Chris Hessney is the judge of HGTV and Discovery+ show “Table Wars.” Besides his successful professional career, he also has an equally happy and successful married life. He tied the knots with former English Rugby player Simon Miall. So let’s learn more about Chris Hessney’s husband Simon.
Delve into this Simon Miall Bio to learn about his age, his job, and his family details.
Meet Simon Miall, Chris Hessney Husband
Simon Miall and Chris Hessney met each other soon after Simon moved to New York to pursue his career in finance. They met up being set up on a blind date by friends. Before meeting each other in person, they hadn’t even seen each other’s photos. Chris reflected on their first date saying that their first date was full of things that people aren’t supposed to talk about on a first date.
The couple hit it off immediately and discussed religion, marriage, crazy outlooks, and all other heavy topics. After six months of meeting each other, the dating couple moved in together. The love birds dated for nearly three and a half years before getting engaged.
They had talked about wanting to get married on their way to one of their friends’ wedding. Chris wanted an official proposal and three months later Simon popped the question, Christmas Eve of 2017 in London, while they were in London celebrating holidays. Simon got down on one knee and said, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you; I want to start a family with you. Will you marry me?'”
“The real proposal was a little high risk for me,” Simon shared with Harper’s Bazaar.
Simon and Chris tied the knots on 20 October 2018 and end up having a destination wedding and got married at Villa Balbiano in Lake Como, Italy. Chris, as a planner, focused on decor. Meanwhile, Simon handled the music and entertainment arrangements. The wedding was elaborate that lasted for three days, Harper’s Bazaar exclusively confirmed.
Speaking with SFERRA, Simon shared that he discovered a beautiful property by The Heritage Collection called Villa Balbiano. The beauty of the property solely became an inspiration to host their wedding reception.
The couple celebrated their second anniversary in Chris wrote, “Two years ago today, lucky me 🖤”
Simon Miall Age
Simon Miall was born on 13 March 1976. As such, he turned 45 years old in March 2021.
Simon Miall Job
By profession, Simon Miall was a professional rugby player of England. He played for the English rugby team Harlequins from 2002-2007. Barbarians was also listed as his major team. He played in the position of Lock.
During that period, Simon played 44 matches in total. According to his career stats, he started 30 games. He and his team won 15 of 44 games lost 28 games and had 1 draw.
The Harlequins competed in Amlin Challenge Cup (2006-2007, played 2 games), Anglo-Welsh Cup (2006-2007, played 1 game), Guinness Premiership (2006-2007, played 5 games), England Championship(2005-2006), Zurich Championship (2004-2005, played 21 games), Heineken Cup (2004-2005, played 6 games), and Zurich Championship (2003-2004, played 9 games).
As a rugby player, he played a total of 2559 minutes.
Simon quit his professional career to pursue a career in the City instead. On his departure, Dean Richards, then the club’s director of rugby, described him as “a model professional on and off the field, and a tough competitor.” After that, Simon transferred to New York to work as a financier and investor.
However, Simon returned to The Stoop to attend the first Pride Game on 15 February 2020. During an interview, he shared, “Two important parts of my life were now able to sit comfortably side by side. Before, they didn’t.”
Simon said in the interview that he had regrets that he didn’t come out as gay when he was playing for Harlequins.
According to OXFORD MAIL, Simon attended King’s School in Winchester. After that, he attended Peter Symonds College, Winchester and Bath University, where he gained a BSc in business studies. He enrolled at St Anne’s College, studying for the MSc in industrial relations and human resource management.
Is Simon Miall On Instagram?
Yes, Simon Miall is on Instagram. His account handle (@simonmiall) contains no post but was tagged by his husband Chris Hessney.
Where Is Simon Miall From?
Simon Miall was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England. But, ESPN UK cited his hometown as Worcester.
What Do We Know About Simon Miall Family?
Simon Miall is very private about his family. However, during the first Pride Game of Harlequin in February 2020, he attended the game with his mother. “Mum was always very supportive and would come to most home games,” he shared speaking in an interview. “She loved being back at the club with me,” he shared further.
Besides his anonymous parents, Simon also has a brother named Julian Miall. Julian is married and lives in London. He attended King’s School Winchester and graduated in 1990. Later enrolled at Roehampton University where he studied business studies courses and graduated in 1996.
Julain worked for Reed Business Information as Sales Manager, AD2ONE Group as MD, Navigate Digital as Director, FanHub as Executive Chairman, and FURYAN SPORTS MANAGEMENT as executive chairman.
How Tall Is Simon Miall?
Simon Miall stands tall to the towering height of 6 feet 4 inches.