American reality television competition show, The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 9 premiered on 28 November 2021, leaving viewers wondering who is show’s host/judge Taniya Nayak’s husband is. Taniya is one of the nation’s foremost interior designers and she has become a household name as a design expert member on HGTV and Food Network for a while now. But still, she managed to keep her personal life away from all the media/public hype. As it happens, Taniya owns several restaurants in the Boston area with her husband, Brian O’Donnell. And now, it’s time we tell you all about him in this ‘Brian O’Donnell Bio’.
Meet Brian O’Donnell, Taniya Nayak Husband
So, the restaurant scene is where Taniya Nayak met her husband Brian O’Donnell.
Meanwhile, it’s on the 7th of April that the couple has been celebrating their wedding anniversary since getting married in 2007.
On their 11th, Taniya took to her Instagram to write — “A study in opposites” is what we’ve been called (and it ain’t a lie). Opposites attract. 11 yrs and I still can’t wait to hear your ridiculous cackle when you laugh at your jokes. Happy anniversary B! Cheers to a lifetime. 🥂 .”
Also, let us tell you, Brian and Taniya were engaged for a long-time before they turned husband and wife.
Fast forward to several years and they continue to live in the greater Boston area when they are not traveling for work. And accompanying them every day is their bulldog named Flynn who has his own Instagram account.
Brian O’Donnell Age
Brian O’Donnell was born before 1976 exactly on the 23rd of September. That would make his age at least 45 in 2021.
Brian O’Donnell Job
Just like his wife, Brian O’Donnell is a restaurateur in Boston.
Currently (by 2021), he owned several New England restaurants, like the Lower Mills Tavern, the Bostonia Public House, Yellow Door Taqueria, Madre Osteria & Bar, and McGann’s Irish Pub. And Taniya has been the lead designer for several of his eateries while she also worked on a few Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse locations of her own.
Of all projects that Brian and Taniya worked on together, Dorchester’s restaurant, the Lower Mills Tavern, founded in 2016, has been the one place that feels like their baby to the couple, according to Taniya. “We put so much into it and so much care. [Brian’s] dad would come in and help with the work. It’s very much a family place for us”, said Taniya who came up with the concept for the space. While the restaurant’s design was Taniya’s the place was owned by Brian and Ken Casey, his business partner of several other ventures.
In December 2019, the trio’s Yellow Door Taqueria opened a second location in the South End after permanently taking over the sister restaurant and cocktail bar Lion’s Tail early in January the same year.
This way, by 2021, Brian alone managed to make an above an estimated $10 million net worth. After high school, he had gone to school to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps of managing a restaurant.
Is Brian O’Donnell On IG?
Brian O’Donnell did not seem to be on Instagram and any other social media platforms as his wife also admitted that he hates having his picture taken does not love it when she posts about him. Still, the beautiful wife loved the man that Brian is. Also, she is used to calling him simply “B”.
Another time, when writing him a birthday message, Tanya said — “You don’t love being in the spotlight. You prefer to lay under the radar. But today you simply can’t avoid it.”
Still, Brian would show up on Taniya’s Instagram @taniyanayak from time to time.
Where Is Brian O’Donnell From?
Brian O’Donnell comes from Dorchester, a Boston neighborhood.
How Tall Is Brian O’Donnell?
Brian O’Donnell stands around 5’9” tall makes a good-looking pair when standing alongside his wife Taniya who is 5′ 3″.
Has Brian O’Donnell Appeared On Restaurant Impossible?
As you all know, Brian O’Donnell’s wife Taniya has been a go-to designer for TV shows like Restaurant Impossible, ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight, multiple shows on the HGTV Network, and a mainstay on the morning talk show circuit.
But to those who have been wondering, if Brian has also appeared on Restaurant Impossible, the answer is a likely ‘no’.
Previously, Taniya Nayak had spilled about the return of Restaurant: Impossible with celebrity chef Robert Irvine but never did see said anything about Brian’s involvement in it.
Now, here’s more you need to know about Taniya.
Her design expertise is sought after by celebrities, fine dining restaurant chains, swanky hotels and even landed her many notable appearances on the Ellen show. While this is how most people recognize her, you should also know, that her business Taniya Nayak Design is also right up the street.