated his contract in 2017 amid sexual allegations against him.

After Lauer was accused of sexual misconduct, his well-established professional life started to shatter. And the same began to happen in his personal life as well. However, it could also be said that his personal life wasn’t always on the right track. Here is a detailed look!

Matt Lauer’s first marriage was with Nancy Alspaugh

Lauer was first married to the Emmy-winning TV producer named Nancy Alspaugh. So, it’s fair to say that Lauer’s first wife is Alspaugh.

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The formerly married couple first met each other in 1980 and eventually began dating in 1981. The following year, on July 17, 1982, they shared the wedding vows in an intimate ceremony.

A collage picture of Matt Lauer and his ex-wife Nancy Alspaugh

A collage picture of Matt Lauer and his first wife Nancy Alspaugh (Photo: WireImage/Getty Images)

However, their marital relationship didn’t last long as they parted ways around six years later in 1988 — their divorce was finalized in the same year. Additionally, the two were yet to welcome any kids in their marriage.

Although divorced, Lauer and Alspaugh seem to have maintained a good bond. Besides, Alspaugh even defended her ex-husband when he was accused of sexual misconduct. In her 2018 interview with Entertainment Online, she said:

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I don’t think he’s been given a chance to defend himself, and I hope one day soon he will be able to tell his story. I’m sure it will be soon. He is beginning to feel like himself again, and people will finally hear his side of the story.

After their split, Alspaugh married Fox Sports Net executive H. Read Jackson. Together, they had adopted a son named Wyatt Jackson — when he was three, he was diagnosed with Autism.

On January 25, 2016, Alspaugh became a widow after her second husband’s death following a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. Since then, she has been raising her son as a single mother.

Matt Lauer’s second marriage was with Annette Roque

Almost a decade after Lauer divorced his first wife; the former news personality met his future second wife, a Dutch model named Annette Roque, on a blind date in July 1997.

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They clicked and eventually started dating. Five months into their relationship, Lauer was ready to propose to his then-girlfriend — Roque said yes, and they got engaged. And on October 3, 1998, they shared the wedding vows in Bridgehampton, New York.

Less than three years after their marriage, on June 26, 2001, the couple welcomed their first child together — they had a son named Jack Matthew Lauer. Similarly, on October 2, 2003, Roque gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Romy Lauer.

In 2006, Lauer and Roque were expecting their third child. During that time, Roque had filed for a divorce against Lauer, citing reasons like “mental abuse, extreme mental and emotional distress, humiliation, torment, and anxiety.”

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Matt Lauer and Annette Roque in front of Taj Mahal, India, in April 1998

Matt Lauer and Annette Roque in front of Taj Mahal, India, in April 1998 (Photo: NBC/NBC NewsWire)

However, they seemed to have reconciled their relationship as Roque withdrew her divorce paper. On November 28, 2006, the almost-divorced couple welcomed another new member into their family; a son named Thijs Lauer.

After that, everything seemed fine between the married pair, and things were back on track. But, Roque’s filing for divorce later raised suspicions about Lauer’s faithfulness towards his wife and their marriage.

Fast forward to 2010, there were rumors of Lauer moving out of his house and having an extramarital affair. Lauer later denied these speculations during his interview with People as he called it “ridiculous” and “offensive.”

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In addition, he said, “Have we had a completely perfect, easy marriage? No. But the stories you’ve read over the years are not true. I don’t think we’re any different than any married couple that’s been together for 12 years.”

“The accusations [of infidelity] are ridiculous, and I’m not going to [dignify] them with an answer. It’s not true,” he added.

Moreover, Roque was also interviewed by the outlet separately, and during her interview, she mentioned that they have had difficulties in their marriage in the past, but they “have worked through it.”

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Matt Lauer with his three children at Madison Square Garden in January 2016

Matt Lauer with his three children at Madison Square Garden in January 2016 (Photo: James Devaney / Getty Images)

In July 2016, it was again said that Lauer was being unfaithful towards Roque after rumors of him having an affair with his former Today co-anchor Natalie Morales came out. And much like last time, the rumors were again denied.

