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CNN’s Don Lemon announces engagement to boyfriend

CNN’s Don Lemon announces engagement to boyfriend

Don Lemon engagement

CNN anchor Don Lemon has announced his engagement to his boyfriend, Tim Malone.

The happy couple announced the news on Lemon’s Instagram account.

Lemon, who proudly owns two dogs with Malone, a New York real estate agent, posted pictures of custom made dog tags which read: ‘DADDY WILL YOU MARRY PAPA?’


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He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?

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Lemon posted a photo of the dog tags, with the description: ‘He gave me a present on his birthday. How could I say no?’

In response, Malone confirmed the engagement on his Instagram story by posting: ‘He said YES!’

Three years and counting 

Lemon, who came out as gay in 2011, is one of CNN’s most well-known anchors.

He has been with the media group since 2006 and hosts CNN Tonight With Don Lemon which airs at 10pm on weeknights.

The 53-year-old has been in a relationship with Malone since 2016. The couple shared an on-air kiss during CNN’s New Year coverage in 2018.


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From last night’s beautiful wedding with @ananavarrofl #navarrocardenasatlast

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The journalist has been vocally opposed to many of the actions of the US government since Donald Trump became president.

He, and fellow anchor, Anderson Cooper, who is also openly gay, have condemned several of the president’s more controversial moments, such as Trump’s remarks about immigrants and ‘shithole countries’.

In 2015, Lemon also asked then-candidate Trump if he was homophobic, to which Trump responded: ‘I think I’m a nice person’.

However, Lemon’s career has also had its bumpy patches. In 2014, the anchor was included in the Columbia Journalism Review’s ‘most cringe-worthy news blunders’.

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