Hallie Gnatovich has joined the long list of celebrities who garnered fame through other means other than acting. Although she studied theatre, Hallie decided to follow her passion and has established herself as a counselor and therapist. The amazing reality TV star is also famous for being the wife of the renowned American TV show host and explorer, Josh Gates. Her husband is popular for his show on the Sci-fi network titled Destination Truth.
At the early stages of her career, Hallie featured in a 2007 comedy series Archer House. After that, however, she decided to follow her passion for counseling, and since then, she never looked back. Today, she has become a certified therapist, as well as the founder of the consulting company called Hallie G. Therapy. How did she pull that off? Let’s find out.
Details About Hallie Gnatovich Background
Hallie Gnatovich was born to American parents – Stana (mother) and Rock Gnatovich (father) – on the 26th day of January 1981. Consequently, her nationality is American while she is of white ethnic origin. Her mother works as an individual, couples, and family therapist in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and she is also the owner of Therapy With Stana. Her father, on the other hand, works as a free agent in the ICT industry. Apart from Hallie, her parents have two other sons named Steven and Simognat, both Hallie’s younger ones.
It is common knowledge that Hallie Gnatovich enrolled for her university education at Oberlin College in 2000 and finished with a bachelor’s degree in theatre in 2004. During her college days, she actively participated in several theatre productions organized by her school. After she graduated, Hallie decided to tow her mother’s career path, and as a result, she went on to enroll in Alliant International University in San Diego in 2008 from where she got her Master’s degree certificate in Marriage, Family, Therapy, and Counseling in 2010.
Before her master’s graduation, she did a little bit of acting while featuring in the 2007 comedy Archer House. In the movie, she portrayed the role of Marnie alongside Heather Nichols, Tawny, and Robert Buckley. In the same year, she joined the cast of the reality TV series Destination Truth, where she made recurring appearances as a researcher from 2007 to 2012.
Her Career As A Therapist
Hallie received her license to practice counseling in 2012 with another certification in mindfulness, and shortly after, she started her own consulting company called Hallie G. Therapy, which she runs alongside three associate therapists. The firm, which has its office located in West Hollywood, California, provides services to diverse kinds of people, including parents, children, LGBTQ couples, and others who may need the services of a therapist.
Along with general therapy sessions, the hardworking lady also runs a special session known as the ‘Feeling Whole in Hollywood’ program, which focuses on professionals in the entertainment industry, as well as upcoming actors, who need to be encouraged and taught how to survive in Hollywood. Before she founded the consulting firm, Hallie Gnatovich garnered experience from other notable establishments, including Jeneese Centre, where she worked as a therapist from 2009 to 2012.
She also worked with the Jewish Family Centre, where she also served in the same position from August 2011 to October 2012. In August 2008, she began working as a consultant with a research development company called the MedAvante-ProPhase. There, she helps in training pharmaceutical researchers in DSM symptomology. She has continued to combine her job at MedAvante-Prophase with her counseling job in her firm.
How She Met and Married Josh Gates
While Hallie Gnatovich has been incredibly successful in her career, she also got an interesting love life. The amazing lady is happily married to Josh Gates, a renowned media personality, author, and explorer, best known as the anchor of the Sci-fi network show Destination Truth. The reality TV star was born in Manchester-by-the-Sea, the United States, on the 10th day of August 1977.
Through his show, the explorer has visited popular spots around the world, including Mountains Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua, among others. Josh Gates started the Destination Truth reality series on the Sci-fi channel in 2007. The show premiered in June of the said year and ended after five seasons in 2012. After that, the show was moved to Discovery Channel, where it was renamed Expedition Unknown. He has been working as the anchor, as well as producer of the series since 2015.
Amazingly, Josh and his future wife met back in 2007 on the set of Destination Truth, where they both worked as an actor and researcher, respectively. Seeing that they shared an undeniably strong connection, the pair decided to step up their relationship from being friends to lovers. After seven years of a successful relationship, Josh popped the big question, and Hallie accepted. The couple finally sealed their love in a wedding ceremony that took place in New York on September 13, 2014. The occasion was well-attended by their family and close pals.
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Soon after their wedding, Hallie Gnatovich and Josh Gates welcomed their first child in February 2016. She broke the news of her pregnancy to her husband through a phone call while he was busy on the set of Expedition Unknown. As expected, he was so excited that he could not hide his emotions from the camera as he went on to let the entire crew in on the great news. The couple welcomed a baby boy, who they named Owen Gates.
Two years later, the couple had their second child, a daughter named Isla, born in early 2018. Even though the amazing couple shared the news of their first pregnancy with their fans on Expedition Unknown, they keep the lives of their children away from the public eye and are not used to posting any of their pictures online. Hallie and her husband have been living happily ever after; they always support each other in their respective careers, and there is no sign of marital issues between them.