Gil Bates Biography

(Entrepreneur, TV star)

Known for his reality show Bringing up Bates.

More about the relationship

Gil Bates is a married man. He married his girlfriend Kelly Jo Callaham. They first met when they were studying at Anderson University.

Their I Do ceremony took place on Dec 19, 1987. They are blessed with a total of 19 children. their first child Zachary Gilvin was born on Dec 30, 1988.

Their other children are Michael Christian (Jan 23, 1990), Erin Elise (May 2, 1991), William Lawson (July 27, 1992), Kenneth Nathaniel (Aug 29, 1993), Alyssa Joy (Nov 9, 1994), Tori Layne (Dec 20, 1995), Trace Whitfield (Feb 1, 1997), Carlin Brianne (April 11, 1998), Josie Kellyn (Aug 4, 1999), Katie Grace (Oct 5, 2000), Jackson Ezekiel (Feb 17, 2002), Warden Justice (May 19, 2003), Isaiah Courage (Oct 16, 2004), Addallee Hope (Feb 17, 2006), Ellie Bridge (April 28, 2007), Callie-Anna Rose (Aug 2, 2009), Judson Wyatt (Sep 15, 2010), and Jeb Colton (Feb 1, 2012).

Relationship Facts of Gil Bates

  • Gil Bates is married to Kelly Jo Bates {Compare Couple}.
  • Gil Bates married on December 19, 1987.
  • đŸ’‘ Anniversary in 126 days đŸ’‘
  • He is father of Ninteen(Zachary Gilvin, Michael Christian, Erin Elise, William Lawson, Kenneth Nathaniel, Alyssa Joy, Tori Layne, Trace Whitfield, Carlin Brianne, Josie Kellyn, Katie Grace, Jackson Ezekiel, Warden Justice, Isaiah Courage, Addallee Hope, Ellie Bridge, Callie-Anna Rose, Judson Wyatt, and Jeb Colton).
  • Gil Bates is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Gil Bates?

Gil Bates is an American TV personality and an Entrepreneur. He is known for his reality show Bringing up Bates.

Gil Bates: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

He was born as Gilvin “Gil” Bates on 1 Jan 1965 in Honea Path, South California, USA.

His father’s name was Bill Bates and his mother’s name was Jane Bates.

Gil’s ethnicity is Caucasian and has a brother Greg Bates and a sister, Jennifer.

His high school education was at Belton-Honea Path High School. Then he studied at Anderson University and Carson Newman University.

Gil Bates and His Surgery

In 2019, while doing a push-up challenge with one hand, Gil popped his shoulder. Due to this, he has gone through shoulder surgery.

His fans after hearing the news sent lots of ‘get well soon’ messages.

Gil Bates: Career, Professional Life

Gil Bates is the owner and operator of a tree excavating company called Bates Tree Service. He also owns a church, Bible Baptist Church which was built in Sep 2015 in Clinton, Tennessee.

Gil’s first show 17 Kids and Counting was aired in 2008 on TLC. Then on Aug 13, 2012, his second show United Bates of America was broadcast.

This show was aired for only one season and went off the air on Oct 6, 2012.

Bringing Up Bates

This is a family reality show of the Bates family which broadcasts on Up TV. This show was first aired on Jan 1, 2015, and is still running successfully.

The show has till now eight seasons and a total of 105 episodes. Its season 9 will be telecast on March 5, 2020.

Rumors, Controversy

Gil Bates is one of the board members at the Institute in Basic Life Principles. In Oct 2015, a group of five women sued this institute’s members for sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and inappropriate touching.

However, later only one member Bill Gothard was found guilty through investigation. Bill left the institute on March 5, 2014. This accusation was dismissed in Dec 2015 as no valid facts were found.

Gil Bates: Net Worth, Salary

This TV personality star has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

As per the sources, the highest amount paid to popular reality TV star is around $10 million per season.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about Gil Bates’s body features, he has light hair and light brown eyes. His height and body weight is average.

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

The Bates Family’s Instagram account has around 449k followers with over 1.3k posts.

Similarly, their Twitter and Facebook accounts have more than 25.8k and 111.7k followers respectively. They also have an official website.

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