Best known for his explorations and adventures, Josh Gates, is a television presenter with a voracious appetite for seeing the world and the beauties in it. Some of that beauty, however, is in his home, in the form of two children he shares with his wife, Hallie Gnatovich.
Not excluded is their marriage which has lasted more than six years since they exchanged vows in 2014. The popular travel journalist and therapist have been able to create a simple and happy life for themselves, aided by a substantial combined net worth.
Josh Gates And Hallie Gnatovich Met At Work
The popular consensus might be not to fraternize with coworkers, but one cannot always control love and attraction.
For Josh Gates and Hallie Gnatovich met while they were working on the Syfy show, Destination Truth, which Josh hosted between 2007 and 2012. There are, however, conflicting reports on Hallie’s true role on the show. Some reports say she was one of the behind the scenes researchers, while others say she was part of the show’s acting crew.
Whatever it might be, they fell in love with each other and chose to roll the dice; corporate rules be damned. The result was a love affair that lasted a few years before turning into a marriage. Known for their extraordinarily quiet public persona, they secretly got married on September 13, 2014, at Hidden Pond Luxury Resort in Maine.
They Had Their Children Within The First Four Years Of Being Married
Josh Gates and Hallie Gnatovich did not spend a lot of time enjoying the bliss of marital life before they introduced children to the mix. After all, these are two people who believe in living in the moment. They gave birth to their first child, Owen Gates, on February 12, 2016, and Hallie confirmed his arrival on social media.
Long before Owen was born, fans of Josh got a rare glimpse into the couple’s life when the Expedition Unknown crew filmed him receiving news of the pregnancy. The announcement of their second child was a lot more private, and the world only got to know after she was born.
Josh and Hallie gave birth to baby #2, a daughter, Isla Amelia Gates, in the early parts of 2018. The family of four leads a simple life out of their home in Los Angeles, California.
Josh And Hallie Have An Explorative Parenting Style
Josh Gates and Hallie Gnatovich live a generally private life, especially when it comes to their children. So, permit us to be a little speculative about how they raise their children. Considering their oldest child is a little over three years old, it might be too early to say the couple has a definitive parenting style.
However, based on what we know about the couple, Josh is a man of adventure and thrill-seeking. Hallie, being a therapist, values emotional stability, and physical safety. A combination of these personality traits suggests the Gates-Gnatovich family raise and will raise their children outside of traditional methods, all while keeping them out of harm.
There comes a time in every baby's life when he has to make a choice… So. Which of these two teething toys do you want? 😳 pic.twitter.com/6CeRwv87I6
— Josh Gates (@joshuagates) February 10, 2017
Bits of evidence from their respective social media pages already suggest fun will be a big part of their parenting tools. Lastly, based on their insistence on keeping Owen and Isla out of the spotlight, we can deduce that Josh and Hallie intend to give their children a normal life, out of media attention. However the celebrity couple raise their children, one thing does seem certain, Owen and Isla have one of the coolest parents in the world.
Between Josh And Hallie Who’s Richer?
One of the reasons we are certain Owen and Isla will grow up in a comfortable and safe environment amidst cool parents is their financial status. The celebrity couple has a combined net worth of $4.3 million, as of 2020. Josh carries a larger share of the family’s wealth with an estimated net worth of $3 million. In comparison, Hallie has $1.3 million.
Although both started their professional careers in entertainment, Josh has earned more because he is more popular and has stayed far longer in the industry. Known for his work on the Discovery Channel, he is a producer, author, and TV presenter. Hallie, on the other hand, did a bit of acting work before she transitioned to life without cameras as a therapist.
Josh Gates Makes A Living Investigating The Paranormal
Right from his childhood, Josh always had a passion for travelling and exploring the world, from land to sea. He is a certified SCUBA diver and has gone on archaeological excavations to different ends of the earth. So, when the time came to become an adult and make a living, he turned his passion into his source of income.
His first major source of income was Destination Truth on Syfy, which he hosted for five years between 2007 and 2012. In the same 2007, he hosted the paranormal investigation show, Ghost Hunters Live. He has hosted more of them over the years, some of which were produced by his production company, Ping Pong Productions.
Gates has also made money producing other shows like Expedition Unknown, which ran from 2015 to 2018. He has starred in several commercials too, for EA Sports, Stanley Tools, and BMW. In literature, he made money narrating the audiobook, A Brother’s Journey and has published one himself, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter in 2011.
Hallie Gnotovich Makes Money Treating LGBTQ Couples
After graduating from Oberlin College with a degree in Art and Theatre, Hallie Gnotovich made money working behind the scenes of various productions. She landed a minor role in the short film, Archer House before she starred in eight episodes of Destination Truth.
Other than meeting Josh Gates, the show also led to an epiphany that made her abandon acting. She took up psychology and therapy and after a period of training and certification, including a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, opened her practice.
It is in this role as a therapist that Hallie Gnotovich has made the bulk of her $1.3 million net worth. Her clinic, Hallie G Therapy, based in Los Angeles, focuses on treating entertainment industry professionals, from young actors to writers. She also puts her marriage and family therapy training to work by treating LGBTQ couples.
With the advantage of her prior experience in the industry, Hallie also runs the Feeling Whole in Hollywood program. The program targets new and old entrants into Hollywood on how to survive in the highly competitive industry. Based on her net worth, not only has it been beneficial to professionals in the ever-expanding industry, but it has also made her a lot of money.