Who is Don Lemon's fiance? Tim Malone to marry CNN host who posted shirtless photo on Earth Day after pandemic

'We want to be able to celebrate with our friends, and we want to be able to celebrate safely,' said Lemon about planning his wedding with Malone


                            Who is Don Lemon's fiance? Tim Malone to marry CNN host who posted shirtless photo on Earth Day after pandemic
Don Lemon who posted shirtless picture on Earth Day got engaged to Tim Malone in 2019 (Twitter/Instagram)

To celebrate Earth Day, CNN anchor Don Lemon posted a shirtless picture of himself soaking up the sun on a boat. The picture got plenty of Twitter users swooning on Thursday, April 22. 

In the photo, Lemon is wearing nothing but a red pair of shorts and some shades, staring into the ocean. He wrote about his boat moment: "This #EarthDay, I’m joining @NatGeo in sharing one of my favorite places to be. On a boat riding through the ocean. It reminds me to stay grounded and be present in the moment. #ShareYourSpot." 

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While the network host invited people to share their own experiences of being grounded, some of them could not get past how appealing Lemon looked without a shirt. "Looking fine Don Lemon!" one of them said, while another noted, "Subtle flex?" A third added, "Oh my, I do believe my crush on Don Lemon just got a little bigger." A commenter tweeted, "Stop being so adorable and good-looking my heart cannot take it! Love you tons, stay safe and healthy." One more said, "@ChrisCuomo your turn!!!" A person reacted with, "Looking nice, #easy & #breezy Don."



 



 



 



 



 



 

Who is Don Lemon's fiancé?

Lemon's fiance, Tim Malone, 35, has supported the CNN anchor for years. The couple made headlines when Lemon posted the sweet details of their engagement back in 2019. 



 

Malone was born and raised in Water Mill, New York. He attended nearby Southampton High School, graduating in 2002. And he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Boston College while studying history and journalism.

On completing his degree in 2006, Malone moved to New York City and began working at NBC as a production assistant on the Today show, according to his LinkedIn profile. A year later, he joined the sales team of NBC Universal, working for their USA and SyFy networks. He left NBC in 2013 and joined Billboard as Director and later Executive Director of Brand Partnerships for three years. He then took a brief stint as Executive Director of Jukin Media in 2017. In 2018, his career did a full 180 degrees when he took up a job as a real estate agent at Corcoran Group, which is one of NYC's premier real estate companies.

Don Lemon with Tim Malone in New York with their dogs (Getty Images)

Malone and Lemon began dating in summer 2016, and they also shared a kiss during CNN’s live New Year’s Eve broadcast as they rang in 2018 at the Spotted Cat in New Orleans. While initial reports suggested that they met at that same bar a year earlier, Lemon later revealed, “Clarification. We did not meet at the bar. He was with me at the bar. We met in New York.” Around April 2017, they first went public with their relationship when Malone showed up for the first time on Lemon’s Instagram.



 

Lemon plans to get married to his fiancé once the Covid-19 pandemic ends. "Quite frankly the wedding is still on, but we just decided not to talk about it until the pandemic is over because there are more important things happening in the world," the CNN anchor told People magazine in a recent interview.

On the 'Tamron Hall Show' in April, Lemon shared that before they pursue having children, he and Malone hope to be married. “I’m thinking about starting a family,” he told host Tamron Hall during his virtual appearance on the show. “Listen, we have to get married first, and we’re waiting for Covid to be over to do that, because I just don’t think it’s a good time to get married during Covid. Now, we want to be able to celebrate with our friends, and we want to be able to celebrate safely.”

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