Clinton Kelly is a well-known TV personality, author, and lifestyle consultant who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He was the moderator on the popular daytime show The Chew, which won an Emmy and also received several Emmy nominations during its seven seasons.
Kelly co-hosted the long-running reality program What Not to Wear on TLC for over a decade, where he was known for providing fashion makeovers. He currently writes style advice columns for Woman’s Day magazine and has authored several bestselling books, including his latest release, I Hate Everyone, Except You, a collection of candid and humorous essays.
While Kelly is in the limelight, his husband, Damon Bayles, prefers to stay out of it. Despite this, Bayles has his own story to tell, and this article will take a closer look at his life and the couple’s relationship.
Meet Clinton Kelly’s Husband, Damon Bayles
Damon Bayles was born in the early 1970s in the USA and grew up with his mother, who was a housewife, and his father, who was a police officer. He attended a local high school, where he first realized that he was gay. Despite this, he kept his sexuality a secret for fear of rejection from his family and friends.
After finishing high school, Bayles enrolled at Brown University and graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in arts and English literature. He continued his education at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in New York City, where he earned his clinical psychology doctorate.
Bayles started his career as a psychologist shortly after earning his degree. He worked at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Addiction Institute of New York. Bayles has worked with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and addiction, and those who have problems in their relationships and marriage.
He is also known for working with people who have human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Occasionally, he conducts group therapies with some of his patients.
How Clinton And Damon Met And When They Got Married?
Bayles and Kelly were introduced by a mutual friend at a party in 2007 and started dating shortly after. They were in a relationship for two years before getting married in 2009 in a small ceremony held at their home in Connecticut. Only their closest friends and family attended the ceremony.
The couple shares a love for traveling and often spends their holidays exploring remote and exotic locations. They have been all over the world together, visiting popular destinations such as Iceland, China, and Egypt. While there have been rumors of the couple adopting a child, they are parents only to their Jack Russell terrier, Mary, who is a rescue dog and often featured in their pictures on Instagram.
Bayles is a big animal lover and had several pet dogs growing up. He takes care of Mary, their pet dog, together with Clinton. He is also passionate about traveling and has visited numerous locations around the world.