Jonathan Cheban’s Gay Rumors Begin With Kim Kardashian’s Ex-Husband

Jonathan Cheban, widely recognized as the “Foodgod,” is a prominent figure in reality television, a successful entrepreneur, and a former publicist hailing from the United States.

Originally from Moldova, Cheban was brought up in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and has roots in Russian Jewish heritage. He first gained prominence through his appearances on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-off series.

Cheban found himself at the center of public attention when his sexual orientation became a topic of discussion on the show. In 2012, Kris Humphries, the former husband of Kim Kardashian, raised questions about Cheban’s sexual orientation, suggesting that he might not be heterosexual. In response, Cheban referred to Humphries as ‘gay.’

Following this incident, HollywoodCIA caught up with Cheban outside a bar in 2011 to inquire about his feelings regarding Humphries’ remarks. “I don’t know, maybe he’s homosexual,” Cheban responded.

Upon hearing Cheban’s comments, viewers on YouTube shared their reactions on the platform. One user noted, “The voice never lies,” in reference to Cheban’s confident demeanor. Another user playfully referred to Cheban as a “queen” and encouraged him to “come out.” A third user speculated, “He’s bisexual. He’s obviously in the closet.”

Who Is Jonathan Cheban?

Cheban, as mentioned earlier, is a renowned publicist and reality TV personality. He gained fame through his appearances on hit television shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons, The Spin Crowd, and Celebrity Big Brother.

Notably, Cheban joined the cast of the second season of “Celebs Go Dating” in 2017.

Best known as Kardashian’s closest friend, Cheban is also celebrated for his ventures, including the 2008 clothing line Kritik and the luxury jewelry brand RichRocks.

He is an epicurean with a notable presence in the fast-food scene, particularly with his New York-based establishment, Burger Bandit. Additionally, in 2019, he ventured into the world of podcasts with “Food god: OMFG!”.

In October 2019, Cheban made a formal name change to FoodGod, yet he continues to be recognized publicly as Cheban, despite this legal alteration.

Is Cheban a gay man?

Despite the numerous rumors and speculations, there exists no firsthand evidence suggesting that Cheban is homosexual. On the contrary, there is substantial evidence supporting his heterosexual orientation.

To begin with, Cheban has a history of romantic involvement with women. Furthermore, in 2014, he appeared on the seventh season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” as a single man seeking a partner.

Adding to this, his well-documented relationship with model and stylist Anat Popovsky is widely known. The pair met in 2012 and were romantically involved for a significant period before parting ways in April 2014.

Photographs of Cheban and Miss Popovsky together outside a Los Angeles party on June 17, 2013, have been documented, occurring just two days after his close friend Kardashian welcomed her first child, as reported by Hollywood Life.

According to the same source, prior to Popovsky, Cheban had relationships with Maria Menounos, an American entertainer and journalist known for her work with World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as Catherine Portes, whose background is less known.

In April 2011, Cheban was also linked to an alleged affair with “Jersey Shore’s” Sammi Giancola, with photographs of the pair together in public on the streets of Manhattan on April 12, 2011.


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