Kevin Samuels was an American internet personality and image consultant. He was born on March 13, 1969, and died on May 5, 2022, at the age of 53. The relationship guru used to share his insights on modern society and relationships through his YouTube and Instagram accounts. He rose to popularity in 2020 with his controversial insights and misogynistic comments.
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The late dating guru used to study Chemical Engineering in college but wasn’t able to graduate because of his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer, at the age of 21. He used to work in the marketing industry before he started his own image-consulting firm in 2013.
Kevin Samuels has gained popularity by interviewing celebrities, like rappers Nicki Minaj and T.I., popular Instagram models like Brittany Renner, and reality TV stars like Tommie Lee. He also appeared as guests on other media personalities’ YouTube channels and podcasts. He also appeared in an episode of the TV series “Atlanta” and on the MV of rapper Future’s single titled “Worst Day”.
On Gay Rumors
Amidst all the controversies the late YouTube guru had created when he was still alive due to his misogynistic comments, the public was always curious about his sexuality.
Adding fire to the gay rumors surrounding the relationship guru is when an old photo of him resurfaces on the internet. Now, there was nothing gay about the old photo, he wasn’t kissing a man or anything, except maybe for his pose which is a little “girly”.
So, no. That old photo of him doesn’t prove anything about his sexuality. The question remains — is Kevin Samuels gay? Let’s find out.
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On Failed Marriages, Past Relationship, and Death
Kevin Samuels revealed in an interview with VLAD-TV that he had been married twice.
His first marriage was with his high school sweetheart, which only lasted for a year. He didn’t reveal the year his marriage took place but he did reveal that he had one child from his first marriage. His child’s identity, however, was not disclosed.
The relationship guru said that it wasn’t a good idea to get married as they were better off as friends.
Six to seven years later, Kevin Samuels got married to his second wife. His second marriage only lasted for three years because of “irreconcilable differences”. He had no children from the said marriage.
He also clarified that he didn’t hold any grudge against his ex-wives and didn’t put the blame on them for the failure of his past marriages.
In 2021, the late dating guru was also romantically linked to Instagram model, Brittany Renner, the ex-girlfriend of NBA star PJ Washington. The rumor started when they appeared in an Instagram clip together. The pair were then spotted on a shopping date in Atlanta, Georgia, somehow confirming all the dating rumors. This was after she announced on her Instagram that it was “step daddy season.”
The model had one child with her ex, PJ Washington, whom he had a child support issue with.
The self-proclaimed love guru passed away last year due to hypertension. According to reports, he had experienced chest pain and then fell unconscious on top of the woman he was spending the night with. The same woman called 911 for help.
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On Controversial Insights and Misogynistic Comments
Kevin Samuels received mixed reactions because of his controversial insights and misogynistic comments. The self-proclaimed love guru received a backlash from the public because of his highly critical remarks about Black women and dating. He sparked outrage when he referred to unmarried women 35 and older as “leftover women”.
He also critiqued women based on dress size, height, and weight according to his perception of their sexual marketplace value. In addition, he strongly criticized the black community’s failure to follow traditional values, particularly the high rate of out-of-wedlock births, and relatively low marriage rate.
The New York Times wrote about Samuels building an image as a “plain-spoken, hypermasculine authority” promoting “strict gender roles” in which men assume predominance.
Is Kevin Samuels Gay?
Now, back to the questionn if he’s gay. No, the late image consultant turned YouTube guru is straight. There is nothing about his past relationships that suggests that he was into men.