Why Jackson Galaxy & Wife Married At Sanctuary | Life, Weight Loss & More
- Date of Birth Apr 28, 1966
- Age 54 Years, 11 Months
- Birth Place Upper West Side, New York, United States
- Birth Name Richard Kirschner
- Profession Television Show Host
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Minoo Rahbar (m. 2014)
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Gay No
- Net Worth $1 Million
- Ethnicity/Race N/A
- Height/ How Tall? 6'2" (187.96 cm)
- Official Site http://jacksongalaxy.com/
- Children/Kids Not Yet
For years, cat behavior expert Jackson Galaxy was presumed to be gay. His union with fellow rescuer did raise some eyebrows. However, it was the destination that the pair had picked for the wedding ceremony that made bigger headlines.
The New York native is best known for hosting the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell -- a show where he visits the homes of troubled cat owners in an effort to resolve issues between the owners and their pet cats or between the cats and other domesticated pets. Known for his feline behavioral expertise, he has also made several appearances on shows like Think Like a Cat and Cats 101.
Back Again:- Jackson Galaxy shared a trailer-like video of his show My Cat From Hell on his YouTube channel (Published on 10 August 2018)
The season 12 of My Cat From Hell is slated to be premiered on 1 September 2018.
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Jackson Galaxy’s Bio: Age, Height & Parents
Born on 28 April 1966, Jackson primarily grew up in New York City. His parents had originally named him Richard Kirshner. The My Cat From Hell host, who stands 6 foot and 2 inches(187.96 cm) in height, changed his biological name when he crossed his teenage years.
He holds a Master degree in of Fine Arts specializing in Acting.
Jackson, age 52, began learning cat behavior after working for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Boulder, Colorado.
Behind Cat Behaviorist Jackson Galaxy’s Net Worth
Jackson first moved to Colorado with the intent of pursuing a career in music in 1992. However, after learning his trades at the cat rescue center, in 2002 he opened up his own cat consultation business called Little Big Cat, Inc.
After moving to LA in mid-2000’s, he starred as a cat behavior expert in shows such as Game Show Network’s Think Like a Cat and Animal Planet’s Cats 101. Animal Planet would later hand Jackson his own show titled My Cat From Hell, which first aired on May of 2011 and is currently in its 12th season.
Besides making TV appearances, the New York native has also penned several books about cats and Catification -- a process dedicated to creating safe spaces between cats and its owners. He’s currently working on a book titled Total Cat Mojo: Everything You Need to Care for Your Friendly Fenile Friend with Mikel Delgado.
Jackson’s cat consultation enterprise and TV gigs have made him a rich man. As of 2018, he reportedly owns a net worth of more than $1 million.
Jackson Galaxy’s Struggles With Weight Loss
One thing Jackson loves more than cats is food. He’s a self-professed food aficionado lover. So naturally, he has had struggles with weight issues.
Speaking to parade in 2016, the My Cat From Hell host opened about undergoing gastric bypass surgery so that he could undergo a weight loss saying:
I had weight-loss surgery in 2007 when I weighed 400 pounds. I got down to 250, then quit smoking and gained weight back, up to 300 pounds.
At the moment he weighs around 200 pounds -- a feat he was able to achieve with a little help from his wife, who convinced him to become a vegan in 2014.
Jackson Galaxy Puts Gay Rumors To Bed Once & For All
There’s a stigma attached to men who love cats, in that they are assumed to be feminine(read as gay). The 52-year-old New York native has gone beyond and above in order to decimate the stereotype by marrying Minoo. He’s the living proof that a man can have empathy towards animals and not be a gay simultaneously.
Jackson’s marriage to wife, Minoo was a clap back - albeit unintended - aimed at people who had assumed him to be a closeted gay. It was years in the making.
Jackson Married Wife, Minoo Rahbar At Sanctuary
Jackson and his wife, Minoo got married at the Best Friends Animal Society’s no-kill pet sanctuary in Utah on 29 June 2014. Considering how his wife is an animal rescuer as well, the 52-year-old famed cat behavioral expert couldn’t have picked a better place to begin their married life.
Just Married:- Jackson and his wife, Minoo along with their dog, Mooshka pose for a wedding picture (Photo:- today.com)
The ceremony was really an intimate affair, with a handful of family and friends in the attendance. Mooshka - The pair’s dog - was the wedding’s designated ringbearer.
Jackson met Minoo when the latter was trying to raise money for her cat rescue center. Now they have been catified for life!