Who is Carrie Ann Inaba’s boyfriend? 'The Talk' host taking leave of absence from show to focus on health

'I know you guys understand, health is the most important thing. So, I appreciate your support,' The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge said


                            Who is Carrie Ann Inaba’s boyfriend? 'The Talk' host taking leave of absence from show to focus on health
Carrie Ann Inaba is in a relationship with Fabien Viteri (Instagram/ carrieanninaba)

Carrie Ann Inaba has announced that she is taking a leave of absence from ‘The Talk’ to take care of her health. The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge reportedly has chronic conditions. She was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2007 and also has iron deficiency and flare-ups of fibromyalgia.

Taking to her Instagram account, she posted a video in which she said, “Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know personally that I have decided to take a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on my wellbeing. I know you guys understand, health is the most important thing. So, I appreciate your support, I appreciate the love and support from The Talk family, and I hope to be back soon. Take care and I'll keep you updated. Thank you.”

During the episode of Monday, April 26, ‘The Talk’ co-host Sheryl Underwood also spoke about Inaba’s leave of absence. She stated, “Before we get started today, we'd like to let you all know at home, Carrie Ann is taking a leave of absence from the show to focus on her wellbeing. She appreciates the support from all of her fans and her family right here at The Talk. Carrie Ann, we miss you and we look forward to having you back with us soon.”

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Inaba has always been open about her health. Two years ago, she talked about how living with chronic pain has affected her. “When you're in chronic pain, you become exhausted because your body is fighting this pain all the time. Pain is a life stealer. And it's hidden, so people can't see it or understand it. It was debilitating. I was in so much pain, I just had to survive. I had to stay in bed three days a week, and I'm so fortunate because I had the kind of job where I could do that. There were days I could barely make my coffee because I was so exhausted.

Who is Carrie Ann Inaba’s boyfriend? 

Though the 53-year-old’s health is not always in good spirits, that does not apply to her love life. Inaba is dating a man named Fabien Viteri. Reportedly, the two met while walking their dogs around their neighborhood. On the premiere of the 11th season of ‘The Talk’, Inaba opened up about her relationship with Viteri about whom not much is known.

At the time, while thanking Sharon Osbourne for showing love for her as she sought to be in a relationship, Inaba said: “I have fallen in love and I am now in a committed relationship. Mrs O, you asked for it, remember for the beginning of the year we did our dreams and our wishes for everybody? You called it. So, thank you. I wish you would have done it earlier, but anyway.” She also explained how she met Viteri, “So, I met this man; he’s from my neighborhood, and we met, sort of, walking our dogs, and there’s more to the story … He’s older than I am, and he’s a wonderful human being. And now, I understand how a relationship can work. He’s been so supportive and a mature adult ‘cause maybe sometimes I’m not so that’s working really well.”

Inaba recently shared a photo of her with her boyfriend on the occasion of Earth Day. In the caption, she wrote, "Happy #Earthday everyone. I may be challenged right now with my autoimmune conditions, but I wanted to celebrate #motherearth and all that she gives to us. She truly provides all that we need. We do not need to “take” from her because she “gives” to us. Let us give back to her today and everyday with gratitude for all that she provides for us humans."



 

In the post, she also stated: "This photo was from an RV trip I went on with @offroad_husky to try and slow down, and reconnect to her healing energy. It’s the photo that made me feel closest to her in recent time. We sat as the sun went down together, listening to the water lap against the shore, watching the radiant colors of the sky just before it went grey to dark blue... we inhaled that fresh air and we laughed with joy at the simplicity of the moment."

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