Josh Gates' therapist wife was his workplace love, initially set her sights on acting
Workplace romance is usually frowned upon and avoided. However, Josh Gates and his wife Hallie Gnatovich are among the few couples who met as coworkers and carried on their chemistry to create a beautiful fairytale life for themselves.
They met on the production set of Destination Truth and have been married for more than six years now. Together, they have two beautiful children: Owen and Isla.
From Working Together to Being Married
The adventurous duo met on the production sets of Destination Truth, where Gnatovich worked as a researcher. They acquainted with each other while filming the five season-long series from years 2007 to 2012.
After establishing a professional relationship, the duo started dating, and two years after the end of the show, the couple finally tied the knot on September 13, 2014.
Maintaining privacy, the duo married in secret at the Hidden Pond Luxury Resort in Maine with the company of their family, friends, and co-workers.
In the completion of the first year of marriage, Gates posted an adorable picture of the two. In the caption, he mentioned how the decision to marry Gnatovich was one of the easiest and the best decision he had made in his life. He also wished his other half a happy anniversary and tagged her in the post.
After almost a year and a half of their marriage, the couple gave birth to their first child, Owen Gates. As opposed to the couple's secretive personality, the news of Gnatovich's pregnancy was public; the excitement of being parents probably got the better of them.
The celebrity wife posted about her pregnancy on her social media handle. As for the television presenter fans, they got to see a rare glimpse of the star's genuine emotions on the screen. This was when the Expedition Unknown crew filmed the moment when he first received the news of his wife’s pregnancy.
However, the couple successfully kept the pregnancy deets about their second child away from the media's prying eyes. In fact, the news was only revealed to the public after the baby was born.
Grateful for the opportunity to be traveling by charter today. Otherwise, I’d be at home. Two young kids and two older parents. — Josh Gates (@joshuagates) October 7, 2020
The mother of two is not the conventional stay at home mother. She is an actor and certified therapist. She also has an organization called Hallie G. Therapy.
Gnatovich's Career Deets
It would come as a surprise that the TV presenter's wife had a degree in theatre and was looking forward to a career in acting before her television stint. She had also landed a minor role in a short film and worked behind the scenes in various productions.
However, the aspiring actor had been rethinking her career path when she met her soulmate on the sets of Destination truth. She then set her sights on a career relating to therapy. She completed her master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2009, and after a period of training and certification, she opened up her own practice with Hallie G. Therapy.
Gnatovich now runs a program called 'Feeling Whole In Hollywood,' with her prior experience in the industry. This program focuses on surviving in the highly competitive industry and is targeted towards Hollywood's new and old entrants.