In his interview with The New York Post, Lauer said, “Every aspect of this story is untrue, and it’s frankly sad that someone would tell lies to harm everyone involved.” “There is absolutely no truth to this completely absurd story,” Morales added on her part.

She continued, “It is damaging, hurtful, and extremely sexist. I have proven myself in all aspects of my job as a news professional and journalist, and am adding to my role, taking on three jobs with Access Hollywood Live and Access Hollywood, in addition to Today.”

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“This move was dictated by me and my desire to grow in my career. Any insinuations beyond that are uninformed,” Morales concluded her story.

Matt Lauer gets fired from the Today show amid sexual misconduct allegations

On November 29, 2017, the Today show co-hosts, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, announced on-air that Lauer was let go from the media network after being accused of sexual misconduct by an unidentified female NBC employee.

Likewise, the memorandum sent by the chairman of NBC News, Andrew Lack, to other staff read, “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer.”

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“…While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

It was mentioned that the unidentified female NBC employee had reported about the sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of Lauer during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — which had continued even after they arrived in New York.

Moreover, in a report published by Variety, three more unidentified women had come forward to allege that Lauer sexually harassed them. After three days of silence, Lauer finally released an official statement and apologized to his loved ones.

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In October 2019, former NBC producer Brooke Nevils claimed via Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, that she was “anally raped” by Lauer while working together at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. However, Lauer denied all allegations, saying, “Each act was mutual and consensual.”

Annette Roque filed for divorce from Matt Lauer

After Lauer was accused of sexual misconduct, reports appeared that he and his second wife were already living separately. At the time, a source told Entertainment Tonight, “Matt and Annette lived separately, with Matt spending many nights in his Manhattan apartment.”

Matt Lauer with his second ex-wife Annette Roque

Matt Lauer with his second ex-wife Annette Roque (Photo: Twitter)

And after Lauer’s sexual misconduct allegations were made public, it became tough for Roque to even walk around in public. “As time passed, the humiliation turned to anger. The last two years of their marriage were hell,” the source told ET.

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In December 2017, it was noticed that both Lauer and Roque had stopped wearing their wedding rings. At the time, Henri, Roque’s father, told DailyMail, “She is not going to stay with him and work it out. They are not together trying to work it out.”

Finally, after months and months of speculations, Roque finally filed for divorce from Lauer on July 2, 2019, in Suffolk County Court in New York. Their divorce was finalized on September 5.

As per reports, it’s said that Roque received around $20 million in assets and was also awarded the now-former couple’s Hamptons horse farm located in Water Mill.

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And over a month after their divorce was finalized, Roque finally responded a little to the accusations against her ex-husband. On October 9, her lawyer told People that she is focused on her three children.

“In response to your inquiry, our client has asked us to tell you that now that the parties are officially divorced, her priority and only concern is for their wonderful children. Our client will make no further statements,” Roque’s lawyer John M. Teitler further said.

What is Matt Lauer doing now?

Since losing everything in 2017 and the following months, Lauer seems to be keeping a low profile for now and is currently residing in an undisclosed location.

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Lauer might not have a wife now, but he presently relishes the company of his beautiful girlfriend, Shamin Abas. Abas owns a luxury brand marketing firm and is a marketing and public relations executive.

A collage picture of Matt Lauer and his new girlfriend Shamin Abas

A collage picture of Matt Lauer and his new girlfriend Shamin Abas (Photo: Twitter)

The now-dating couple had known each other for more than a decade before officially taking their friendship on a romantic turn. They officially began dating sometime around December 2019 and have been together since.

At the time, a source close to Lauer told Page Six, “Matt and Shamin have known each other for many years, as she spends a lot of time in the Hamptons, as does he. They very recently began dating; she is a lovely woman.”

