Who Is Joshua Ross? New Details On Former NFL Star Jeff Rohrer's Husband

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Who is Joshua Ross? New Details On Former NFL Star Jeff Rohrer's Husband

Who is Joshua Ross? Celebrity weddings are nothing new but this weekend saw a new twist on the old theme: for the very first time, a one-time NFL player got married to another man.

Former Dallas Cowboys player Jeff Rohrer tied the knot with celebrity skin-care expert Josh Ross. The couple wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wattles Mansion Gardens in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Who is Josh Ross and how did he win the heart of the former linebacker? Read on to fine out more.

1. Jeff

Jeff was a college football player at Yale in the late 1970s and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1982. He played until 1987. He was married to his wife Heather for nearly ten years and they have two teenaged children together. After they divorced, he began a career producing TV commercials and he began quietly dating men. He came out publicly to the New York Times last week and announced his engagement at the same time.


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2. Love Story

Rohrer wasn’t look for love the night he met Josh. He had stopped off for a drink to wait out a traffic jam. While he was sitting there, he and Ross started chatting and hit it off. Ross says, “We fell in love over our love of Tex Mex. We just struck up conversation, and we’ve been together ever since.”

3. Coming out

While Rohrer still keeping his sexuality private, Ross has been out his whole life. Ross didn’t force the issue, however, telling People, “With Jeff not being out of the closet, there were moments of discretion.”


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4. Celebrity clients

Ross certainly knows about the need for direction and confidentiality. As an aesthetician and founder of SkinLab, he caters to very high-end clientele. He’s even appeared on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and stars Lisa Rinna, Teddi Mellencamp and Camille Grammer are among his devotees. He knows better than to spill secrets in his line of work.

 

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5. Blended Family

Ross also understands the importance of family to Rohrer. He’s not only been supportive of Rohrer’s ongoing cordial relationship with his ex-wife and his deep commitment to his kids, he actually moved in with all of them. The whole family lives together under one roof. Ross says,“A lot of my friends would think is that this is a lot of baggage. What I would say is that it’s a family.”

6. Texas Flavor

In addition to falling in love over Tex-Mex food, the couple added a Texas twist to their wedding. One of the wedding events was a Texas-style hoedown for guests. “I’m from Texas, and Jeff played for the Dallas Cowboys and lived there for nine years, so we both have a huge kind of affinity for Texas,” Ross said. The party included barbecue, live music, dancing and horseback rides to the Hollywood sign.

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7. Well Wishes

With Rohrer and Ross were pleasantly surprised by the outpouring of support when Rohrer came out in the New York Times, Rohrer said “I didn’t expect such positive response. I was really scared: I thought I’d be ridiculed, I thought people would be pretty hard on me — but it has not been that way. It’s pretty amazing. I can’t believe it. It’s like being free from that torture that you’ve been in your whole life.”

Here’s to many years of happiness for the newlyweds.


Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.