Many fans think that Skip Bayless is gay based on his Twitter posts and replies. Find out the truth further down the article.
Skip Bayless was born John Edward Bayless II on December 4, 1951. He is an American talk show host, sports writer, and TV personality.
Many people recognize him from his time as a commentator on the ESPN2 show called First Take, which he left in June 2016.
Later, on September 6, 2016, he started a new show called Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with co-host Shannon Sharpe on Fox Sports 1.
He is very active on his social media account, especially on Twitter, where he often posts various things. After seeing many posts of Skip Bayless, fans have begun to think that he might be gay.
Why Fans Think Skip Bayless Is Gay With Replies On Twitter?
Recently, many fans have started to think that Skip Bayless is gay.
It’s unsure how it started, but it seems to have gained more heat from Twitter replies.
Even on just the most recent Twitter thread of Skip Bayless, one of the fans replies, “Skip just admit you’re GAY.”
So, it’s evident that many think he might be gay. However, it’s likely that it isn’t true and is just a rumor.
Skip Bayless marriage with his girlfriend after 11 years of relationship further supports the theory that he isn’t a gay man.
But there was one time when he misplaced a gay rumor about an American former football quarterback, Troy Aikman.
Skip stated in his book “Hell-Bent,” about the Cowboys’ successful era in the 1990s, that Troy Aikman was allegedly gay.
However, he didn’t provide any evidence to support this claim.
But Bryan Curtis from The Ringer highlights that it’s important to note that Bayless never actually said Aikman is gay, despite what many people may think.
Unsurprisingly, Troy was angered by such rumors. He told in an interview with SI:
I’m upset about it because it was made up and there was nothing accurate about anything that was insinuated.
Troy further added that Skip Bayless passes such comments just for attention.
He further said he regrets his late response to the rumor and should have stopped it initially.
Skip Bayless’s First Meet And Marriage With His Wife
As mentioned earlier, Skip Bayless is married to his wife, Ernestine Sclafani, proving he is a straight man.
Ernestine Sclafani, born on August 3, 1962, hails from Long Island, New York. She works as a PR agent and media relations specialist.
In addition to her career, she wrote a book in 2019 called “Balls: How to keep your relationship alive when you live with a sports-obsessed guy.”
Ernestine is also the head of her PR firm, based in Los Angeles, called Ernestine Sclafani Bayless PR.
Moving on to their first meeting, Skip and Ernestine met when a client of Ernestine’s was scheduled to appear on Skip’s ESPN2 show, Cold Pizza.
Their encounter happened on the set of Cold Pizza when Skip was rushing to get some show notes from his dressing room.
Skip had left the final segment in his dressing room, so during a commercial break, he ran down the hall.
At that time, he caught the gaze of Ernestine. Awkwardly, they chatted for around 45 seconds, and she gave him her card.
It was like love at first sight, and they instantly clicked. Then things progressed, and after dating for 11 years, they married on July 28, 2016.
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