Don Benjamin's Bio: Dating Status, Ethnicity, & Net Worth
American model and television personality Don Benjamin proposed to his girlfriend, Liana V, on a special day — her birthday. After the engagement, the duo parted ways, took a break, and reconciled a year later.
Engaged To Liane Valenzuela In 2019
Don started dating the social media sensation Liane Valenzuela after three years of friendship.
Together, they run a YouTube channel, Forever Us, with content comprising their cool challenges, travel videos, cooking videos, and bits of advice on relationships.
He had got down on one knee with a square halo diamond ring in front of his friends present at the birthday party. Saying yes, she accepted the proposal.
However, the engagement didn't come to fruition as Don Benjamin and Liane Valenzuela parted ways.
Separated With Fiancée In Early 2020
Benjamin had been in a relationship with his girlfriend-turned-fiancée for four years. After the engagement, they had even started preparing for the wedding in 2020. However, the wedding plans went in vain as they parted ways in January 2020.
Shocking all their fans, the pair announced their break-up on January 31, 2020, through a YouTube video titled, We Are Taking A Break.
In the video, Valenzuela cited that they were taking a break to work on "things." Stressing that they took the break on good terms, Benjamin and his partner opted not to disclose the reason for their separation at the moment.
Three months later, the Instagram star implied that she parted ways with Benjamin because he cheated on her. Posting a YouTube video titled, Opening Up About Our Break Up, she maintained that he broke her trust.
Though separated, she asserted Benjamin would always be her best friend.
Reconciled In 2021
Good news for the fans that shipped the duo, Benjamin and his partner reconciled in early 2021.
They made their patch-up official by posting a video on their Instagram and YouTube accounts. Titled "Are We Getting Back Together?" the video featured Liane V saying that she changed her mindset and was excited to start a new chapter with her boyfriend.
Confronts Gay Rumors
Benjamin's followers have always been curious about his sexuality. Blessed with a photogenic face and with his Instagram wall full of shirtless images, he has a huge gay fan following.
In December 2013, one of his Twitter followers even asked him if he was gay. The Chicago native counter asked whether he looked like one. In response, the follower replied that half the guys she met at West Hollywood were gay.
Benjamin quickly answered and clarified he was straight. He wrote, "no I'm not gay lol."
Benjamin's Bio: Age, Ethnicity
The multi-talented star was born on 5th May 1987 in Chicago, Illinois. The 33-years-old belongs to mixed ethnicity as his parents are multi-racial. He shares an exemplary bond with his parents and does not forget to send birthday wishes to them.
Don pursued his high school education in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Standing at the towering height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters), he was the Varsity basketball team captain during his high school days.
In America's Next Top Model
Attractive looks and hunky figure gifted Don with several modeling gigs at an early age. He appeared in a single episode of CBS’ The Insider.
His career took off at 26 after he got his big break from contesting in the 20th season of America’s Next Top Model in 2013. He made it until episode 12 and came eighth in the season's overall standings.
The popularity propelled him in the Fashion industry, and he modeled for notable brands such as Guess, Tillys, and Pink Dolphin past America's Next Top Model. He also showed his acting skill in movies and series such as One Ten, Matthew 18, and 3 am in Hollywood.
Moreover, he established himself as a hip-hop artist releasing tracks such as Across the sky, Touch My Body and Hit the Snooze. Across the Sky was featured on Big Brother, America's Next Top Model, and various MTV shows.
His Net Worth
The ANTM star has made an enormous mark in the entertainment industry for his works in multiple sectors, which has led him to accumulate a striking net worth.
He earns his YouTube channel. The channel, dedicated to topics on relationships, has amassed more than 93k subscribers and yields a yearly income of about $2.8k. The revenue earned from the music tracks has also contributed to his net worth so far.
On June 11, 2020, he also released his book, 'My Truth,' revealing the hardships he has been through in his personal life.