Kate Abdo Boyfriend: Is She Dating Barak Bess?

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After Kate Abdo teased viewers with her engagement news during a CBS coverage of the Champions League in October 2023, queries about her boyfriend went booming.

The English broadcaster was reportedly married to her German business husband, Ramtin Abdo. But reports are that the duo have divorced and Abdo moved on with her new boyfriend.

Amid concerns about her dating life, rumors swirled if her new partner was Barak Bess. So, what’s the truth?

English Sports Broadcaster Kate Abdo Allegedly Has A New Boyfriend
English Sports Broadcaster Kate Abdo Allegedly Has A New Boyfriend (Source: The Sun)

Born on September 8, 1981, Kate Abdo is an English sports broadcaster who hosts UEFA Champions League coverage for CBS Sports.

She works alongside Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher, Peter Schmeichel, Mike Grella, Marco Messina, Clint Dempsey, and Oguchi Onyewu.

A native of Manchester, England, Abdo started her professional career at Deutsche Welle in 2005. It followed her stints on CNN and Sky Sports News (in Germany and the UK) before joining US-based Fox Sports in 2015.

In 2020, Kate returned to England & joined CBS Sports. In June 2023, she signed a four-year deal with the sports broadcasting network.

Kate Abdo Boyfriend: Is She Dating Barak Bess?

With rising queries about Abdo’s new boyfriend, fans wonder if she is still married to her husband Ramtin Abdo. However, it seems that the duo has already parted ways.

As of this writing, the CBS Sports host is allegedly in a relationship with TV and radio personality Barak Bess. Nicknamed “The Boxing Bully”, Bess works for DAZN and hosts the DAZN Boxing Show.

A Throwback Picture Of Kate Abdo And Barak Bess
A Throwback Picture Of Kate Abdo And Barak Bess (Source: Instagram)

Even if there are some wild guesses that she is dating Barak, none of them have ever commented on this issue. Neither do they follow each other on Instagram.

They were spotted together occasionally in the past but tagged them as friends; who knows if it transitioned to romance in recent years.

According to some fans’ theories, the two are not making their relationship obvious but are secretly together.

Kate Abdo’s On-Air Engagement Announcement

On October 24, 2023, during a Champions League broadcast, Kate talked about her engagement, which left many viewers in shock. Some even guessed if her new husband-to-be was her rumored boyfriend Barak Bess.

The announcement came when she was with her co-hosts Thierry Henry, Micah Richards, and Jamie Carragher, on the broadcasting panel. She said,

“We have a big announcement coming up in our first game. Make sure you stay with us for that. You lot don’t know what it is, do you?”

Her co-host Carrgher guessed if she ‘was getting engaged’ to which, Kate replied, “He doesn’t know yet, but yes!”.

While many took it as serious news, some were left in a dilemma as it seemed like a joke on her co-hosts. But whatever it may be, it did stimulate concerns about her relationship status.

Kate Abdo And Her Ex-Husband Ramtin Abdo
Kate Abdo And Her Ex-Husband Ramtin Abdo (Source: Facebook)

Formerly, the CBS Sports broadcaster was in a marital relationship with her then-husband, Ramtin Abdo, a German businessman. They reportedly met in 2000 & dated for 10 years before marrying in 2010.

However, by 2017, her beau Ramtin was nowhere to be seen on her Instagram, alleging if the two got divorced; it eventually turned out to be true.

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

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