Harvey Levin is a very versatile individual who is known by different people for different things. While some may know him as an American lawyer, TV producer, author, and editor, others know him as the founder of the popular website TMZ. There are also a few more people who know him from his coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder trial in the 1990s.
The prominent reporter, who was born on November 2, 1950, in Los Angeles, California, grew up a Jew. After graduating from Grover Cleveland High School, Levin went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then to the University of Chicago Law School, where he received his degree in political science and his Juris Doctor respectively.
He worked briefly as a lawyer and lecturer before entering the entertainment industry in the 1980s. Harvey Levin began his TV career by working for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles and then for KCBS-TV. He is known for his show The People’s Court, which is now the second-longest courtroom series in America.
His next project was Celebrity Justice, which he created in 2002. The courtroom show ended just 3 years after it began. His most important and recognized achievement was, among others, the founding of TMZ in 2005, of which he is still the managing editor. The celebrity news website was created by AOL and Telepictures Productions.
Through his career as a celebrity reporter, the founder of TMZ has been honored with various awards, including up to 9 Emmys. He has conducted many interviews with very important names, including the President of the United States, Donald Trump. More than that, his company TMZ has covered several trend stories, including the death of Michael Jackson, Mel Gibson’s arrest for drunk driving and anti-Semitic remarks, and many others.
While Levin is doing what he does best – uncovering the secrets of Hollywood’s biggest stars – he has also revealed some of his secrets. There have been many questions about his sexuality and many of his fans have always speculated about it. But, is he gay? Find out below.
Is Harvey Levin gay?
Questions about Harvey Levin’s sexuality have been in the media for a long time. Yet in 2010, the media mogul raised the question of his gayness in a speech for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association. He revealed that although he knew he was gay at a very early age, he kept it hidden for professional reasons. However, this was in his 20s and it allowed him to live a life of lies and secrecy.
Since he declared himself, Levin had contacted the LGBT center in Los Angeles for support, and he has been a good supporter of the community. Interestingly, he has been ranked more than five times in Out Magazine’s 50 most influential voices in LGBT America.
Who is Dating with now?
Harvey Levin is not one of those people you can count and who has had many relationships in his life. Even before he turned out to be gay, many people have always suspected that he and his current partner are together. Interestingly, Harvey has only been known to be in a single relationship for two decades, with his friend, Andrew ‘Andy’ Bauer.
Andy Mauer was born into a Catholic family in 1965 and attended UCLA, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications. The two men are said to have lived together since 2008 and 10 years later they are still together. They lived in Harvey Levin’s Sunset Strip Home, which he later sold. Unlike his partner, not much is known about Andrew Bauer except that he is a chiropractor who owns Maurer Chiropractic.
After spending about sixteen and a half years in his business, he joined TMZ, where he now works as a talent acquisition manager. Apart from being partners, the two men also jointly own real estate, including a beachfront condo in Marina Del Rey and many others. Since then, the duo has been strong, even though they don’t have children at the moment.