Who is Rob France?

Rob France was born in the USA in 1978, but hasn’t disclosed either the exact place or the date of his birth – his zodiac sign is said to be Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an artist, illustrator and a former pediatric nurse, but who’s probably known best for being the husband of the famous Pakistani-British-American fashion designer and author Tanveer Wasim ‘Tan’ France.

Early life and education

Rob was raised in the US by his parents who prefer to be left out of media, thus nothing about them is known. He hasn’t spoken about having any siblings either, but it’s widely believed that he has a brother.

Rob attended a local high school at which he became interested in fashion, and also discovered that he was gay, however, he kept it hidden because of how his peers would react to this. Upon matriculating in 1996, Rob enrolled at college and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2000. What he did for the net few year is unknown, but it was eight years later that he moved to Los Angeles in California, and began making a name for himself in the fashion industry.

Rob’s career

Rob launched his own clothing line Kingdom & State in 2011, and went on to collaborate with various famous fashion designers, however, he only gained recognition in 2018 after being cast to star in the reality TV show “Queer Eye”, which also starred Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Tan France, and follows five people who have come to Atlanta to help people change their diets, wardrobes and everyday activities. The show has won 15 awards including eight Primetime Emmys, while it’s been nominated for 30 other awards.

Love life and marriage with Tan France

Rob and Tan met on a dating website in 2008, and immediately fell for one another. As both of them have stated, it didn’t take long for them to learn that they shared a lot in common, including that neither of them smoked or drank. The two soon became engaged, but it wasn’t a usual ‘would you marry me’ question, as they rather just spoke things as: ‘We’re going to get married one day, right?’ to which the other responded ‘Yes, we are’.

Rob and Tan exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family members in 2013, and while they don’t have any children today, they have expressed their desire to become parents with the help of a surrogate mother.

The two men have also stated that they would like to have six children.

As of April 2021, Rob is married to Tan France – they don’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Rob’s physically very active, as he’s several training sessions at the gym each week, while he’s also following a strict diet, thus his slim figure. He’s also taking good care of his mental health, by doing yoga and meditating on a daily basis.

He loves to travel, and his career has taken him all around the US, while he and his husband have also travelled together to various European countries, including France and England. Rob’s dream travel destination is Paris in France.

Tan and Rob France

He likes to read books in his spare time – his favorite genre is romance.

Rob’s keen on watching movies late at night, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are the late Heath Ledger and Elvis Presley, and Angelina Jolie, while some of his favorite movies include “Brokeback Mountain”, “Viva Las Vegas” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.

Age, height and net worth

Rob is either 42 or 43 years old. He has brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and he weighs around 172lbs (78kgs). As of April 2021, his and Ten’s shared net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.

Who is Tan France?

Tanveer Wasim ‘Tan’ France was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, on 20 April 1983 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he holds American, British and Pakistani nationality. He was amongst the first South Asian men to come out of the closet in a major TV show, as well as amongst the first Muslim men to admit that he’s gay.

He was raised in Doncaster by his Pakistani parents who were religious Muslims. Tan had a hard time growing up, as he learned that he was gay at a quite an early age, while his and his parents’ religion stated that homosexuality was a negative thing. The LGBT community wasn’t very active at that time, especially not the gay people from South Asia, and Tan faced both verbal and physical racism in his teenage years.

He became interested in fashion when he was eight thanks to his grandparents who owned a Disney-inspired denim factory in Bury, England ,which was closed sometime in the 2000s because its products were ‘Disney knock-offs’. Tan studied at Hall Cross School and upon matriculating in 2001, he enrolled at Doncaster College from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in fashion in 2005. Tan then, moved to Manchester before moving on to London.

He launched his career by working at Zara, Bershka and Selfridges as their designer and director, and Tan was then hired to work at Chanel, where he learned about manufacturing. In 2008, he moved to New York City, USA, and officially immigrated in 2015. He worked as the director of Shade Clothing before launching the company Kingdom & State, together with his husband.

In 2016, Tan co-founded the clothing line Rachel Parcell Inc, then served as its CEO and head fashion designer; the company was sold to the luxury department store Nordstrom. Following the sale, Tan retired but after he was invited by Netflix, he accepted to star in their show “Queer Eye”, which aired its first episode in February 2018. In 2019, he was invited by Taylor Swift to appear in her music video “You Need to Calm Down”.

In 2020, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in “Queer Eye”.

He’s also an author, having released his memoir “Naturally Tan” in June 2019.

He has been interested in cooking and sewing since he was nine years old.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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