British actor Reggie Yates parted ways with his long-time partner and fiancée Tia Ward in February 2016, after two years of engagement. The duo had dated in 2012 and gotten engaged three years later. 

Yates proposed to the model during their New Year trip to Rio de Janeiro in late 2014, putting his six-month plan into action. He got on one knee with his self-designed engagement ring that encapsulated a diamond with a golden shine.

After Ward flaunted her ring and hinted at the engagement through a birthday post on Instagram, Yates confirmed the joyous news.

He gushed about the special day in a red carpet event of National Television Awards in January 2015. He said to Daily Mirror that being engaged was nice and exciting. The Pirates actor also shared that the proposal was emotional and perfect, revealing that it thrilled his girlfriend. 


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In September 2015, Yates updated his followers about his relationship while taking to Mirror.

He mentioned that he and Ward were planning their wedding and had a venue in mind. He also confessed that the wedding plans were more troublesome than expected and said they were excited despite all challenges. 

But just months after the statement, the human rights activist and his partner parted ways in early 2016. They didn't comment on the reason for their break-up.

Since the split, his ex-fiancee has moved on with a relationship with Al Jones. She started dating Jones in 2020 after meeting him in Hawaii in 2019. 

On the contrary, Yates has been laser-focused on his career, calling film his wife and music his mistress.

Yates Got No Time for Dating

Yates has remained single, or publicly so, since his failed engagement. He has not been romantically linked with anyone and has shared nothing about his relationship status on his social media handles.


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Even when questioned about his love life in a sit-down with The Guardian in October 2019, he hinted at his singlehood. He suggested that having a partner wouldn't fulfill every happiness in life.

The Reggie Yates Outside Man host frankly shared that understanding and being on terms with the fact that a partner can't be everything was the only way to sustain a romantic connection. 

Just years before the interview, the TV presenter confessed that the greatest love of his life was his career. In November 2017, during a Q&A session with The Guardian, he stated that film was his wife and music his mistress. 

The 38-year-old is focused on filmmaking and making a difference through genuine story-telling. 


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His Films Exhibited Gay People's Hardships 

Yates has made headlines as a child actor, national radio host, actor, and storyteller. While he has aced through all his work, his authentic storytelling has touched the hearts of billions and made a larger-than-life impact. 

He started making documentaries through his Extreme series on BBC3 in 2013. The films included Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia, Extreme South Africa, and Extreme UK, where he traveled to the specified continents and lived a life in other's shoes. 

For his series' 'Gay and Under Attack' episode, he went to different parts of Russia and the UK and lived with gay people. He documented the hardship of gay people living amid hatred through his documentaries and shed light on homophobia.


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Courtesy of his noble work, Yates won the Best Presenter award for his acclaimed Extreme Russia documentary at the Royal Television Society Awards in 2016.

His program also pocketed the Best Factual Programme at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the best Multi-channel Programme at the Broadcast Awards.