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In August 2021, the couple was seen together attending a country-set event in the Hamptons — where Lauer’s second ex-wife was also present. Nonetheless, the formerly married couple didn’t cross paths.

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Facts about NBC Journalist Ben Collins’ Age, Family, Girlfriend, and More

Everything about Ben Collins!

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Ben Collins is an experienced American reporter who has been working with NBC News for more than four years. Per his byline or bio on the NBC News website, he “covers disinformation, extremism, and the internet.”

Before joining the New York-based broadcasting television network in March 2018, he used to work at The Daily Beast. He worked there for three years and four months as the senior news editor.

Ben Collins’ Wikipedia: age and family

As of this writing, Collins is reportedly around 47 years of age. Born in 1975, the reporter celebrates his birthday every year on February 13, per multiple media outlets. If that’s true, then his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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Talking about his family, there are little to no details available about them. It’s so because Collins lives a private life and doesn’t prefer to share many details about his early and family life. Due to that, there is no information on his parents and siblings (if he has any).

Ben Collins during an interview with MSNBC

Ben Collins during an interview with MSNBC (Photo: MSNBC)

Nonetheless, there is a tidbit of information when it comes to the Byfield, Massachusetts native’s education. As per his LinkedIn profile, Collins studied Journalism at Emerson College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.

How tall is Ben Collins?

Like his early and family life, there is no concurring information about Collins’s height. Several media outlets have reported that the reporter stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 154 lbs. However, it’s unknown if it’s his exact height and weight.

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Is Ben Collins dating a girlfriend?

It has already been established that Collins lives a private life and doesn’t share many things about his life with the world. One of those many things is his personal life.

Due to that, it was unknown whether he was married to a wife or dating a girlfriend. However, when we took a look at the reporter’s Facebook profile, we found something that might shed some light on his love life.

On Collins’s Facebook account, there was a highlight section that contained five pictures. And the very first was a five-year-old photo in which Collins seemed to be with his significant other alongside his other friend and that friend’s significant other.

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Ben Collins with his rumored girlfriend (on the right) and his other friends

Ben Collins with his rumored girlfriend (on the right) and his other friends (Photo: Facebook)

There were smiles all around the picture as they stood nearby a lake on a sunny day. The following three photos in that featured section were random, but the last one again showed the reporter nearby a lady.

But it couldn’t be said if she was the same as in the first picture. Moreover, it also cannot be said that the lady in the first and last picture is Collins’ wife or girlfriend as there is no substantial evidence to prove it.

So, without any official confirmation or evidence, Collins’ present relationship status remains unknown. And until anything comes out, it’s only safe to assume he might be single.

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Ben Collins is supportive of LGBTQ rights

For a long time, Collins has supported the LGBTQ+ community [including gay, lesbian, queer, and others] and their rights. He has talked about LGBTQ+ rights multiple times on Twitter.

More recently, on June 17, 2022, he sat down with MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson and discussed the rising threat the LGBTQ+ community is facing in the United States. The two talked about several factors that might impact the LGBTQ+ community.

Ben Collins’ career explored

Earlier, we talked a little about Collins’ career — from his present work at NBC News as their senior reporter to his former work as the senior news editor at The Daily Beast.

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Before those two jobs, Collins had served in different positions at different news companies. His journey started sometime after graduating from Emerson College when he joined SLAM Magazine in 2007.

While he was there, he served as their Writer/Online columnist. Additionally, in 2009, he started doing a double job, and his new job was as a Columnist for Boston.com. But, after two years, he left his position at Boston.com.

Similarly, just one year later, in 2012, Collins resigned from his position at SLAM Magazine. But, he wasn’t left unemployed as he had already joined Hulu as their editor in January 2011 — a position he held till October 2013.

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After his stint at Hulu, he joined Esquire Magazine in October 2013 and started working as their News Editor. He left the position in November 2014 and joined The Daily Beast in December 2014. Finally, he ended up joining NBC News and has been there since.

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