Simon Halls is a well-renowned American publicist who’s best known for his huge success in the public relations industry. He has worked with big-time showbiz stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Anette Benning, Bryan Singer, and Ridley Scott, to name a few.
Aside from that, he’s also known for his marriage with actor Matt Bomer. Being an openly gay man, Halls managed to break the barrier of homosexuals from entering mainstream media. He has been married to the popular American actor for more than ___ years.
Early Life of Simon Halls
Simon Halls was born in Toronto, Canada on Jan. 12, 1964. However, further details including that of his parents’ and siblings’ identity is still unknown. He grew up as a young boy in Canada and then moved to the U.S.
Albeit being an openly gay man, many believe that Simon has been into heterosexual relationships during his younger years. In fact, there are reports saying that he’s dated several girls.
After living his first years in Canada, Halls moved to the U.S. to further pursue his studies and, eventually, his career. He studied at the University of Southern California. His years in university opened his mind to the thought of equality after gaining friends from different countries.
In short, he was enlightened about what life is all about — equality and the pursuit of happiness.
Since then, his fondness in becoming a publicist grew. This gave him the direction which he always wanted to pursue. And that is to become a world-renowned publicist. He pursued his dream of becoming one as soon as he graduated from university.
Halls’ first job was with entertainment company giant Warner Bros., where he worked in its Public Relations Department. It was a huge boost for Halls as it served as his stepping stone to build his network, and in the process, gain enough experience to further his career.
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Simon Halls Career and PR Firm
His stay with Warner Bros. enabled him to gain momentum and get leads for his future plans. Little did the management know that Halls was planning of building his own PR firm in the future.
Well, that’s just what happened, as he leveraged on his position in Warner Bros. to build connections with profitable leads. This ultimately made it easier for him to start his own PR company.
Unfortunately, life wasn’t a bed of roses for Halls as he went through some undisclosed issues. This led him to leave the U.S. and work on Russia instead. He worked as a representative of the first McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Russia, which again, gained him enough experience to tackle different fields.
Two years has passed, and he left the country and went back to the United States. He worked with BWR Public Relations and took over the role of campaign manager for a couple of big-time Hollywood stars.
Some of the celebrities he worked with were Sarah Jessica Parker and Jude Law. Years passed and Halls decided to build his own company after realizing that he’s got the skills, resources, and most importantly, the passion to do so.
He turned his dream to reality in 1995 when he teamed up with his previous clients and newly found partners in forming a PR firm they named Huvane Baum Halls. It was an easy ride for them as Huvane Baum Halls quickly gained momentum.
In fact, their first clients were already-famous movie stars and artists such as Russel Crowe, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston.
However, he, together with his partners, sold the firm to PMK in 2001. PMK was another public relations powerhouse in the U.S. Nonetheless, this didn’t mean that he no longer has control over the company as the selling only served as a merger between the two companies.
The merger went on for years, until in 2009, Halls decided to have another change of plan and decided to leave the company. After which, he started another company with his new partners. This time, they called it Slate PR.
Slate PR currently has more than 400 clients in the country and around the globe. Some of the big name clients of the firm as Ryan Murphy and Ridley Scott.
Relationship and Gay Marriage of Simon Halls to Matt Bomer
Simon Halls is openly gay as he is married to Matt Bomer since 2011. However, their relationship wasn’t unveiled to the public until 2014 when Bomer announced it in public.
When asked as to why they chose to keep it from the public, the couple said that it was a logical choice as society isn’t that supportive of gay marriages. According to them, it was to avoid scrutiny from the prying eyes of the public, and to prevent further issues that may arise due to their relationship.
Matt’s announcement happened during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards of Desert AIDS in Feb. 2012. This was two years after they were together. Matt further talked about his relationship with Halls in an interview with Details Magazine.
In the interview, he said that they were married way back in 2011. It was a private and solemn ceremony, Matt said. He then continued saying that the wedding ceremony was very relaxed and chill.
It was also attended by only few of their dearest and nearest friends and family members. Meanwhile, he’s kept details about their children from the public for more than six years. The couple are parents to three brilliant kids.
They are Kit Halls, Henry Halls, and Walker Halls. Their first born was Kit Halls, who was born in 2005. Meanwhile, twins Walker and Henry were born in 2008. All of them were born through surrogate mothers.
Simon and Matt are currently enjoying the married life and is having a blast together with their three kids. In an interview with People Magazine, Bomer said that he wants his children to lead normal lives.
This is very important as mainstream society isn’t yet fully supportive of same-sex marriages, even more so with gay couples having children. Nonetheless, the couple don’t mind any of these as they choose to mind their own business and enjoy what they are and have.
Aside from being a publicist, Halls is also busy working on his other endeavors. One of which is being an advocate for ALS. Bomer and Halls even took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to support their advocacy.
Furthermore, Halls has also worked as an Entertainment Council for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign.
Simon Halls Net Worth
Halls has saved quite a fortune thanks to his successful run in the public relations industry. He managed to establish himself as one of the biggest PR giants in the U.S., and work with some of the biggest names in the world of showbiz and music industry.
With this, it wouldn’t be a surprise how he earned millions of dollars, specifically speaking, during the 90s and early 2000s. Halls is an effective “money-making machine” as he continues to harness his innate skills and natural talent in the field of public relations.
Simon Halls currently has a net worth of $2.5 million, with some forecasts saying that it can increase in the next few years as long as Slate PR keeps up with trend. However, his $2.5 million net worth is way lower than that of his husband’s.
Matt Bomer is currently enjoying a whopping $9 million net worth, of course, thanks to him being a celebrity. But for Hall’s case, his years of hard work, dedication, and sheer passion to achieve his dreams sure paid him well.
Also, the couple is enjoying a life of luxury together. We sure want to wish them the best, right? The other sources of income of Halls comes from BNC, another one of his public relation firms which he founded in 2010.
Furthermore, Halls’ appearance in a number of Hollywood movies including “Hostel: Part II” and “Hollidaysburg” added a significant amount of money to his net worth. He even appeared in an episode of “Up Close with Carrie Keagan” in 2012.
Height of Simon Halls
Simon Halls is a tall man based on today’s average height. Confident and graceful with his self, Halls stands at a whopping 6-feet, 2-inches. Meanwhile, his husband Matt is slightly smaller than him standing at a flat six-foot. Halls’ overall body structure is fit and slender.