Harvey Levin is a renowned American producer and the founder and managing editor of TMZ.com. TMZ.com is arguably the world’s most famous celebrity gossiping website. It is credited to have substantially contributed to Harvey’s huge net worth, which is estimated to be around $17 Million.
Harvey made a name for himself working as an investigative reporter and legal analyst tasked with covering legal trials. He catapulted to fame for his role in covering the O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
This piece will look at Harvey’s personal life. We can confirm that he is in a relationship, but it’s unclear whether he is married.
Harvey and his long-time partner Andy Mauer own many properties together but it’s unclear whether they are married
Harvey and his long-time boyfriend Andy Mauer have been dating since the late 90s. Andy is a chiropractor by profession, but he closed his business after 16 years to join TMZ.
The couple has been dating for more than two decades, and they own many properties together. However, it is unclear whether they are married.
Harvey struggled with his sexuality so much that he feared leaving his house
In 2010, Harvey publicly came out as gay during a fundraising event for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He revealed that in his late 20s, he lived in constant fear that someone at his workplace would find out that he was gay. His friends knew that he was gay, but he didn’t want his professional colleagues to find out. Harvey revealed that he feared losing his job:
“I compartmentalized my life. Obviously friends knew that I was gay but professionally I had to shut it out. And I believe, at the time, there was good cause for thinking I’d get fired. It got to a point where I was agoraphobic. My biggest joy was just never having to leave my house.”
When out with friends, Levin couldn’t comfortably portray his sexuality because he was constantly on the lookout. In a 2016 letter published by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Levin revealed that his fear stemmed from his teenage experience with a close acquaintance. As a teenager, he tried to suppress his gay feelings, but Levin suspected that this close person knew.
Levin’s friend never approached him, but the friend embarked on a passionate homophobic campaign that scarred Levin. Harvey wrote:
“I thought I did a pretty good job sublimating those feelings, but someone close to me had a good sense of what was really going on. That person went on with what felt like a homophobic campaign, denigrating LGBT people with epithets and snide comments – without ever confronting me directly. That was my first encounter with anyone who suspected I was gay, and it scarred me for many, many years. I tried harder than ever to lead a “straight” life.”
Harvey eventually got tired of hiding and came out to his colleagues. To his surprise, everything went on as normal. “It got to a breaking point with me where I just finally said, ‘This isn’t worth it,’” he said at the fundraising event. “And I just let it go. And nothing happened.”