Best known for hosting “My Pack Life”, an Animal Planet and Discovery+ TV series, where he travels across the country with his 15 rescued dogs on board a converted school bus, Lee Asher is a famous dog rescuer and a businessman. He quit his corporate job to pursue his dream career.
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Now, he is running an animal sanctuary he calls the Asher House, with Luke Barton, a professional photographer who shares the same love for our furry friends. Together they embarked on a journey with one goal — to save as many stray dogs as possible and find them a place they can call home.
Lee Asher and Luke Barton’s story was covered by prominent publications such as The Washington Post. The tandem also made it to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
There had been gay rumors swirling around the name of the TV host, likely due to his frequent involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy and his open discussions about his support for the community. Now, the question remains: is Lee Asher gay? Read on for the answer.
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The Truth About Him and Luke Barton
Fans had put malice into Lee Asher and Luke Barton’s relationship. They have speculated that the two were dating, or even already married. But that is not the case. It may sound a little cliché, but they’re just friends. Whatever relationship they have has never gone beyond professional and platonic.
The duo met when Luke was photographing Lee’s dogs. Luke later decided to join Lee on his popular RV tour with one ultimate goal — to promote the adoption of dogs in the United States. They travel together across the country to spread awareness of dog rescue. Their goal was to get at least one dog adopted in every state. Both men were volunteers for animal rescue organizations and animal shelters. Their noble intention, however, got them involved in malicious rumors as fans started to read their closeness wrong.
But beyond the baseless rumors, Lee and Luke were making a difference. In 2020, they were reported to have saved 500 stray dogs already. Together, they have built the Asher House, a registered non-profit animal sanctuary which is located in Estacada, Oregon. The dog shelter was bought by Lee with the intention of turning his vision into a tangible reality. This was after he gave up his 9 to 5 corporate job to focus on building a career doing something close to his heart — saving stray dogs.
— Dogster (@dogster) August 8, 2018
Lee Asher’s Relationships
Lee Asher was reported to be currently single. From what the public knows, at least.
The famous dog rescuer and businessman was, however, said to have dated a woman named Ana Rubiolo in the past. There was no information about the relationship, though.
Lee Asher then went into a relationship with Sydney Febrach, a fellow dog lover. The couple got together in 2016. They have dated for quite a long time and even lived together. They also worked on some dog rescue projects together. Unfortunately, the couple decided to go their own separate ways in 2018.
After they broke up, Sydney went traveling all over the US with her dog, Ella. That’s how she earned the fan-given name “solo female van lifer”.
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Is Lee Asher Gay?
Being bombarded with questions on his Instagram account about whether he was gay or not, Asher Lee actually responded once. No, he was not gay. He said it himself in response to the questions he received on his IG. He said he likes women. End of discussion.