Anyone twenty-one or older probably has memories of watching Bob Barker host The Price is Right game show. The Showcase Showdown, The Big Wheel, Plinko, The Cliffhangers Game, and so many more where Bob Barker was the host, referee, and judge. Bob hosted the show from 1972-2007, thirty-five years before handing the microphone over to Drew Carey.
Bob Barker was loved by so many people, but none more than the “love of his life,” his wife Dorothy whom he was married to for more than 35 years. They met at an Ella Fitzgerald concert in the mid-1930s, and never had kids. Sadly, Dorothy passed away in 1981.
According to a recent interview in AmoMama Barker did meet someone new and has been “in a longtime relationship with his partner, Nancy Burnet.” The two met a couple of years after Dorothy’s passing at an animal adoption event and formed an instant connection with their love of animals. In the interview, Nancy gave an update on Bob saying, “He’s doing pretty well…he’s happy, he’s engaged. He’s just doing remarkably well for almost 99 years of age.” He turns 99 on December 12th. She also confirmed that, yes, the two of them are engaged.
No word if Bob stays in touch with “Barker’s Beauties,” models Dian Parkinson, Holly Halstrom, and Janice Pennington. Dian turns 78 next month, Holly just turned 70, and Janice is 80 years old.
So, what is Mr. Barker’s secret to a long life? According to the article, “Bob claims that he has lasted as long as he has, mainly due to two things, namely vegetarianism and staying active.”
It was really hard to write this article without using the phrase “Come on down!” And remember, have your pets spayed or neutered!